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Mainframe Integration - SOA Portfolio

  1. 1. Mainframe Integration Progress® Shadow provides the Progress SOA Portfolio with a single, unified platform for mainframe integration to enable dramatically lower mainframe TCO and improved performance for mainframe SOA and data connectivity. DATA SHEET HIGHLIGHTS PrOGreSS® SHAdOw: A SInGLe UnIfIed MAInfrAMe InTeGrATIOn ArCHITeCTUre > Reduces mainframe integra- tion complexity with a single, Growth, mergers, new technologies—all add to the increasing problem of integration unified architecture that sup- complexity. Left unchecked, this gridlock of interconnectivity can drain infrastructure agility ports all industry-standard and lead to competitive disadvantage. Progress® Shadow, mainframe middleware software requirements for integrating from Progress operating company DataDirect® Technologies, addresses this problem with mainframe data, business a single, unified foundation architecture that simplifies and accelerates the integration of logic, and screens to par- mainframe data, business logic, and screens with new Java, .NET or Web applications. ticipate with SOA, business Using industry-standards interfaces—SOAP, XML and SQL, Shadow enables organizations intelligence initiatives, and/or composite application to easily extend their mainframe systems to participate with SOA, business intelligence (BI) development initiatives and/or composite application development. > Allows organizations to Balancing the return on investment (ROI) and the quick time-to-market requirements rapidly deploy and reuse all presents a daunting challenge to IT organizations when faced with SOA and data existing mainframe assets integration initiatives that involve mainframe systems. Shadow’s single, unified integration > Provides significantly architecture allows organizations to rapidly redeploy and reuse existing mainframe assets improved performance for without the need for multiple, redundant point integration solutions, reducing the costs to mainframe SOA and data maintain these products and eliminating potential points of failure. connectivity > Dramatically improves main- THe IndUSTry-LeAdInG MAInfrAMe InTeGrATIOn SUITe frame total cost of ownership Progress Shadow builds on the robust capabilities of the industry’s only single, unified (TCO) platform for mainframe integration, with important enhancements for SOA and data connectivity. As the first mainframe integration middleware to capitalize on the inherent performance and cost advantages of the IBM specialty engines, Shadow opens the zIIP to additional workloads beyond DB2, including mainframe data queries to IMS, VSAM, Adabas, and IDMS, as well as SOAP/XML parsing for the transformation of business logic and screen logic (CICS, IMS, Natural, IDMS) into Web services. Shadow’s unique exploitation of IBM’s new mainframe specialty engines allows customers who have purchased the System z9 Integration Information Processor-zIIP and System z Application Assist Processor-zAAP to have the added benefit of diverting workloads to these unmeasured environments, which has the potential to dramatically improved mainframe total cost of ownership and performance. From this single integration architecture, Shadow supports a full range of standards-based mainframe integration products:
  2. 2. > Shadow z/Services—comprehensive, bi-directional mainframe SOA support—for transformation of mainframe programs (business logic and 3270 screens) and data into reusable Web services, coupled with functionality to allow the mainframe to consume external, distributed Web services > Shadow z/Events—a facility to simplify real-time mainframe data change capture, transformation and business event publishing to support event-driven integration, BI and data warehousing > Shadow z/Direct—a full range of high-performance data connectivity APIs (ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET) to enable direct, SQL access and transactional support to a broad range of mainframe data and program environments > Shadow z/Presentation—a robust facility to support automatic presentation layer generation for extending screen-based applications to the Web. Reducing complexity is at the core of Progress’s industry-leading mainframe integration product suite, Shadow. SHAdOw fOr SOA Progress Shadow provides the industry’s most comprehensive platform for mainframe SOA enablement. Features include: > Point-and-click Studio IDE—for automatic generation of Web services components and WSDL from mainframe data sources > Business Logic—simplifies the transformation of mainframe programs (business logic, COMMAREA, COBOL) into re-usable Web services
  3. 3. > Screens—simplifies the transformation of mainframe screen programs (3270, 5250) into re-usable Web services > Data—provides a SOAP interface to mainframe data, providing more flexibility for developers > Web Services Consumption—supports bi-directional Web services, enabling the mainframe to consume distributed Web services and transform them dynamically into COBOL copybooks > Web Services Orchestration—fully integrated into the Shadow Studio, an industry-standard BPEL Designer to simplify orchestration of platform-independent, heterogeneous Web services SHAdOw fOr dATA Progress Shadow is the industry’s most comprehensive platform for mainframe data connectivity. Features include: > ANSI-92 SQL Engine—a consistent data access method in support of the ANSI-92 SQL standard across all Shadow supported databases—Adabas, DB2, IAM, IMS/DB > Industry-leading client drivers—Shadow includes the DataDirect Connect wire- protocol driver technology, supporting: > ODBC 3.5.2 for 32-bit and 64-bit computing > JDBC - 3.0 Type 4 for 32-bit and 64-bit database drivers > ADO.NET data providers > Shadow opens the zIIP specialty engine to additional workloads beyond DB2, allowing mainframe data queries to IMS, VSAM, Adabas > Real-time event integration—comprehensive change/data/capture facility for the real- time capture and publication of mainframe events to support Adabas, DB2, VSAM, IMS, IDMS fOUndATIOn feATUreS Of SHAdOw Shadow became the leader in mainframe integration by offering best-in-class technology capable of handling the mission-critical requirements demanded by the world’s largest enterprises. The list of features underpinning Shadow technology includes: Systems Management > Performance Analysis and Tuning—organizes data for capacity planning and trends analysis > Application Debugging—detailed tracing and logging for problem diagnosis > Automation—automated management of large-scale Shadow implementations > Monitoring and Control—online, real-time visibility and measurement of all Shadow- related activity with a broad range of automated responses for resource breaches
  4. 4. Security > Security Optimization and Management (SOM)—streamlines security login with Web services or SQL queries to improve performance and lower costs > Auditing—identifies ultimate, unique end-user of mainframe resources in a standard thread-pool environment > Encryption—manages digital certificates, optimizes encryption of integration stream information > Virtual Authentication—provides authentication flexibility to reduce vulnerabilities of program-initiated authentication requests to a mainframe > Mainframe/Distributed Security Protocols—fully integrates with RACF, CA-TopSecret and CA-ACF2 to provide a robust security model > Distributed platforms support for SSL and client-side, certificate-based authentication Transactions > Distributed Transaction Management—supports prevalent J2EE and .NET distributed transaction management. Built to X/Open XA transaction management standards with thread management and choreography support > Support for Enterprise Transactions—full “two-phase commit” (2PC) Transaction Support. All XA 2PC semantics supported and exposed directly or via application server transaction manager support > z/OS Resource Recovery Services—enables transaction management via extensive exploitation of z/OS Resource Recovery Services (RRS) Scalability > Load Balancing and Failover—ensures ultimate levels of scalability and availability > Connection Virtualization—allows unlimited concurrency of connections from distributed applications > Transactional Activity Blocking—reduces lock duration for complex transactions and significantly improves response times for Update and Insert intensive applications policy > Accounting and Chargeback Support—Shadow–based integration activity logged to the z/OS Systems Measurement Facility (SMF) SHAdOw STUdIO > Shadow Studio is a consolidated development environment and comprehensive IDE for the Shadow mainframe integration suite. Built on the Eclipse standard, the Studio supports both Visual Studio .NET and J2EE frameworks to enable developers building composite applications to easily publish legacy data, business logic, and process (screen-based) assets into reusable Web services, real-time events, SQL tables, or stored procedures or Web resources.
  5. 5. > To meet the increasing requirements of mainframe SOA, the Shadow Studio has been enhanced to include an industry-standard Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Designer for orchestration of Web services, both distributed and mainframe, allowing organizations to create long-running macro Web services that underpin business process optimization. Shadow Studio LOwerInG MAInfrAMe TCO And IMPrOvInG SOA PerfOrMAnCe Shadow version 7 incorporates new patent-pending technology that uniquely exploits IBM’s mainframe specialty engines to provide customers with the ability to dramatically reduce mainframe total cost of ownership (TCO) and significantly improve service-oriented architecture (SOA) performance. IBM’s zIIP and zAAP specialty engines run on the System z hardware platform. Each is designed to process specific types of workloads, relieving the general-purpose processors of those workloads. The zAAP processor can process JAVA workloads while the zIIP processor handles enclave SRB workloads most commonly found within DB2. The primary characteristics of these specialty engines are: > Workloads deployed on the zIIP and zAAP are not counted towards MSU consumption or other software costs. > zIIP and zAAP specialty engines run at full capability and are not limited by microcode to run at the speed of the general-purpose processors on the System z platform.
  6. 6. > The general-purpose processor no longer needs to perform work that is dispatched on the zIIP and zAAP, lowering the measured MSUs and associated software costs. As the first mainframe integration middleware to capitalize on the inherent performance and cost advantages of the IBM specialty engines, Shadow 7 opens the zIIP to SOA and additional data workloads beyond DB2, including mainframe data queries to IMS, VSAM, Adabas and IDMS, as well as SOAP/XML parsing for the transformation of business logic and screen logic (CICS, IMS, Natural, IDMS) into Web services. COST-effeCTIve web ServICeS OrCHeSTrATIOn wITH bPeL One of the primary business benefits behind SOA is business process optimization, a major contributor to business agility. Process improvement starts with the ability to map business processes to the technology that supports them. With Shadow, mainframe business processes—both those within legacy business logic, as well as those locked within 3270 screens—can be transformed into re-usable Web services and easily orchestrated into long-running, macro Web services using industry-standard BPEL for deployment within the System z platform or within any leading BPM application. Shadow takes advantage of the zAAP by instantiating a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) under Shadow’s control that will execute on the specialty engine. The z/OS operating system has been enhanced to automatically make the JVM eligible for processing on the zAAP processor(s) so the deployment of BPEL or any Java workload to the zAAP engine(s) is straightforward. With the zAAP specialty engine, the XML processing requirements of BPEL orchestration no longer hits the general-purpose processor, but is handled within the unmeasured and unrestricted performance environment of the specialty engine, reducing AbOUT PrOGreSS SOfTwAre MSU consumption and improving performance. Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides A SeAMLeSS MAInfrAMe InTeGrATIOn SOLUTIOn application infrastructure software Progress Shadow continues to lead the industry with innovative technologies for main- for the development, deployment, frame data and services, providing a critical element in the Progress SOA Portfolio. integration and management of Shadow delivers a new standard in mainframe integration, allowing the System z plat- business applications. Our goal form to more fully participate in SOA and data initiatives with better performance and is to maximize the benefits of lower TCO. information technology while minimizing its complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at +1-781-280-4000. worldwide Headquarters Progress Software Corporation, 14 Oak Park, Bedford, MA 01730 USA Tel: +1 781 280-4000 Fax: +1 781 280-4095 On the Web at: for international office locations and contact information, please refer to: © 2008 Progress Software Corporation. Corporation. All rights reserved. Progress, Actional, Apama, DataDirect, DataXtend, OpenEdge, Sonic ESB, and SonicMQ are trademarks or registered trade- marks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its affiliates or subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Specifications subject to change without notice.