HostBridge Opens NoSQL Database to System z

HostBridge Technology, a provider of integration and optimization software for IBM z Systems, has introduced a product that makes Redis - the in-memory NoSQL data store at the heart of today's ultra-scalable cloud and mobile apps - available to enterprises worldwide. These organizations can use HostBridge Redis for z/OS to meet the exploding demand for data via mobile and cloud far more efficiently and at the lowest possible cost.

"Customers tell us they need solutions that address their big market drivers - cloud architectures embracing z/OS assets, mobile data access, and end-to-end analytics," says Russ Teubner, CEO of HostBridge. "HostBridge Redis meets these demands with the technology used by many of today's top innovators. HostBridge Redis will be a modernizing extension to transaction processing systems such as CICS and IMS, and traditional database systems such as DB2 and VSAM."

Built on the latest Redis code base, HostBridge Redis includes in-memory data caching, advanced key-value store (allowing complex values of up to 512 MB), and asynchronous master-slave and publish-subscribe replication.

HostBridge Redis for z/OS can run on the IBM general purpose processor or the z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP). Customers running Redis on the specialty engine will further reduce processing costs and gain even greater value. HostBridge Technology is licensed by IBM to run its software on the zIIP.

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