New Versions of HostBridge Extend CICS Integration Functionality

In Performance, Products by James Alexander

HostBridge pioneered bringing JavaScript to the mainframe over a decade ago. The latest versions of the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) continue to expand what enterprises can do with JavaScript on the mainframe. Enterprises that use HostBridge to make CICS applications available via APIs or callable web services now have more features in HostBridge for CICS integration. HB.js V6.93 A sample …

Using APIs for CICS Modernization

In Hybrid IT, Modernization by Russ Teubner

Modernizing mainframe applications is an important element of many digital transformation strategies. Letting legacy apps participate in the hybrid cloud is a high priority for the IT organization. It can also save money.  An Accenture study shares that modernizing legacy applications can: Create 15 to 35% infrastructure year-over-year savings Lower application maintenance and run costs by 30-50% I recently presented …

Mainframe-Hybrid Cloud Optimization with Integration Analytics

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics by Jerry Rackley

In January 2018, the HostBridge Transaction Analytics Connector (HTAC) became generally available. This software has become the key tool for enabling Integration Analytics: the process of gaining insights from CICS transaction data. These insights enable precise mainframe-hybrid cloud optimization. “We developed HTAC to anchor an analytics process to help organizations understand how things outside the mainframe impact things on the …

UiPath® RPA Mainframe Automation with HostBridge

In Mainframe RPA, Performance by Russ Teubner

I was recently a guest during a YouTube Live broadcast with Anders Jensen to discuss UiPath mainframe automation. Anders has an excellent UiPath YouTube channel, and he is also a 2021 UiPath MVP. During the broadcast, I had the opportunity to demonstrate two methods of automating mainframe CICS applications using UiPath, which we documented in our Guide to UiPath Mainframe …

Optimizing Legacy-to-Cloud Integrations

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics, Mainframe optimization, Modernization, Strategy by Russ Teubner

I recently joined former IBM executive Phil Weintraub to present a webinar on optimizing legacy-to-cloud integrations. Like me, Phil has spent a career helping enterprises architect, manage, and exploit mainframe IT infrastructure. Phil now is the president and lead consultant at Weintraub Systems IT Consulting, and we’re very pleased to partner with his firm. Every enterprise customer we work with …