Happy New Year! As we welcome in 2016 with a bang, us here at Mainframe debate wanted to first take a look back at the year that was in Mainframe. Here are the top 15 moments that defined mainframe in 2015 and have set the stage for an exciting 2016.

# Working Ideas

  • Launch of LinuxOne (#1)
  • Death of Gene Amdalh (#2)
  • Launch of z13: Arrival of zSystems (#5)
  • Big Data Community Catches Onto Mainframes (#4)
  • CA Gets New Mainframe GM: Ashok Reddy (#8)
  • z/OS Gets New Pricing Model (#3)
  • Millennials Aim to Master the Mainframe (#10)
  • z/VSE FINALLY gets a pair of New CICS (#7)
  • 88% of CIOs Choose Mainframe as Growth Continues (#5)
  • Haters Gonna Hate…and remain wrong! (#12)
  • Ubuntu, KVM, and Spark Join the Party (#6)
  • As Security Concerns Rise, Mainframe Shines (#11)
  • BlueMix brings Mainframe power to the Cloud (#13)
  • Mainframe Gets a Movie (#9)
  • Migration? A Fools Errand. (#15)

z13: Why on Earth Is IBM Still Making Mainframes? | WIRED

LinuxOne: http://www.informationweek.com/software/operating-systems/ibms-linuxone-mainframe-whats-old-is-new-again/a/d-id/1321789

Amdalh: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=20&ved=0ahUKEwikhPf-nYfKAhUBYSYKHRa9CmM4ChCpAgg2KAAwCQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2015%2F11%2F13%2Ftechnology%2Fgene-amdahl-pioneer-of-mainframe-computing-dies-at-92.html&usg=AFQjCNFSxkEvicKfakz3o3UJ4cuRkt_bVQ&sig2=lNOtEFLsg_GUhhYQF3gTGg&bvm=bv.110151844,d.eWE

Big Data: http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-ultimate-answer-to-the-handling-of-big-data-the-mainframe/

CA Mainframe GM: https://blogs.ca.com/2015/12/17/covering-new-frontiers-why-i-took-the-role-as-cas-mainframe-gm/

15. Migration? A Fools Errand

14. CIOs Bet Big on Mainframe

13.  BlueMix brings Mainframe power to the Cloud

12. Haters Hate, Remain Wrong

11. As Security Concerns Rise, Mainframe Shines

10. Millennials Aim to Master the Mainframe

9. Mainframe Goes Hollywood

8. CA gets new Mainframe Commander: GM Ashok Reddy

7. z/VSE Gets a New Pair of CICS

6. Sparking an Open Revolution: Ubuntu, KVM and Spark Go Mainframe

5. The Best Gets Better: z13

4. Big Data Community Goes GaGa for Mainframe

3. z/OS Gets a New Pricing Model

2. The Passing of a Giant: Gene Amdalh

1: A New Emperor Arrives: IBM LinuxOne

Next, we’ll bring you predictions for 2016 from some leading experts in the Mainframe community. Share yours below!