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PRNewswire: NEON Systems Announces Linux Support for JDBC Access to System/390 Data & Transactions

Dec 29, 1999, 19:22 (0 Talkback[s])

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"NEON(R) Systems...a leading provider of Enterprise Access and Integration, Security, and Subsystem Management software products, today announced that their premier Enterprise Access and Integration product, Shadow(R) Direct now supports the Linux platform. Linux support for Shadow Direct enables Linux applications to directly access System/390(R) within interoperable System/390 and Linux environments. Shadow Direct with Linux platform support via JDBC provides the latest in Java-based application servers with high performance access to all System/390 data and transactional sources."

"NEON Systems has a commitment to support emerging standards to provide alternatives for our customers. At NEON, we believe that Linux is gaining widespread acceptance in the industry and we see growing usage in our customer base; therefore it is important to provide Linux support for Shadow Direct. Linux application developers can now develop applications with direct access to System/390 DB2(R), IMS, CICS(R), ADABAS(R), and VSAM data and transactions using point-and-click tools without mainframe expertise, coding, or gateways," said Joe Backer, president and CEO, NEON Systems."

"Linux is an open source operating system that allows applications to run on a variety of high performance, affordable hardware platforms. Linux supports a wide range of software including application servers and Web servers and provides an attractive alternative to proprietary solutions. Shadow Direct provides open access and integration of mission critical data and transactions residing on System/390 environments from industry standard APIs (ODBC, JDBC, and OLE DB) and provides low total cost of ownership when compared to vendor specific solutions...."

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