Offloading from the Mainframe
Every organization is reinventing itself as a digital business. Web, mobile, social, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things applications are driving a deluge of new data. The volume, speed, and diversity of this data is overwhelming mainframe environments. Coupled with pressures to meet new regulatory demands and cut costs, CIOs are challenged in how quickly they can remake the business for digital, while trying to innovate on top of legacy technologies.
Mainframe offloading is the process of replicating commonly accessed mainframe data to an Operational Data Layer (ODL) built on MongoDB, against which operations are redirected from consuming applications. The existing mainframes are left untouched.
Cost: Redirecting queries away from the mainframe to the ODL significantly reduces costs. Even cutting just 20%-30% in MIPS consumption can save $ millions in mainframe operating costs.
Agility: An ODL built on a modern data platform helps developers build new apps and digital experiences 3-5x faster than the mainframe.
User Experience: Meet demands for exploding data volumes and user populations by scaling-out on commodity hardware, with self-healing replicas to maintain 24x7 service.