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BMC Software has announced two exciting new technology patents related to its most innovative and recent mainframe solution, Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise®.

 

One of the patents provides for remote access to IMS. Tony Lubrano is the sole inventor. The other provides for remote access to DB2, and salutes Tony Lubrano, Jim Dee, and Ray Cole as co-inventors.

 

Here are the details for these two extraordinary achievements:

  • Patent Issuance #9,218,226 (IDF - 12-041-US) – System and Methods for Remote Access to IMS Databases – Anthony Lubrano – Inventor
  • Patent Issuance #9,218,401 (IDF - 12-051-US) – Systems and Methods for Remote Access to DB2 Databases – James Dee; Anthony Lubrano; Ray Cole – Inventors

 

The U.S. Patent Office granted the two patents on December 22, 2015.

These patents lock in the unique intellectual property that BMC developed in crafting Subsystem Optimizer.

 

Further details follow:

 

Patent Issuance #9,218,226

Systems and methods are provided that allow client programs using IMS database access interfaces to access IMS database data available from IMS systems on remote logical partitions and remote zSeries mainframes rather than from a local IMS system. For example, a method may include intercepting an IMS request having a documented IMS request format from a client program executing on a source mainframe system. The method may also include selecting a destination mainframe system and sending a buffer including information from the request from the source mainframe system to the destination mainframe system and establishing, at the destination main frame system, an IMS DRA connection with the IMS system from the request. The method may further include receiving a response from the IMS system, sending a buffer having information from the response from the destination mainframe system to the source mainframe system, and providing the information to the client program.

 

Patent Issuance #9,218,401

Systems and methods are provided that allow client programs using APIs for accessing local DB2 databases to access DB2 systems on remote logical partitions and remote zSeries mainframes rather than from a local DB2 system. For example, a method may include intercepting a DB2 request using a documented API for accessing local DB2 databases from a client program executing on a source mainframe sys tem. The method may also include selecting a destination mainframe system and sending a buffer including information from the request from the source mainframe system to the destination mainframe system and establishing, at the destination mainframe system, a DB2 connection with the DB2 system from the request. The method may further include receiving a response from the DB2 system, sending a buffer having information from the response from the destination mainframe system to the source mainframe system, and pro viding the information to the client program.