Syncsort Enhances Mainframe's Increasing Role and Value in Real-Time, Big Data Analytics and Innovates Splunk Enterprise

By CIOReview | Monday, March 21, 2016

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ: Syncsort, a provider of Big Data and mainframe software, announces new capabilities in its unique-in-market product Ironstream.  The product enables organizations to analyze IBM z Systems log data from WebSphere and from user applications in real-time with Splunk Enterprise.

“Recent use cases reflect the mainframe’s evolving role as the critical linchpin for leading analytics platforms like Splunk Enterprise, to address enterprise-wide security risks and soaring compliance costs,” says Harvey Tessler, Founder and GM, Mainframe at Syncsort. “A growing number of enterprises want to analyze mainframe operational data in real time with Splunk solutions. They are looking to use this analysis to support proactive data-driven decision making and to gain significant efficiencies in their IT operations to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Our new capabilities in Ironstream are central to achieving this critical Big Iron to Big Data goals.”

By opening up valuable, real time operational data from the mainframe and providing it to Splunk Enterprise, Splunk users can be more proactive and effective in monitoring and resolving application, security and network problems on the mainframe.

Additionally, Syncsort has also released a free Starter Edition for moving z/OS Syslog data into Splunk solutions. Unlike a typical technology trial, Syncsort allows organizations to use the Starter Edition free and move data without a time limit, and run applications in the production.

The new enhancements add to Ironstream’s ability to forward the most important mainframe files into Splunk Enterprise. With its steady delivery of enhancements to handle emerging use cases, Ironstream is an essential part of Syncsort’s Big Iron to Big Data strategy and continued focus on joining with industry leaders like Splunk to provide enterprises with simple and cost-effective ways to facilitate valuable business insights.