HostBridge White Papers
HostBridge white papers provide discussion and analysis of technical issues related to mainframe integration, HostBridge products, and other technologies that support mainframe integration. All white papers are in Adobe PDF. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
CICS Integration, Web Services, HostBridge, zIIP
Whether you’re presenting legacy apps through a full-featured Web interface or integrating with distributed systems to improve business interoperability, standards-based Web services/SOA remains the express bridge to doing more at lower cost with CICS and mainframe data assets.
With HostBridge for zIIP, organizations can run 100% of their CICS integration/SOA workloads on the lower-cost zIIP, deferring capacity upgrades, often improving processing performance, and reducing processing costs and mainframe TCO.
Get the big picture on CICS services composition. This white book answers essential why, where, and how questions about composing business/web services to integrate CICS.
When writing Web services for CICS applications, organizations must decide where to do so – in the middle tier, on the mainframe but outside CICS, or inside CICS. This excerpt from the Composing CICS Services white book shows how some configurations are better than others.
CICS supports SOAP and REST for integrating transaction data. What are they? When should you use them? Why should you care? Read our white paper.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and web services integration continue to provide organizations with opportunities to do more with existing information resources while reducing cost and complexity. This is especially true for mainframe resources.
HostBridge Socket Optimization
A customer with high-volume socket applications asked for help reducing CPU burn and saving MIPS. This Letters from the Trenches white paper describes our performance testing and solution – HostBridge Socket Support.
A customer who has very high volume CICS transaction during a four hour peak on the first of each month asked if HostBridge could maximize their system performance. Using HostBridge Socket Support, the customer saw a significant reduction in GP CPU time during those peak hours.
HostBridge WIRE: Application/Interface Modernization
With HostBridge WIRE, organizations can mobilize the mainframe, providing employees, partners, and customers with anytime, everywhere mainframe access via tablets, smartphones, or any mobile device.
HostBridge WIRE helps organizations gain productivity, operational efficiency, and cost savings by enabling modernized mainframe access via Web and mobile devices; includes state DMV, motor vehicle manufacturer, and health-insurance provider use cases.
HostBridge Case Study White Papers
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) uses HostBridge Web services to stream CA Ideal applications and Datacom data to modern Web portals for Medicaid members, care providers, and employees.
Swiss insurance provider KPT uses HostBridge to integrate CA Ideal applications and CA Datacom data in a national eHealth cloud for healthcare providers, insurers, and millions of residents.
HostBridge Technical White Papers
Russ Teubner visits Elvis’s birthplace to investigate performance (i.e., mainframe) – load testing, CICS aux traces, TCP/IP tuning.... Read the white paper, and let’s rock n’ roll.
While working a customer’s FEPI requirement, Russ Teubner reconnected with Robert Harris, one of the IBMers responsible for FEPI design/development. Read their interview about FEPI’s roots.
Using HostBridge with Specific Technologies
Given the flexibility of both HostBridge and WebSphere, there are numerous ways a WebSphere application can integrate with a CICS transaction using HostBridge. This white paper discusses the use of HostBridge to integrate existing CICS applications with WebSphere.
Microsoft's BizTalk Server includes a suite of tools and services that enable
enterprises to build and deploy integrated business processes within the organization
and with trading partners. This white paper examines how HostBridge integrates
existing CICS applications with BizTalk.