HostBridge: XML/Web Services Integration & Optimization for CICS & z Systems
HostBridge is a complete high-performance, high-precision XML/Web services solution for CICS® and z Systems™ integration and optimization. Running on the mainframe, HostBridge integrates CICS transactions, programs, and z Systems data with any distributed resource – Web and mobile applications, enterprise applications, service-oriented architectures (SOA), and cloud architectures. Standards-based HostBridge makes mainframe XML/Web services integration fast, flexible, and powerful.
HostBridge installs under CICS or inside z/OS, and includes a complete set of tools, technologies, and capabilities to Web service-enable mainframe applications and data assets.
Individually licensable HostBridge components provide a range of capabilities.
Auto-converts CICS transactions and other z/OS data into integration-ready XML.
Gives developers, integration architects, IT executives, and entire organizations unique power and flexibility to achieve any object-oriented Web services integration objective for the mainframe.
Modules provide direct connection to leading z Systems databases and support integration of mainframe data assets, including VSAM™, DB2®, DL/I, and Datacom®.
The HostBridge Eclipse Integrated Development Environment is included with HostBridge and provides the functionality and tooling developers need to author, test, and deploy integration XML/Web services.
Web Services, CICS & z Systems Support
For more information about HostBridge and a complete list of supported technologies, download the HostBridge product brochure and the latest version data sheet with technical specifications.
– Integration Products
Other Integration-Related Products
The Web Interface Rules Engine enables rapid development and deployment of Web/mobile interfaces and applications for CICS and other mainframe assets.
Ports the fast, ultra-scalable, in-memory NoSQL data store to z/OS for better data integration with mobile, Web, cloud, analytics, and distributed apps.
This alternative to the CICS socket application infrastructure reduces MIPS consumption, cutting socket processing costs by 20% to 40%.
HostBridge is licensed by IBM to run its software and scripts/services on the zIIP, reducing processing costs and lowering mainframe TCO.