• September 25, 2020

New Product Offering Renews Rocket’s Commitment to Open Source Software

Why can’t mainframes have a desktop like other computers? Can we find a way into the mainframe that is lightweight and has zero-install for the end-user? Can the mainframe be so open and modern that it becomes the standard platform for enterprise application development? These were the questions that led Rocket to start developing open-source […]

Legacy Systems: The Bottom-Line Advantage

In the technology world, you can’t go more than 10 minutes without someone using the word “disruptive.” But you can’t go more than 30 seconds without hearing the word “new.” Absolutely everything in hardware and software is about novelty, and yesterday’s innovation is tomorrow’s doorstop. That 40MB hard drive you bought for $3000 is literally […]

Rocket and Open Source: A Brief History on the Open Mainframe Movement

Do you remember OpenEdition MVS? This technology was IBM’s first foray into “opening” the mainframe up to a new community of developers—over 25 years ago! IBM began shipping this feature as part of the base of the new OS/390 operating system, which dramatically reduced the cost and skills needed for new workload development on the […]

Announcing the New Rocket Forum

In the past 30 years, Rocket Software has managed to build a strong community of Rocketeers, partners, and customers. We’ve built solutions to help our customers reach their goals, used Rocket.Build events to inspire new ideas, and have modernized technologies to make them even more effective. Now, we’re looking forward to creating a space for […]

Legendary Help: Keeping benefits running despite historic unemployment

During the height COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people globally were laid off or unable to return to work due to government orders. In order to accommodate these orders and keep people safe, state governments released new funding to provide financial relief to individuals who needed it. These government agencies had to process a record number […]

Modern, Open, and Smart Data Management for Db2 Leaders

This was originally presented as a keynote session at the IDUG Virtual Db2 Tech Conference in July 2020.  Since my years in grad school, I’ve been interested in DB capabilities. As part of my thesis and graduate assistant work, I evaluated, operated, and used multiple DBs, including several open sources ones. As part of my […]

BlueZone Web: Multi-factor authentication

With the COVID-19 pandemic remodelling the global IT workforce to a ‘work from home’ approach, CTO’s from all sectors are now asking questions about how secure their critical business applications actually are.  It’s no secret that major data breaches cost corporations millions of dollars and leaves them with a tarnished reputation. In 2018, the largest […]

Keep calm – you have good bones

For some time now, we have increasingly heard about the need for disruption and disruptive technologies to drive a wave of innovation across industries and governments. That is often interpreted as management-speak for “replace all of that old ‘legacy’ stuff with some cool new stuff.” But the reality is that the old ‘legacy’ stuff continues […]

Legendary Help: Powering the secure movement of funds for businesses

Digital transformation has become a buzzword in organizations. With more people relying on technology for everyday tasks, businesses know that they need to keep up. Many look towards digital transformation strategies for increased efficiency and customer satisfaction. In the financial industry, more advanced applications and tools are enabling real-time financial notifications, streamlined payments, and more. […]

Manage IMS performance spikes

“Why is it taking so much time?” is a common refrain among IMS administrators lately. The reason why things are taking longer is compounded because, while working from home, they don’t have access to what they were using before. Regardless, transaction volumes change for many reasons, including online sales, the need to access banking transactions […]