HTAC Brings CICS to Your IT Ops Platform

In Performance, Products, Strategy by Jerry Rackley

In March 2019, HostBridge CEO Russ Teubner demonstrated the HostBridge Transaction Analytics Connector (HTAC).  The demonstration showed how hybrid IT organizations can gain end-to-end visibility of hybrid application performance when those hybrid applications include CICS. HTAC is software that correlates non-mainframe service requests to the actual work done inside CICS to process those requests. By using HTAC, organizations that rely …

HostBridge and IBM® z/OS® Connect EE: The Perfect “Tag Team”

In Performance by Jerry Rackley

Editor’s note: the first version of this post was published earlier this year, and it came to the attention of the IBM® z/OS® Connect EE product team. It led to a very productive dialogue about our respective solutions. That created a better, mutual understanding of each solution’s capabilities and how IBM® z/OS® Connect EE and HostBridge complement each other. As …

What You Need to Know About JavaScript on the Mainframe

In Strategy by Jerry Rackley

In 2017, the rumors about Node.js on the mainframe were confirmed! Since then, there’s been a crescendo of interest and information about JavaScript on the mainframe. HostBridge has a strong vested interest in JavaScript on the mainframe, having pioneered the use of JavaScript on the host over 10 years ago as a CICS integration and orchestration layer. Now that Node.js …

CICS Integration Performance Benchmark

In Case studies by James Alexander

As we say on the home page of our website, a core value proposition of HostBridge is speed: we enable the creation of lightning fast (the actual words of a HostBridge customer) integrations based on screen data, not screen geometry, with no disruption to mainframe code. We recently had the opportunity to prove this claim in a head-to-head performance benchmark …

HostBridge Technical Q & A

In How-to by James Alexander

I recently presented a webinar that was hosted by IBM Systems Media: “Making CICS Applications Available as Web Services“. It was a technical, how-to presentation where I spent most of the hour doing a live build of a web service to expose a CICS application. If you have a need to make your CICS applications available in this way, or …