The mainframe computer is significantly important to macro businesses because it helps them process data on a large scale. Due to its large capacity and high-end technology, businesses can execute a large number of transactions, applications, and other resources superfast and at the same time. As the company grows, the need to move and store large and sensitive data becomes an issue. For secure data transfer, a hybrid cloud deployment is required to connect between the mainframe and the cloud storage. This is where Digital Integration Hub comes in.
How Digital Integration Hub works
For a business to undergo complete digital transformation, it has to change its organizational, operational, and cultural structure and incorporate its entire business ecosystem into a smart digital platform. The strategy helps the business to leverage technology that will add value to its business, create innovation, and set a pace for rapid adaptability to change. Above that, the business can deliver optimized services at an increased capacity. It can be able to use intelligence, technology, and information in rapid service delivery.
The DIH helps create a path for common data access that can get all data from the mainframe and other sources like cloud storage, then aggregate it so that thousands of business applications can access it in real-time. To save data processing time, the DIH uses API services to synchronize data automatically through change data capture. This action helps the business access data directly without the need for API calls for every data store. The in-memory data grid is essential in making the process smooth, fast, and real-time.
How Digital Integration Hub makes data movement practical
Every business needs a solid business plan to enable it to improve on service delivery and protect its resources. With super effective DIH on the business mainframe, it can help configure and aggregate data from multiple transitions on-premise and batch the business systems without causing an impact to the recording system.
DIH can also integrate information from the mainframe with information that is not being processed through the mainframe. Through DIH architecture, all the information that is aggregated in the in-memory can be retrieved in real-time by a large number of businesses through different APIs.
Anytime there is a change or an update in the source data, the synchronizing layer makes sure the data presented in the recording system is quickly processed, recalculated, and re-aggregated. The in-memory information grid helps make the entire system cost-effective by pooling together RAM and CPU then dispatches the information across many smaller servers and cores. To maximize data processing speed, the in-memory information grid aggregates in-memory data and applies massively parallel processing through distributed clusters.
Advantages of using Digital Integration Hub in a business
DIH has two major tech components that help it integrate and move data from the mainframe at super speeds. The first component is the runtime and cache component called in-memory. The second is the layer responsible for synchronizing and visualizing data.
Through these two components, data can be pooled from the CPU and RAM and then paralleled to enable them to access a wider data variety from various core systems. Having achieved this functionality, the particular business mainframe becomes optimized by leveraging it to shared memory. This is not only the advantage of using DIH but there are several other benefits as follows.
Better security and enhanced governance
In today’s digital environment, one of the fears business managers have is whether company data is secure or not. Every piece of data is sensitive data and in an information-driven business world, it is of immense value to protect the data. No business owner or manager should fear data security when they choose to use DIH. Anytime a company wants to locate data that has been integrated with its mainframe, they get it in real-time. There is an advantage to this – DIH integrates data on the mainframe through a super-secure platform. The platform leverages its current data through very strong governance and auditing abilities instead of off-platform, which can create room for data exposure.
DIH uses memory to memory technology to integrate data. It also uses co-locating capabilities to provide greater scalability between the batch systems and transactional systems. It also uses another component to aggregate data at its source to provide high-performance capabilities. Integrating DIH with the mainframe results in high-level performance and scalability.
Information is always current
Data in the mainframe is aggregated with data in the DIH. This makes the data seem as though it’s originating from the DIH because it’s delivered in real-time. The data, therefore, stays fresh in terms of what is happening in the business at the moment. With DIH, data never goes stale once it’s migrated from the mainframe.
DIH on the mainframe helps reduce the cost of migrating large quantities of information away from the business platform during business hours. It can also use platforms like specialty engines to enjoy the advantage of lower pricing because it’s dealing with large data volumes. These advantages trickle down to individual businesses.
Simplicity in information access
DIH might require higher technical knowledge to install and configure it with your business mainframe but once that is done, accessing business information becomes very easy. This is because DIH enables data sharing with the current business apps that are already coordinating data between individual devices within the business and the mainframe.
Superb data recovery capabilities
At one time or another, something might happen and business data gets lost. If such a scenario happens, companies begin the process of data recovery from their backup systems. Imagine recovering 30-day data, for example. It might take a day or more. With DIH on the mainframe, all business data is integrated into a Risk-Based Data Management Solutions (RBDMS), which provides a highly reliable data recovery infrastructure.
There is more a business can do with DIH
The benefits of having DIH on the mainframe are more, which can help a business deliver better services and increase profitability. It ensures the business is always on service and a business can connect its applications to a large number of users. If a business wants to install new apps or add a new service, it can do so fast and very efficiently. The time between content ingestion and processing is accelerated to the maximum and it eliminates slow app responses experienced by end-users.
Information can be replicated across different websites and locations in real-time. All business infrastructure becomes compatible and business peak seasons are never affected by the slowing of systems.