Syncsort Launches new Innovations for Ironstream

Syncsort, a provider of “Big Iron to Big Data” software, is releasing new innovations in its Ironstream data integration software.

The new updates include the ability to deliver mainframe log and application data in real-time directly to Elastic Logstash.

The expanded support extends Syncsort’s mainframe data integration facilities that enable IT staff with minimal mainframe knowledge to get deep operational insights in next-generation analytics environments like Splunk, Hadoop, and the Elastic Stack.

 “Many organizations are using Elastic’s Kibana to visualize Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack, and like Hadoop and Splunk users, they require mainframe data as part of their 360-degree view of enterprise-wide data,” said David Hodgson, Chief Product Officer, Syncsort. “In keeping with our proven track record of enabling our more than 7,000 customers to quickly extract value from their critical data anytime, anywhere, we are empowering enterprises to make better decisions by making mission-critical mainframe data available in another popular analytics platform.”

Features of Ironstream Elastic Logstash support include extensive mainframe log file support, data filtering, and Kibana dashboards for typical use cases.

The new release of Ironstream also includes major enhancements in delivering data to Splunk or Elastic Logstash, including:

  • Multiple Application Programming Interface (API): The Ironstream API for user application data has been enhanced to support multiple APIs for transporting large sets of records. As a result, performance improvements of up to 10x can be achieved in addition to better use of system resources.
  • IMS Log Forwarding: Ironstream now delivers IMS Log data to Splunk or Elastic Logstash. Real-time and asynchronous forwarding is supported for multiple log record types, providing insight into IMS transaction performance and IMS system statistics.
  • Enhanced SMF data collection: A new method of gathering SMF data minimizes the impact of high-volume SMF record processing on application performance by enabling asynchronous collection of SMF data through the SMF INMEM resources and API.

Syncsort now offers Ironstream to customers with the flexibility of MSU-based (capacity) or Ingestion-based pricing.

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