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 …

HTAC Brings CICS to Your IT Ops Platform

In Performance, Products, Strategy by Jerry Rackley

In March 2019, HostBridge CEO Russ Teubner demonstrated the HostBridge Transaction Analytics Connector (HTAC).  The demonstration showed how hybrid IT organizations can gain end-to-end visibility of hybrid application performance when those hybrid applications include CICS. HTAC is software that correlates non-mainframe service requests to the actual work done inside CICS to process those requests. By using HTAC, organizations that rely …

HostBridge and IBM® z/OS® Connect: Different Horses for Different Courses

In Performance by Jerry Rackley

As we work with our enterprise customers and prospects on CICS integration opportunities, we’re increasingly hearing about IBM® z/OS® Connect. The question we’re getting is simple: aren’t HostBridge and IBM® z/OS® Connect competing solutions? If so, why would an enterprise IT organization choose one over the other? On the surface, it does appear as if these solutions compete. The IBM …