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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…

Proposed GenevaERS 5.0 Architectural Direction

The following are some initial thoughts on the next version of GenevaERS as an Open Source project might go: Workbench Currently the only way to specify GenevaERS processes (called a GenevaERS “view”) is through the Workbench, which is a structured environment allowing specifications of column formats, values to be used in populating those columns, including…

SAFR Technical Update

The following update was provided to GenevaERS/SAFR alumni in June 2020, reflecting the work that has progressed for the last several years.

SAFR Open Source Rationale

The following slides were used with existing customers to explain the rationale for SAFR Open Source in April 2020

Training Module 22: using Pipes and Tokens

The slides used in the following video are shown below: Slide 1 Welcome to the training course on IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting, or SAFR.  This is Module 22, using Pipes and Tokens Slide 2 Upon completion of this module, you should be able to: Describe uses for the SAFR piping feature Read a…

Research on Next Generation SAFR: 2017

The following is an R&D effort to define the next generation of SAFR, composed by Kip Twitchell, in March 2017. It was not intended to be a formally released paper, but the ideas expressed herein have continued to resonate with later assessments of the tool direction. Proposal for Next Generation SAFR Engine Architecture Kip Twitchell…

Consolidated Data Supply Chain: 2016

The following slides were developed while consulting at 12 of top 25 world banks about financial systems from 2013-2016. Although not specific to GenevaERS, it delineates the causes of the problems in our financial systems, and the potential impact of GenevaERS supported systems and the Event Based Concepts. Additional details can be read in this…

Training Module 21: The SAFR Write Function

The slides used in the following are shown below: Slide 1 Welcome to the training course on IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting, or SAFR.  This is Module 21, The SAFR Write Function Slide 2 Upon completion of this module, you should be able to: Describe uses for SAFR Write Function Read a Logic Table…

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