CICS Integration, Web Enablement, Web Services/SOA
HostBridge Mainframe Integration Software
HostBridge products integrate System z and CICS with virtually any distributed system. Organizations use HostBridge to:
- Web-enable mainframe/CICS data and applications
- Integrate mainframe business logic and data with BPM, ERP, CRM, and other enterprise systems
- Integrate VSAM, DB2, Datacom, and DL/I data with distributed data systems
- SOA-enable the mainframe
- Cloud-enable the mainframe
- Run integration/SOA workloads on the zIIP
- Orchestrate, automate, and integrate CICS transaction micro flows as services
HostBridge products are modular, allowing customers to choose components that meet their specific needs.
HostBridge Base: XML Automation & Integration
HostBridge converts CICS/mainframe data to XML to enable rapid integration with XML- and services-based architectures. Running under z/OS or inside CICS, HostBridge exploits mainframe technologies to deliver the highest-performance, highest-fidelity integration. HostBridge Base is a prerequisite for other HostBridge components.
HostBridge Process Automation: Mainframe Web Services/Scripting, Transaction Automation
HostBridge for zIIP: zIIP-Enabled Integration/SOA
HostBridge for zIIP (HBzIIP) is HostBridge running on the zIIP specialty engine. By running workloads on the zIIP, HostBridge customers can lower integration/SOA processing costs and potentially improve performance.
HostBridge WIRE: Web Presentation for the Mainframe
HB WIRE, our Microsoft.NET framework for rapid development and deployment of web interfaces for mainframe resources, provides classic, standard, and enhanced (Web 2.0) web presentation modes for all types of end-users.
HB Direct Data Access: Mainframe Data Integration
HB Direct Data Access modules support integration of the most widely used mainframe data resources:
HB CA Application Integration
Our CA support modules simplify integration of applications developed with CA mainframe technologies:
- CA Ideal™ for CA Datacom®
- CA ADS™ for CA IDMS™
HB Specialty Connectors: Enterprise System Integration
HB Specialty Connectors simplify mainframe interaction with leading business information systems:
- Pega Connector
- Siebel Connector
- Oracle Connector
- IVR Connector
- Batch to CICS Connector
- eTransX Connector
Socket Infrastructure: Optimize Socket Applications
The HostBridge Socket Infrastructure, available in 2012, has reduced CPU burn associated with the CICS socket application infrastructure by 20% to 40% (on GP and zIIP processors respectively). Customers implementing the solution should be able to lower the cost of processing high transaction volumes achieve payback rapidly.
HB Eclipse IDE
The HB Eclipse Integrated Development Environment, an Eclipse plug-in, provides the functionality and tools developers need to easily and rapidly develop and deploy scripts/web services from mainframe resources.
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