New integration technologies have enabled exposing legacy system functionality on a mainframe to be reusable as Web Services. Architects and developers can enjoy faster implementation and easier interoperability using Open Standards. This becomes attractive to many customers because Web Services can leverage on legacy systems without rewriting them.
Existing mainframe integration design approaches include using CICS Transaction Gateway, CICS Web Support, Java technology (such as EJB Server for CICS), and SOAP proxy to enable legacy CICS applications as Web Services. A server-side SOAP component can be created to invoke the remote CICS transactions via any of these mainframe integration components. Different ...