Auto Insurer uses HTAC to Learn What Drives Mainframe Workload

In Case studies by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge is working with an automobile insurance provider to help it understand what is driving its mainframe workload. Using the HostBridge Transaction Analytics Connector (HTAC), this insurer has lifted the veil on CICS application performance. It’s CICS applications now feed data to Splunk via HTAC. This allows the insurer to learn for the first time exactly how business activities consume …

What HostBridge is and What it Can Do

In Products by James Alexander

We routinely get calls from HostBridge customers, asking if our solution has certain features, functions or capabilities.  The most frequent answer I give is “yes, and your HostBridge license allows you to do that.” These inquiries create doubt about how well we’re getting the message out about what HostBridge does.  In fact, we get a little introspective as a result …

Guide to Creating CICS Web Services

In White papers by Jerry Rackley

Because CICS applications continue to run many, core business processes in the enterprise, there’s a need to integrate them with cloud, web, mobile or other middle-tier applications. HostBridge has a new guide to help you learn how to accomplish these integrations by creating CICS web services. Using JavaScript to make these applications accessible via an API or service has become the …

Screen scraper, pseudo-screen scraper, super-screen scraper, or what?

In Strategy by Ferrel Johnson

It’s a good idea to periodically ask customers how we’re doing, and what value they are getting from HostBridge. Even though we’ve been helping companies integrate and modernize CICS applications for almost 20 years, requirements and priorities can change. We brought an outside marketing researcher to do some Voice of the Customer (VOC) research learn how customers get value from …

Conducting a HostBridge Pilot

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

For organizations with CICS applications, a HostBridge pilot is as risk-free an endeavor as you’ll find in the world of enterprise software. The reason is simple: the HostBridge team helps prospective customers install, test, and implement HostBridge via a pilot program before licensing it. Through a program called the Pilot Application Workshop (PAW), prospective customers can thoroughly test HostBridge without …