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How to Successfully Modernize Mainframe Banking Applications

Many of the world’s largest banks run core banking systems on the IBM System Z platform under CICS. These applications process millions or hundreds of millions of transactions daily where high-performance and high availability is imperative. In today’s hybrid application environment, these legacy applications must also participate in enterprise digital transformation and hybrid cloud...

New Versions of HostBridge Extend CICS Integration Functionality

HostBridge pioneered bringing JavaScript to the mainframe over a decade ago. The latest versions of the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) continue to expand what enterprises can do with JavaScript on the mainframe. Enterprises that use HostBridge to make CICS applications available via APIs or callable web services now have more features in HostBridge...

Using APIs for CICS Modernization

Modernizing mainframe applications is an important element of many digital transformation strategies. Letting legacy apps participate in the hybrid cloud is a high priority for the IT organization. It can also save money.  An Accenture study shares that modernizing legacy applications can: Create 15 to 35% infrastructure year-over-year savingsLower application maintenance and run...

Mainframe-Hybrid Cloud Optimization with Integration Analytics

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...

UiPath® RPA Mainframe Automation with HostBridge

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 Integration:...