CICS Integration: It’s Not About the Screens, It’s About the Flow

In Business case, Strategy by Jerry Rackley

Editor’s Note: We recently had the opportunity to brief an analyst at a well known IT analyst firm about how HostBridge enables CICS integration, orchestration, and modernization. This post summarizes what HostBridge CEO Russ Teubner gave in response to one of the analyst’s questions. During our briefing last month, you asked a question about the scalability of the HostBridge JavaScript …

Create a Web Services Boundary to Make CICS Screens and Logic Available to the Cloud

In Hybrid IT by Scott Glenn

Organizations now are complex environments which implement their own internal clouds made up of many types of machines.  In this Hybrid IT environment, the mainframe is one participant in the cloud.  At HostBridge, our relationship with many customers began because of problems letting their mainframes fully participate in their cloud strategy. For the cloud to work, the machines need to have …

Orchestrating CICS Transactions with JavaScript

In How-to, Videos by Jerry Rackley

Suppose you need to go to the store to pick up a dozen items. Most of us would make one trip, grab all 12 items, and return home. Imagine then, the inefficiency of making 12 separate trips to the store to pick up your items one at a time! It’s absurd to think that anyone would do that. Who has …

Including CICS on Splunk Dashboards

In Case studies, Performance, Products by Jerry Rackley

The HostBridge team recently went onsite to help a customer solve an IT Operations analytics problem. The need was to understand how to correlate non-mainframe requests coming from end-users who use server-based applications to work done inside CICS to process those requests. This situation is becoming far more common as CICS serves as a component of hybrid IT applications. This …

Production Ready CICS Web Service in a Day!

In Case studies, Performance, Products, Uncategorized by James Alexander

This week I’m spending time on-site with a HostBridge customer helping them develop CICS web services for some of their core applications.  The work I’m doing perfectly illustrates the value of using a web services approach for integrating and orchestrating CICS applications. Background: .NET Service Timing Out Yesterday, I helped this client use the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js), our mainframe …