Mainframes, MVS, zOS and Related Languages Support Forums Help & Support Forum for and by Mainframe Users 2013-08-09T06:21:32+00:00 2013-08-09T06:21:32+00:00 2013-08-09T06:21:32+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Nissan Leaf gives mainframe a new kick along.]]>

Nissan is revisiting an old technology to cater for a brand new one.

The Japanese car maker is scaling up its existing IBM mainframe computer to act as the backend for an online portal that connects with its Leaf electric vehicle's smart technology.

Leaf’s smarts allow drivers to use an iOS or Android smartphone application or a website to access in-depth information about the car – such as battery status, recharging station locations, and navigation functions – and also remotely control in-car cooling or heating. Although much of this functionality is available in-car without the need for external websites, the portal offers different metrics that can be analysed and improved over time.

Each car, of which 170 have been sold since their introduction in Australia in June 2012, has a SIM card that connects to the Telstra Wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) Control Centre over a private Next IP and Next G network, and an international gateway. Nissan then embeds the Telstra service into its own systems.

When a dealer sells a Leaf in Australia, a locally based mainframe (which is also used as the company’s business system platform) communicates with mainframes in the US and Japan in real time to activate the smart technology services. Nissan then has the ability to analyse data on a global basis – something rarely possible in the past.

Nissan CIO Steve Hogan said a deliberate decision was made to use the company’s service oriented architecture (SOA) on existing infrastructure and focus on process improvement.

"It is a cost-effective platform that is rock solid," Hogan said, noting the company had used mainframes for 30 years. "Putting the SOA level on top of that and the process means it doesn’t limit us to 'mainframe' thinking."

Although technology has long been used in motoring fields such as Formula 1 and logistics, connected cars for the general public are being viewed as a lucrative new frontier for automobile manufacturers.

The Leaf is not the only connected car in Australia. Others such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class hit the market earlier this year with social media connectivity, interacting with websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

However, both of these barely scratch the surface of the possibilities of connected cars. From driving/parking assistance and in-seat health or stress monitoring, to streaming entertainment and targeted advertisements all the way through to driverless cars, the opportunities are vast.

Indeed, some estimates suggest there are already 100 million lines of code used in a typical luxury car. Across the ICT industry, from software vendors to infrastructure players, this has many people excited as it represents a new growth opportunity.

Telstra, for example, says that while its relationship with Nissan is advanced in Australia, it is also talking to other automobile makers to incorporate its M2M offerings. M2M is one of Telstra’s fastest growing businesses, and there are many examples of the technology in use across industries.

As the Nissan Leaf system shows, the wave of new technology in cars is also offering platforms like the mainframe a new chance to compete, grow and secure ongoing relevance as cloud computing services and commodity x86 servers increasingly become the preferred platform for many existing applications.

Just as with banks and financial services providers, poor performance in a connected car service will almost certainly be unacceptable to customers and could sound the death knell for a brand. That means those deploying these services will look for reliability, availability and security in the supporting ICT infrastructure.

While there are many platforms that offer such characteristics, the mainframe has arguably one of the strongest and most-established records on this front, as evidenced by its continued use for critical systems in large enterprises globally.

And that means the venerable mainframe may defy its doomsayers and continue to be a valid consideration as connected car workloads emerge.

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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:21 am

2013-08-08T04:33:36+00:00 2013-08-08T04:33:36+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • IBM and STMicroelectronics look to invest Rs 50,000 cr...]]> IBM and STMicroelectronics look to invest Rs 50,000 cr in chip-making in India.


NEW DELHI: India appears set to get its first chip-making facility with at least two global players - IBM and STMicroelectronics - in advanced stages of talks with the government for an investment of over Rs 50,000 crore.

Both STMicroelectronics, Europe's largest chipmaker semiconductor player, and the consortium comprising IBM have indicated that they would initially invest over Rs 25,000 crore each, at least two government officers familiar with the development told TOI. Through the investment the government is hoping to not just get valuable foreign exchange but also go for import substitution.

The location has not been finalized, but top government sources said that one of the investor consortiums has indicated that it wants to set up the facility near Greater Noida, while another one has been proposed in Gujarat. A third option is near Bangalore where an information technology investment region ( ITIR) spread over 42 square kilometers is being set up.

STMicroelectronics did not respond to a questionnaire sent on Monday, while an IBM spokesperson said the company it "does not comment on rumor or speculation".

The units are expected to get concessions worth nearly Rs 60,000 crore over 13 years, which will include a three-year construction period and the first 10 years of operations. "Chip-making requires high quality power and water supply, which need massive investments. Besides, globally companies locate facilities where governments offer certain benefits," said a high-ranking officer. Taiwan, South Korea and China have used concessions to attract investors.

Commerce & industry minister Anand Sharma confirmed that talks were underway but did not disclose details. He told TOI that the move was part of the government's drive to reduce dependence on import of products and shift to local manufacturing to deal with the problem of current account deficit. He said the demand for electronic hardware is expected to reach $400 billion by 2020, compared to around $45 billion now. A government estimate suggested that this requires investment of around $100 billion, which will create around 28 million.

Although India is an important centre for chip design and verification, production is non-existent. If the investments materialize, they would create a large vendor base and would result in further foreign investment into the country.

This is India's second attempt to attract chipmakers into the country after an earlier bid failed five years ago. In 2007, the government had announced a package to woo investors but had to revise it last year to make it more attractive. Intel and SemIndia were companies that had shown interest.

Even this time Planning Commission has certain reservations but the issue is set to be decided by the Union cabinet.

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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:33 am

2013-07-29T18:36:59+00:00 2013-07-29T18:36:59+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Apple Says SVP Bob Mansfield “No Longer” on Executive Team,]]>

Apple Says SVP Bob Mansfield “No Longer” on Executive Team, but Gives No Explanation as to Why

“Bob Mansfield will lead a new group, Technologies, which combines all of our wireless teams across the company in one organization, allowing us to innovate in this area at an even higher level. This organization will also include all of our semiconductor teams, who have some very ambitious plans. As part of this, I am thrilled to tell you that Bob will remain with Apple for an additional two years. Bob has led some of our most challenging engineering projects for many years.”
– Apple CEO Tim Cook, October 2012

Bob_Mansfield_bioEarly Sunday afternoon, Bob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of technologies, disappeared from the company’s Web site, his biography removed from its executive profiles page without explanation.

Now, we know why. Sort of. Mansfield is no longer a member of Apple’s executive team.

“Bob is no longer going to be on Apple’s executive team, but will remain at Apple working on special projects reporting to [CEO] Tim [Cook],” company spokesman Steve Dowling told AllThingsD. He declined any further explanation, refusing to comment on the reasons behind Mansfield’s surprising move, whether he remains Apple’s SVP of Technologies or whether the company plans to
appoint a new executive to that role.

The disappearance of Mansfield’s bio from Apple’s Web site was first reported by MacRumors.

Mansfield, a longtime Apple exec announced his retirement from the company in June of 2012 only to return to it a few months later in a new, larger role following a big executive shakeup. He agreed to stay at Apple for an additional two years, serving as SVP of Technologies, a position charged with overseeing Apple’s wireless and semiconductor teams. Recently, he has been rumored to be working on wearable computing devices like the company’s mythical iWatch.

Which makes his sudden removal from Apple’s executive team and abrupt disappearance from the company’s leadership page all the more curious. Mansfield’s departure from the company caused some organizational pain inside Apple and the company paid a lot of money to bring him back — a cash and stock package worth about $2 million a month. That it would now move him off the executive team — whether it be at Cook’s request or his own — not a year later is unusual indeed.

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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:36 pm

2013-07-26T12:53:02+00:00 2013-07-26T12:53:02+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Re: We made a Century!!]]> Making Century is a history now -- We made Much More than a Double Century!

Most users ever online was 250 on 26 Jul 2013
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2013-07-26T11:06:37+00:00 2013-07-26T11:06:37+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • New power for COBOL developers.]]>


Announcing Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.1

COBOL is one of the oldest programming languages in existence but it is still running the world’s most critical business applications. Everytime you withdraw cash from the ATM machine, deposit a check, book an airplane ticket, or make an insurance claim, a COBOL application is likely to be processing your transaction.

Our new announcement for Enterprise COBOL for z/OS affirms IBM’s strong commitment to delivering innovation and value to COBOL customers on System z. Enterprise COBOL V5.1 is where tradition meets innovation. It is re-architected to include advanced technology for optimizing COBOL applications to fully exploit z/Architecture. With modern advanced optimization and improved exploitation of z hardware, many well-structured, CPU-intensive batch applications have shown performance increases greater than 10%. This will enable customers to shorten the processing time of their business critical applications and reduce operating cost. This new technology framework also lays solid groundwork for delivering release-to-release performance improvement roadmap for COBOL on System z.

Enterprise COBOL V5.1 maintains source and binary compatibility with older COBOL releases on System z. Most correct COBOL programs will compile and execute without changes and produce the same results. You can mix “old” and “new” COBOL code within a single application and communicate with static or dynamic calls. Supports of some very old language features and compile options have been removed in this release.

Enterprise COBOL v5.1 supports new level of z/OS System Management Facilities (SMF) tracking. This allows users implementing sub-capacity tracking to reduce their administrative overhead.

Modernization enables the reuse of proven business logic. Users can deliver new enhancements quicker and with less cost and lower risk. Enterprise COBOL v5.1 offers new and enhanced features to enable users to add modern graphical user interfaces to business critical COBOL applications, work with latest CICS, IMS or DB2 middleware, or extend them to work with web, cloud, or mobile infrastructures. Some new features include Java 7 support, unbounded tables and groups, and provide COBOL applications better control in generation of XML documents.

Enterprise COBOL v5.1 also has new features to improve programmer productivity. The total size of all data items in Working-storage or Local-storage section is raised to 2GB (from 128MB). The maximum size of an individual data item is raised to 999,999,999 bytes (From 128MB). New built-in functions are added to improve programmability of UTF-8 applications, and improve capability for processing UTF-8 data in DB2 and XML documents.

Enterprise COBOL v5.1 supports the ecosystem of COBOL development tools supplied by IBM and ISVs.

Courtsey: developerworks

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2013-07-26T04:48:11+00:00 2013-07-26T04:48:11+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • "Report This Post" is activated.]]>
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2013-07-25T17:17:07+00:00 2013-07-25T17:17:07+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Last I heard they said Mainframes can not be hacked?]]>

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gets 2 Years for Hacking

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been sentenced to two years in jail for computer hacking.
A two-week trial ended today, when the Nacka District Court in Sweden handed down its verdict, TorrentFreak reported. Warg, 28, will spend two years behind bars for allegedly hacking into the mainframe of Logica, a Swedish IT company that manages data for Swedish tax authorities.

A 36-year-old unidentified man, said to be Warg's accomplice, was sentenced to probation.

The case dates back to the fall, when Warg was arrested by Cambodian police and faced possible extradition to Sweden to serve a 12-month jail sentenced finalized in October 2011. At the time, authorities seized a computer from his apartment, which Warg claimed was accessed and used in the hacking by someone else.

His protests were not enough to convince the court, though. In a translated press release, the district court today said that it is "beyond reasonable doubt that the two implemented the data breaches."

Among other pieces of evidence in the prosecutor's case was the detail that the defendants' personal signatures (Warg went by the online alias anakata) were used in conversation on chat sites, pointing to their work together.
Warg is currently serving a jail sentence for copyright infringement committed during his time with The Pirate Bay, TorrentFreak reported.

Earlier this week, the Swedish District Court also approved Warg's extradition to Denmark, where he faces accusations of hacking into the mainframes of Danish IT company CSC.

In February, Warg, along with Fredik Neij and Peter Sunde, were the subjects of TPB AFK ("The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard"), a documentary that debuted in February at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The 82-minute flick opens on the day before The Pirate Bay trial in February 2009, when the co-founders faces $13 million in damage claims in a copyright infringement case.


Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:17 pm

2013-07-25T06:06:58+00:00 2013-07-25T06:06:58+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Master the Mainframe - win a scholarship.]]>

CA Technologies, in partnership with SHARE, will be awarding over $1 Million in Mainframe Academy scholarships through 2016. Scholarships will be awarded by members of the SHARE board to those individuals who demonstrate a desire to master mainframe programming skills. Click here for more information on CA Technologies Mainframe Academy.

Submission Dates:

CA Technologies will be awarding five scholarships of $35,000 each The scholarship is only intended to cover the complete cost of attending Mainframe Academy with CA Technologies so that winners will be enabled to develop their core mainframe programming skills.


Three (3) scholarships will be awarded at SHARE in Boston, August 11-16, 2013.

The next application deadline is Friday, July 12, 2013.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
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Scholarships will be awarded based on the essay and critical thinking submissions.

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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:06 am

2013-07-24T08:05:21+00:00 2013-07-24T08:05:21+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Re: IBM Announces 2Q 2013 Earnings: zEnterprise up by 10%.]]> Statistics: Posted by Manoj — Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:05 am

2013-07-20T22:01:51+00:00 2013-07-20T22:01:51+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • IBM Announces 2Q 2013 Earnings: zEnterprise up by 10%.]]>
Non-mainframe UNIX servers had another dreadful quarter -- HP and Oracle/Sun continue their UNIX server slide into oblivion — and IBM gained market share in that segment despite a 24% (constant currency) slide in its Power server business.

IBM's CFO Mark Loughridge mentioned on the earnings call for analysts that he expects another double digit revenue growth quarter for zEnterprise in the third quarter. Yo! Yo!!

Reference: Executive presentations.

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:01 pm

2013-07-20T21:00:40+00:00 2013-07-20T21:00:40+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • BMC to Sell Itself to a Private Equity Consortium.]]>
BMC, a software company with an extensive portfolio of tools for z/OS, has announced it recommends shareholder acceptance of an offer from a consortium of private equity investors to buy all of the company's publicly traded shares. The consortium includes Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, and the offer price is $46.25 per share which values the company at about $6.9 billion.

Golden Gate Capital already owns at least a portion of several software companies including Infor and Attachmate (which in turn owns Novell), so they have some investment experience in IBM zEnterprise-related software companies. Bain Capital owns part of SunGard.

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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:00 pm

2013-07-19T19:11:01+00:00 2013-07-19T19:11:01+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Re: We made a Century!!]]>
Today it is 165!!!

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:11 pm

2013-07-18T05:35:38+00:00 2013-07-18T05:35:38+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • We made a Century!!]]>

We got 121 users online Yesterday, on 17 Jul 2013 at 22:54. You can check that at the bottom of Board Index. This will be shown like this: "Most users ever online was 121 on 17 Jul 2013 22:54".

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2013-07-09T18:56:12+00:00 2013-07-09T18:56:12+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • IBM Accelerates Cloud Computing on System z with...]]> IBM Accelerates Cloud Computing on System z with Acquisition of CSL International


ARMONK, N.Y. - 09 Jul 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire CSL International, a leading provider of virtualization management technology for IBM’s zEnterprise system. CSL International is a privately held company headquartered in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. Financial terms will not be disclosed.

A strategic investment in the System z portfolio, the acquisition deepens the consolidation and cloud capabilities by offering simplified management of the virtualization environment. CSL International’s CSL-WAVE software enables companies to monitor and manage their z/VM and Linux on System z environments using a powerful and easy-to-use interface. The software provides drag and drop simplicity to instantly create, discover, visualize and connect virtual servers to resources allowing clients to free up more skilled staff to address other business challenges.

The zEnterprise System enables clients to host the workloads of thousands of commodity servers on a single system for simplification, improved security and cost reduction. The combination of IBM and CSL International technologies will allow clients to manage all aspects of z/VM and Linux on System z virtualization, including CPU, memory, storage, and network resources.

"As clients create smarter computing environments, they are looking for ways to manage IT costs and complexity without sacrificing security or the ability to scale," said Greg Lotko, IBM business line executive, System z. “The response by clients to the advantages of Linux on System z have been tremendous, with the shipped capacity nearly doubling in 1Q13 year to year. With the acquisition of CSL International, IBM expands its cloud virtualization capabilities, making it even easier for clients to take advantage of Linux on System z."

Virtualization, a foundation of cloud computing, has been designed into the fabric of the System z architecture since its inception nearly 50 years ago. IBM offers expansive scalability with a shared-everything design point for maximum utilization – up to 100 percent – of computing resources. This announcement further extends the value of IBM's cloud offerings.
The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and applicable regulatory reviews.
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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:56 pm

2013-07-08T05:32:53+00:00 2013-07-08T05:32:53+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Re: British computing pioneer James Martin found dead in...]]> Statistics: Posted by DB2 Guy — Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:32 am

2013-07-07T04:49:52+00:00 2013-07-07T04:49:52+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • British computing pioneer James Martin found dead in...]]>
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Obit James Martin, whose 1977 Pulitzer-nominated book The Wired Society predicted much of the modern internet, and who was helped more than most to explain and instruct in modern computing, has been found dead in the sea off his private island in Bermuda.

"The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 79 year old Dr. James Martin. Dr. Martin's lifeless body was found floating in the waters of the Great Sound near Agar's Island around 5:30pm Monday, June 24th by a kayaker," local law enforcement told Bernews. Foul play is not suspected.

Martin wrote over 100 books on computing and IT, starting in 1961, two years after he joined IBM. He continued to publish an average of more than a book a year until his death. These became the standard texts for teaching programming, systems design, database management, and computer troubleshooting, and provided a tidy income to supplement his wages from IBM

In 1981 he went into business for himself as a consultant, and rode the well-paid wave of consultancy for nearly thirty years. He also advised the British and American governments on computer issues, becoming the first Briton to be appointed to the US Department of Defense software scientific advisory board, and he lectured on software and systems design for over quarter of a century.

It was an unusual career path for someone born in the sleepy Midlands town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. He earned a scholarship at Oxford to study physics, which brought him into his first contact with computers and set the course for his career.

He later repaid the university by becoming its largest single benefactor – donating $150m to set up the The James Martin 21st Century School at his alma mater, and setting up the Oxford Martin School after September 11, 2001, to study global economics and conflict.

"The Oxford Martin School embodies Jim's concern for humanity, his creativity, his curiosity, and his optimism. Jim provided not only the founding vision, but was intimately involved with the School and our many programmes. We have lost a towering intellect, guiding visionary and a wonderful close friend," said the current director of the school, Professor Ian Goldin.

The future was a constant concern of Martin, and it took up much of his writing and lecturing time in later years. His 2006 book The Meaning of the 21st Century was turned into a film narrated by Michael Douglas, and El Reg recommends it as well worth both a read and a watch.

In his later years, Martin retired to Bermuda, buying a small island and spending his time sailing, gardening, and giving the occasional lecture to locals when not penning his latest tome. He was profoundly concerned by the effects of climate change and resource scarcity, and believed the current generation has the power to make or break humanity.

"This century could lead to a far greater future than we can even imagine is possible today," he said. "As we look at the span of the centuries, both past and future, the 21st century is absolutely critical – it has a very special meaning."

He is survived by his third wife, Lilian, and by a daughter of his first marriage. ®

Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:49 am

2013-07-06T20:12:59+00:00 2013-07-06T20:12:59+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Re: Apple’s web-based office software.]]> Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:12 pm

2013-07-05T09:50:40+00:00 2013-07-05T09:50:40+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Re: Apple’s web-based office software.]]> Statistics: Posted by BobThomas — Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:50 am

2013-07-05T09:48:08+00:00 2013-07-05T09:48:08+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Re: Syncsort Expands Executive Management Team for Data...]]> Statistics: Posted by BobThomas — Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:48 am

2013-07-03T19:06:42+00:00 2013-07-03T19:06:42+00:00 <![CDATA[IT News. • Syncsort Expands Executive Management Team for Data...]]> Syncsort Expands Executive Management Team for Data Integration Business


Lonne Jaffe, Former IBM and CA Technologies Executive Joins as CEO

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – July 01, 2013

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data integration solutions, today announced new appointments and promotions to its Data Integration leadership team, naming Lonne Jaffe as Chief Executive Officer.

A 14 year technology industry veteran, Lonne Jaffe was tapped to apply his expertise in developing and executing strategies that deliver significant value to businesses grappling with game-changing technology shifts.

“The board is thrilled that Lonne Jaffe has decided to join Syncsort,” said Peter Sobiloff, chairman of the board of Syncsort Incorporated and Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners. “His broad knowledge spanning from mainframe to Big Data and his deep experience in enterprise mergers & acquisitions and technical strategy will add significantly to the business.”

“I am very excited to join the Syncsort team,” said Jaffe. “There is no greater disruptive force in the industry today than Big Data, and with its powerful technology, exceptional talent, and large existing customer base, Syncsort is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the incredible opportunity that Big Data represents, across both mainframe and open systems such as Hadoop.”

Lonne Jaffe comes to Syncsort with strong skills and expertise in the enterprise software space, including significant mergers & acquisitions experience. Most recently, Lonne served as senior vice president of corporate strategy at CA Technologies, one of the world’s largest software companies, and prior to that he spent over a decade at IBM, where he was vice president of strategy for an IBM software division with over $5 billion in revenue. Lonne holds undergraduate and advanced degrees from Harvard University.

Continued Jaffe, “As an outside observer, I’ve been very impressed with the accomplishments to date of Syncsort’s Data Integration Business around Big Data: delivering the DMX-h products for Hadoop acceleration and optimization; implementing advanced mainframe connectivity for Hadoop; creating a lightweight download experience for the Syncsort Hadoop products; and getting an important performance-related and functional contribution included in the Apache Hadoop project.”

The Board is also delighted to announce additional changes to the executive team to support the growth of Syncsort’s Data Integration business. Josh Rogers, who was instrumental in the creation of the company’s Big Data strategy and who led the organization to successful execution, has been promoted to President. Gary Survis, who has driven significant improvements in the business’ digital marketing capabilities, will become Chief Marketing Officer. And, Tendű Yoğurtçu, who leads the team that developed the company’s Hadoop product line, is being promoted to Vice President of Engineering.

The Syncsort Data Integration and Data Protection businesses, which have different technology and go-to-market strategies, are being formally separated into two operating businesses. Flavio Santoni will continue to lead the Data Protection business as its Chief Executive Officer.

“The next logical progression for the organization is the creation of two separate operating businesses with their own leadership teams,” said Sobiloff. “This approach will provide both our businesses with the flexibility to continue delivering the most competitive solutions in their respective segments. Both leaders are outstanding and bring unique skills that will enable their organizations to create optimum value.”

About Syncsort’s Data Integration Business
Syncsort provides data-intensive organizations across the big data continuum with a smarter way to collect and process the ever expanding data avalanche. With thousands of deployments across all major platforms, including mainframe, Syncsort helps customers around the world overcome the architectural limits of today’s data integration and Hadoop environments, empowering their organizations to drive better business outcomes, in less time -- with fewer resources and lower total cost of ownership. For more information visit

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Statistics: Posted by Anuj Dhawan — Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:06 pm