While athletes from around the globe compete for the gold in Vancouver, let’s take a look at the medalists in the Data Center Olympics.
If your Data Center participated in the Olympics, which operating systems would win the gold medal? Which operating system performs better and provides more security: z/OS or Windows XP/Vista/7? If your operating system were a hockey team, which goalie would you want protecting your net? z/OS would definitely be the biggest, burliest, and most effective goalie on the ice.
Which databases provide the best response time, the highest security, and the best return on investment? I’m guessing that DB2 on z/OS outperforms DB2 LUW by a wide margin, and IMS runs circles around distributed systems databases. In a downhill ski race, the mainframe databases would win every time.
CICS and IMS/TM manage transactions at lightning speeds. Can the distributed systems transaction managers meet their speed or integrity, do they leave you skating on thin ice?
I’m sure you see the pattern here: mainframe infrastructure, databases, and transaction managers provide the winning performance you need to meet your SLAs. Compare them to their non-mainframe counterparts and see which ones win the gold medal.
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