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

At a recent SHARE conference, I spoke about using CICS Services as part of your API and business services strategy, and this short video summarizes that presentation.  Join me by watching this video where I go through almost two decades of the progress we’ve seen in our customer base, within the mainframe industry, about how we’ve … More Using CICS Services as Part of your API and Business Services Strategy

Mainframe Decommissioning Projects with HostBridge

The team at HostBridge Technology periodically receives inquiries from IT teams that are tasked with decommissioning the mainframe, either in entirety or by migrating a specific set of applications to the middle-tier.  These inquiries typically come when the projects hit a barrier, usually in the form of existing CICS transactions that display information online (at … More Mainframe Decommissioning Projects with HostBridge

The Evolution of IBM Mainframe Integration

The launch of HostBridge in 2000 introduced integration capabilities that have significantly impacted the IBM mainframe, legacy application integration space.  The practice of integrating these legacy applications with middle-tier applications is not static, but has steadily evolved, as it continues to do.  During this evolutionary period, HostBridge has amassed a loyal base of customers who understand … More The Evolution of IBM Mainframe Integration

Speedier Web Services that involve CICS Applications with CICS TS 5.3 – CWXN Elimination

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

Why the Mainframe is More Relevant than Ever in the “Hybrid” World

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

Exploring CICS Sequential Terminal Processing

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

What is HostBridge, and what can it do?

  We regularly get calls from HostBridge customers, asking if our solution contains certain features, functions or capabilities.  Most of the time, my response is “of course we do, and your HostBridge license allows you to do that.” These conversations create doubt that we’re not getting the message out about what HostBridge does.  Our team … More What is HostBridge, and what can it do?