NEON Systems Supports IBM WebSphere With JDBC Access to OS/390 Mainframe Data and Transactions

Dec 11, 2000, 00:00 ET from NEON Systems, Inc.

    SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 NEON(R) Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NESY), a leading provider of eBusiness
 Integration solutions, today announces a relationship with IBM (NYSE:   IBM) to
 support the IBM WebSphere* software platform for eBusiness.  NEON Systems
 announces the general availability of the J2EE(TM) compliant JDBC access for
 Shadow Direct(R), an iWave(TM) Solution data access and legacy application
 renewal software product, for use with IBM WebSphere.  The NEON Systems iWave
 Solution is a complete end-to-end (E2E) eBusiness Integration solution for
 complex computing environments.  The iWave Solution provides users of IBM
 WebSphere enhanced and rapid access to an expanded set of OS/390 mainframe
 data and transactions.   With more than 70 percent of the mission-critical
 corporate data and transactions residing on the mainframe, many Global 2000
 companies need to access mainframe data and transactions in order to deliver a
 complete E2E eBusiness model.  With the NEON Systems iWave Solution support of
 the IBM WebSphere software platform, the vision of an E2E eBusiness model is a
 reality by providing the most comprehensive access to OS/390 mainframe data
 and transaction sources.
     Fortis is a worldwide leader in insurance, banking, and investment and has
 benefited from the NEON Systems iWave and IBM WebSphere software platform
 solution.  "The combination of the IBM WebSphere software platform and
 VisualAge for Java with the NEON Systems iWave Solution has resulted in a
 successful solution.  Fortis is enabled to quickly build and deploy market
 leading eBusiness applications that utilize OS/390 resident data.  Using this
 winning combination, we have successfully deployed eBusiness applications,
 servicing thousands of customers on a daily basis with superior service and
 value," said Jacob Glozman, Fortis lead engineer.  For more information about
 Fortis, visit their website at www.fortis.com.
     "NEON Systems' track record of successful eBusiness Integration solutions
 for the Global 2000 is proven time and again with successful deployments of
 eBusiness models leveraging our mainframe expertise.  It is our unique
 understanding of complex computing environments that has fed the partnership
 between NEON Systems and IBM for years.  Our combined customer base is already
 reaping the numerous benefits from the combined NEON Systems iWave and IBM
 WebSphere software platform solution," said CEO of NEON Systems Joe Backer.
     "The combination of the NEON Systems iWave Solution and the IBM WebSphere
 software platform can help businesses access mission-critical data more
 effectively," said David Chew, director of Enterprise Transactions Systems,
 IBM.  "IBM is pleased to be working with NEON Systems to provide this kind of
 implementation."
     NEON Systems provides a rapid, end-to-end (E2E) eBusiness Integration
 solution, the iWave Solution, for complex computing environments that delivers
 Web-to-host data access, client/server application development, legacy
 application renewal, enterprise application integration (EAI), and B2B
 integration from one open infrastructure.  The NEON Systems comprehensive
 iWave Solution provides JDBC and ODBC access not only to DB2* Universal
 Database for OS/390, but also, data stored in non-relational form within
 ADABAS, VSAM, IMS/DB and access to transactions within CICS/TS and
 IMS/TM -- directly and transparently, from one, open infrastructure.  Shadow
 Direct, the iWave Solution data access and legacy application renewal product,
 complements WebSphere for the J2EE platform with JDBC support, that includes
 JNDI, connection pooling, distributed transactions (two-phase commit support),
 and key production capabilities for the deployment of eBusiness initiatives.
 Organizations, using the iWave Solution, benefit from a single standards-based
 Java API for accessing Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) on
 OS/390 mainframes.
     NEON Systems understands the value of the J2EE platform and is actively
 enhancing the iWave Solution to support the evolving J2EE platform, including
 support for the forthcoming J2EE Connector Architecture.
 
     About IBM's WebSphere Software
     WebSphere is Internet infrastructure software -- known as middleware --
 that enables companies to develop, deploy, and integrate next-generation
 e-business applications, such as those for business-to-business eCommerce.
 WebSphere supports business applications from simple Web publishing through
 enterprise-scale transaction processing.  WebSphere transforms the way
 businesses manage customer, partner, and employee relationships.  More
 information about the WebSphere software platform is on the Web at
 www.ibm.com/websphere.
 
     About NEON Systems
     NEON Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of eBusiness Integration
 solutions and Subsystem Management software products.  The NEON Systems E2E
 eBusiness Integration solution delivers integrated, global information sharing
 in complex cross-platform, multi-functional environments that includes
 System/390 mainframes, UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and 2000 systems via the
 Internet or client/server.  Organizations must be able to streamline business
 processes, as well as business exchanges with customers, partners, suppliers,
 and employees in an environment that spans several layers of technology.  Many
 Global 2000 companies have chosen NEON Systems eBusiness Integration solution
 for the strategic implementation of eBusiness across the value chain for data
 access, revitalization of legacy applications, eCommerce, enterprise
 application integration (EAI), and business-to-business (B2B) integration.
 NEON Enterprise Subsystem Management software products economically enhance
 and maintain the high availability, integrity, and performance of key CICS and
 IMS mainframe environments as the demand for existing and new applications
 increases.  Headquartered in Sugar Land (Houston), Texas, NEON has sales,
 support, and distributor offices covering 25 countries around the world.
 NEON's website can be visited at www.neonsys.com.
 
     NEON, Shadow, and Shadow Direct are registered trademarks and the NEON
 logo and iWave are trademarks of NEON Systems, Inc. in the USA and in other
 select countries.
     *Indicates trademark or registered trademark of International Business
 Machines Corporation.
     All other trademarks are properties of their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE NEON Systems, Inc.
    SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 NEON(R) Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NESY), a leading provider of eBusiness
 Integration solutions, today announces a relationship with IBM (NYSE:   IBM) to
 support the IBM WebSphere* software platform for eBusiness.  NEON Systems
 announces the general availability of the J2EE(TM) compliant JDBC access for
 Shadow Direct(R), an iWave(TM) Solution data access and legacy application
 renewal software product, for use with IBM WebSphere.  The NEON Systems iWave
 Solution is a complete end-to-end (E2E) eBusiness Integration solution for
 complex computing environments.  The iWave Solution provides users of IBM
 WebSphere enhanced and rapid access to an expanded set of OS/390 mainframe
 data and transactions.   With more than 70 percent of the mission-critical
 corporate data and transactions residing on the mainframe, many Global 2000
 companies need to access mainframe data and transactions in order to deliver a
 complete E2E eBusiness model.  With the NEON Systems iWave Solution support of
 the IBM WebSphere software platform, the vision of an E2E eBusiness model is a
 reality by providing the most comprehensive access to OS/390 mainframe data
 and transaction sources.
     Fortis is a worldwide leader in insurance, banking, and investment and has
 benefited from the NEON Systems iWave and IBM WebSphere software platform
 solution.  "The combination of the IBM WebSphere software platform and
 VisualAge for Java with the NEON Systems iWave Solution has resulted in a
 successful solution.  Fortis is enabled to quickly build and deploy market
 leading eBusiness applications that utilize OS/390 resident data.  Using this
 winning combination, we have successfully deployed eBusiness applications,
 servicing thousands of customers on a daily basis with superior service and
 value," said Jacob Glozman, Fortis lead engineer.  For more information about
 Fortis, visit their website at www.fortis.com.
     "NEON Systems' track record of successful eBusiness Integration solutions
 for the Global 2000 is proven time and again with successful deployments of
 eBusiness models leveraging our mainframe expertise.  It is our unique
 understanding of complex computing environments that has fed the partnership
 between NEON Systems and IBM for years.  Our combined customer base is already
 reaping the numerous benefits from the combined NEON Systems iWave and IBM
 WebSphere software platform solution," said CEO of NEON Systems Joe Backer.
     "The combination of the NEON Systems iWave Solution and the IBM WebSphere
 software platform can help businesses access mission-critical data more
 effectively," said David Chew, director of Enterprise Transactions Systems,
 IBM.  "IBM is pleased to be working with NEON Systems to provide this kind of
 implementation."
     NEON Systems provides a rapid, end-to-end (E2E) eBusiness Integration
 solution, the iWave Solution, for complex computing environments that delivers
 Web-to-host data access, client/server application development, legacy
 application renewal, enterprise application integration (EAI), and B2B
 integration from one open infrastructure.  The NEON Systems comprehensive
 iWave Solution provides JDBC and ODBC access not only to DB2* Universal
 Database for OS/390, but also, data stored in non-relational form within
 ADABAS, VSAM, IMS/DB and access to transactions within CICS/TS and
 IMS/TM -- directly and transparently, from one, open infrastructure.  Shadow
 Direct, the iWave Solution data access and legacy application renewal product,
 complements WebSphere for the J2EE platform with JDBC support, that includes
 JNDI, connection pooling, distributed transactions (two-phase commit support),
 and key production capabilities for the deployment of eBusiness initiatives.
 Organizations, using the iWave Solution, benefit from a single standards-based
 Java API for accessing Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) on
 OS/390 mainframes.
     NEON Systems understands the value of the J2EE platform and is actively
 enhancing the iWave Solution to support the evolving J2EE platform, including
 support for the forthcoming J2EE Connector Architecture.
 
     About IBM's WebSphere Software
     WebSphere is Internet infrastructure software -- known as middleware --
 that enables companies to develop, deploy, and integrate next-generation
 e-business applications, such as those for business-to-business eCommerce.
 WebSphere supports business applications from simple Web publishing through
 enterprise-scale transaction processing.  WebSphere transforms the way
 businesses manage customer, partner, and employee relationships.  More
 information about the WebSphere software platform is on the Web at
 www.ibm.com/websphere.
 
     About NEON Systems
     NEON Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of eBusiness Integration
 solutions and Subsystem Management software products.  The NEON Systems E2E
 eBusiness Integration solution delivers integrated, global information sharing
 in complex cross-platform, multi-functional environments that includes
 System/390 mainframes, UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and 2000 systems via the
 Internet or client/server.  Organizations must be able to streamline business
 processes, as well as business exchanges with customers, partners, suppliers,
 and employees in an environment that spans several layers of technology.  Many
 Global 2000 companies have chosen NEON Systems eBusiness Integration solution
 for the strategic implementation of eBusiness across the value chain for data
 access, revitalization of legacy applications, eCommerce, enterprise
 application integration (EAI), and business-to-business (B2B) integration.
 NEON Enterprise Subsystem Management software products economically enhance
 and maintain the high availability, integrity, and performance of key CICS and
 IMS mainframe environments as the demand for existing and new applications
 increases.  Headquartered in Sugar Land (Houston), Texas, NEON has sales,
 support, and distributor offices covering 25 countries around the world.
 NEON's website can be visited at www.neonsys.com.
 
     NEON, Shadow, and Shadow Direct are registered trademarks and the NEON
 logo and iWave are trademarks of NEON Systems, Inc. in the USA and in other
 select countries.
     *Indicates trademark or registered trademark of International Business
 Machines Corporation.
     All other trademarks are properties of their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  NEON Systems, Inc.