Ivory® Service Architect™

Quickly Extend Access to Mainframe Applications, Data and Processes

Ivory Service Architect easily extends access to the mainframe through Web services — with no code written, generated or changed and with no additional MIPS usage. Mainframe integration is quick and easy, regardless of platform, programming language and data format. Best of all, Ivory Service Architect requires minimal training and can be quickly deployed! With Ivory Service Architect, mainframe developers can seamlessly integrate new technologies like mobile, Web-based portals, business process management and packaged applications.


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Benefits of Ivory Service Architect:

  • Support for all platforms, languages and data
  • Bi-directional Web services
  • Robust service orchestration
  • Superior runtime performance
  • Optimal developer productivity
  • Leverages specialty engines
  • High performance batch and presentation logic integration
  • Flexible top-down service design
  • Unprecedented IMS/TM, providing the industry’s only support for:
    • Multiple segment output message support
    • Variable length output message support
  • Support for modern data types (i.e., images, video and other binary formats) via Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM)
  • Protection of company assets with Microsoft TFS source control integration

The latest release of Ivory Service Architect 6.1 includes:

  • Support for UTF-16 Encoded Data, including UTF-16BE (Big Endian) Support in Copybooks
  • Ivory Studio COBOL reader now supports moving data to and from UTF-16 encoded fields
  • Support for mixed case passwords
  • Ability to continue a service after a program abnormally ends during the execution of a Link3270 transaction
  • New ‘Override SOAP Action’ property added to the Web Service Client Point node, allowing the user to override the default SOAP action to be used in the web service client call
  • Enhanced support for REST/JSON Web services – enables mobile applications to interface with mainframe applications, for full UI support that’s more user friendly
  • Test tool that supports all message formats – ensures full operability of  developed services and ability to test Web services before deployment vs. manual testing

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Developing and Deploying Mainframe Web Services Made Easy

Ivory Service Architect makes Web service development and deployment simple. Developers use Ivory Studio, an intuitive drag-and-drop tool, to assemble Web services from mainframe applications and data without additional coding. Developers define Web service inputs and outputs, and then graphically model the multi-step process to implement the service. Ivory® Server publishes information from Ivory Studio, accessing applications and data directly in each native environment. Ivory Server can be deployed on or off the mainframe.