"R.L. Polk & Co., one of the oldest providers of automotive
information in the U.S., had a mainframe problem.
"The mainframe--an IBM 2066-002, part of the zSeries line-- as
unable to keep up with the demands of crunching data on 500 million
unique vehicles every year. Some of the data processing jobs on the
mainframe would often take several days to complete. Parts of the
infrastructure at Polk were close to 20 years old when executives
first started looking elsewhere for solutions in 2004..."