CONNX Solutions Announces 10.5 Release

CONNX Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of simplified data access management and integration software solutions, announces the release of CONNX 10.5. This release features a CONNX adapter for the IMS database and support for the CONNX client running in a z/Linux environment.

The CONNX IMS adapter supports the following features:

  • Native Java™ and WebSphere® support.
  • GUI based import of PSBs (Program Specification Blocks) into CONNX metadata.
  • Multiple PSB support of joins across multiple IMS hierarchies.
  • RACF/Top Secret security
  • Full transaction support that performs inserts, updates and deletes in a complete unit of work.

“The IMS adapter for CONNX allows us to address the needs of larger enterprise customers with a vendor independent data access solution. Existing customers have asked for IMS connectivity”, said Pat Malone, VP Sales and Marketing, “and the ability to easily combine mainframe transaction information with relational or other enterprise data sources, without enormous reprogramming, or new database costs. This latest edition to the CONNX suite of enterprise database adapters gives senior management, a business analyst, or the line of business application developer, a powerful toolkit to integrate data from multiple sources for a comprehensive view of their business in real time.”

This new CONNX IMS adapter will allow users to:

  • perform seamless joins between IMS and one or more of the CONNX supported disparate databases using ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC and .NET. In addition, those adapters allow CONNX to provide secure, real-time, read/write access to IMS data.
  • view data as if it existed in a single federated relational database, in which secure read/write real time access to enterprise data sources is provided.
  • be security conscious, because CONNX respects all existing database security and the 128-bit encrypted CONNX Data Dictionary (CDD) guarantees the security of sensitive information.

This release also includes:

  • a native z/Linux implementation of the powerful CONNX SQL Engine, enabling deployments of all of the CONNX technology on the mainframe under z/Linux, including both JDBC and ODBC support.
  • significant enhancements for users of the Adabas SQL Gateway, including improved use of descriptors (indexes), and multi-fetch technology, which results in greater performance.

“We have had a high demand for our technology on the z/Linux platform, and I’m pleased that now we can deliver that solution. Our IMS technology is unique in the industry, because the installation and metadata collection is completely GUI based, enabling customers to get up and running in less than 1 hour.” said Larry McGhaw, the CTO at CONNX Solutions.

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