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Combining modern web development with the security, reliability and performance of the IBM mainframe

Published on 9 Nov 2015

Companies hoping to harness the compact power of Node.js can now profit from the speed, security and reliability of the mainframe.

Andrew McIntyre, z Systems consultant, IBM

IBM Systems

Computer Services

Deployment country


IBM Systems creates solutions and middleware to serve the constantly changing needs of commercial and government organizations on every continent.

Business need
To keep pace with consumer demand for the latest mobile technology, companies want to develop secure cutting-edge applications at high speed—and without major investments in extra infrastructure.

Previously, enterprises had no way to harness the cutting-edge power of Node.js technology alongside systems of record on their mainframes. Thanks to IBM Systems, these firms can now use Node.js to develop or run cutting-edge web and mobile applications while profiting from the outstanding speed and rock-solid reliability of IBM mainframes.

Delivers excellent performance, especially for apps that hook back into enterprise systems. Enables co-location of Node.js server apps with data on z/OS, cutting access latency. Leverages trusted landscape to maximize security and uptime for critical Node.js apps.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

DB2 for z/OS, IBM SDK for Node.js

z Systems, z Systems : z Systems running Linux, z Systems : z Systems running z/OS, IFL, z Systems: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

DB2 for z/OS, System z Software, Application Infrastructure, High Availability, Information Management Foundation, Virtualization, Virtualization - Network, Virtualization - Server

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