Oracle has released Tuxedo 11g optimized to run on the Exalogic Elastic Cloud, its application server for C/C++, COBOL, and dynamic languages. Aiming to serve high-volume, low-latency, mission-critical applications, the company is combining this release with Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for IMS 11g — a toolset designed to simplify the migration of IBM mainframe IMS applications to open systems.
Continuing the migration tools theme, this release also features enhancements to Oracle Tuxedo Application Rehosting Workbench 11g and Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 11g, plus COBOL-IT compiler too. The sum result of these new pieces of software will, Oracle hopes, provide a reliable means of developing non-Java enterprise applications and migrating legacy mainframe applications to open systems.
"To take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and management capabilities delivered by modern computing platforms, organizations are looking for solutions that can streamline mainframe migration and modernization," said Frank Xiong, vice president of development at Oracle. "With these new releases, Oracle has further simplified the process by optimizing integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and simplifying the migration and modernization of IBM mainframe IMS applications. As a result, current and new customers can benefit from significant performance gains that reduce costs, increase business agility, and reduce risks of disruption to business-critical applications."
Oracle Tuxedo 11g trades on its optimized integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to offer what the company claims are 7x gains in messaging performance for existing applications, elastic scalability to accommodate load fluctuations, simplified provisioning, and integrated management delivered by a cloud environment.
Oracle says that developers can leverage the performance and scalability of Oracle Tuxedo 11g and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to develop next-generation, high-throughput, low-latency applications. Programmers can also leverage Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder to simplify the deployment of Oracle Tuxedo 11g applications in a virtual environment.
According to the company, "Oracle Tuxedo 11g is the premier platform for 'rehosting' mainframe applications in a mainstream environment, providing mainframe-compatible application runtimes and migration tools. With the introduction of Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for IMS, customers can reduce IT costs, improve availability and resilience (migration enables flexible high-availability and disaster-recovery configurations that support rolling upgrades), and improve competitiveness with a modern SOA-ready open environment."
Oracle also points out that that it is delivering migration accelerators in the shape of workbench tools for the migration process, which are now integrated in an Eclipse environment. Customers can use new tools to map mainframe CICS resources and COBOL copybooks to the Oracle platform.