HostBridge Redis for z/OS
IBM z Systems Data for Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud
HostBridge® Redis for z/OS® brings a new NoSQL data store to the IBM z Systems™ platform for the first time. Built on the Redis 3.0 code base – the same technology powering many of today’s ultra-scalable cloud and mobile apps – HostBridge Redis will enable IBM z Systems customers to put their high-value data to work in analytics, and mobile and cloud architectures – and improve returns on their z Systems and CICS® investments.
HostBridge Redis is designed to be implemented as a modernizing extension of traditional database systems, including DB2®, VSAM™, Datacom®, and others. By shifting portions of data workloads to HostBridge Redis, customers will gain significantly greater performance, scalability, and interoperability; add value to their existing data systems; and reduce the cost of processing these workloads.
HostBridge Redis – Features and Benefits
Available in 32- and 64-bit versions, HostBridge Redis components and capabilities provide a range of benefits:
- In-memory data caching – permits much faster request/response processing than is possible with traditional databases
- Advanced key-value store (including complex values of up to 512 MB) – provides software developers with more flexible data structures to transcend the limitations of traditional relational or hierarchical models
- Data persistence – yields dependability, scalability, fault tolerance, and ACID compliance (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability)
- Asynchronous replication via master-slave and publish-subscribe models – enables ultra-scalability and automated data sharing in near-real time
- High availability – ensures near-100-percent uptime when using the Redis Server sentinel option and its failover capabilities.
HostBridge Redis – z/OS Attributes
HostBridge Redis includes a number of enhancements that specifically support and exploit z/OS:
- Runs under CICS or as a Job or STC using standard JES SYSOUT and SYSPRINT files
- Responds to MVS operator commands such as “P REDIS” and “F REDIS,HELP”
- Understands EBCDIC and ASCII clients
- Uses standard MVS files for configuration, for databases, and other files
- Uses GDGs to store saved RDB (Redis DataBase) files (the RDB is thus automatically archived after each save)
The built-in replication capabilities of HostBridge Redis can be deployed in a variety of ways to extend benefits within and beyond the enterprise:
- Be accessed from either applications running on the mainframe or distributed applications on non-z platforms
- Run in one or more z/OS address spaces or CICS regions, with replication among them
- Be replicated across z/OS and z/Linux systems, for example, so that System of Record data can be made available to analytics and user-experience applications running on z/Linux
- Be deployed on z/OS and on non-z platforms, with multi-directional replication, so that all authorized users have access to the same data – regardless of platform.
HostBridge Redis can run on the IBM z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) to maximize processing cost reductions. HostBridge Technology is licensed by IBM to run its software and processes on the zIIP.
IBM z Systems customers with a modern mobile/Web/cloud vision and high processing demands can turn to HostBridge Redis to gain speed, scalability, and seamless data sharing between any and all platforms. Deliver high-value data anywhere, at any time, at the lowest cost.
For a discussion and illustration of how z Systems customers can use HostBridge Redis for z/OS, we invite you to visit our z/OS Data and Redis page, and explore the content offered here:
Take a Redis test drive – at no cost or obligation! Download the 32-bit version of HostBridge Redis for z/OS, and see how you can put your highest-value, system-of- record data to work in new mobile, cloud, and analytics applications. Once you prove its value, contact us to move up to enterprise-class 64-bit Redis for z/OS.