Redis on the IBM Mainframe

In Products by Jerry Rackley

Until recently, Redis ran on every known computing platform and operating system except one: the IBM mainframe under z/OS. HostBridge Redis for z/OS was developed to cover this “last mile” between the off-host universe of Redis and the mainframe. You can now put Redis on the mainframe. It’s easy, and for the 32-bit version, it’s free. There are some applications …

Calling a Web Service From the Mainframe

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge pioneered the use of JavaScript on the mainframe. As a result, its reputation is now firmly established as the company that helps enterprises create CICS web services. Enterprises are still learning that the fastest, most robust means of integrating legacy CICS applications – or modernizing them – is through creating CICS web services. They are easy to develop, fast …

Using Postman for Testing Web Services

In How-to by Jerry Rackley

When the HostBridge Service Test was developed about 8 years ago there weren’t many tools for testing web services quickly and easily. The tools that did exist were expensive.  Service Test let you test your services via a web page.  It formatted your XML output and fetched any associated debug output in a separate tab.  It also allowed you to …

CICS Application Performance Management in Insurance

In Case studies by Jerry Rackley

HostBridge recently worked with a property, casualty and life insurance company to help it understand how its core business application was consuming mainframe resources. The firm needed a way to easily do CICS application performance management and monitoring (APM) for its mission-critical mainframe applications. When the project began, the mainframe was a black box from a performance perspective. No one …

Putting CICS on the SIEM Radar with HTAC

In Products by Jerry Rackley

Watch HostBridge CEO Russ Teubner show why it is important to include CICS on SIEM and APM dashboards. During the presentation, Russ shares how to do this using the HostBridge Transaction Analytics Connection (HTAC). During the demonstration, Russ shows a series of Splunk dashboards that enable CICS application performance management. This presentation was given live to the Virtual CICS Users …