Using Node.js to Run Web Services Inside CICS

In Hybrid IT, Strategy by Jerry Rackley

The HostBridge team recently attended the fall SHARE conference, and several presentations were given about Node.js (Node) running inside of CICS. Indeed, IBM itself is spreading the message that Node now runs in CICS. We’re noticing an increase in the amount of information about using Node with legacy applications, like Paul Scott’s excellent article in Enterprise Tech Journal. Around HostBridge …

Teaching Old CICS Apps New Tricks

In Case studies, How-to, Performance by Jerry Rackley

The HostBridge team recently spent time working onsite with a global financial services company. The purpose of the engagement was to accomplish three different but equally important goals related to making CICS applications available while remaining sensitive to performance and CPU cycle usage: Reduce CPU consumption from high volume CICS socket I/O Identify other performance issues with these high-volume CICS …

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. The topic was 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, we were asked about the scalability of the HostBridge …

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 …