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Ivory Data Hub (ViaSQL) - Zugriff auf Mainframe-Daten optimiert für die Agile IT

In 2012 hat GT Software in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) den weltweiten Vertrieb, Marketing und Support für die Viaserv-Lösungen (ViaSQL) übernommen. Die Umbenennung der ViaSQL-Lösungen in Ivory Hub erfolgte zeitgleich.

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Viele Unternehmen stehen heute einer zunehmenden Anzahl an widersprüchlichen Anforderungen gegenüber. Sie müssen neue Technologiesysteme und -architekturen implementieren um wettbewerbsfähig zu bleiben. Gleichzeitig müssen bestehende Services unterstützt, Kosten gesenkt und die Nützlichkeit und der ROI bestehender Systeme erhöht werden.

Seit über 30 Jahren hilft GT Software den größten Nutzen aus den getätigen Mainframe-Investitionen zu generieren. Innovative Modernisierungs-, Migrations- und Datenzugriffslösungen reduzieren effektiv die IT-Kosten und verbessern die Leistung und Produktivität. Mehr als 2500 Organisationen weltweit nutzen die Technologien zur Senkung der Produkteinführungszeiten von Mainframe-bezogenen Anwendungen und zur schnellen Einbindung des Mainframes in neuere Technologien inklusive Mobile, Apps, Web und Cloud.


Ivory® Data Hub™

Ivory® Data Hub™, an enterprise data access solution on z/OS and VSE, delivers the most agile IT solution available today to meet the exploding demand for mobile, web, and cloud applications data access needs. Secure, reliable and performance driven, Ivory Data Hub meets the most critical application deadlines to deliver in record time. A key component within the solution, is its Data Hub Director, an innovative browser-based tooling that allows clients to easily map non-relational data sources to a relational model.Ivory Data Hub provides three main capabilities to provide comprehensive IBM mainframe integration solutions to meet your most demanding needs.


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SQL Access to Mainframe Data Sources

Ivory Data Hub enables distributed clients or mid-tier servers to access data residing on mainframe systems via standard SQL. Clients do not have to make changes to the mainframe databases systems or the data residing in these databases. Data access is provided via familiar ODBC, or JDBC services. Data sources supported include ADABAS, VSAM, CA IDMS, IMS, DL/I, DB2, Datacom, Sequential Datasets.


Provide Mainframe Applications Access to Distributed Data Sources

CICS and batch applications do not have to be confined to only accessing data residing on the mainframe. Ivory Data Hub enables mainframe applications running online, and in batch to access relational database systems residing on distributed systems. Your CICS applications can now read Oracle databases residing on Linux on z, or SQL Server in your Windows cloud infrastructure. Any data source in your enterprise accessible via ODBC, or JDBC can be reached from your mainframe applications. Reap the benefits from the high performance data connections to the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) to access DB2 on these blade servers directly from your mainframe systems.

Access to distributed data sources from mainframe applications is provided through Client Services for Data Hub.


Bulk Data Transfer

Ivory Data Hub provides facilities to perform bi-directional data transfer between mainframes, and distributed systems. Customers can extract data from any of its supported data sources, and inserts the selected data into target database systems. This work can be scheduled using ad hoc transfers, or by using the included provided scheduler. Ivory Data Hub will define SQL tables for you in the relational database systems based on the data you are extracting, and will take care of mapping non-relational data structures in mainframe database systems to relational tables in your distributed database systems. Now clients can easily populate data warehouses with historically hard to access mainframe data, or populate distributed database systems with data to allow client to run reports offline without affecting transactional daily workloads. Bulk data transfer is provided through a licenseable feature of Ivory Data Hub denominated Transfer Server for Data Hub.


Innovative Browser-Based

Included with Ivory Data Hub is an innovative browser-based tooling found in Data Hub Director which allows clients to easily map non-relational data sources residing on mainframes to a relational model.