IBM Extends Spark to Mainframe for Real-Time Insights

IBM’s new z/OS Platform for Apache Spark gives data scientists and developers real-time access to mainframe data for faster analysis. IBM has released its new z/OS Platform for Apache Spark to help give data scientists and developers real-time, secure access to mainframe data.The new offering makes it easier and faster for users to access and analyze data in-place on the IBM z Systems mainframe to deliver real-time insights, IBM said.Last year, IBM announced a commitment to Spark that included focusing more than 3,500 IBM researchers and developers to work on Spark-related projects. As part of that commitment, z Systems has also established a new GitHub organization for developers to collaborate on z/OS on Spark.With IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark, Spark runs natively on the z/OS mainframe operating system so…


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