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 …

Running HostBridge Integration Scripts on zIIP Engines Helps Insurer Smoothly Navigate Year-End Peak Processing Load

In Mainframe optimization, Performance by James Alexander

A major health insurance company is using the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) to enable its CICS web services integration strategy. Since choosing HostBridge as its CICS integration solution, the firm has developed and deployed almost 200 CICS web services. At the beginning of 2021, the company went through what is normally a peak demand period. Clients were triggering high volumes …

Using z/OS Connect with 3270 Terminal CICS Applications

In Hybrid IT, Strategy, z/OS Connect by Russ Teubner

IBM z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition is IBM’s strategic REST gateway that enables valuable IBM z applications to participate in the API economy. This IBM solution is used to transform z assets into APIs that make it possible to include the mainframe into hybrid IT strategies. Using APIs to make mainframe assets available as REST/JSON services is an ideal way to …