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Get more out of z/OS Connect with HostBridge CICS API Orchestration

IBM z/OS Connect creates an API front door to a broad spectrum of IBM Z applications (CICS, IMS, DB2, MQ). Making mainframe applications available via a RESTful API allows non-mainframe applications to easily gain access to the data and logic these applications represent. The simpler the APIs, the easier and faster integration with any downstream application becomes, regardless of the skillset...

Accelerating Application Modernization with Low Code Platforms

I had the opportunity today to participate in a panel discussion on low code modernization. Specifically, our panel discussed how using low code platforms can accelerate application modernization. The exchange among the panelists and attendees was fantastic, and I will attempt to summarize the highlights of low code modernization in this post. First, let me introduce the panel of experts for...

How HostBridge Creates Value for CICS Integration and Modernization

HostBridge provides software and services to analyze, integrate and modernize legacy CICS applications without screen-scraping. Our patented technology can modernize CICS applications, via APIs, in days and weeks versus months or years. This dramatic reduction in deployment time increases business agility while lowering MIPS usage through orchestration and zIIP engine utilization. In addition,...

Scaling Up Credit Card Authorizations Volume with CICS APIs

A global payments processing company specializing in commercial transactions processing needed to substantially scale the volume of credit card authorizations for mobile and web point of service applications. With their core transaction systems running on IBM Z CICS, this HostBridge customer already had the processing capacity and ability to manage the volume. The challenge was in ensuring that...

HostBridge zIIP-Enablement Provides Critical Capacity Relief

On a daily basis the IT team at a global designer and manufacturer of premium trucks was receiving calls from internal users. They were unable to access the mainframe because it was running at 100% of capacity. This IT organization has a total of 225 MSUs of mainframe capacity with zIIP specialty engines. They were maxing out of MSUs during the most critical time of the day. Users who were...