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HostBridge Redis for z/OS Introduces Ultra-Scalable NoSQL Data Store to the IBM z Systems Platform

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High-performance, in-memory technology simplifies data management, speeds sharing within and beyond the enterprise, lowers mainframe cost of ownership

STILLWATER, Okla. June 16, 2015 – HostBridge® Technology, a provider of high-performance integration and optimization software for IBM® z Systems™ and CICS®, announces HostBridge Redis® for z/OS®.

This new HostBridge product makes Redis – the in-memory NoSQL data store at the heart of today’s ultra-scalable cloud and mobile apps – available for the first time on the platform that powers the strongest enterprises on Earth. IBM z Systems customers will be able to use HostBridge Redis for z/OS to meet the exploding demand for data via Web, mobile, and cloud far more efficiently and at the lowest possible cost.

Why Redis on z/OS

“Customers tell us they need solutions that address their big market drivers – cloud architectures that embrace their z/OS assets, mobile access by users everywhere, and end-to-end analytics,” says Russ Teubner, HostBridge CEO. “We think an obvious solution is to use common technology both on and off z Systems. So we conceived of HostBridge Redis for z/OS as a standards-based, unifying approach to meeting these critical needs. It is the exact same rationale that led us to invest so heavily in server-side JavaScript for z/OS.

“From the z/OS perspective,” Teubner adds, “HostBridge Redis is a modernizing extension to transaction processing systems such as CICS and IMS™, and to traditional database systems such as DB2®, VSAM™, and Datacom®. Customers who shift portions of their existing data workloads to HostBridge Redis, or use Redis to run new workloads, will gain significant benefits. They will be able to share their most valuable data with distributed apps across any platform, inside or outside the enterprise, at lightning speed, and with unparalleled scalability. And they will add value to their traditional data systems while reducing processing costs.”

How HostBridge Redis for z/OS Delivers

Built on the latest Redis code base, HostBridge Redis includes innovative features that offer a range of benefits to the z Systems customer:

Replication: Within and Beyond the Enterprise

With its built-in replication capabilities, HostBridge Redis can be deployed in a variety of ways to extend Redis benefits within and beyond the enterprise. HostBridge Redis can:

zIIP-Eligible HostBridge Redis

HostBridge Redis for z/OS can run on IBM’s z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) as well as the general purpose processor (GP). By executing Redis commands on this specialty engine, z Systems customers will further reduce processing costs and gain even greater value. They will also free up GP MIPS for mission-critical system-of-record processing. HostBridge Technology is licensed by IBM to run its software on the zIIP.

Building Bridges – From z to Anywhere

A guiding principle at HostBridge is this: IBM z Systems customers will gain the greatest return on their investment when they expose z/OS apps and data using the same high-performance, industry-standard technologies used by today’s cloud, analytics, and mobile innovators. Our HostBridge server-side JavaScript (hb.js) and HostBridge Redis products adhere to this principle and are designed with one primary objective – put the power, flexibility, and economy of standards-based interoperability to work for z Systems customers.

To discuss HostBridge Redis for z/OS and installation in specific environments, contact the HostBridge team at 866-965-2427 or For more information about HostBridge Redis, or to register for upcoming webcasts and the latest news, visit and explore our Redis page.

About HostBridge Technology
HostBridge Technology provides high-performance, high-precision integration and optimization software for IBM® z Systems™ and CICS®. Using our patented products, customers integrate anything mainframe with anything distributed. In doing so, they optimize z Systems performance, reduce the cost of mainframe ownership, and improve information-driven business processes. Founded in 2000, HostBridge Technology has built a reputation for meeting the toughest challenges with the simplest, most flexible solutions. Our investment and expertise in XML-enablement, server-side JavaScript, and Redis are unique and unparalleled in the z Systems market. As a result, we count many of the largest companies in the world as loyal customers. For more information, visit

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