How to Leverage Blockchain Technology to Benefit Your Business

by Andrew Price on Wed, Sep 25, 2019

There’s been a lot of enthusiastic noise around blockchain for a number of years now.  From Bitcoin to Ethereum, Corda to IBM Blockchain, there are many frameworks that we can consider if we want to implement a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) solution.  The NonStop division at HPE have put their weight behind the R3 Corda solution, and have a brand new reference architecture showing Corda in a hybrid environment...

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NonStop Applications and Microservices

by Andrew Price on Mon, Jul 29, 2019

In a blog last year, titled NonStop Applications and API Gateways -What's the Big Deal? we looked at API Gateways, and how NonStop applications can benefit from working with them.  Microservices are an important aspect of working with API Gateways, and while that article touched on microservices, it didn’t get into details. 

This blog is intended to introduce the reader to microservices - what they are, why they can be a good...

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NuWave Turned 20 Today!

by NuWave Technologies on Tue, Jul 2, 2019

NuWave is celebrating 20 years in the HPE NonStop space today. Check out this message from our CEO, Gabrielle Guerrera.

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REST-enabling Payment Engines

by Andrew Price on Thu, Jun 20, 2019

REST is becoming extensively used in the payments space.  Programmableweb.com, which maintains a directory of all public Web APIs, has tracked two significant increases in financial APIs since 2012.  The first, in 2012, ties in with a general increase in APIs across the internet.  The second is more interesting.  Taking place in mid-2016, this increase relates to implementation of various Open Banking initiatives, including, but...

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Integrating NonStop Applications with Blockchain

by Andrew Price on Wed, Mar 6, 2019

HPE have been promoting the benefits of various blockchain and distributed ledger solutions over the last couple of years, and rightly so.  HPE’s partnership with R3 has brought us Mission Critical Distributed Ledger Technology (MC DLT) in the form of the R3 Corda solution optimized for NonStop.  This, and other DLT applications such as Ethereum, offer some excellent options for customers wishing to deploy new blockchain-type...

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Open Banking - Not Just for Europe!

by Andrew Price on Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Over the last few years Europe has seen a strong push towards open banking, with PSD2 (Revised Payments Services Directive) and UK directives including CMA Open Banking becoming prevalent.  The Hong Kong HKMA is being rolled out over the next 18 months, and the Australian Treasury Open Banking initiative was recently announced, with a roll out commencing July 2019. Other countries around the world, including Japan and Malaysia in...

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NonStop Applications and API Gateways -What's the Big Deal?

by Andrew Price on Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Many internet-facing companies, including Amazon and Netflix, make extensive use of microservices--it’s said that Amazon uses over 100 microservices to display a product page, and Netflix has over 600 microservices managing their backend.  When this many microservices are in use, an aggregation layer, or API gateway, is essential. But what about in the NonStop world, where we often see more monolithic applications than...

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How NonStop Customers Are Using REST to Up Their Game

by Andrew Price on Tue, Jul 10, 2018

One of NuWave’s customers recently implemented an interesting use case with LightWave ClientTM. This customer processes payment transactions, and as part of the transaction authorization process, needed to integrate with a rules engine running on Unix. The rules engine was only available as a REST-based Web service, so the NonStop-based payment solution needed to invoke those REST services.

The customer decided to implement ...

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The Payments Innovators

by Andrew Price on Fri, May 4, 2018

A US-based finance company decided to ditch their previous solution and connect to their payment application using NuWave middleware. By switching out their integration software, this innovative HPE NonStop customer saved approximately $300,000 in five years, and the savings continue to grow each year.

The customer runs a custom payments solution on their NonStop servers, providing 24/7 POS transaction processing for their...

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HPE NonStop and Hybrid IT: The Best of Both Worlds

by Andrew Price on Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Hybrid IT Infrastructure has been a core part of HPE’s strategy for a number of years now, and it’s easy to see why. Across their product portfolio, they have made a massive investment in public and private cloud infrastructure, developing dedicated hardware and partnering with Microsoft Azure and others. But what does Hybrid IT mean for the average NonStop installation?

As HPE NonStop users, we know that our platform and...

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