• August 12, 2020



Leaving Las Vegas

As I get ready to fly home to Boston, I just wanted to share my thoughts about the great week that Rocket Software just had at IBM InterConnect 2015. This is one of the most important software industry conferences of the year, and I leave this week inspired by the breadth and depth of content […]


IBM InterConnect dev@: A place to explore, learn, and enjoy

There was never a dull moment at IBM InterConnect this week. With countless sessions to attend and customers to meet with, I had been quite busy myself. But one particular event of interest at the show was the dev@InterConnect area. As a developer, I made sure to visit the labs, and I was not disappointed […]

IBM Z13 Mainframe

IBM InterConnect keynote: z Systems dispatch

25 years ago Rocket Software was born with its first product, which was built for the IBM mainframe. Today we have over 100 products for the IBM mainframe, and we plan to deliver three new ones this year. Needless to say, at Rocket we love the mainframe! Today at the IBM InterConnect conference I attended […]

IBM Z13 Mainframe

Why I’m excited about the new IBM z13 mainframe

For decades I (and many other Rocketeers) have been extolling the virtues of mainframe computers, so it’s no secret that I think it is the single best technology for managing massive amounts of data for use in the cloud, mobile–and just about every other platform. That’s why I’m so excited about z13, IBM’s new powerhouse […]


Mixology: 2 ounces of IBM Bluemix, 1 ounce of VSAM, and ½ ounce of MongoDB Driver

In mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with Bluemix, combine VSAM and node.js. Shake well (about 20 seconds) then strain into a jade glass. Garnish with MongoDB Driver and serve. OK.  I promise you won’t be forced to drink what you mixed; we need a break after the festivities of the year end. But I […]

IBM Z13 Mainframe

Rocket welcomes the new IBM z13 mainframe

Today is a very big day in the mainframe computing community. That’s because IBM is launching its anticipated next generation of mainframe technology: the IBM z13. On its surface, this is great for enterprises around the world because the new system packs increased capacity than its predecessor, the zEC12 (which was introduced in 2012). This […]

SHARE Mainframe

Connect with the Rocket Software team at SHARE’s spring event in Seattle

Now celebrating their 60th year, technology association SHARE will be hosting their annual spring event March 1-6 in beautiful Seattle, Washington and the Rocket team will be there too. Here’s a preview of where we’ll be, and what we’ll be talking about. Everything You Wanted to Know About DB2 Logs, But Were Afraid to Ask […]

IBM Destination z Mainframe

Rocket mainframe news roundup

Rocketeers don’t just contribute here on the Rocket blog–they’re also busy writing on other sites as well. In case you missed them, here are a few mainframe-related pieces that our team has penned recently (Bryan Smith has been especially busy).  Have a read and let us know your thoughts on any (or all) of these […]

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What lessons are cloud computing companies learning from the mainframe world?

25 years ago I joined a company called Object Oriented Pty Ltd (now Object Consulting). At the time we were promoting Object Oriented technologies, which was at the bleeding edge of technology. As consultants, we went around telling people how this was going to revolutionize enterprise software (which it did) and how we were part […]


New England zEnterprise Customer Council Highlights Mobile, Cloud, and Innovation

The NEzCC fall 2014 meeting was held on November 12th at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. True to its legacy as a historic inn, the Publick House was a welcoming setting that provided a scenic backdrop of autumn in New England. But the true value of these customer council meetings is in hearing what’s […]