Today, we are happy to announce the release of IBM i (AS400) Connector for Mulesoft Anypoint platform. In response to the feedback from our customers and prospects, we added support for calling Service Program Procedures and ability to define external format for data queue entries. These enhancements further reduce or eliminate the back-end development for integrating the IBM i (AS400) based applications into modern application landscape. The new features are released for both Mule 3 and Mule 4 versions of the Connector.
The IBM i (AS400) connector further expands legacy modernization capabilities of the leading integration platform.
Livonia, MI – June 20 2018
Infoview Systems, a provider of innovative integration modernization and infrastructure services and products, announced the general availability of the IBM i (AS400) Connector for Mulesoft Titan release.
Enterprises running on legacy ERPs and Line of business applications realize it is critical for business success to rapidly unlock legacy data and business logic, while also connecting to an ever-increasing number of cloud and third party services.
The new Mulesoft Anypoint Platform enables enterprises to innovate at scale and rapidly build flexible and secure application networks. With the addition of the IBM i (AS400) connector, enterprises can now accelerate the delivery of the most challenging legacy modernization initiatives.
Infoview Systems, a Mulesoft Partner and global service provider, is a highly efficient cross-platform Professional Services and product company with a strong focus on customer business outcomes and long-term care.
One of the biggest IT challenges is the growing IT delivery gap and the ever increasing pace of business changes. This is especially true for established companies saddled with a mix of older applications. In order to efficiently connect these systems to other business components at scale, the application business logic and data must be be packaged as easy-to-consume reusable assets.
Due to the monolithic nature, most legacy applications span multiple business domains. As a result, the number of required integrations is typically high. When we consider the complexity of integrating with legacy systems, the shortage of specialized skills, and tight budgets, it’s easy to see why unlocking ERP data and logic is a constant concern for IT leaders.
Technically, this problem boils down to the question: how fast can you build an API that calls the backend business logic, and how much of that work depends on the legacy team? In this how-to guide, I’ll show you how to use the latest version of MuleSoft’s Anypoint Connector for IBM i (AS400) to accelerate wrapping business logic program into a REST API without any IBM i tools or development required. Once the IBM i (AS400) API is developed, it can be plugged into Anypoint Platform for added security, governance, and operational insight.
For companies running their ERPs and Line of business applications on IBM i or mainframe, ability to rapidly connect the applications to ever increasing number of cloud and third party services is critical for business success. IBM i (AS400, iSeries) is a modern, powerful and secure platform optimized for running complex and diverse workloads. The recent versions of the system have several integration options available out of the box, including Integrated Web Services, Apache HTTP server, XMLSERVICES, as well as a host of available Node.js, PHP, and Java based options. And we all know that having a choice always always beats the alternative, right? In this article I present one more option and show how to run Mule on IBM i.