It’s more than just a passing fad when nearly three-quarters of mainframe users are considering or in the midst of big data projects.
SHARE prides itself on its industry influence and the enduring role it’s played in the mainframe’s development. In a recent blog post, SHARE announced the results of a survey of more than 1,900 IT professionals conducted in partnership with IBM Systems Magazine and IBM on trends in big data analytics and System z.
For many of the respondents, big data analytics are paying off—50 percent said their solution is moderately or very successful, with an additional 24 percent reporting that it’s slightly successful. Nearly 80 percent predict that they’ll see a positive business impact in less than a year.
In a companion interview, IBM zEnterprise Big Data & Analytics Offering Manager Paul DiMarzio shared context as to why the need for more real-time analysis makes the mainframe the practical place to conduct the initiatives.
Take a look at more survey highlights on the original SHARE blog post.