HPE NonStop News

Some BIG happenings at NSU40

  • Video: “The Story of NonStop” is live and available to view! (https://www.nsu40.com/forum/general-discussion/video-the-story-of-nonstop) For those that remember, this was something that was requested by the group from the very first NSU40 meeting, and with sponsor support, we were able to make it happen. This is also something the group has mentioned they would like to see more of in terms of marketing and education. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and provide feedback in the comments. I’d like to give a special shout out to our sponsors on this video; ComForte, TCM, Idelji, and XYPRO.
  • Next President: I’d like to introduce the next president of NSU40, Daniel Craig of TCM! Working full-time in the NonStop field for close to the last decade, Daniel Craig brings a wealth of experience and passion to our group. The board is thrilled for him to be leading the way! Please come meet Daniel at the upcoming NSU40 meeting at the TBC
  • TBC Meeting: Please plan on attending the NSU40 Meeting at the upcoming Technical Boot Camp in San Francisco. The meeting is scheduled for 430pm on Monday, November 13th in Bayside Room B. With most of the group being repeat attendees, introductions will be skipped and we will get right into it. This is a chance for open discussion on all things NonStop!

HPE Shadowbase Software Improves Support for DB2 as a Source

 Gravic recently dramatically improved the support of HPE Shadowbase for DB2 as a source in data replication environments. With this new release, HPE Shadowbase software makes it easy and cost effective to integrate your DB2 databases into the rest of your data processing environments. HPE Shadowbase data replication can now replicate from DB2 on any IBM platform/environment to any of the supported HPE Shadowbase targets, including HPE NonStop, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, MySQL, and Sybase. This release also includes replicating DB2 data into non-traditional non-database targets, such as replicating DB2 change data into MQ series, JMS, fraud detection systems, flat-files, real-time business intelligence solutions, and other messaging targets. This latest build includes DB2 databases resident on z/OS IBM mainframe environments, as well as DB2 on AIX, Linux, Windows, etc. Read the new HPE Shadowbase solution brief, or contact your local HPE account team or SBsales@gravic.com for more information.



Big Data – Big Risk? How your NonStop can help tackle a Big Challenge with Tokenization

Big Data projects these days are all about Hadoop, advanced analytics, new architecture concepts and have nothing to do with NonStop. Or do they? Chances are that your NonStop is already contributing to your organization’s strategic Big Data initiatives.  comForte is presenting on this very topic at TBC 2017 (#NonStopTBC). You will hear about use cases from NonStop customers that directly intersect with Big Data. You will see examples of how NonStop-based data tokenization plays an essential role in securing sensitive data in such scenarios without impeding big data analytics. Don’t miss this session if you want to learn how your NonStop is going to enable secure analysis in the big data world. 

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TANDsoft Adds Data Masking to its Sensitive Data Intercept (SDI) Solution

Your name is John Doe. Your nine-digit U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) is 123-45-6789. You earn an annual salary of USD $93,000, and your employer maintains all your sensitive personal information as unprotected data in the company database. Perhaps your employer should mask that data via TANDsoft’s Sensitive Data Intercept (SDI). A new feature add-on to TANDsoft’s popular SDI solution, data masking protects sensitive data from individuals or groups not authorized to access it. With SDI, masked data retains its original format (SSN = 123-45-6789); yet it is altered in such a way as to make unauthorized detection impossible (SSN = XXX-XX-X789). Without SDI’s data masking, a security hole can represent an access point for a disastrous data breach.

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NonStop Under 40 – Operation Support – Part 1

Part 1 – Grooming the Next Generation

There are good news and bad news in the world of NonStop Operation support.

First the good news: NonStop operation support teams have always been known to be one of the most technical and versatile groups in any enterprise environment. The team embodies a wealth of technical knowledge that is just as critical in ensuring the fault tolerance of the applications as the underlying NonStop hardware and Guardian operating system. They can diagnose and fix issues ranging from hardware, system software, application scheduling, database, network and others.


Now the bad news: Many members of that superb NonStop technical team are either retiring or looking to retire soon. What are you going to do to replace that talent pool? Is there a way to bring in new and younger resources to support your NonStop systems and applications to ensure it will continue to run smoothly?

I believe the answer is: “Yes.” But it requires a new set of considerations.

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The BITUG Little SIG is on 7th December in London.

If you'd like to attend please visit www.BITUG.com and head for the Little SIG page to register.

Places are limited and registration closes on 1st December, so please don't leave it late or you could miss out.

We look forward to seeing you in December,



Venue: Trinity House, Tower Hill, London




Save the Date: DUST Chapter Meeting - Desert Users of Tandem

December 12
‘HPE NonStop Technical Boot Camp highlights’ 
Scottsdale, Arizona
CVS Health
Information: Event Listing


Save the Date: SunTUG Connect Florida and Golf tournament. 

March 2nd. 2018.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 

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The European NonStop HotSpot 2018!

49 years of symposia in Germany and 10 years of GTUG and Connect Deutschland


May 14 – 16 2018

Registration open

Connect Board of Directors
2018 Slate

Connect Worldwide is a volunteer led organization.  From the local chapters to the Board of Directors, volunteers are the key to our success.

Per Connect bylaws, members in good standing will be allowed to vote. Please vote yes, no or abstain to approve the following slate by clicking here or the VOTE button below. Should you have problems or questions about the voting process, please contact us at info@connect-community.org.

Voting ends 11-23-2017

The 2018 Board of Directors Slate includes:

Trevor Jackson
Senior Director of Information Technology
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada – SOCAN

Trevor has been a long term HPE customer, particularly in the HP-UX software and server space. He is also a HPE 3PAR Customer and has participated as a speaker at several HPE Discover events as well as several written, recorded and video taped interviews. Trevor has served as the secretary on the Connect WorldWide Board of Directors for the past two years.


Navid Khodayari
Director of Business Development

Navid is a longtime HPE Partner in the analytic space on the NonStop platform. Navid has served on the Connect Board of Directors for the last year.


Sue Robinson
Data Security Manager
Aspen Insurance

Sue is a technology expert with over twenty years of experience working with infrastructure technologies. Over the last five years, Sue has been an HPE customer who manages an infrastructure team using HPE 3PAR, All Flash Cache Arrays, HP Dataprotector and OneView.


Marty Edelman
Creative System Software

Since retiring from The Home Depot, Marty Edelman has provided strategic guidance to organizations wishing to modernize their IT infrastructures. While at The Home Depot, he was the director of Payment Services. Edelman has been involved with HPE (Tandem, Compaq, HPE and HPE) for more than 30 years. As an employee, end user, and independent consultant. He founded a small consultancy firm that specialized in developing high-volume mission-critical solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He and his team helped to build the UPS Tracking System, the NYSE Consolidated Trade and Quote systems, and the SWIFT next-generation computing platform.