Performance

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:...

Running HostBridge Integration Scripts on zIIP Engines Helps Insurer Smoothly Navigate Year-End Peak Processing Load

A major health insurance company is using the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) to enable its CICS web services integration strategy. Since choosing HostBridge as its CICS integration solution, the firm has developed and deployed almost 200 CICS web services. At the beginning of 2021, the company went through what is normally a peak demand period. Clients were triggering high...

High Performing CICS Integrations: HostBridge Customer Benchmark

When enterprises include CICS programs as part of integrated, hybrid applications, they care very deeply about performance and reliability. Mainframe applications are known for high availability, reliability and sub-second response time. These characteristics are often the reasons why enterprises continue to run their businesses with mainframe applications. Technology to create high performing...

Get a HostBridge Health Check

The second law of Thermodynamics states: “The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium.” This law applies not only to mechanical, but software systems as well. However you define entropy – disorder, chaos, inefficiency – it’s just as harmful to software as hardware systems. This law is the reason we...

An Integration Analytics Primer

Enterprises that run core business applications on mainframes have, for decades, integrated those applications. Today’s normal is for the mainframe to function as a key part of a hybrid IT environment. The first challenge enterprises face is how to complete these integrations. When integrations are complete, a new challenge emerges: understanding how these integrated, hybrid...