Bryan Smith

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Bryan Smith joined Rocket Software in 2011 and manages all aspects of Rocket’s R&D organization and operations. Bryan has over 25 years of experience in software development. Prior to joining Rocket, Bryan was an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the Information Management division of the IBM Software Group, where he held various engineering, management, and customer-facing roles. He served as a division technical intellectual property lead, represented IBM on the Transaction Processing Council (TPC benchmarks), published numerous articles in information management publications, and was appointed an Association for Computing Machinery Distinguished Engineer in 2009. Bryan has thirteen granted patents on software and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the California State University, at Pomona and Chico.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Bryan F. Smith and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

How mainframes prevent data breaches

Why banks love mainframes

Why banks love mainframes

Fiscal institutions rely on mainframes, and the reasons have far less to do with tradition than they do with power and versatility.

Mainframes 2026: What the future holds for big iron

Mainframes 2026: What the future holds for big iron

The cloud killed the mainframe? I'm not so sure. Let's take a look at what the next decade has in store for big iron.

Mainframes and the API economy

Mainframes and the API economy

You don't have to know COBOL to work in big iron. APIs open up mainframing to anyone with coding skills.

4 things you can do on a mainframe—without knowing how to use a mainframe

4 things you can do on a mainframe—without knowing how to use a mainframe

New tools make it possible to program and manage mainframes in just about any language and on any platform.

3 reasons to be a 20-something mainframer

3 reasons to be a 20-something mainframer

The world’s top companies are willing to pay top dollar to hire and train the next generation of mainframe leaders.

The platform wars are over

The platform wars are over

Platform is irrelevant—it's big data that matters. And nothing stores data like a mainframe.

Mainframes: A technological best bet

Mainframes: A technological best bet

The mainframe is just as sound an investment now as it was over 50 years ago. Efficient, future-proofed, and ideal for mobile, this powerhouse technology maintains a critical role in commerce today.

The cloud’s silver lining: the mainframe

The cloud’s silver lining: the mainframe

The mainframe's latest innovations – as well as classic capabilities – are at the heart of why the hybrid cloud is such a powerful and popular solution.

The future of virtualization: Don’t forget the so-called 'old'

The future of virtualization: Don’t forget the so-called 'old'

Virtualization is currently a hot topic, along with "the future." But what do discussions of the future usually accomplish in tech? By looking at the relationship between mainframes and virtualization, let's discover how discussions...

Mainframes, the military, and me

Mainframes, the military, and me

The mainframe computing model has a lot in common with the military model.

When mobile and mainframes mix, the results are spectacular

When mobile and mainframes mix, the results are spectacular

The demands of mobile applications and mainframe capabilities make a powerful but neglected combination. Mobile technology needs scalability, secure hosting, instant access to data, and extremely high performance combined with total...

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