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
CICS and System z with Web Services/ SOA
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.
CICS® Integration Workloads: HostBridge for zIIP
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.
CICS Services: A HostBridge White Book
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.
and REST: Choosing Formal or Informal Web Services for CICS Integration
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.
- SOA Integration for CA Mainframe Resources
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 WIRE: Application/Interface Modernization
Mobile Mainframe: Mainframe Access from Handheld Devices with HostBridge WIRE
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.
Web- and Mobile-Enabled Mainframe: Applications and Interfaces for Modern
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
Insurance: Integrating the Mainframe in an eHealth Cloud Using HostBridge
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
and Elvis: We do Performance
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.
Blast from the Past: A FEPI Retrospective with IBM Developer Robert Harris
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
and WebSphere: Integrating CICS with IBM’s Application Server
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.
and BizTalk: Integrating CICS with eBusiness Processes
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.