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 …

CICS Integration Performance Benchmark

In Case studies by James Alexander

As we say on the home page of our website, a core value proposition of HostBridge is speed: we enable the creation of lightning fast (the actual words of a HostBridge customer) integrations based on screen data, not screen geometry, with no disruption to mainframe code. We recently had the opportunity to prove this claim in a head-to-head performance benchmark …

Auto Insurer uses HTAC to Learn What Drives Mainframe Workload

In Case studies by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge is working with an automobile insurance provider to help it understand what is driving its mainframe workload. Using the HostBridge Transaction Analytics Connector (HTAC), this insurer has lifted the veil on CICS application performance. It’s CICS applications now feed data to Splunk via HTAC. This allows the insurer to learn for the first time exactly how business activities consume …