Mainframes Emerge from the Shadows

Syncsort’s latest “State of the Mainframe” survey shows the mainframe is no longer an isolated technology within the IT infrastructure, and corporations are making it part of big data analytics initiatives.

The survey found big data analytics for operational intelligence, security and compliance becoming critical mainframe workloads. The survey also shows mainframe-based tools and batch processes will yield ground to new technologies including Hadoop, Spark and Splunk for big data analytics. Reducing security exposures, fulfilling audit requirements, and addressing compliance mandates were ranked as the top initiatives for IT executives and IT organizations.

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