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subsequently recommended and licensed Ivory Service Architect. One of its key selling points is its native support of both CICS and IDMS applications. "From the mainframe developers' standpoint, all they had to do was write data to a copy book interface," MacCord says. "When COBOL programs execute, they move data in and out of that copy book, which so happens to be Ivory Service Architect. That tool then takes care of, for example, EBCDIC-to-ASCII conversions, XML transformations and the capability to do inbound and outbound Simple Object Access Protocol and representational state transfer web services with enhanced security credentials. It's all done within that one application." Because the web and mainframe developers have a common interface-a bridge between the mainframe and web worlds-they're now essentially speaking the same language, and it no longer matters if calls are coming to or from COBOL, C# or Java* applications. They're transparent. Perhaps more importantly, PCI compliance rules are no longer an issue. Rather than relying on batch-job processing, ETS can now exchange data with its credit card service providers using realtime service calls. The only data left behind are transaction IDs, making the organization's data store environment more secure. Right Tool, Right Job This new Ivory Service Architect paradigm has become so successful that when architectural meetings take place, many developers suggest using web services. MacCord sometimes has to calm the room, telling them that, depending on the type and amount of the workload, they may want to use a different tool. As he puts it: "A hammer has a purpose. A wrench has a purpose. And a screwdriver has a purpose. You just have to learn when and where they're applicable; web services are good for some jobs but not others." Jim Utsler is a senior writer for IBM Systems Magazine and has been covering technology for more than 20 years. WEBINAR Sponsored Advertising Content Reliable Data Protection for Your Applications & Databases on Linux on z Systems Wednesday, November 16 10 PT / Noon CT / 1 ET Learn how FDR/UPSTREAM can help you deal with the massive amount of data being kept and maintained in this era of BIG DATA. ; 11$,#Á1'(0Á4$!(, /Á1-Á'$ /Á'-4Á(Å1')0($Á./-3(#$0 9*$Á*$3$*Á02..-/1Á4'(*$Á *0-Á./-3(#(,&Á'-1Á# 1 ! 0$Á02..-/1Á % & * Ç !$ % 1 ( ##(1( 1 #( ) 1 FEATURING: Patrick Fitzsimmons Ed Gilroy George Tamsula 1')0($ÁÁ '/-#2"1Á$ , &$/ (Å1')0($ÁÁ $3$*-.+$,1Á,&(,$$/ ! )/ÄÁ(/$"1-/Á:Á$ (,%/ +$Á)1-/ &$ REGISTER TODAY http://ibmsystemsmag.webex.com ibmsystemsmag.com SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 // 19 http://ibmsystemsmag.webex.com http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016

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Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 34
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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