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Join us at IDUG EMEA in Prague, 13-18 November.

 

IDUG provides valuable education delivered by DB2 experts from around the world. BMC is proud to present the following sessions this year:

 

  • DB2 10 Hash Access: Access Path or Collision Course? by Donna DiCarlo
  • Inline LOBS: Dare We Go There? by Sandi Smith
  • A New Catalog and Directory Structure for DB2 on z/OS by Steve Thomas
  • The Online Schema (R)evolution by Steve Thomas

 

Hope to see you there!

 

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Jonathan Adams

Low-cost mainframe?

Posted by Jonathan Adams Jul 20, 2011
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You don't often see the terms "low cost" and "mainframe" in the same sentence. But IBM recently introduced a low-cost mainframe: the zEnterprise 114.

 

The machines start at $75,000, so "low cost" is relative. Compared to a PC, $75,000 is pretty expensive. However, compared to a traditional mainframe, this could be considered a bargain.

 

The zEnterprise 114 is similar to the 196 model, but it targeted to mid-size customers. The 114 can manage and share data and workloads running on Power and x86 blades. IBM plans to add Windows support later in the year.

 

Click here to learn more from Computerworld.

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Mainframes provide exceptional value, but they often appear to be expensive. You can reduce and optimize mainframe costs by taking advantage of specialty processors, selecting the right vendors to work with, and continually tuning performance.

 

To see ten ways to get the most from your investment, check out this article from BMC VIEWPOINT.

 

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Don’t shoot me. I’m only the mainframe.

 

The Register has developed a white paper on the surprisingly low cost ofmainframe implementations. Check it out and see how you can save.

 

 

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