Weekly Interesting Reads 2/16

Back from long weekend. Hope you all had good time with family and friends. Weather here in BayArea is as usual awesome! Past 9am, its all yours take – weather.

Alright back to our weekly exciting news from mainframe around the world. In no particular order, here are some of the news I enjoyed reading.

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IBM Brings Red Hat Container Platform to Mainframes

Model9 gets $9M Series A to move data between mainframes and cloud

  • Model9, an Israeli startup launched by mainframe vets…

    has come up with a way to transfer data between mainframe computers and the cloud, and today the company announced a $9 million Series A

  • You may not realize it, but the largest companies…

    in the world, like big banks, insurance companies, airlines and retailers, still use mainframes. These companies require the massive transaction processing capabilities of these stalwart machines, but find it’s difficult to get the valuable data out for more modern analytics capabilities. This is the hard problem that Model9 is attempting to solve.

  • Mainframe data is locked behind proprietary storage…

    that is inaccessible to anything that’s happening in the evolving, fast-moving technology world in the cloud. And this is where we come in with patented technology that enables mainframes to read and write data directly to the cloud or any non-mainframe distributed storage system

We Need to Talk About ‘Mainframe’

  • Mainframes are large sized computers…

    with the ability to store bulk data, processing power and higher level of reliability. They are designed with the ability to replace hundreds of servers. Mainframes are used to host multiple operating systems. It plays an important function in providing safety and security to data and their services that are critical for large organizations and governments. Mainframes has wide applications including airline ticketing system, credit card verification system, stock market and among others.

  • On the other hand, lack of mainframe skilled professionals…

    and high costs restrain the growth to certain extent. Nevertheless, the integration of blockchain technology with mainframe and on-going mainframe modernization are expected to create a number of lucrative opportunities in the market.

  • The global mainframe market…

    was estimated at $2.09 billion in 2017, and is expected to hit $2.90 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018-2025.

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