• June 25, 2022

COUNTDOWN TO IBM THINK WITH IBM CHAMPION JØRN THYSSEN

This year, a record-breaking number of Rocket employees were named as 2020 IBM Champions—13 to be exact. To celebrate our ongoing partnership with IBM, and our dedication to innovation, legacy technologies and legendary results, we want to highlight them.  Over the next weeks, we will count down to IBM THINK with each of the 2020 […]

COUNTDOWN TO IBM THINK WITH IBM CHAMPION DOUG ANDERSON

This year, a record-breaking number of Rocket employees were named as 2020 IBM Champions—13 to be exact. To celebrate our ongoing partnership with IBM, and our dedication to innovation, legacy technologies and legendary results, we want to highlight them.  Over the next weeks, we will count down to IBM THINK with each of the 2020 […]

Celebrating Our 2020 IBM Champions

It is one thing to recognize your colleagues and their contributions internally, but it is quite another when the recognition comes from the broader technical community out there. I’m especially proud this year, as 13 of our Rocketeers were named to IBM’s 2020 Class of Champions—the most to be named from a single company! This […]

Using the CICS internal trace to profile and resolve application problems

IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® continues to be mission critical for the global economy, processing billions of transactions per day to drive our world’s commerce and financial maze. Organizations are continually extending and evolving their CICS applications to meet the demands of a modern and competitive business. New development in Java, either distributed or […]

Rocket.Build 2019: Using open source to improve the mainframe experience

Some ideas come from clever visionaries—this wasn’t one of those ideas. This idea was born from optimism, assuming “it’ll just work,” and subsequently having everything blow up in my face. When I worked on Zowe, we used Ant scripts to automate the build process of the desktop and its applications. Ant could handle everything from […]

Webinar: Top 5 Ways to Ensure Modernization Success for Host-Based Applications

In our recent webinar, “Top 5 Ways to Ensure Modernization Success for Host-Based Applications,” Sales Specialist Robin Barley-Wagner, and Director of Sales Engineering Robert Young, discussed our top five considerations for successful application modernization projects. A recording of the session is available here if you’d like to view it again or share with colleagues. Application modernization is […]

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 […]

When Was Your Last SAVSECDTA, SAVSYS, SAVCFG? And Where Are They?

Editor’s note: This blog was previously published on SecureMyi.com and in the SecureMyi Security newsletter. Backup and Recovery is an area that is critical to the security and integrity of our systems. If someone accidentally wipes out a file, or in the event of a large-scale disaster, it’s critical we have all of the pieces […]

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. […]

MXI z/OS Capabilities

Rocket Software Expands Capability for z/OS System Monitoring with Rocket MXI Version 6.2

Rocket Software has enhanced and expanded its system monitoring capability for z/OS environments with Version 6.2 of Rocket Mainstar MXI for z/OS. Rocket MXI is a low cost, small footprint monitor that gives system programmers easy access to critical information about their active z/OS system.  It provides a comprehensive view of important information through web […]