Boole & Babbage Ahead of the Game in Providing On-Ramp to Newly Announced IBM CMOS-Based S/390 Parallel Servers; Customers Already Using Sysplex-Ready MainView Products to Tackle Distributed Workload Management.SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 1995--Boole & Babbage Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :BOOL), a provider of enterprise automation solutions for distributed computing (1) The use of multiple computers networked throughout a wide geographical area, or the world via the Internet, in order to solve a single problem. See grid computing.
(2) The use of multiple computers in an enterprise rather than one centralized system. , today responded to the recent announcement by IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) regarding the release of its second generation of S/390 Parallel Servers.
A pioneer in the sysplex market, Boole & Babbage greets IBM's new release with enthusiasm and notes that its MainView products are already capable of managing the new servers.
MainView has been architected to separate the end-use, data and application dimensions which makes it uniquely suited to meet the needs of users of the new parallel processors. With MainView, Boole & Babbage stands alone as the only ISV (Independent Software Vendor) A person or company that develops software. It implies an organization that specializes in software only and is not part of a computer systems or hardware manufacturer. who can provide the necessary systems management capabilities, such as Single System Image, multisystem access and single point-of-control to fully exploit the power of IBM's new Parallel Enterprise Servers.
"These new machines have the horsepower to handle more general purpose applications for mid-to-large mainframe users," said Michael Bunyard, director of marketing, large systems software at Boole & Babbage. "Conceptually, these new processors represent a tremendous opportunity for customers to drive down computing costs, but similar to the rude awakening early adopters of client/server experienced, these machines can create a systems management headache. Our MainView customers are uniquely positioned to exploit the price/performance gains which otherwise may be offset by increased systems management complexity."
Development of sysplex products has long been a priority for Boole & Babbage and the company has worked frequently with IBM in the past to develop complementary technology. In 1989, the IBM Hursley CICS (Customer Information Control System) A TP monitor from IBM that was originally developed to provide transaction processing for IBM mainframes. It controls the interaction between applications and users and lets programmers develop screen displays without Lab began using the MainView architecture as the basis for development of its CISCPlex System Manager product, which manages thousands of CICS regions over a complex of MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage) Introduced in 1974, the primary operating system used with IBM mainframes (the others are VM and DOS/VSE). MVS is a batch processing-oriented operating system that manages large amounts of memory and disk space. systems. The MainView technology that supports parallel processing environments also provides systems management of systems running MVS/ESA See MVS.
MVS/ESA - Multiple Virtual Storage SP4 or later. The MainView product family offers systems management and automation solutions for controlling the performance and availability of one to vast numbers of MVS systems, and the CICS, IMS (1) See IP Multimedia Subsystem.
(2) (Information Management System) An early IBM hierarchical DBMS for IBM mainframes. IMS was widely implemented throughout the 1970s under MVS and continues to be used under z/OS. , DB2 and DBCTL DBCTL Data Base Control application environments. This technology is proving itself in revenues. In 1994, about 30% of new sales revenues for Boole & Babbage was generated from its plex-ready products.
Boole & Babbage is the worldwide leader in enterprise automation software for distributed systems. The company is committed to supporting open systems and the growing client/server market to help IS organizations reduce costs and increase systems availability. Boole & Babbage maintains strategic alliances with Hewlett-Packard, IBM and other industry leaders to ensure its customers the most powerful, efficient solutions. Founded in 1967, Boole & Babbage sells more than 40 products in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.
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