• November 19, 2018

Mainframe

Mainframe

FinTech, Mainframes and Open Source: The Perfect Trio

It’s not an exaggeration to say that everyone who works in the financial sector interacts with a mainframe at some point during their day. That may be surprising to most people, but the reality is that banking is dominated by large, powerful computers that can provide unprecedented security while making billions of calculations a day. […]

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Open Sesame!

It’s not exactly news to anyone that Rocket loves the IBM mainframe. Same goes for me. I started my career working on mainframe computers, and for nearly three decades I’ve run Rocket with the goal of solving hard, technical problems for IBM mainframe customers. I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years, but in […]

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The Mainframe is Now Open

Today is a big day. Not just for Rocket, but for everyone in the global mainframe community. A few hours ago we announced the launch of Zowe (pronounced ZOH-ee), the first-ever open community for z/OS. This is a joint effort between three major players in the mainframe space – IBM, CA and Rocket – as […]

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Terminal emulator licensing doesn’t have to hurt

Licensing used to be a pretty simple thing: companies would pay for a certain number of seats and then install the software. This worked pretty well for many decades. And then the cloud happened – and all the rules changed. After all, without software hosted on-site there’s no simple buy it/install it model anymore. So […]

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Congratulations to Joe Sacco for his Award-Winning Session at SHARE Sacramento!

As anyone who’s ever been to SHARE can tell you, the conference is usually a bit of a whirlwind. Keynotes, educational sessions, networking events, exploring the convention floor ­– there’s a lot to take in. That’s what makes it so impressive when a presentation stands out, whether for its display of innovative thinking or its […]

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A Millennial Dives into the Mainframe World

I’m one of the millennials and I just started my career as a z/OS software engineer at Rocket Software Japan. Today, I want to share with you how I got interested in mainframe and how I feel now as a fresh Rocketeer in Japan. Last year, I was fortunately selected as one of the APAC […]

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Thoughts from SHARE Sacramento 2018: Bringing the Mainframe to the Millennials

On Tuesday, I gave a talk at SHARE that was designed to spur conversation. The topic was Millennials and Generation Z. Specifically, how to find and train them. Typically, the conversation that this creates comes in the form of Q&A with the audience. Plenty of people share their own experiences, point out their assumptions, and […]

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Live from SHARE 2018 Sacramento: IMS Administration Tool, the Cockpit for the Modern IMS DBA

This week I had the pleasure of attending the SHARE Sacramento conference, speaking with customers and business partners, and presenting on a topic I am very passionate about, IMS and the new IBM IMS Administration Tool V1.1. In my mind this product is so significant because it represents IBM and Rocket’s continued commitment to innovation […]

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Live from SHARE 2018 Sacramento: Millennials, Mainframes and Me

Fresh out of college and working on the mainframe may not typically be what most millennials would imagine as their first job, but with the modernization of the mainframe, who’s to say it isn’t? I started my career as an IMS intern at IBM working on running test cases day-in and day-out on a green screen – […]

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Happy Birthday, Git for z/OS!

It’s been just over a year since the release of our Git for z/OS ported open source tool. At the time of its debut, customers and mainframers were already excited following the addition of other modern tools and languages to the mainframe—languages like Python, JavaScript, and PHP. Rocket has always been invested in open source […]