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IBM Data Management solutions for the mainframe provide the highest levels of performance, availability, security, and scalability in the industry to clients on whose businesses the world depends. The database and transaction servers of IBM System z are fundamental to IT enterprises worldwide, providing a rich technological foundation with which complementary solutions such as Mobile, Analytics, and Big Data integrate with ease. Mission-critical workloads are driven with unparalleled performance and the lowest cost of ownership. Learn more about IBM DB2 for z/OS (PDF, 7.5MB) and IBM IMS (US).

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BMW Group develops eco-friendly innovation for smart drivers with IBM DB2 for z/OS

"Despite still being very early in our performance testing, we have already seen CPU reductions of 8 to 13 percent on some of the workloads, thanks to the more efficient decompression algorithms that IBM DB2 for z/OS allows us to run." Manager, BMW Group.

First National Bank processes over 1 billion transactions monthly with IMS

"At FNB, we don't just think of IBM zEnterprise as the platform for our core banking software; rather, it hosts the core functional layers that allow the channels to create value for our customers" - Jay Prag, CIO – Hogan Channels, FNB

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DB2 11: The Database for Big Data & Analytics

Steven Dickens

Hybrid Computing & New Workload Specialist IBM UK
IBM Sales & Distribution, Software Sales

Steven Dickens

Steven takes a leadership role in working with clients to drive new workloads onto the System z platform; these could be new or existing clients in the UK and Ireland. Steven has an eclectic background spanning a 17-year career and a number of technology arenas that enables him to bring innovative approaches to client issues whether they are infrastructure, software or business solution focused.

Mainframe and Hybrid Computing (link resides outside of ibm.com)

Blog focused on the IBM Mainframe or System z or even zEnterprise. Looking to cover Cloud Computing, new workloads on the platform and general IT and Computing issues of the day.

IBM System z

Find out more about how IBM’s clients are leveraging System z hardware and software solutions to drive out cost and increase revenue.

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