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Rocket Mainframe Data Service

From Mainframe To the IBM Cloud

Over the past 10 years we’ve seen an explosion of data-intensive applications, from streaming content to advanced analytics to mobile commerce, driving a requirement to tap into massive stores of data on enterprise systems. This puts tremendous stresses on these systems as data is moved to these cloud-based applications, creating inefficiencies, bottlenecks and security concerns. […]

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IoT by the numbers

Live from IBM InterConnect 2016: Cognitive IoT–The New Leadership Agenda

By now, you’ve surely heard all about the Internet of Things (IoT), and how it will change the way we interact with the world around us. You’ve also probably heard about the new world of cognitive computing, as exemplified by IBM’s Watson technology. But are you truly ready for the ways that these two things […]

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Universal data access

True hybrid: fueling IBM Bluemix applications with mainframe data

It’s the burning question for many companies reliant on enterprise systems: how do I extend my mainframe data to cloud, mobile and analytics applications? And there’s no question they need to do this. The majority of core mission-critical workloads are still running on mainframes and that continues to grow. Most consumer and business transactions – […]

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Rocket Discover IBM Connections

Making social business “connections” with Rocket Discover

We’re well into the first decade of the social media revolution, and social interaction on digital platforms has become fundamental to the modern human experience. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and the like have become the new social commons for many people, and that experience is now expanding rapidly from the personal realm into the professional. […]

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Rocket Software IBM InterConnect 2016

Welcome to IBM InterConnect 2016!

What a week it’s been! Last Tuesday I was in Orlando for IBM PartnerWorld, where we announced that Rocket is providing an entitlement to a non-production license of Rocket® Data Virtualization Version 2.1 (Rocket DV) for every new IBM z13 and z13s system. We also announced the inaugural Rocket Launchpad, an innovative engagement model designed […]

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EMC ExtremeIO

Using Snapshot Refresh with EMC XtremIO

Since my blog entry on XtremIO last month, I have continued to work with an XtremIO storage array to drive snapshot and volume management commands. XtremIO has proven to be quite modern and sensible when it comes to management utilities, providing a few different intuitive solutions such as the GUI and REST API. The logical […]

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Courtesy of Jean Barbaud.

Product manager, or Renaissance (wo)man?

Look at Leonardo da Vinci’s areas of interest: inventing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography… 36 total as someone has counted. He has been also called the father of paleontology, ichthyology, and architecture, and is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Who […]

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