Which APM Tools Does HTAC Enable CICS Application Monitoring?

In Products by Jerry Rackley

In January of this year, HostBridge Technology announced the HostBridge Transaction Analytics Connector (HTAC) for putting CICS on SIEM or APM dashboards. As customers and prospects have begun to explore and test it, we get questions. Here’s a recent exchange between a customer and HostBridge co-founder and CEO, Russ Teubner: Q: Does HTAC only work with Splunk?   A: No. HTAC …

HostBridge Enables Rapid Deployment of Mainframe Web Services at Bank of Ayudhya

In Case studies by Jerry Rackley

Bank of Ayudhya PCL., also known as Krungsri, is one of Thailand’s largest banks, and it is leading the way in leveraging its host applications by creating mainframe web services using the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js). These web services are revolutionizing how CICS applications are accessed and exploited through integrations that dramatically improve productivity, and to enable the bank to …

How to Create CICS Web Services with JavaScript

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

How do you create a CICS web service? How long does it take, and how difficult is it? Using the HostBridge JavaScript Engine, it is easy, and as this web demonstration recording shows, it can take less than an hour to create a new CICS web service from scratch. Watch and learn In this recording, James Alexander, the HostBridge director …

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 …