Sending Mainframe Email

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

We’ve had many customers ask us, “how can I send an email message out of the mainframe, from a script or web service, to notify someone?” It has been possible for some time. A new IBM service, which HostBridge exploits through a JavaScript object, has made it easier to send mainframe email messages. In z/OS 2.2, IBM introduced a new …

HostBridge Socket Support Reduces CPU Consumption by at Least One-Third in Benchmark

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge recently conducted a customer benchmark on the CPU savings that result when switching from CICS Socket Support to HostBridge Socket Support (HBSS).  The savings were substantial, reducing CPU consumption by at least 33% for this large banking client.  This CPU savings in turn improved application response time as well. These test results are significant. The annual Syncsort “State of …

Using CICS Services as Part of Your API and Business Services Strategy

In Strategy by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge CEO Russ Teubner recently presented at SHARE Sacramento, sharing the stage with Glenn Schneck of GT Software, and Leigh Compton of IBM.  This presentation, originally given on March 13, 2018, shares what Russ said to organizations that are looking at the API Economy as a way to integrate CICS with other platforms, processes and applications.

New JSON Parser Boosts HostBridge Performance

In Products by James Alexander

The HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) has long supported JSON as an integration API to CICS applications on the host.  The development team at HostBridge has just released a new, native JSON parser for HB.js that supports much larger documents while providing substantially better performance. The JSON parser that previously ran in HB.js was written in JavaScript. It worked fine for …

HostBridge and the Connected Mainframe

In Strategy by Jerry Rackley

IDC has done research, sponsored by CA Technologies, on the “Connected Mainframe” and produced an infographic to summarize its findings. The research found that organizations that pursue the Connected Mainframe strategy engage in modernization and integration initiatives, and by doing so drive innovation and growth. IDC uses these definitions: Modernization: Creating a platform that is integration-ready within the datacenter and …