• September 22, 2019

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Now available: open-source drivers for IBM Db2 Connect

The marriage of mainframe applications and open source software continues to deliver innovative solutions for Enterprise customers. Companies are always looking for ways to take advantage of the unmatched reliability of these systems as well as continue to leverage their legacy investments. Many global banking and financial services organizations as well as major airlines and […]

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Five things from yesteryear that have still “got it”

Nostalgia, or “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past,” is a common occurrence in adulthood and has never been as visible as it is today. Think about hipster-culture—bringing back old game consoles like the Nintendo 64, and shunning Spotify in favor of vinyl (it just sounds better). While initially, users […]

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IBM Z and Hybrid Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds

It’s impossible to say what the biggest change in computing has been over the last decade, but certainly one of the most significant shifts has been the adoption of the cloud. For the first time, organizations have freedom of choice to deploy applications and data virtually anywhere in the world, giving them unprecedented flexibility in […]

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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 […]