New Versions of HostBridge Extend CICS Integration Functionality

In Performance, Products by James Alexander

HostBridge pioneered bringing JavaScript to the mainframe over a decade ago. The latest versions of the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) continue to expand what enterprises can do with JavaScript on the mainframe. Enterprises that use HostBridge to make CICS applications available via APIs or callable web services now have more features in HostBridge for CICS integration. HB.js V6.93 A sample …

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 …

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 …

What HostBridge is and What it Can Do

In Products by James Alexander

We routinely get calls from HostBridge customers, asking if our solution has certain features, functions or capabilities.  The most frequent answer I give is “yes, and your HostBridge license allows you to do that.” These inquiries create doubt about how well we’re getting the message out about what HostBridge does.  In fact, we get a little introspective as a result …