REST-based Web services have become massively popular - there is a Web service for just about anything you can think of. From credit card processing services, such as those available from Visa's VTC API, to blockchain services, real-time stock prices to address validation - there is probably a Web service that can help your NonStop application be more powerful and more relevant in today's world. But how do you enable your...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More