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 You Need to Know About JavaScript on the Mainframe

In Strategy by Jerry Rackley

In 2017, the rumors about Node.js on the mainframe were confirmed! Since then, there’s been a crescendo of interest and information about JavaScript on the mainframe. HostBridge has a strong vested interest in JavaScript on the mainframe, having pioneered the use of JavaScript on the host over 10 years ago as a CICS integration and orchestration layer. Now that Node.js …

Screen scraper, pseudo-screen scraper, super-screen scraper, or what?

In Strategy by Ferrel Johnson

It’s a good idea to periodically ask customers how we’re doing, and what value they are getting from HostBridge. Even though we’ve been helping companies integrate and modernize CICS applications for almost 20 years, requirements and priorities can change. We brought an outside marketing researcher to do some Voice of the Customer (VOC) research learn how customers get value from …

Using CICS Services as Part of Your API and Business Services Strategy

In Strategy by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge CEO Russ Teubner recently presented at SHARE Sacramento, sharing the stage with Glenn Schneck of GT Software, and Leigh Compton of IBM.  This presentation, originally given on March 13, 2018, shares what Russ said to organizations that are looking at the API Economy as a way to integrate CICS with other platforms, processes and applications.

HostBridge and the Connected Mainframe

In Strategy by Jerry Rackley

IDC has done research, sponsored by CA Technologies, on the “Connected Mainframe” and produced an infographic to summarize its findings. The research found that organizations that pursue the Connected Mainframe strategy engage in modernization and integration initiatives, and by doing so drive innovation and growth. IDC uses these definitions: Modernization: Creating a platform that is integration-ready within the datacenter and …