The Reality of Mainframe Integration

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 12:00 PM CDT{LOCAL_TZ}

The Reality of Mainframe Integration

Content by GT Software

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 12:00 PM CDT


Mainframe APIs – Are You Prepared?

If building REST and SOAP APIs against mainframe applications built decades ago was easy, 

there would be no need for this webinar. Reality is that CICS, IMS, IDMS, and other online mainframe 
applications were mainline designed around a human being interacting with a green screen terminal. 
Back in those days, a whole different paradigm was in place around optimizing storage, network traffic, 
and user interfaces. Remember light pens?

Fast forward to today’s digital enterprise with customers expecting state-of-the-art web and mobile apps, 
field staff empowered with wireless devices instantly interacting with system-of-record information residing 
on the mainframe, ever changing business needs to meet competition and regulatory requirements. No 
doubt integrating mainframe and distributed environments via APIs is the core of the solution, but how are 
you going to handle the many complexities designed into legacy applications without overwhelming your 
frontend application development efforts?

This webinar will explore proven realities of mainframe integration:
  • How the power of orchestration will allow autonomous APIs to become business services
  • The need for decision and iteration logic as part of the API design
  • Processing complex data structures used in many Cobol and PL/1 applications
  • The need to handle screen maps (e.g., BMS and MFS) as part of the API workflow
  • Developing mainframe APIs that are more than just a single transaction execution
  • Avoiding the low-level code trap to make mainframe APIs consumable
Join us to discover how GT Software’s Ivory Service Architect will help you tackle the complexities of 
mainframe integration for successful implementations.

Featured Speakers:


Donald Spoerke
Director of Product Management
GT Software



Jonathan Proft
Systems Developer
Federated Insurance



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