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Extending COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective
In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These

mainframe cobol  the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business resources while saving money.

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Choosing a Key Management Solution


The modern enterprise deploys a variety of server platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. A major barrier to deploying encryption has been the challenge of accessing encryption keys from these widely divergent environments. This paper helps define the key management needs of your enterprise, while defining the elements necessary to reduce the technical challenges and cost of deployment.

mainframe cobol  especially helpful to the mainframe developer to have sample Cobol source code as a guide for implementing key retrieval via a DLL interface. The sample code will help the developer understand the DLL architecture for key retrieval, and provide a quick method to validate key retrieval in the more complex z/OS environment. Key Retrieval From Java The Java language is popular because applications written in this language can be deployed on a wide variety of hardware platforms and operating systems. Key Read More

Merant Goes South on the Stock Market


Another vendor has stated that growth and license revenues in the mainframe arena are softer than expected. Shares of Merant (NASDAQ: MRNT), the provider of PVCS, a major software configuration management product (acquired from Intersolv), in addition to other software, have dropped more than 24 percent after the company released preliminary financial estimates for its first fiscal quarter recently-ended, showing revenues likely will be about 17 percent less than the previous year due to a decline in COBOL license fees.

mainframe cobol  license revenues in the mainframe arena are softer than expected (see System Suppliers Slip Seriously , August 8, 2000 for further details on other vendors in the same boat.) It is not surprising that COBOL revenues have begun to decline, given the end of the Y2K crisis. PVCS has long been a strong candidate for software developers in need of version management and software build control. It will continue to be strong in this space, irrespective of its current stock market woes, although it may Read More

Evoke Software Releases Axio Data Integration Product


Evoke Software Corporation has announced the release of Axio™, an e-business integration product designed to web-enable multiple different data sources into a unified view of a business. The product has a very intriguing method of metadata scanning, and should have significant market impact.

mainframe cobol  data is stored in mainframe files, a great percentage of that is VSAM. Many legacy applications had no data validation routines (it was common for data entry clerks to type anything into a field where they didn't know the correct value, just so they could get on to the next field). The product's capabilities to assist in data cleansing, discovery, and validation could prove invaluable. Read More

A New Platform to Battle Software Bloat?


Lawson has unveiled a new standards-based business applications platform designed to increase overall application quality and improve the product lifecycle experience for current and future Lawson clients.

mainframe cobol  Lawson initially provided custom mainframe software for Burroughs and IBM installations, the company has continually recognized and anticipated new computing trends by broadening its platform support and adding products. For example, it added IBM System/38 in 1981, IBM AS/400 (now IBM iSeries ) in 1988, UNIX in 1990, and Microsoft Windows NT in 1998. The company fully embraced open systems technology in 1985 by moving all development to a UNIX-based computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool. In Read More

IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus


IBM has just released benchmark results for its mid-range Unix server, the RS/6000 M80, showing it to be a top performer in transaction processing and Web serving.

mainframe cobol  PCI slots. It offers mainframe-class reliability, availability and serviceability features implemented for the first time in a midrange UNIX machine. These features include: Hot-plug PCI slots for uninterrupted growth Redundant hot-plug fans and power to improve availability Hot-swappable disk drives to help manage unexpected growth Dynamic CPU Deallocation to isolate potential processor problems and keep applications running Service processor to monitor vital signs and keep system running Multiple Read More

Infor Unveils CloudSuite Financials, Raising the Bar


Infor announces Infor CloudSuite Financials, the next-gen financials and accounting software built for the cloud. Read P.J. Jakovljevic's write-up and find out how global enterprises can benefit from the software.

mainframe cobol  path for Infor’s aged mainframe based FMS such as E Series and M Series , as well old Masterpiece and Infinum FMS on aged UNIX and IBM i servers. Read More

Six Misconceptions about Data Migration


A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how that data will be used and its importance to the operation of the enterprise.

mainframe cobol  Misconceptions about Data Migration Originally published February 4th, 2008 As organizations embark on a system implementation, one of the most important and riskiest activities is data migration—the movement of data from the old legacy system to the new system. While the selection, implementation, and operation of an enterprise application for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), or any other system certainly has technical elements, such systems require much more Read More

Host-to-Windows Printing: Brooks Internet Software


A major challenge for IT managers is that much of the data they need in Windows environments is stored in iSeries and Mainframe host systems. Traditionally, unlocking this data and making it available in Windows environments for further processing has involved major reprogram¬ming, and significant resource investments. There are, however, simple solutions that address the jump from host to Windows.

mainframe cobol  stored in iSeries and Mainframe host systems. Traditionally, unlocking this data and making it available in Windows environments for further processing has involved major reprogram¬ming, and significant resource investments. There are, however, simple solutions that address the jump from host to Windows. Read More

IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes


IBM has announced that it will now provide Linux support and services for its largest machines, the S/390 Series of mainframes/servers.

mainframe cobol  is the access that mainframe users will have to the applications being written for Linux, including hundreds of open source applications already available on the Internet. In addition, major software developers such as BMC and Software AG are supporting the effort with applications. Computer Associates and Compuware also are planning to support Linux for S/390. IBM's decision to provide support for Linux for S/390 is a key element of the company's application sourcing strategy to allow users the freedom Read More

Energy-efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-coupled Row Solution


Perimeter computer-room air handlers and central air-handling units have been used to cool data centers since the launch of the mainframe. But as rack power grew, air delivery and heat removal challenges appeared. Row-based designs address issues of proper heat removal and cold air supply—and bring energy-efficiency advantages. Learn more about row-based solutions and the benefits they can deliver to your data center.

mainframe cobol  the launch of the mainframe. But as rack power grew, air delivery and heat removal challenges appeared. Row-based designs address issues of proper heat removal and cold air supply—and bring energy-efficiency advantages. Learn more about row-based solutions and the benefits they can deliver to your data center. Read More

Case Study: State of Wyoming


The State of Wyoming’s IT organization and its customers were struggling with a mainframe-based chargeback system. For IT, productivity and interface complexity were the major problems. For client agencies, it was a lack of actionable information in billing reports. Learn how a new solution provided more detailed cost accounting and billing information, increased customer satisfaction, and lowered IT operational costs.

mainframe cobol  were struggling with a mainframe-based chargeback system. For IT, productivity and interface complexity were the major problems. For client agencies, it was a lack of actionable information in billing reports. Learn how a new solution provided more detailed cost accounting and billing information, increased customer satisfaction, and lowered IT operational costs. Read More

Microsoft Eats its Own Dog Food With SQL Server 2000


Microsoft announced that they are running 20 critical internal systems, including their worldwide sales data warehouse, on SQL Server 2000. In the vendor world, this is referred to as “eating your own dog food”. As is the case with all software vendors lately, Microsoft is pushing e-commerce on the Web and support for XML. SQL Server beta release 2 is available immediately.

mainframe cobol  Windows 2000. UNIX and mainframe-predominant shops should explore DB2, Oracle 8i, and Informix solutions, as well as other, smaller niche database vendors. In addition, although a company's advanced/emerging technology group may wish to test the beta, no actual applications should be trusted to this server platform until it is in general availability. Microsoft has done extensive testing on SQL Server 2000, but it should be noted that many customers do not commit to Microsoft products until the first Read More

What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2000


SQL Server 2000, the next major release of SQL Server 7, is Microsoft’s SQL 7 release of its database both re-architected and re-written. Microsoft has high hopes for the latest version in a market that was worth $8 Billion in 1999, an 18% increase over 1998. What remains to be seen is whether it will attract customers not already using SQL Server.

mainframe cobol  the price of a mainframe or high-end UNIX machine). SQL Server contains many features not currently contained in its competitors' out-of-the-box database product. Customers will be intrigued at the concept of an almost-complete data warehouse or data mart solution from a single vendor, in a single box. Very broad feature set. Improved Data Transformation Services (DTS) that allows the product to access data sources other than Microsoft databases. Product Challenges The product is not supported on any Read More

ERP Vendor Lawson Software Extends to IBM's DB2 Universal Database


Lawson Software, a major privately held provider of enterprise resource planning software, today announced the delivery of its enterprise software applications for IBM's DB2 Universal Database. This availability extends Lawson's support of the IBM DB2 Universal Database to encompass IBM Netfinity, RS/6000 and S/390 servers. Support for IBM DB2 on Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems server platforms is scheduled for May 2000.

mainframe cobol  can leverage their existing mainframe or client/server infrastructures as significant components of their e-business strategies. The combination of Lawson Software and IBM DB2 Universal Database provides our customers with a competitive means to achieve their e-business goals, said Jim Kelly, vice president, Marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions. In the arena of e-business, speed is a distinct competitive advantage, and companies need a highly-scaleable, available and extensible database to power Read More