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Oracle Corporation

July 31, 2012 13:00 ET

Oracle Enhances Mainframe Rehosting Products for Oracle Tuxedo 12c

New Product Features Further Reduce the Cost, Complexity and Risk of Mainframe Migrations

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced the release of Oracle Tuxedo ART 12c, which includes Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for IBM CICS, IMS and Batch; and Oracle Tuxedo Application Rehosting Workbench.
  • Oracle Tuxedo ART 12c helps customers reduce IT costs significantly, compared to their current mainframes, by rehosting larger-scale mainframe applications more rapidly and running them more efficiently on traditional Linux/UNIX servers, engineered systems and in enterprise clouds.
  • Powered by Oracle Tuxedo 12c and optimized for Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Tuxedo ART 12c delivers upto 8x performance gains for rehosted IBM CICS and IMS applications
  • Oracle Tuxedo ART 12c provides numerous new features to help migrate IBM CICS, IMS, and batch applications faster, by automating configuration and deployment with new Oracle Tuxedo Application Rehosting Workbench tools and supporting new client UI options.
    • The latest release also makes the post-migration evolution of these applications easier with new Java services extensibility and enhanced standards-based integration options.
  • Delivering the most scalable, ultra reliable and high-performance mainframe rehosting platform, Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtimes 12c can be used to run large scale mainframe applications more efficiently on horizontally scalable open systems and enterprise clouds with simplified provisioning, virtualization, dynamic scale-out, accounting/chargeback and integrated monitoring and management -- at a fraction of mainframe cost.
  • By rehosting on Oracle Tuxedo 12c, organizations can take advantage of industry-leading performance and flexibility to accelerate and simplify the migration and evolution of enterprise-class, mission-critical applications. (See related news release on Oracle Tuxedo 12c)

Enterprise Application Rehosting Without Changing Business Logic

  • Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtimes 12c provide mainframe programming models, while leveraging the distributed infrastructure and the high performance of Oracle Tuxedo 12c. Combined with the automated code and data migration tools in Oracle Tuxedo Application Rehosting Workbench 12c, this solution can simplify and accelerate mainframe rehosting projects while reducing overall cost and risk. With the new products customers can:
  • Dramatically reduce IT costs:
    • Reduces infrastructure and operations costs by more than 50 percent by rehosting IBM mainframe applications on an open, dynamically scalable enterprise cloud environment.
    • Improves batch operations and reduces support costs with Oracle Tuxedo System and Application Monitor (TSAM) 12c's best-in-class monitoring, with enhanced tracing capabilities, and file catalog.
    • Eliminates third-party licensing costs across large numbers of desktops via new support for Web UI integration with rehosted CICS applications to replace tn3270 emulators or screen scrapers.
  • Simplify and accelerate mainframe application rehosting:
    • Further automates the migration and deployment lifecycle, including automated generation of application and system configuration files, to reduce the cost and risk of migration, improve ease-of-use and enable customers to achieve a faster return on investment.
    • Integrates existing Windows clients, using CICS Universal Client with Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS, to help avoid any impact on clients and front-end applications, while rehosting the back-end CICS services to Oracle Tuxedo.
  • Improve performance, availability, scalability and manageability of larger-scale CICS, IMS, and batch applications:
    • Oracle Tuxedo optimizes inter-process communications on Oracle Exalogic through an innovative in-memory model, which doubles the throughput and lowers response time by a third, irrespective of deployment topology. Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Tuxedo are engineered to work together and offer a powerful platform to run applications rehosted from mainframes, with high performance, availability and scalability at lower costs.
    • Offers enhanced CICS queuing via Oracle Tuxedo Message Queue 12c, providing highly scalable and available temporary storage and transient data queues across multiple cluster nodes.
    • Automatically recovers IBM MQ, Oracle Database and Oracle Tuxedo mainframe connections, which further improves autonomous self-recovery and application availability.
    • Delivers enhanced features for multi-node batch deployments in Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for Batch 12c, which also provide improved integration between CICS and batch, and enhanced batch file management through a file catalog with Web UI.
    • Monitors and manages the full application stack with Oracle TSAM 12c, which is now integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, helping customers easily deploy, monitor and manage rehosted CICS, IMS and batch applications in traditional deployments and enterprise clouds.
  • Run IBM CICS, IMS and batch applications in a cloud:
    • Provides a solid foundation for enterprise cloud deployments of rehosted mainframe applications using application runtimes for CICS, IMS and batch.
    • Simplifies application provisioning and virtualization using Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder to package rehosted applications into software appliances and automate deployment through Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
    • Scales-out CICS and IMS regions and batch environments dynamically, using the distributed resource broker in Oracle TSAM 12c, based on load and utilization metrics for online transactions and batch jobs.
    • Generates detailed accounting data and summary reports for internal chargeback or to support multi-tenant environments
  • Easily extend and modernize rehosted applications:

Supporting Quote

  • "The perceived costs, complexities and risks tied to large-scale mainframe migration projects can deter some organizations from reaping the benefits of moving to open, flexible and scalable cloud environments," said Frank Xiong, vice president, Software Development, Oracle. "Oracle ART 12c greatly simplifies application rehosting for larger-scale applications by reducing the cost and time associated with mainframe migration projects. This gives customers the flexibility they need to transition to high performance cloud environments and reduce IT costs."

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