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The mainframe is the original "Big Data" platform. Many large corporations and government agencies have vast amounts of mainframe data. Today, when you are building your Big Data environment using Hadoop, you want to incorporate all data sources in your organization. You have critical data on the mainframe that must be included, but there has been no easy way to exploit it...until now.
Frank Koconis is a Senior Solutions Consultant on Syncsort's Professional Services team. He has over 35 years of IT experience in ETL, data modelling and database application development. He has worked on a wide range of systems, from mainframes all the way down to hand-held devices. He is a Cloudera-certified Hadoop administrator and a certified DB2 DBA.He has been with Syncsort for 5 years; prior to that he worked for IBM for 9 years. He lives in Matthews.