Connor Krukosky, an 18-year-old college student in Maryland, is kind of the Rey of mainframes. Last fall, he acquired an IBM z890 machine circa 2005 from an online auction. Ever since then, he has been trying to get it up and running.
A SHARE event is the “crème-du coer” because all of so many reasons and, in particular, the people who attend our event. At SHARE, you have the unique opportunity to build interpersonal skills often lost in this smartphone revolution.
Every now and then, a DBA is needed to execute a recovery action on a database. The action can be as simple as restoring a table or as vast — though not necessarily complex — as restoring a whole system. Performing a recovery on a component of a DB2 for z/OS system can be a nightmare for a DBA.
There is no better time than now to talk about DevOps and the mainframe. While we’ve historically thought of DevOps as something outside our domain, the reality is, it’s really not. Mainframe shops can and should adopt Mode 2 practices.