New IBM Z mainframe takes on encryption

With its latest mainframe, IBM is taking on the challenges with encrypting data associated with applications, cloud services and databases. IBM today unveiled its new transaction system, IBM Z, which introduces what IBM considers to be a “breakthrough” for encryption engines. According to IBM, there is a major global epidemic of data breaches, where more … continue reading

Using DevOps best practices to solve mainframe challenges

Companies are trying to solve their mainframe challenges by moving applications off the platform or working around the mainframe, but these steps are actually creating even more problems for enterprise executives. Modernizing the mainframe with DevOps best practices is one way to avoid these difficulties, according to new research from Compuware and Forrester Research. According … continue reading

Compuware’s bringing the mainframe to DevOps, Arduino IoT kit, and Yahoo open-sources deep learning model—SD Times news digest: Oct. 3, 2016

Compuware is extending its mainframe/DevOps initiatives with the availability of new REST APIs for ISPW, its source-code-management and release automation solution that Compuware acquired in January. The new APIs are architected as REST web services, and with these APIs, Compuware customers can begin to accelerate cross-platform apps, reduce IT costs, and improve the quality of … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Computer scientists remember their very first computer

When camera crews prep their interviewees for sound, they ask them a question. The crew at Computerphile, a popular YouTube account, asked guests what their first computer was. The video below shows a mash-up of interviewed computer scientists as they take a trip down memory lane and remember their very first computer. Computers they mention … continue reading

Compuware’s latest Topaz release aims to modernize the mainframe with Java

Compuware, a software provider now focused exclusively on managing mainframe systems, announced the general availability release of its quarterly iteration of its Topaz mainframe software, including new Topaz for Java performance capabilities. These new Java capabilities provide visibility into the performance and behavior of Java Batch programs and IBM WebSphere transactions running on IBM z … continue reading

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