IBM’s own Alan Meyer’s was interviewed earlier this year by BeyeNETWORK. Discussion points included predictive analytics, operational BI, and data warehousing… all running on the mainframe.
System z or zEnterprise (zEnterprise seems to be gaining popularity as the name to use when referring to the mainframe) is once again enjoying the attention as THE platform for data warehousing. With the power of DB2 for z/OS teamed up with all those famous characteristics of the mainframe (secure, available, scalable, cost-effective, etc… to name just a few), System z definitely has a lot going for it. Throw in the DB2 Analytics Accelerator for an almost unbeatable platform.
You can check out this excellent interview at the BeyeNETWORK. Just click-through on “Predictive Analytics, Operational BI and Data Warehousing on the Mainframe: A Spotlight Q&A with Alan Meyer of IBM” for easy access to the entire interview.