A focus on mainframe innovation
Helping you extend your investment
At Rocket, we’re committed to helping you take care of your business today while innovating for tomorrow. That’s why we’re focused on developing new products that help mainframe customers harness the new worlds of cloud, mobile and social computing, as well as big data and advanced analytics.
Here are just a few of the ways we’re helping to ensure that the IBM® z Systems® mainframe continues to be one of the world’s premier computing platforms in the 21st century.
- We’ve joined with IBM in their Apache Spark initiative, bringing advanced analytics capabilities to z Systems mainframes. Rocket® Data Virtualization (DV) solutions are at the heart of this initiative. Rocket DV allows data from multiple, disparate sources to be virtually integrated into a single, logical data source, opening up vast amounts of data to be leveraged by any application, providing the right data, in the right format, at the right time.
- Mainframe users around the world are racing to adapt to the new realities of cloud and mobile computing. Users expect that data and applications will be as readily available on mobile devices and on the cloud as they are on desktop clients which can mean a significant amount of new application coding. We’ve made a significant investment in solutions that allow mainframe users to easily transform proven applications and system-of-record data using modern APIs that enhance developer productivity and accelerate the delivery of new business services.
- The advent of cloud computing means that mainframe users are dealing with security risks that didn’t exist 15 or 20 years ago. While the IBM mainframe remains the world’s most secure computing platform, organizations still need to change the way they think about access and security. Our Rocket Security lab has teamed up with IBM to improve the security of mainframe data through technologies such as multi-factor authentication which provide users the ability to authenticate users via SMS messages, and even biometric data.