September 29, 2022

What is DRDA? zIIPs and Distributed Db2 SQL

When it comes to exploiting the zIIP specialty processor, a lot of attention is paid to distributed Db2 SQL requests, and rightly so. Distributed SQL issued against Db2 is one of the largest opportunities for reducing stress on general purpose processors. Indeed, most modern applications that access Db2 data do so using dynamic SQL using DRDA. But let’s back up a moment and take a look at some of these terms and what they mean.

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Top Questions About Moving COBOL Compute Now Available on YouTube

You’ve heard that COBOL cross-compile delivers Java byte code that allows you to move COBOL execution or compute to less expensive platforms.  That includes the zIIP, cloud, Linux, or anywhere else a JVM is running.  But, you’ve got questions. So many questions. You’re in good company because we get questions all the time! In this session, CloudFrame leaders reveal and answer the top questions. The webinar includes • The basics of COBOL cross-compile • The

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Building a Business Case for Shifting COBOL Compute Now Available on YouTube

Building a Business Case for Shifting COBOL Compute Now Available on YouTube

Developing a sound business case for your modernization projects is critical to success. The business case helps you communicate your modernization project’s impact, scope, cost, and lasting benefits. It lets you plan and rationalize the modernization choices you’ll make in the project. Without a strong business case, your project is less likely to succeed.    Attend […]

The Impact of Staffing and Skills Changes on Modernization Plans

The Impact of Staffing and Skills Changes on Modernization Plans

In an earlier post, we discussed changes in the technology landscape that should be understood when evaluating an organization’s modernization plans. Another essential reality of the current IT market must be considered as part of a company’s modernization strategy: staffing and skills. For many organizations, staffing changes are driven by the inevitable march towards the […]

MIPS versus MSUs: What’s the Difference?

MIPS versus MSUs: What’s the Difference?

How do we rate the capacity of IBM System Z mainframe hardware? Well, these days, IBM publishes the capacity rating of every mainframe that they sell in MSUs, not MIPS. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. When people discuss mainframe capacity, they often talk in terms of MIPS. But what does MIPS mean? And […]