5 Things to Know about z Systems Mobile Integration
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Nearly 70% of all enterprise transactions touch a mainframe. Therefore integration with z Systems is a critical part of developing an efficient mobile service. But how to do so? The challenge faced by enterprise architect teams is they have so many options available that it’s often difficult to access and select one option over another.
That’s where a newly published IBM Redpaper publication can help. It’s titled IBM
Taken from that paper, here are 5 z Systems mobile integration solutions:
1. Provide a REST JSON interface to your mainframe with z/OS Connect
2. Extend the reach of business services with REST and SOAP APIs with IBM API Management
3. Create a mobile security gateway with IBM DataPower Gateway
4. Build a strategic enterprise service bus with IBM Integration Bus
IBM Integration Bus provides a complete runtime for interpreting, transforming, and routing a wide range of message formats. It fully supports message transports such as JMS, HTTP, native WebSphere MQ, and others. Mobile apps can initiate message flows in IBM Integration Bus that can be used for aggregation of end-points, business rules based behavior, complex message mapping, transactionality across multiple resources, content-based routing, and much more.
5. Integrate with an adapter framework using IBM MobileFirst Server
IBM MobileFirst Server provides a runtime for adapters, analytics, push notifications and application hosting services. Server-side APIs are provided to integrate between the mobile application and back-end systems. Adapters connect to System of Record applications, deliver data to and from mobile applications, and perform any necessary server-side logic on this data.
These are just some of the z System mobile integration solutions available. To learn more about these, and others including options for CICS, IMS, and DB2, refer to the IBM Redpaper publication: