REST-enabling Payment Engines

by Andrew Price on Thu, Jun 20, 2019

REST is becoming extensively used in the payments space., 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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Kristi Elizondo of Connect Worldwide Talks Boot Camp and What’s New in User Groups

by Mandi Nulph on Mon, Nov 6, 2017

We recently had the opportuinuty to chat with Kristi Elizondo, CEO of Connect Worldwide, about her experience in the HPE NonStop industry in the latest version of The Connection’s series on Women in NonStop. In this follow-up, we got to chat about what is coming up at the year’s Technical Boot Camp and what else is going on in NonStop User Groups.

Mandi: Is there anything you can tell us about what’s coming down the pipeline for...

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Lisa Partridge on Hiring Young NonStop Talent and What's Next for XYPRO

by Mandi Nulph on Wed, Jul 26, 2017

In our most recent contribution to The Connection, we chatted with Lisa Partridge, CEO of XYPRO, about her journey in the NonStop space and how XYPRO’s diversity helps them be an innovative and successful company. In this follow up, we discuss XYPRO’s commitment to NonStop and the new technologies becoming available in the space, as well as what is coming up next for XYPRO.

Mandi: Thank you for taking the time to talk with us...

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Tissa Richards of Network Kinetix: The Future of Real-Time NonStop Security

by Mandi Nulph on Fri, May 26, 2017

In our most recent contribution to The Connection, we interviewed Tissa Richards, founder and CEO of Network Kinetix, on her experience and role as a woman in the NonStop community. In this follow up, we dive deep into the history of the company, the future of security in NonStop, and what is next for this up and coming solution provider.

Mandi Nulph: Can you give us a little background on your company and how that idea came to...

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