CICS & Mainframe Integration Solutions
Perspectives on Application, Web, WOA, SOA & Cloud Integration
Our Solutions pages present business, technical, and industry perspectives on the range of mainframe integration types – application, Web, SOA, and cloud – powered by HostBridge products.
Mainframe: Modernization for New Users
Enterprises Web-enable legacy applications to modernize the mainframe for today’s employees, partners, and customers, and provide self-service access to high-value business logic and data. Web interfaces – ranging from enhanced “green screens” to rich Web 2.0 composites – extend the mainframe to many new users, streamline business processes, increase productivity, reduce costs, create business opportunities, and generate new revenue.
Run Web Services, SOA, and Integration
Workloads on the zIIP
Organizations shift workloads from general purpose processors (GPs) to the less expensive and possibly faster zIIP to increase use of certain workloads, reduce processing costs, and lower mainframe total cost of ownership (TCO), and defer GP upgrades. Businesses that use software from licensed ISVs such as HostBridge for CICS integration can now zIIP-enable CICS Web services and integration/SOA workloads. HostBridge is 100% zIIP-eligible.
Web Interfaces Replace
3270 Terminal Emulation
Terminal emulation is a limiting technology. It sustains an outdated user interface, increases IT costs, and often hinders organizations from adopting more advanced web interface solutions for CICS and System z. Organizations can address these problems by replacing 3270 or 5250 terminal emulators with a modern mainframe web-enablement solution such as HostBridge WIRE, the Web Interface Rules Engine.
Web Services and SOA Integration for CICS
HostBridge enables the incorporation of high-value CICS data and business logic into modern service-oriented architectures (SOAs). Enterprises use HostBridge to add value to and extend the power of mainframe applications by integrating them with any services-based enterprise information architecture. HostBridge complies with SOAP and other relevant services standards.
Integrating CA-Based CICS Applications
HostBridge empowers organizations to maintain and extend investments in CA development environments, including CA Ideal™ for CA Datacom®, CA Telon®, CA Gener/OL™, and CA ADS™ for CA IDMS™. HostBridge has unique capabilities for integrating CA-based applications that deliver higher performance and higher fidelity integrations that other solutions.
Business Process Management (BPM) and CICS
Mainframe data and business logic can take an increasing vital part in business process flows and business process management (BPM). HostBridge simplifies and expedites BPM interactions with CICS by managing and automating navigation through sequences of mainframe screen. It returns only the requested information as XML or web services that can be readily consumed by BPM software solutions or formatted for direct, actionable presentation to business analysts can understand.
XML-Based Integration for Financial Services
By providing a reliable XML interface to CICS applications, HostBridge helps financial institutions meet industry requirements for reduced settlement cycles (T+1). HostBridge works securely within Web Support (CWS) and other IBM-provided components for secure data transactions.
HostBridge and Section 508 Accessibility
Under Section 508, United States government agencies have had to find new ways to transform legacy systems into Section 508-compliant interfaces that are accessible to people with disabilities. HostBridge makes it easy to build new interfaces from XML and improve accessibility of critical CICS applications.