• October 20, 2018

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 […]

Dan Martin

SHARE Providence 2017: That’s a Wrap!

Building and fostering relationships is central to what we do here at Rocket. After another inspiring and productive SHARE conference, I’m reminded that those relationships—whether it’s with our customers, with our partners, with industry groups (like SHARE), or between Rocketeers—make our work here special on a personal, as well as a business, level. For example, […]

Live from SHARE 2017: The Future Mainframe

One of the definitions of “providence” is “timely preparation for future eventualities.” Perhaps, then, it was fitting that I got to spend the last five days at the SHARE conference in the city of Providence, where one of the main areas of focus was security on mainframe computers. That’s hardly surprising in the wake of […]

Live from SHARE 2017: Collaborative Mainframing

I was delayed by 24 hours getting to this week’s SHARE conference in Providence, Rhode Island – more than 10,000 miles from my home in Australia. I was onboard my first flight from Sydney to Los Angeles when the captain announced that there was a problem with the “onboard mainframe” and they were going to […]

Live from SHARE 2017: Machine Learning and the Modern Mainframe–Why You Should Care

Throughout human history, people have used machines to automate their tasks. The industrial revolution, for example, was all about automation. During this period, engineers and industrialists designed and built new machines that could perform repetitive, often tedious, tasks at an unprecedented speed and scale. Another great period of innovation, the computer revolution of the 20th […]

Live from SHARE 2017: How to Get Millennials Programming on Big Iron

As a millennial I missed out on a lot (the Beatles, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and astronauts on the moon come to mind), including learning COBOL and Assembler when I was in college. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that there are fewer than 100 people my age or younger in the […]

IBM z14

Live from SHARE 2017: The API Revolution on IBM Z

Recently, Rocket’s partners at IBM unveiled the z14, the newest installment in its venerable line of mainframes. The z14 is the fastest mainframe ever to hit the market, capable of unprecedented processing power and representing a new era in what Big Iron can do for banks, digital businesses, and the world of computing. More than […]

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George Clooney, healthcare, security & mainframes

The recent launch of IBM’s z14 demonstrates to me just how important mainframes really are in the world of corporate computing. After all, when CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and even Wired label a new computer a game-changer, you know this latest mainframe must be a game changer. While most of the attention has been […]

IBM z14

Rocket Data and Open Source Tools Power the Best Mainframe Yet

Last week, IBM made three important announcements. First, they announced the latest IBM mainframe: the IBM z14, designed to help businesses lead the way in offering trusted digital experiences. Then, IBM coupled that announcement with an announcement of the latest flagship IBM mainframe operating system, IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 3, an engine for digital […]

IBM z14 mainframe

The new IBM z14 mainframe: real security for the real world

Achieving perfect digital security is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is to keep your machine completely isolated from the Internet, or even from other computers. While you’re at it, you should also get rid of any removable storage devices. After all, you can’t break into a house with no doors and windows. […]