(Gawkwire) – GT Software, a leading provider of mainframe integration and data access solutions, today announced at the SHARE conference that its market-leading product, Ivory Service Architect, now allows developers to build web services that natively access CA IDMS programs and data. By providing native access, Ivory Service Architect enables developers to quickly and easily access and extend business applications.
“With this enhancement, it’s even easier to achieve seamless, secure, high performance access to valuable mainframe applications provided by CA IDMS,” said Steve Able, Chief Technology Officer for GT Software. “CA IDMS developers now have a better way to enable web services.”
Ivory Service Architect is bi-directional, allowing CA IDMS mapped and mapless transactions to access external services hosted on SOAP, REST XML, and JSON servers so developers have a choice of interfaces. CA IDMS mapless transactions are integrated at the application layer using direct interface modules.
“This is yet another example of the strong relationship between GT Software and CA IDMS solutions,” Able said. “We work closely with CA, and our solutions are CA Smart Certified.”
In addition, Ivory Data Access provides SQL data access to CA IDMS databases via industry standard ODBC or JDBC.
Ivory Service Architect supports the deployment of mainframe-based SOAP, REST-based, and JSON services without requiring any changes to the service definition. It also supports the deployment of web services across z/VSE, z/OS, CICS, IMS, Windows, and Linux. Key features of this ubiquitous platform support include the ability to shift integration and SOA-related workload off the mainframe to reduce MIPS, as well as leveraging new mainframe MIPS-reducing hardware such as IFL processors with Linux on z, and the exploitation of the zIIP and zAAP.
GT Software will be showcasing its solutions at SHARE in Orlando, booth #203. SHARE runs from August 7-12 in Orlando, Florida.
About Ivory Service Architect
Market-leading Ivory Service Architect enables organizations to extend access to mainframe applications, data, and processes using web services — with no code written, generated or changed and no additional MIPS usage. Plus, Ivory Service Architect requires minimal training and offers quick deployment. Ivory Service Architect helps integrate all mainframe assets, regardless of underlying platforms, languages, and data formats.
About GT Software
For nearly 30 years, GT Software has helped organizations derive the greatest business benefit from their mainframe investments by delivering cost-effective mainframe integration and data access solutions. GT Software offers a suite of industry-leading mainframe integration and data access tools that improve operational responsiveness by simplifying and accelerating access to mainframe applications, data, and processes while reducing total cost of ownership. Follow GT Software on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gtsoftware.
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