CICS TS 5.3 introduces a capability to eliminate the execution of the CWXN transaction for some web service applications. As stated in the IBM Redbook IBM CICS Performance Series: Web Services Performance in CICS TS V5.3: “For applications that use the CICS web support (either as a web application or as a web service), optimizations … More Speedier Web Services that involve CICS Applications with CICS TS 5.3 – CWXN Elimination
If you’ve earned your living in the IT field for any length of time, you know that words and phrases come and go with regularity. “Hybrid” is one of the words de jour. And, it’s a good word. My only quibble is that those of us who have built integration technology for the last few … More Why the Mainframe is More Relevant than Ever in the “Hybrid” World
As HostBridge continues to make available its free 32-bit version of Redis for the mainframe via its web site, I decided to attend a Redis Meetup in the Palo Alto CA area to get a feel for what is currently hot in the Redis world. Aside from finding out that there are a lot of … More What’s new in the Redis world
We recently hired a company to evaluate our marketing literature and web site to make sure we clearly communicate our value proposition. Part of the vendor research included interviewing a few new, mid, and long time customers for their impression of HostBridge. I eagerly read the write up of the first interview and was shocked … More Screen scraper, pseudo screen scraper, super screen scraper, or what?
For many years, IBM has allowed CICS customers to execute transactions during start-up using a facility called sequential terminal processing. According to IBM documentation, “The original purpose of sequential terminal support was to permit application developers to test online code before they had access to real terminals. This requirement rarely occurs any more, but sequential … More Exploring CICS Sequential Terminal Processing
Every few months someone will be in my office (I am being very generous when I call the space I sit in an office; it’s more like a room in an art museum, lots of open space, people walking through and things on the walls I don’t understand) up in arms that we are not … More What is HostBridge, what do we do?
I recently attended a Meetup session where the guest speaker was Dr. Josiah Carlson, one of the leading authorities on Redis and the author of the book “Redis In Action”. Being a long-time mainframe developer (yes, we do still exist), I was interested to learn about Redis – not only as a technology about which … More Using Redis to Access and Process ‘Big Data’ on the Mainframe