At AWS re:Invent, Precisely has announced it is working with AWS to expand AWS mainframe modernisation data replication with Precisely. It enables customers with IBM i to replicate their data to the AWS cloud in real-time. It continues the efforts by the two companies to help customers move their data and gain access to AI and advanced analytics.

Eric Yau, COO at Precisely (Image Credit: Eric Yau)
Eric Yau, COO at Precisely

Eric Yau, Chief Operating Officer at Precisely, said, “Our work with AWS further highlights the expertise that Precisely has built over many decades integrating data from some of the world’s most complex transactional systems, including IBM i and mainframe.

“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with AWS and our shared commitment to help customers fully leverage valuable data assets across their infrastructure.”

What is this about?

IBM i has been around for over three decades. It has been one of the key transaction systems for many organisations, both those with and without mainframes. a recent survey of IBM i users “showed that nearly 50% of organizations are considering either migration or modernization initiatives, with 17% confirming that these plans will be completed in the next five years.”

One reason to migrate is to make better use of data for analytics and decision-making. To do that, they are moving their data to AWS in order to remove legacy data silos. They are also looking to take advantage of the machine learning and AI software that AWS offers.

The Precisely and AWS partnership also helps customers deliver on their journey to data integrity. With increasing numbers of organisations looking to build private LLMs and AI instances, data integrity is a major concern.

Enterprise Times: What does this mean?

Organisations realise that their future lies in the data they hold. Yet after a decade of data mining, analytics, machine learning and now AI, many are still held back by data silos and legacy systems. It means that they are looking for new ways to make the most of what they have.

Precisely and AWS, through the AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication with Precisely are looking to address that. It helps customers migrate their data to AWS and make it accessible to the tools customers want.


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