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Webcast: Keeping Data in Sync With Syncsort

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 13:30
If you happened to miss our recent webcast, “Keeping Data in Sync with Syncsort,” it’s now available to view on-demand. In this webcast you’ll hear Paige Roberts, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Data Integration, and Ashwin Ramachandran, Product Manager of Data Integration, speak about the advantages and disadvantages of various change data capture strategies. Paige leads off the conversation by speaking on the latest improvements in Syncsort DMX and DMX-h and the new DMX Change Data Captur...
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Just Published: 2018 State of the Mainframe Survey Report

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:30
The results of fourth annual mainframe survey are in! It’s clear that mainframes continue to play a vital role in today’s business landscape, but optimization is critical. The results are in! @Syncsort’s 4th annual #mainframe survey report is now availableClick To Tweet Syncsort’s newly published survey report, State of Mainframe for 2018, reviews mainframe trends and strategies for the coming year. Many organizations look to leverage zIIP engines to offload general pro...
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Mainframe Security Best Practices

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:30
You need not be a cybersecurity expert to know that we are living in the age of data breaches. Protecting against cyber attacks requires securing all of your infrastructure — including mainframes. Toward that end, keep reading for mainframe security best practices. When it comes to building a cybersecurity strategy, it can be easy to leave mainframes out of the picture. In many organizations, mainframes serve as backend systems buried deep inside the IT infrastructure. Unlike commodity ser...
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Managed HA/DR Services Add a Wealth of Value

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:30
Vision Solutions, which recently merged with Syncsort, has been in the business of high availability and disaster recovery for more than two decades. The article below about the value of HA/DR managed services originally appeared on their blog. Attempting to manage all of your HA/DR needs in-house is admirable, but so is understanding the need for specialized help. According to the 2017 State of Resilience Report, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS/RaaS) revenue is projected to grow dramatica...
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Data Quality Best Practices

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:30
You know why data quality is important. But do you understand what data quality looks like in practice? If not, this post is for you. Keep reading for a primer on data quality best practices. Following data quality best practices will help you keep consistent, error-free data that meets its intended goals. Ensuring data quality means making sure that your data sets are fit to serve the goals you intend to meet with them. Data that is inconsistent, contains errors, is incomplete or difficult to ...
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New White Paper: Tracing Transactions from Mobile to Mainframe

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 13:30
There has been explosive growth of large-scale business services that incorporate mobile and web-based applications. These services include transactions originating from tablets, PCs and smartphones and connect to back-end applications hosted on the mainframe. With such high visibility among customers, partners, executives and investors, there is even more pressure to avoid unacceptable response times and unreliable performance. Wouldn’t it be great if businesses could track transactions for cri...
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5 Things Everyone Should Know about Mainframes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:30
What comes to mind when you hear the word mainframe? If it’s a computer from the 1950s, you probably don’t know as much about mainframes as you could. Keep reading for five little-known mainframe facts. Whether or not you work with the mainframe, we’ve got 5 mainframe facts that everyone should know! If you work in the mainframe industry or have a strong background in technology, these mainframe facts may not be little-known to you. But to the public at large, they are. 1. Mai...
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Now Available: 2018 Big Data Trends Survey Report

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:30
The results of @Syncsort’s 2018 #BigData survey are in — Get the free report!Click To Tweet The results from Syncsort’s 2018 Big Data Trends Survey are in, and it’s clear is that Big Data will be stronger than ever! Although the technologies might change (e.g., Hadoop is giving way to Spark), the initiatives involving the processing of massive data volumes for greater insights are not going away. In this report, 2018 Big Data Trends: Liberate, Integrate & Trust, we review...
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Be Realistic When Setting an RPO

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:30
Vision Solutions, which recently merged with Syncsort, has been in the business of high availability and disaster recovery for more than two decades. The article below about setting a realistic Recovery Point Objective originally appeared on their blog. Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is a key metric when outlining a Disaster Recovery plan. This particular metric refers to the amount of data that can be lost due to various disaster scenarios, and as you might expect, the lower the number the bett...
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Uniting Data Quality and Data Integration

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:47
Recently Syncsort has added several companies to its portfolio. An astute observer may notice that the product offerings from these companies are complementary. We are not planning to make any changes to these products. Our customers will continue to use these products in their production systems and we will continue to focus on providing excellent support. On the other hand, a tighter integration of some of these products will be beneficial to many customers. Case in point: joining key data int...
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ICYMI: The Changing Landscape of Capacity Management for the Mainframe Webcast

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:30
In case you missed our recent live webcast, The Changing Landscape of Capacity Management for the Mainframe, it’s now available on-demand. During the webcast our expert Nick Varley reviews strengths and weakness of traditional mainframe Capacity Management and why organizations are reviewing their current capacity management strategy and tools. He also discusses how changes in scope and processes require a philosophy change amongst capacity management professionals, the incorporation of B...
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Mainframe vs. Supercomputer: Yes, There’s a Big Difference

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:30
Are mainframes the same thing as supercomputers? Not at all. Ask a person on the street to explain the difference between mainframes and supercomputers, however, and you might hear the two terms conflated. There is, of course, no official definition of a mainframe, supercomputer or most other types of computer, for that matter. Definitions are in the eye of the beholder. If I were a descriptive grammarian, I might say that mainframes really are the same thing as supercomputers, because some peo...
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