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The SoR and reference data API layers take the microservice calls and pass them to the back end to fetch the results that are either directly in JSON or converted to JSON from Simple Object Access Protocol and returned through the microservice interface to the component assembly layer. The midtier, presented in the paper written about the study, was built in the IBM Montpellier lab to run on Linux* on z Systems, co-located on the same z Systems platform with the SoR and SoE powered by the IBM MobileFirst* Platform. The end-toend system was built for the banking showcase demo environment. IBM API Connect* provides similar functionality as the aforementioned SoE and an integrated environment for creation, runtime, management and security foundation for APIs consumed by modern Quantifying the Benefits of Caching A study conducted at the IBM Montpellier lab measured the benefits of midtier caching in a banking workload based on CICS and DB2 (see Figure 2, page 28). IBM Rational* Performance Tester was used to simulate 100 concurrent connections from mobile users with a half-second think time between each transaction. For every user, the first transaction is a deposit followed by six balance check transactions to see if the deposit was reflected in the account balance. After the first balance check transaction, the response is cached in the midtier using WebSphere eXtreme Scale and the memory object for the stored response is invalidated after three seconds. For this access pattern, a 30 percent reduction in response time for the check balance transactions was obtained, as was 39 percent lower three-year total cost of acquisition (TCA). TCA accounts for hardware and software charges, including maintenance and support for the combined systems of integration and SoR tiers running on an IBM z13*. More Resources IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale: ibm.co/2ac2chC IBM API Connect: ibm.co/1MUNhu8 WEBINAR Sponsored Advertising Content Sshhh...Unsecured SSH Keys to Your IT Enterprise Left Under the Doormat. WHEN Wednesday, October 5 10 PT / Noon CT / 1 ET Stay ahead of the compliance game with proactive and preventative SSH Key Management. AGENDA Keys have proliferated the market place and present a high security risk. Join us as we discuss SSH key exposure in the Enterprise environment. What are they? Where are they? How do you manage the lifecycle? Compliance is a cornerstone issue for companies for whom transferred data has to be audit compliant. We'll discuss standards presented in the NISTIR 7966 document covering SSH keys. Can you guarantee that you're compliant? Where are your access security risks? Learn how keys can be tracked and managed to ensure that you close any doors that may provide access to intentional malicious attacks or inadvertent data corruption. FEATURING Jim Lampi and Yvonne Wheaton Jimmy Mills Software Diversified Services SSH REGISTER TODAY http://ibmsystemsmag.webex.com ibmsystemsmag.com SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 // 29 http://ibmsystemsmag.webex.com http://ibm.co/2ac2chC http://ibm.co/1MUNhu8 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
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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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