The mainframe architecture has served the archiving, transaction, and system of record needs of organizations for an impressively long time – but the costs to maintain these systems are skyrocketing (10-15% each year!) and they are not agile enough to handle today’s modern data applications and exploding data volumes.
You know you need to deal with your mainframe problem – but in the past you didn’t love your options. Sure, SQL is more agile than a mainframe, but the reliance on a fixed schema locks data in, requiring endless ETL cycles. And, it still lacks the elasticity to handle growing data volumes. So you put the decision off.
Delay no more – there is a fix! MarkLogic’s operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL solution allows you to move from Mainframe to NoSQL to get the flexibility and cost-savings you need – and without sacrificing reliability, performance or security.
Sure, you get how NoSQL flexibility can save you the kinds of data modeling and ETL pains that come with RDBMS. But, your mainframes hold some of your most important data and power some of your most critical applications – you need a platform that will give you all the enterprise features that you need, whether you’re replacing legacy apps or permanently migrating data off the mainframe. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with capabilities such as:
One of the big reasons to get off the mainframe is to enable a move to the cloud. But make your choice wisely so you’re not locked in by technology or licensing. Check out this blog post to learn five things every CIO should plan for, to ensure cloud neutrality.
“Several constituent agencies, when we told them we were going to shut down the 30-year-old mainframe system and put [the data] into a searchable database, said, ‘Sure, Woodrow. We’ll see you in a couple of years.’ However, they were given a demo in September and … [two months later relied] strictly on MarkLogic to search this 30-year-old data.”
Woodrow Bellamy, Branch Chief, Department of Information Technology, Fairfax County
Want specifics on how a migration to NoSQL could look for your industry? Download a white paper specific to your industry’s unique challenges:
A lot of people would have you believe this is a binary choice. But with flexible enterprise-grade NoSQL technology, you can meet your organization’s needs for new applications —based on integrated data from mainframes and other data silos— while setting the foundation for eventual migration of data off the expensive, hard-to-maintain mainframe platform.
MarkLogic and Intel have forged a strong partnership that can help you tackle a migration with confidence. Learn how MarkLogic running on Intel Xeon processors can help you get off the mainframe train.