Blue just launched what it's calling one of the most sophisticated computer systems ever built. IBM's new z13 mainframe caps a $1 billion investment and five years of development -- and taps into over
500 new patents in collaboration with more than 60 clients. IBM is pointing to three "firsts" with the z13. It's the first system that can process 2.5 billion transactions a day -- that’s
equal to 100 Cyber Mondays every day of the year -- which is a key capability given we're headed toward about 40 trillion mobile
transactions a day by 2025, according to Big Blue’s research.
The z13 also claims to be the first system to make practical real-time encryption of all mobile transactions at any scale and the first mainframe system with embedded analytics to offer real-time
insights on all transactions. The latter capability helps drive real-timefraud
detection on business transactions by delivering "on the fly" analytic insights that IBM said are 17 times faster than comparable competitive systems.
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