Performance

How HostBridge Creates Value for CICS Integration and Modernization

HostBridge provides software and services to analyze, integrate and modernize legacy CICS applications without screen-scraping. Our patented technology can modernize CICS applications, via APIs, in days and weeks versus months or years. This dramatic reduction in deployment time increases business agility while lowering MIPS usage through orchestration and zIIP engine utilization. In addition,...

Scaling Up Credit Card Authorizations Volume with CICS APIs

A global payments processing company specializing in commercial transactions processing needed to substantially scale the volume of credit card authorizations for mobile and web point of service applications. With their core transaction systems running on IBM Z CICS, this HostBridge customer already had the processing capacity and ability to manage the volume. The challenge was in ensuring that...

HostBridge zIIP-Enablement Provides Critical Capacity Relief

On a daily basis the IT team at a global designer and manufacturer of premium trucks was receiving calls from internal users. They were unable to access the mainframe because it was running at 100% of capacity. This IT organization has a total of 225 MSUs of mainframe capacity with zIIP specialty engines. They were maxing out of MSUs during the most critical time of the day. Users who were...

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...

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:...