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MultiBatch 9.5 – Next Generation Batch Processing

MultiBatch reduces batch runtimes, with zero impact on JCL maintenance. Validate your batch schedule in advance. Migrate your batch schedule between nodes. Get real-time visuals for all batch schedules, across all nodes. View current & historical job run times. Fully tokenised EMS events, including description of job functions, appearing within the event text. Recover & view batch schedule to last known status. Node, disk and subvolume values are changed dynamically during recovery. Simple command line recovery on new nodes. Get a TMF audited log file. Replicate everything to your standby node.

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Did you miss our presentation about using RESTful Web services at TBC?

If so, our most recent webinar is now available to view for free on our website! You can also read our recap of the event on out News & Events page to see what our takeaways were and the fun that NuWave had this year at Boot Camp.






News from comforte

In November, comforte was a major sponsor for the NonStop Technical Bootcamp – the premier event attended by advocates for HPE NonStop systems.  Many of the conversations our team had were centered around modernization (or digital transformation as it’s being called lately) and around data protection.  What was really interesting is the fact that ‘growth’ was a major driver for gather information about both topics. 

For modernization, companies are upgrading their NonStop systems to the X-series – and they want the extra horse-power to handle the anticipated transaction volume increase. While they ‘modernize’ their hardware to the latest NonStop models, many were looking for answers for upgrading their legacy applications and out-of-support communication links. 

For data protection, companies are expecting an increase in sensitive data, especially as they offer more services to keep and attract customers and, as they look to perform analytics with Big Data.

Here are links to video recordings of the presentations given at the NonStop Technical Bootcamp, in case you missed it. 

Digital Transformation:

Big Data – Big Risk?

Check out our website for more info.




Announcing the first product in HPE's Blockchain family

As our customers evaluate blockchain solutions, they are finding that generic infrastructure and public cloud environments cannot support the requirements they need in terms of performance, security, scalability, and resiliency. Newly launched HPE's Mission Critical DLT solution which provides availability and fault protection for enterprise-grade applications. The solution is offered on HPE Integrity NonStop platforms, which process two out of every three credit card transactions in the world.





Save the Date: SunTUG Connect Florida and Golf tournament. 

March 2nd. 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore
4500 West Cypress Street





BITUG BIG SIG - TBC – 9th MAY, 2018

Venue: Trinity House, Tower Hill, London









Paul Chandler is New OmniPayments EMEA Representative

OmniPayments’ CEO Yash Kapadia recently introduced Paul Chandler as OmniPayments’ new Vice President, EMEA Business Development.  Paul brings to this position over 25 years of International Sales and Business Development experience. His decade-long background in the Payments industry included the sale and oversight of several major international project implementations. Contact paul@omnipayments.com about the OmniPayments Financial Transaction Switch, both standalone or in the cloud as OmniCloudX on NonStop X.  Paul also will be happy to discuss the company’s other payments solutions. 






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Registration is open! The European NonStop HotSpot 2018!

40 years of symposia in Germany and 10 years of GTUG and Connect Deutschland

May 14 – 16 2018
The Westin Hotel Leipzig, Germany




XYPRO - The 100 | Our Employees are as Important as our Customers


The 100 | Our Employees are as Important as our Customers

When reflecting on XYPRO’s longevity and success (we recently welcomed our 100th employee and have celebrated many years of consistent gains), we often assess whether we’re continuing to do the things that got us here, even as we grow.  Why do our customers continue to buy from us?  What differentiates us from our competition?   Do we have our finger on the pulse of the industry?  Are we innovating? Maybe they like our sales team, or our professional services rep that helped them with the installation.  Maybe they had an excellent experience with our customer support team.  Maybe it’s some or all of these things.

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Gravic Publishes New Technical Article on Swapping Replication Engines with Zero Downtime

 Gravic published a technical article, Swapping Replication Engines with Zero Downtime in the November/December issue of The Connection. Sometimes it is necessary to change or update a data replication engine. A zero downtime migration will impose no downtime on either applications or users. The migration can take place during normal working hours and occur over an extended time, while the backup database is always available and fully synchronized with the production database. Therefore, application availability is ensured during the migration process. This migration technique is similar to HPE Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) that customers have been using for decades to upgrade their applications, database schema formats, file and table locations (or indices), operating systems, or perform a hardware refresh. In this article, we describe how a data replication engine can be changed without taking down either applications or the backup database.