AS400Gateway for MuleSoft

Designed with developers in mind, the AS400Gateway suite of certified products enables development teams to take full advantage of their legacy systems and accelerate IBM i (AS/400) integrations with other systems and devices. Combined with our team of IBM and MuleSoft experts, we make innovation hassle-free.

Accelerate IBM i Integrations

Legacy Modernization Made Simple

Certified by MuleSoft, our AS400 connector eliminates the stress and impact of legacy system integration on development teams. This allows clients to prioritize and allocate resources more efficiently, accelerate the rollout of new channels, and unlock enterprise-wide customer and product 360 views, while also enabling the ability to streamline operations.

Reduce integration complexities

Business Always Runs Forward

The modern-day IT delivery gap is forcing companies to adapt or be left behind. Central IT can quickly become overwhelmed and cannot move at the speed of business. Onboarding new vendors has become expensive and time-consuming. Legacy system point-to-point integrations can get out of control. With our AS400 connector, we empower AS400 specialists to deliver integration solutions at scale.

Frequently asked questions

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  • How does the Connector work?

    Via a low-level IBM i library through a low-level socket integration that runs on-premise or CloudHub runtime and works with backend programs through direct call regardless of COBOL or RPG design language.

  • The intent for the creation of the products

    We wanted to provide MuleSoft development teams with an easy way to connect their IBM i based systems to MuleSoft without any special knowledge of IBM i.
  • How is the product priced?

    Pricing is based on the number of physical IBM i servers leveraged, regardless of server type (production, non-production, DR). For additional pricing and subscription information, please reach out to our team.

  • AS400 vs DB Connectors

    MuleSoft DB Connectors and the AS400 Connector are complementary: DB connectors work with databases, read tables, update data in tables, insert/deletes data/records, or call stored procedures. The AS400 connector calls programs directly and works with data queues.
  • Compatibility with commercial backend IBM i systems

    The Connector can be used to execute business logic or exchange messages with IBM i based commercial applications.
  • Limitations on the number of MuleSoft environments or IBM i LPARs leveraged with the product? ​

    The Connector can be implemented on-prem or CloudHub and can be implemented in any number of MuleSoft environments, with no restriction on the number of logical partitions.
  • How do we certify connector releases with IBM i OS updates?​

    Each OS update released by IBM is tested internally by our product engineering team to ensure compatibility with the connector. As of today, the connector is compatible with IBM i OS 5.4 and higher.
  • How many transactions can the connector handle? ​

    Many of our customers deal with large peak volumes and process hundreds or thousands of transactions per second leveraging our connector. The throughput of the product depends on several factors including (but not limited to) MuleSoft application design approach, connection speed between MuleSoft runtimes and the IBM i (AS/400) servers, and the number of connections in the connection pool.

Flexible Proof of Concept Models

subscriptionFor prospects who wish to evaluate our connector solely in-house, designing, and implementing the MuleSoft components and IBM i configuration to their specific use case, a 30-day trial license will be supplied with installation documentation. The Infoview team will be there to answer any questions and assist with configuration or troubleshooting on request. 

DeliveryFor a short period of time (around 40 hours) a consultant can be allocated to review the POC scope, address questions, provide feedback, and participate in the development and testing of the MuleSoft and IBM i components. For this approach, the scope would be small and include 1-2 simplified scenarios working end to end in a non-production environment. 

SupportAfter receiving the required information, the Inofivew product team would recreate a use case within our own sandbox environment and demonstrate it once complete. The aim of this approach is to assist parties who have been interesting in the AS400Gateway for MuleSoft but may not have the time to conduct and allocate in-house resources for the POC process. 

 

Professional Services

Infoview Ownership and Implementation

Our team would implement the desired use cases including full alignment with your team’s MuleSoft and IBM i development guidelines, best practices, integration architecture review and adoption for IBM i integration, IBM i development and configuration as necessary, as well as go-live support. 

The end result would entail working integrations deployed to production in addition to knowledge transfer sessions with the client team members who would take ownership of the implemented components and integrations. The benefits of this approach would be quick implementation and a solid launch point for future IBM i integration projects. In terms of duration, this would typically last 2-3 months and require a formal SOW depending on complexities and expectations. Additionally, this method would require a commercial connector license by the time the project goes live.  

AS400Gateway for MuleSoft Demonstration

WATCH HOW IT WORKS

Inbound Salesforce Order Entry to IBM i (AS/400) using MuleSoft and the AS400Gateway Connector

WATCH HOW IT WORKS
Outbound IBM i (AS/400) Order Update to Salesforce using MuleSoft and the AS400Gateway Connector

Featured Customer Success Story

A Specialty Retailer of durable consumer goods and related services, operating over 100 stores, warehouses, and cross-docks, rapidly expanding into new geographic areas in need of modernizing their legacy ERP system.

Subscription Models, Delivery, and Support


subscriptionPricing is based on the number of physical IBM
i servers and is linked to server serial number(s). A single server license applies to all LPARs (logical partitions) defined on that server at no additional cost. The AS400Gateway is available in a yearly, a three-year discounted (pre-paid), as well as an enterprise subscription model. In addition, we also offer a cost-free evaluation license.
 

Connector products are available for download on our partner marketplaces but require a license available directly through Infoview Systems. Delivery-infoview

 

Support-infoviewInfoview support is available during the regular business day, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone or Indian Time Zone Monday through Friday, excluding United States public holidays.

 

Professional-ServicesAvailable for product implementation, POC guidance, as well as system integration.  

A Unique Blend of IBM i (AS/400) and MuleSoft Expertise

With MuleSoft and IBM I (AS/400) expertise on the same team, we eliminate any disconnect or loss in translation between development team members. This allows leadership to work within the same project team and helps avoid the pitfalls of two teams with two separate design languages.

Connector Features

Designed to accelerate IBM i (AS/400) integrations with other components, our MuleSoft certified connector makes it easy to call IBM i programs, pass parameters and get the response directly from MuleSoft flows. Key connector features include:

  • Command, program, and service program calls
  • Data Queue operations (Listen, Read, Peek, and write) to support bi-directional event-driven integration use cases
  • TLS/SSL support
  • External structure for Data Queue read and write
  • Connection timeout, keep alive, and retry
  • Standard reconnection strategy and notifications in case of connection failed events

What is the plan for new releases and version updates?

Infoview Systems is constantly reviewing the functionality associated with the IBM i AS400Gateway suite of products, and we encourage feedback from our customers about new and updated functionality for the products that will improve customer experience.

Moving into 2022, we plan to continuously grow and evolve our IBM i and MuleSoft practice for more optimized connectivity and expanded compatibility with more service platforms on demand.

Helpful documentation and demonstration examples

User Manual

Release Notes

API Documents

Managed Services and Support​

Demo: AS/400 Command Calls

Product Support & Maintenance Terms​

Helpful Demo documentation

Demo – AS/400 Process Calls External Function

Demo – External Process Calls AS/400

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