Managing Hybrid-Mainframe Application Performance With Integration Analytics

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics by Jerry Rackley

Most enterprises that rely on the mainframe want those applications to fully participate in a hybrid IT environment. Nowadays, the mainframe services requests from a range of sources, such as application servers, macros, and RPA bots. As integrations between these non-mainframe applications and the mainframe proliferate, the IT group will see mainframe transaction volumes increase. What it lacks is certainty …

Optimizing Mainframe Interactions and Automations with Integration Analytics

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics by Jerry Rackley

In this age of hybrid IT, CICS applications serve as the critical back-end to many web, cloud, or mobile applications. Those who manage these hybrid applications are able to accurately monitor what’s going on outside the mainframe with relative ease. Likewise, the IT group can get precise data about what is happening inside the mainframe. The difficulty is understanding how …

Integrating Screen-Based CICS Applications: UI versus API

In How-to, Hybrid IT, Strategy by Russ Teubner

The introduction of CICS in 1969 began a transaction processing revolution, the impact of which is still felt today. Mainframe applications written decades ago continue to deliver value and reliability at scale. Indeed, many of the largest enterprises in the world still rely on CICS to run their core business applications. The IT industry often refers to these as “legacy” …

An Integration Analytics Primer

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics, Performance by Jerry Rackley

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 applications are performing. It’s often …

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 …