Extend your COBOL and Natural applications to the digital economy with APIs
webMethods EntireX provides a cost-effective and efficient path for application modernization and API enablement—whether you need to integrate mainframe assets into process applications or elevate them to the digital economy through services.
Give new life to your core applications with webMethods EntireX. Bring the business logic that resides in COBOL, Natural, and other applications into the digital economy. You can create inventive new business processes using your established mainframe, midrange or Linux®, UNIX®, Windows® (LUW) platform applications, all without changing the underlying source code.
You can leverage programming logic and transactions from a wide variety of host environments to create new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for consumption by .NET® and Java® applications as well as participate in the rapidly growing digital economy via REST.
Leverage existing investment in COBOL or Natural
Bring the business logic that resides in COBOL, Natural, and other applications into the digital economy. You can create inventive new business processes using your established mainframe, midrange or Linux®, UNIX®, Windows® (LUW) platform applications, all without changing the underlying source code.
Connect core applications with APIs
Creating high-performing, secure APIs with just a few clicks is the fast path to application modernization. Easily connect core applications with Java®, .NЕТ®, web services or REST APIs with seamless, built-in integration between EntireX and webMethods Integration Server.
Deliver new products to market faster
Trigger inventive new business processes using your established mainframe applications. By reusing what works in new ways, you can offer new services and products to market on the web or cloud without the heavy lift of re-invention.
Reduce costs by easily leveraging existing business functionality to meet new business needs. By exposing your existing business logic without changing any code, API enablement accelerates legacy system integration while driving down the cost of digitalization. In addition, enjoy the freedom to choose architecture options that have zero or minimal mainframe footprint.
Quickly integrate modern applications with any type of COBOL program. Proven at hundreds of large enterprises, EntireX can integrate a wide variety of COBOL development patterns with ease. Take multiple output handling as an example. By integrating the interfaces with easy-to-use mappings, your programmer does not have to change underlying source code.
Leverage tight integration with Natural and NaturalONE. Wizards within the Eclipse™-based design-time environment let you create your integration scenarios quickly and easily across the Software AG product stack.
Automatic interface extraction & advanced mapping
Today, programming is different. Fortunately, EntireX automatically maps legacy-language functions to modern programming languages without interfering with the back-end program. For example, EntireX can suppress fields so they don’t show up in the modern user interface but still operate as invisible input back to the mainframe.
API REST services
APIs are driving the digital economy. Whether or not you reach out for APIs, you can be sure APIs will reach out to you. Let your COBOL and Natural assets participate in the fast-growing digital economy by creating REST APIs with just a few clicks.
EntireX wraps existing applications so that they can be accessed as services, with your choice of interface—XML/SOAP, DCOM, Java, and others. Once the service is defined, it can be used in any application. This lets you quickly create new business processes from your established mainframe applications.
Unified with webMethods Integration Server
Easily connect core applications with Java® ,.NЕТ®, web services or REST APIs with seamless, built-in integration between webMethods EntireX and webMethods Integration Server.
Multiple communication models
EntireX offers you a choice of appropriate communication models: asynchronous fire & forget (reliable RPC), synchronous request-reply (RPC) and conversational RPC. This helps you meet all demands using a single product.
Trigger events from your established mainframe and LUW environments. Quickly expose core application business logic. EntireX supports all common scenarios in both directions, inbound as well as outbound. Either endpoint can send messages symmetrically—so you can start messages from either end.
Zero or minimal server footprint
Reduce CPU consumption and save costs by selecting EntireX options with minimal to zero footprint on the mainframe. Beneficial to organizations that have split or outsourced mainframe computer centers, low footprint options with EntireX can help you turn around changes faster and deal with less ticketing, saving costs
Security and reliability
Clustering technology delivers high availability, so you can operate with minimal downtime, improve performance, and deliver a better user experience. Bring your server’s existing authorization rules, such as RACF or ACF2 under z/OS, to the desktop without introducing any new APIs.