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Why Mainframes Aren’t Going Away Any Time Soon

Modern mainframes definitely aren’t your father’s punch card-driven machines that filled entire rooms. These days, they most often run Linux and have found a renewed place in the data center, where they’re being called upon to do a lot of heavy lifting. Want to know where the largest instance of Oracle’s database runs? It’s on a Linux mainframe. How about the largest implementation of SAP on the planet? Again, Linux on a mainframe.