Oracle Releases New Mainframe Re-Hosting in Oracle Tuxedo 11g

I'm excited to say that we've released our next generation of Re-hosting in 11g.

In fact I'm doing some hands-on labs now for our Systems Integrators in Italy in a couple of weeks and targeting Latin America next month.

If you are an SI, or Rehosting firm and are looking to become an Oracle Partner or get a better understanding of Tuxedo and how to use the workbench for rehosting...drop me a line.


Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g provides a CICS API emulation and Batch environment that exploits the full range of Oracle Tuxedo's capabilities.

Re-hosted applications run in a multi-node, grid environment with centralized production control.
Also, enterprise integration of CICS application services benefits from an open and SOA-enabled framework.

Key features include:


  • CICS Application Runtime: Can run IBM CICS applications unchanged in an application grid, which enables the distribution of large workloads across multiple processors and nodes. This simplifies CICS administration and can scale to over 100,000 users and over 50,000 transactions per second.

  • 3270 Terminal Server: Protects business users from change through support for tn3270 terminal emulation.

  • Distributed CICS Resource Management: Simplifies deployment and administration by allowing customers to run CICS regions in a distributed configuration.

  • Batch Application Runtime: Provides robust IBM JES-like job management that enables local or remote job submissions. In addition, distributed batch initiators can enable parallelization of jobs and support fail-over, shortening the batch window and helping to meet stringent SLAs.

  • Batch Execution Environment: Helps to run IBM batch unchanged and also supports JCL functionality and all common batch utilities.

Oracle Tuxedo Application Rehosting Workbench 11g provides a set of automated migration tools integrated around a central repository. The tools provide high precision which results in very low error rates and the ability to handle large applications. This enables less expensive, low-risk migration projects.

Key capabilities include:


  • Workbench Repository and Cataloguer: Ensures integrity of the migrated application assets through full dependency checking. The Cataloguer generates and maintains all relevant meta-data on source and target components.

  • File Migrator: Supports reliable migration of datasets and flat files to an ISAM or Oracle Database 11g. This is done through the automated migration utilities for data unloading, reloading and validation. It also generates logical access functions to shield developers from data repository changes.

  • DB2 Migrator: Similarly, this tool automates the migration of DB2 schema and data to Oracle Database 11g.

  • COBOL Migrator: Supports migration of IBM mainframe COBOL assets (OLTP and Batch) to open systems. Adapts programs for compiler dialects and data access variations.

  • JCL Migrator: Supports migration of IBM JCL jobs to a Tuxedo ART environment, maintaining the flow and characteristics of batch jobs.

Comments:

Any comment about Tuxedo on Linux on System Z? .... that would allow PeopleSoft to run (fully - web, app/batch, DB) on Z? Thanks.

Posted by Paul on March 31, 2010 at 08:24 PM BST #

Couple of thoughts: There is currently work underway to certify this version Tux on System Z, however, you CAN run tuxedo version 8.1 today on Linux on system Z. So you can rehost cobol on Z today with Tux, but a bit more services work to deal with the CICS , etc Now, with respect to PSFT, usually folks just go ahead an upgrade to a Linux version and in the cases of custom COBOL applications written to support the legacy psft app can get rehosted. This is a best practice rather than rehosting the entire legacy psft app.

Posted by Jason Williamson on March 31, 2010 at 08:56 PM BST #

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