Principal information management consultant, DB2 subject matter expert, IBM DB2 Gold Consultant and IBM Champion
Years in IT—
My first mainframe job—
I worked as a DBA on IBM 4341, running VSE and coding with PL/I and Assembler language.
My favorite mainframe attribute—
Mainframe means discipline for me. Most of the roles and responsibilities are well defined. It’s not like distributed systems. It looks complex but after a certain period, when you’re equipped with the right knowledge, it’s the most open system. It’s fun to discover how the internals of Operating System or DB2 interacts with z hardware. It’s a great computing environment for mission-critical and mixed applications—thanks to IBM.