Category Archives: mainframe

Tuning zIIPs for Fun and Profit with Julian Stuhler

If you were unable to attend IDUG EMEA in Prague this year you have another chance to learn from Julian’s presentation on “Tuning zIIPs for Fun and Profit”. Julian will be appearing on the DB2Night Show on Friday 5th December. … Continue reading

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Managing Mainframe Costs in the Financial Services Sector

Over the past 25 years of working with Mainframes, one aspect has proved to be a constant challenge – Mainframe pricing.  Mainframe software charges are usually based on peak usage.   Whatever an organisations’ peak workload in a given month is … Continue reading

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DB2 10 for z/OS withdrawn from marketing – Date Announcement

IBM have announced that DB2 for z/OS will be withdrawn from marketing from 6th July 2015.  This means that DB2 10 along with DB2 10 VUE and the DB2 10 Utility Suite will no longer be available to order.  This … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday Mainframe!

To celebrate Mainframe’s 50th birthday some of our Triton Consultants share their favourite mainframe stories: My first contact with the mainframe was as a lowly graduate Trainee Programmer at a large chocolate manufacturer. All programs were stored on punch cards; partly … Continue reading

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Taking control of workload peaks to reduce software licence costs

Because mainframe software licence costs are based on peak usage it is vital to understand when and where these peaks occur. Using techniques to control capacity and manage your MSU usage can pay dividends in many ways. Controlling capacity allows … Continue reading

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