• August 19, 2019


IBM Edge2015 Mainframe

We’ll be at IBM Edge2015 May 11-15–will you?

IBM Edge2015 is all about infrastructure, with a TechnicalEdge track that includes over 900 technical sessions covering IBM i, z Systems, IBM Storage and more. There’s even a separate ExecutiveEdge track for high-level decision makers, covering topics including Cloud Infrastructure, Big Data, Analytics and Software Defined Infrastructure. You can get a feel for what’s in […]

AS 40 Years Cake Mainframe

Rocket at 25: Helping customers solve business problems for 40 years with Rocket AS

As we celebrate Rocket’s 25th anniversary we’ve been looking at some of the great innovations that the company has made since 1990. This week, however, we’re going all the way back to 1975, when men wore bellbottoms with no apparent sense of irony. That’s because this week the Rocket AS (Analytics Server) product celebrates its […]

Rocket Build Montage Mainframe

Rocket DiGIT recap: Preparing infrastructure for digital transformation

Last week at the Rocket 25 DiGIT Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, I had the pleasure of meeting dozens of customers from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and the UK.  I also had the honor of presenting a conference-wide presentation on preparing infrastructure for digital transformation. This was a first-time presentation of my thoughts on this topic.  […]

Analytics Mainframe

Live from the 2015 IMS Technical Symposium: Real-time decision management with transactional analytics

The technology you need to achieve your goals in analytics exists today. Real-time analytics is no longer just a good idea, it is mandatory to be competitive in your business. Business analytics was discussed throughout the IMS Symposium in Wiesbaden, Germany. The most critical decisions are made through both real-time transactional and data analytics. At […]


Welcome to IMS Technical Symposium 2015

It is great to be in Wiesbaden, Germany at the IBM IMS Technical Symposium, the largest conference dedicated exclusively to IMS in Europe! This is a great opportunity for IBM’s key technologists, clients, business partners, and vendors to showcase all of the great new advancements in IMS and IMS Tools in analytics, cloud, mobile, security, […]


Python on z – for free!

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Especially free and useful stuff that can save you time on the job. Well, Rocket Software has been working on some open source languages and tools for z/OS, offering a complimentary collection of high quality applications that has been optimized to operate on IBM z/OS. We consistently receive a lot […]

Rocket at SHARE Mainframe

Rocket + SHARE: A perfect pair

As Rocket Software celebrates our 25th anniversary, we look back on our long collaboration with the mainframe user community, SHARE – the first user group for IT organizations. Here at Rocket, we fully support the mission of SHARE to provide a venue for the on-going discussion of issues around enterprise IT. Whether the issue is […]


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 […]