Syncsort Supports Mainframe’s Key Role in Big Data, Mobile and IoT with its Latest Innovations for IBMz

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ZPSaver Suite Now Offloads Sort to zIIP to Further Speed Up Resource-Intensive Processing and Reduce Software Costs

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To support the mainframe’s critical role in Big Data processing, the mobile economy and the Internet of Things, Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, today announced new software innovations designed to further take advantage of IBM z Systems zIIP processors to improve performance, reduce MIPS usage and lower costs.

Last fall, Syncsort debuted its ZPSaver Suite, with specialized utilities that allow customers to offload Copy and SMS Compression work to zIIP processors, enabling system administrators to turbo-charge critical processing work while lowering MIPS-based software costs. Customers have reported huge performance increases and dramatic cost savings by reducing elapsed time for those tasks by up to 25 percent and CPU time by up to 90 percent. Now, Syncsort has added the ability to offload resource intensive Sort processing workloads to zIIP, further electrifying performance and generating even bigger savings.

“With the success of the z13, the mainframe continues to be the backbone of Big Data transaction processing, capable of handling billions of transactions for business-critical applications and supporting the latest data delivery technologies. However, organizations continue to face pressure to deliver on SLA expectations and meet cost containment goals,” said Harvey Tessler, founder and general manager, mainframe at Syncsort. “The new release of the ZPSaver Suite demonstrates our commitment to continually look for ways to help our customers fully leverage the tremendous strengths of the IBMz and z13, especially zIIP processors and advanced levels of cache design.”

Syncsort is offering potential customers free comprehensive workload analysis services, which will deliver a crisp and clear estimate of the potential cost savings and performance benefits of the ZPSaver suite for a given customer’s mainframe environment. To request these free high value services, please register here.

“Mainframes continue to be the go-to platform for many large organizations, particularly for computational intensive applications for a staggering amount of transactions, generating a gigantic amount of data,” noted Jon Toigo, mainframe evangelist and managing partner of Toigo Partners International LLC, a consultancy and research firm. “Syncsort continues to focus on smart ways to deliver technology that offloads resource intensive processing to zIIP, allowing companies to calibrate trade-offs between CPU utilization and performance so they can pay less for CPU cycles while delivering better performance levels to their users. With the addition of Sort offload, the ZPSaver Suite continues to rock!”

In addition to the ZPSaver Suite for managing mainframe processing costs and performance, Syncsort continues to see high customer demand for Ironstream, a unique-in-the-market product that provides real-time, operational insights for Splunk® Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. Ironstream allows customers to continuously push valuable mainframe data into their Splunk environments in real-time for advanced analysis of operational health, without disrupting or adding costs to the mainframe operating environment. Syncsort will be announcing new capabilities for Ironstream next month.

For more information on Syncsort’s enhanced ZPSaver suite with Sort offload, click here.

About Syncsort

Syncsort provides enterprise software that allows organizations to collect, integrate, sort and distribute more data in less time, with fewer resources and lower costs. Thousands of customers in more than 85 countries, including 87 of the Fortune 100 companies, use our fast and secure software to optimize and offload data processing workloads. Syncsort software provides specialized solutions spanning “Big Iron to Big Data,” including next gen analytical platforms such as Hadoop, cloud, and Splunk. For more than 40 years customers have turned to Syncsort’s software and expertise to dramatically improve performance of their data processing environments, while reducing hardware and labor costs. Experience Syncsort at

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