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 technology.
latest episode features our Project Chair, Kip Twitchell.
The episode is available via
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A transcript of the conversation is available via the
episode’s page on the Open Mainframe Project website
GenevaERS TSC Chair Kip Twitchell and Solution Architect Sandy Peresie present at the monthly Open Mainframe Project
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 of a single pass of large volumes of data, an optimized join feature, the reliability of the mainframe and the dynamic open source community.
As a recent addition to the Open Mainframe Project, there are many ways to get involved and the team would love to have your help.
Kip provided an overview of the GenevaERS project at the mini summit held Friday October 30th 2020.
Swapnil Bhartiya, founder and Editor-in-Chief of
TFiR, interviews Kip Twitchell about GenevaERS
In the summer of 2020, Kip Twitchell presented SAFR / GenevaERS to the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project’s
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
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, intersecting with Apache Spark would be an interesting development.” “This is exactly the kind of project we want to see” “Most of the projects we are sponsoring are user interface related, supporting modernization. This has interesting transaction processing characteristics.” “Looks like you already have a couple of people interested in participating/contributing…” The energy in the committee is “because this is a mature/sophisticated project.”
The following slides were used in the application discussion:
Additionally, the relationship of GenevaERS to Apache Spark was discussed, leveraging the content from the recent
Proposed GenevaERS 5.0 Architectural Direction.