Bridging the gap between mainframes and Big Data analytics

Big iron, big data and cloudy tools biz Syncsort has bought UK software biz Cogito to help it bring IBM mainframe database data into Big Data analytics, and to make the mainframes run better.

Syncsort was originally a mainframe data sorting company, but it now focuses on Extract-Transform-Load ETL capabilities for Hadoop and Big Data, with data stored on mainframes being processed for analytics running on X86 servers.

For example, its DMX-h product offers Hadoop data-sorting.

Cogito makes software that can improve the performance of IBM DB2 and CA IDMS database management systems on IBM z/OS, and access z Systems mainframe data.

It is a privately owned UK-based company founded in 1989 and specialising in tools and utilities for IBM DB2 and CA IDMS.

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