System z on the Go:
Accessing z/OS from Smartphones

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 28 May 2010, updated 10 June 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738434434
ISBN-13: 9780738434438
IBM Form #: SG24-7836-00
(230 pages)

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Authors: Alex Louwe Kooijmans, Lydia Parziale, Reginaldo Barosa, Dave Ellis, Ankur Goyal, Fabio Riva, Kenichi Yoshimura


In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we demonstrate that it is possible to combine the traditional strengths of the mainframe to manage large volumes of data and run business transactions with the Web 2.0 paradigm. We can get simpler interfaces, better integration among different services, lightweight protocols for communication, and much more, together with the availability, security, and reliability of mainframe data. And we will show how mainframe data can be accessed by smartphones such as Android or iPhone.

But we can do more to demonstrate how flexible the mainframe platform is. Through the use of pervasive devices it is possible to add new possibilities to mainframe applications, extending System z® capabilities. We can receive notifications in real time, for example, of successful or unsuccessful termination of a TWS job stream, or we can immediately get alerts about abends that occurred in a critical application.

This book is another demonstration that the mainframe is alive and kicking and can and should play a key role in modern application architectures.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Architectural overview
Chapter 3. Accessing z/OS applications with HATS from Apple iPhone
Chapter 4. Accessing CICS in Atom feeds format using WebSphere sMash
Chapter 5. Accessing mainframe resources from Android mobile device applications
Chapter 6. Accessing a CICS Web service with an EGL Rich UI client on Apple iPhone
Chapter 7. Accessing a CICS Restful Web service from Apple iPhone
Chapter 8. Accessing IBM Tivoli Monitoring from smartphones
Appendix A. Test drive yourself!
Appendix B. Additional material
Appendix C. IBM Tivoli Monitoring and the SOAP interface
Appendix D. Deployment to WebSphere Application Server on z/OS

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