Robotic Process Automation and the Mainframe: What You Need to Know

In Case studies, Hybrid IT, Mainframe RPA by Jerry Rackley

Chances are, Robotic Process Automation is already firmly entrenched in your enterprise and interacting with your mainframe. Gartner defines Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as “digital enablement technology that predominantly leverages a combination of user interface (UI) and surface-level features to create scripts that automate routine, predictable data transcription work.” RPA “bots” equip end-users to self-solve many of their data retrieval …

Top Insurance Provider Simplifies Complex LIFE-COMM Integration with HostBridge

In Case studies, Hybrid IT by Jerry Rackley

A leading provider of insurance and annuity products relies on many different information systems, ranging from decades-old mainframe applications and databases to the latest workflow programs and web applications. To integrate its mainframe with its numerous distributed systems, such as LIFE-COMM, the company relies on the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) as its corporate standard for mainframe application integration by making …

Teaching Old CICS Apps New Tricks

In Case studies, How-to, Performance by Jerry Rackley

The HostBridge team recently spent time working onsite with a global financial services company. The purpose of the engagement was to accomplish three different but equally important goals related to making CICS applications available while remaining sensitive to performance and CPU cycle usage: Reduce CPU consumption from high volume CICS socket I/O Identify other performance issues with these high-volume CICS …

Including CICS on Splunk Dashboards

In Case studies, Performance, Products by Jerry Rackley

The HostBridge team recently went onsite to help a customer solve an IT Operations analytics problem. The need was to understand how to correlate non-mainframe requests coming from end-users who use server-based applications to work done inside CICS to process those requests. This situation is becoming far more common as CICS serves as a component of hybrid IT applications. This …

Production Ready CICS Web Service in a Day!

In Case studies, Performance, Products, Uncategorized by James Alexander

This week I’m spending time on-site with a HostBridge customer helping them develop CICS web services for some of their core applications.  The work I’m doing perfectly illustrates the value of using a web services approach for integrating and orchestrating CICS applications. Background: .NET Service Timing Out Yesterday, I helped this client use the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js), our mainframe …