IBM Brings Hadoop to the Mainframe

IIBM announced new offerings for System z that will provide clients with a platform for the rapid development and deployment of mobile applications and the integration of these with their core business processes, applications and data.

As part of the announcement, IBM says it is enabling the industry's first commercial Hadoop for Linux on System z. The solution, zDoop software, is provided through Veristorm, an IBM partner. The offering is intended to help enterprises avoid staging and offloading of mainframe data to maintain existing security and governance controls.

IBM also says it is adopting a new pricing model for mobile mainframe clients that will allow them to pay only for the computing capacity they need and use.

The IBM System z Solution for Mobile Computing is intended to help businesses integrate and deliver new mobile and cloud services. The new mainframe bundle also includes Flash for mainframe, and continuous Integration for System z, which compresses the application delivery cycle from months to weeks or days.  

IBM said the new offerings will include a new version of IBM CICS Transaction Server, engineered to deliver mobile and cloud support for CICS. In addition, IBM WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect helps ensure the rapid and secure enablement of web, cloud and mobile access to z/OS assets.

A new security feature, IBM Security zSecure SSE, is intended to help prevent malicious computer attacks with enhanced security intelligence and compliance reporting. zSecure can direct security events to QRadar SIEM to provide integrated enterprise wide security intelligence dashboard reporting.  

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