Software AG has launched an application modernisation product for mainframes, combining non-invasive web-enablement, standards-based mainframe data integration, enterprise-scale SOA-enablement, governance, lifecycle management, and deployment.
The webMethods Application Modernization Suite is available in several versions. There is Web Edition for low-risk, non-invasive web enablement; SQL Edition for standards-based mainframe data integration; and SOA Edition for service enablement, governance, and deployment of mainframe assets.
SOA Edition includes webMethods ESB, service enablement of application screen flows (ApplinX), service enablement of programming logic (EntireX), and service governance and lifecycle management (CentraSite).
It also includes webMethods EntireX v8.0, which provides integration with webMethods ESB, support for large CICS message sizes, enhanced Cobol support, asynchronous service calls, and simplified configuration.
Peter Kurpick, president and chief product officer of webMethods division and member of the executive board at Software AG, said: "While web-enablement and data integration address significant requirements, long-term business agility can only be achieved when an organisation can leverage its mainframe assets within an enterprise SOA. This ensures that critical functionality is readily accessible across all of the core business processes of the enterprise."
Software AG is expanding its footprint in the application modernisation market. Last December, the company acquired application modernisation company Jacada for $26m following its June acquisition of webMethods for $546m. In March 2007 it paid $62m for an 80% stake in SPL Israel.