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Project Update and Goals

March 15, 2021 is a milestone of sorts: it is 25 years to the day later than predicted by one pundit as the date the last mainframe would be turned off. The GenevaERS team has been working hard to celebrate this milestone by working to become a full-fledged project under the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe…

GenevaERS Sister Projects: Polycephaly and OzE

The GenevaERS project is teaming up and providing support for two other Open Mainframe Initiatives; Polycephaly and the Open z/OS Enablement or OzE project. Polycephaly Polycephaly is intended to be a key technology in expanding access to mainframes, marrying two different development life cycle methodologies, distributed and z/OS. Polycephaly requires minimal z/OS system programming, and…

GenevaERS Architectural Roadmap – update

The Technical Steering Committee meeting had previously discussed the proposed future architecture for GenevaERS. The video of this discussion is on the YouTube GenevaTV channel. Embedded below is an update on the GenevaERS architecture

January 21st “I Am A Mainframer” podcast

The “I Am A Mainframer” podcast series explores the careers of those in the mainframe ecosystem. Hosted by Steven Dickens of IBM, who helped launch Open Mainframe Project in 2015, each episode is a conversation that highlights the modern mainframe, insight into the mainframe industry, and advice for those looking to learn more about the…

Announcement – GenevaERS Webinar

November 18th 11 AM US Eastern time Join us to learn about GenevaERS Open Mainframe Project. GenevaERS,  a single-pass optimization engine driving the data supply chain executing on z/OS. GenevaERS offers businesses a high-level reporting solution uniquely tuned for big data scanning and improved financial transparency for better decision-making. This project combines the processing power…

GenevaERS Goes Open Source

Swapnil Bhartiya, founder and Editor-in-Chief of TFiR, interviews Kip Twitchell about GenevaERS

Lucky #13 – the GenevaERS Proposal

In the summer of 2020, Kip Twitchell presented SAFR / GenevaERS to the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

GenevaERS Intro

Learn about our first phase of work; a proof of concept utilizing Apache Spark Learn more about our proposed architectural direction for Geneva

Sign-up and Commit to the Spark-GenevaERS POC

Organization of the project continues, but much progress has been made. Check out the Community Repository on GitHub, and its Governance and Technical Steering Committee Checklist to see what’s been happening. But don’t stop there…. Get Connected The first Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Meeting, open to all, is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at…

Lucky 13: GenevaERS is an Official Open Mainframe Project project

On Thursday July 9th, GenevaERS was approved an Incubation Project under the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project. Comments from the approving Technical Advisory Committee included (paraphrased): “This project showcases the types of applications that Z is very important to.” “Would like to see capabilities to cleanse data before feeding into Spark for machine learning.” “Yes,…

Application For Linux Foundation Project Status

The GenevaERS has applied for incubation status under the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project. The application can be viewed here. To graduate from Incubation Stage, or for a new project to join as an Active Stage project, a project must complete the proposal process plus: Have committers from at least two organizations. Have achieved and maintained…

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