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Traits of Modern IBM i Application

I’ve read somewhere a long time ago that the secret to success is to always start visualizing it in a great many details before thinking about how to achieve it. Otherwise we risk losing sight of the end goal, and waste time and resources fighting windmills. Sure, we’ll still get somewhere, and with some practice can even convince others that this is exactly the result we’ve planned for all along. How does it apply to IBM i modernization initiatives? Before diving into discussions about modernize vs migrate, RPG or SQL, screen scrapers vs RPG Open Access vs JavaScript, DDS or DDL etc, let’s pause for a moment and think about what would the modern IBM i application look like if it were built now, with all the knowledge accumulated over the years of maintaining and enhancing it. This would be our golden standard, very helpful when deciding on the best architecture or technology choices.

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Securely connect Mule to IBM i / AS400

Anyone who has been on the receiving end of a PCI audit knows that encrypting data in transit is a sensible thing to do. It’s a must have requirement for sensitive customer data, personally identifiable information and as a general rule should be applied by default unless there’s a compelling reason not to. In this article I will show how to securely connect Mule to IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i).

Mule flows typically communicate with IBM i data and business logic via the following transports:

  • AS400 connector – works with Data queues and system commands
  • Database connector – facilitates direct access to application data and calls to DB2 stored procedures
  • Other TCP based protocols (HTTP, FTP etc)

In this article, I will show how to setup IBM i server encryption and secure Mule Database and Data queue communications.

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Consuming and Producing APIs on IBM i / AS400 with Mulesoft Anypoint and Web Transaction Framework

In this demo I show how to connect IBM i (AS400, iSeries, System i) data and processes with Mule and Infoview’s AS400 connector and Web Transaction Framework.

Connecting, modernizing and migrating off of legacy systems is a complex undertaking. We are a capable cross-functional team of seasoned integration and IBM i professionals focused on customer care and business outcomes. Contact us to find out how we can help making your Digital Transformation initiatives a success. 

Send data to IBM i / AS400 multi member files with MuleSoft Anypoint

On a recent call with a prospect I ran into a use case where they needed to send data to AS400 multi member files with MuleSoft Anypoint. IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i) operating environment includes an integrated DB2 database that is widely used as an application data store. Remote clients can access IBM i data via DB2 SQL Query Engine, JDBC or ODBC interfaces, and this works well for regular files and DB2 tables. There is a special file type widely used in older IBM i applications that supports partitioning content into multiple “members” and provides methods for isolating the data for traditional programs. The challenge of interfacing with multi-member files is that they cannot be easily accessed via standard SQL clients.

There are several “brute force” options for remotely creating and working with multi-member files in Mule, including:

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MuleSoft IBM i AS/400 Connector

Livonia, MI – 12/28/2015 – Infoview Systems Inc. today announces the release of the Certified MuleSoft Connector for the IBM® AS/400®. The connector works seamlessly with the MuleSoft Anypoint platform allowing companies to unlock the data and functionality within their AS/400 environments.

IBM Connector

The IBM AS/400 Connector is a comprehensive solution, integrating applications and data between the AS/400 and external systems, both on-premises and in the cloud.

The IBM AS/400 Connector, coupled with Infoview Systems IBM® AS/400® Web Transaction Framework provides for a unified integration experience.

The Connector for the IBM AS/400 has been certified by MuleSoft, the company that makes it easy to connect applications, data and devices by using its Anypoint Platform™.

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MuleSoft adds Infoview Systems as Partner

Infoview Systems Inc. to Provide MuleSoft Anypoint Platform™ and Services for Connecting Applications in the Cloud and On-Premises

Livonia, MI – 8/28/2015 – Infoview Systems Inc. today announced its partnership with MuleSoft, the company that makes it easy to connect applications, data and devices, to provide consulting and services for the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform™. The platform is a complete solution for API-led connectivity that integrates applications and data both on-premises and in the cloud, unleashing the value of that data through the design, implementation and management of APIs.

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