IBM and partner Sirius Computer Solutions have worked with the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy to move its information technology system into a mainframe platform in order to manage large amounts of data.
The school uses IBM’s zEnterprise mainframe that runs Linux-based DB2 database software to examine and process medical claims and Sirius worked to help the College of Pharmacy migrate into a mainframe environment, IBM said Wednesday.
Pat Toole, IBM System z general manager, said the company intends to help the college update its medical records by using IBM’s zEnterprise platform.
“The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is building a smarter infrastructure to tackle its most pressing big data analytics and data management challenges,” added Toole.
The college intends to reduce data load times, process data without disrupting normal operations and enhance treatment procedures with the new mainframe.
According to IBM, the University of Arizona projects the pharmacy school’s membership to grow from 2.5 million to more than 10 million over the next few years.