17 04, 2018

Direction IT Issue 8

April 17th, 2018|DirectionIT Magazine|Comments Off on Direction IT Issue 8

A common thread that seems to run through every meeting I attend lately is that of the need, want, and desire for data, as well as the proliferation of data. And this leads to a myriad of challenges in today’s new data-driven economy. From how to manage data itself from a physical perspective (the growth [...]

27 03, 2018

Come see us at Discover TechNATA

March 27th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Organized by the Kanata North Business Association, the Discover TechNATA Career Fair is a Tech Expo and Talent Hunt event that offers local businesses the opportunities to exhibit their products and services and recruit talent. As Canada’s Largest Technology Park and a vibrant tech hub, Kanata North has long been recognized as a hotbed of technology innovation.  Come and [...]

15 03, 2018

Mainframe batch challenges – and solutions

March 15th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments

The ancient datacenter game of tug-of-war between the need for more computing power, and the need to more closely control ongoing IT costs is never-ending, and continues, as intensely as ever, in today’s large business datacenters. And with the mainframe enclosed firmly within its no-holds-barred silo, the game is more dramatic than it has ever [...]

1 03, 2018

High-Performance In-Memory Technology

March 1st, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments

Maximizing mainframe performance Maximizing mainframe system performance is an ongoing process, and amounts to a full-time job both for IT organizations running mainframe systems and for IBM. The z/OS operating system and the venerable Db2 database form the backbone of the most important IT assets possessed by almost all of the biggest banks, financial institutions, [...]

15 02, 2018

Hostbridge HTAC CICS SIEM applications

February 15th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments

DataKinetics partner HostBridge has announced a breakthrough mainframe connectivity solution - a Transaction Analytics Connector (HTAC) - that allows SIEM applications (Slunk, etc.) to gain visibility into mainframe CICS applications. The HTAC addresses the ongoing problem of mainframe CICS applications appearing to be featureless black boxes from the perspective of SIEM applications. It leverages the [...]

27 01, 2018

DB2 Performance Optimization: Acceleration, Replication, cost savings

January 27th, 2018|Opinion|0 Comments

You run Db2 because you want the most powerful and best supported database in the industry: in terms of performance, reliability, availability and scalability.  And yet, with increasing demands on your systems due to increased mobile access, you need even more performance. Worse, costs are rising while your mainframe IT budget is not. These are [...]

17 01, 2018

Direction IT Issue 7

January 17th, 2018|DirectionIT Magazine|Comments Off on Direction IT Issue 7

I know this will come as a surprise, but I tend to like the concept of data being used to make our lives better—shocking coming from the CEO of a company called DataKinetics. However, for all the times we look at data as something to leverage for better business, better personal experience, and better lives [...]

8 12, 2017

In-memory technology: It’s new, and it’s not…

December 8th, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Allan Zander We read a lot about in-memory technology these days, especially as it applies to Big Data and analytics. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing areas in all of computing, and has been since before Gartner identified it as such back in 2012. That should be no surprise to anyone since [...]

1 12, 2017

Four ways Mainframe shops can Embrace Mobile

December 1st, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Author: Larry Strickland In today’s multi-platform, multi-OS and multi-data format corporate computing environments, there is a high demand to make the mainframe systems work with web, mobile devices and, potentially, any device that can be connected to the Internet-of-Things (IoT), in effect, extending the mainframe system to the “modern world.” In Part 1 of this [...]

1 12, 2017

DataKinetics is 40 years young!

December 1st, 2017|Corporate News|0 Comments

We're older than the internet. How many tech companies are older than the internet? The list isn’t that big, and the internet, as we know it now, has only about around for about 25 years. Even fewer companies make it to 40 years; not in the software business. And even fewer companies can claim that [...]