• mainframe solutions for the digital generation

    We expose mainframe data & other business critical information via a RESTful Gateway. By natively exposing the underlying data, we enable digital applications to be developed rapidly in modern languages - negating the need for legacy code.

  • Our Platform

    Our technology enables you to future proof existing mainframe operations or migrate off the mainframe. Unlike other products which expose the business logic as RESTful, we natively expose the underlying data allowing new digital applications to be coded in modern languages and hosted off platform.

    We're called Mainframe Cloud because we allow you to manage your z/OS platform with the agility of a typical "cloud" experience. Our InterActive deploys via SaaS but operates within the confines of your organisation's intranet. Close your web-browser once you've launched.

  • Our Value

    Bridge the Gap Between Legacy & Digital


    • Native access to multiple mainframe sub-systems (databases and other services).
    • Rapid prototyping digital applications in modern programming languages.
    • No need for any legacy code
    • Decouple your application logic from the mainframe System of Record.
    • Significantly increase the agility of mainframe development.
    • Mobilise your mobile/web developers by providing real-time access to mainframe data

    Lightweight & Secure

    • Our Rapid Adaptors which interface with the mainframe have been purpose built from the ground-up to minimise their mainframe footprint. Not a machine cycle is wasted.
    • Any applications built using our SDK run 'off-host' reducing the requirement for extensive pre-installation testing prior to deployment.
    • All user permissions are managed via existing mainframe security credentials, we don't change any existing security settings.

    Write Once, Run Everywhere

    • Our solution architecture provides versatility across multiple platforms (mainframe and distributed).
    • Digital applications  developed to interrogate mainframe data are transferable to distributed platforms.
    • No need to re-write applications or retrain developers.
  • How it Works

    Our Solution Architecture Explained

  • Our Products

    We've created a mainframe version of SaaS which means trialing our Product is simple.

    You will need a Username and Password for the target mainframe. Simply Register on our website and set-up a profile. Each time you want to trial our software, go to our website and Log on.

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    Create Digital Functionality Using Mainframe Data

    An SDK that allows rapid prototyping of digital applications in modern programming languages. Using MainSpace, the business logic runs on a mid-tier, decoupled from the mainframe.

    The mainframe interface is facilitated via our InterActive or RunTime Adaptor options.

    Using MainSpace you don't need to write or maintain any legacy code.

    Work with Mainframe Datasets

    View, search, copy and move mainframe datasets

    Manage Mainframe Operations

    Execute SDSF, SYSLOG, TSO & MVS system commands.

    Trial Free for 30 days

  • User Resources

    Resources to assist you in getting started

    System Requirements

    MfC Help Guide

    Explore Tutorials

    Command Tutorials

    MainSpace Guide

    MainSpace Apps in GitHub

  • Clients

    Projects & Case Studies

    Enabling the Next Generation of IT Professionals

    Sector: Government

    The ATO is the Australian Government's principal revenue collection agency. A number of ATO staff require access to mainframe information in order to perform their roles effectively. Accessing mainframe information often requires assistance from specialist mainframe staff. Mainframe Cloud's Explore and Command applications allow non-specialists to navigate the mainframe in a user intuitive way without requiring specialist assistance. The result is an increase in the level of efficiency and productivity.

    Mainframe Data Migration

    Sector: Various

    Mainframe Cloud's RunTime Adaptor was integrated with Pentaho (an ETL solution from Hitachi Vantara) to facilitate ingestion of Db2 data from System z mainframes. The RunTime Adaptor is a proprietary web service API that exposes several mainframe sub-systems and data sources as RESTful. Integration with Pentaho facilitates automated migration of mainframe Db2 data to Hadoop or any other mid-tier database at scale with minimal overhead.

    Mainframe Data Migration

    Sector: Various

    Mainframe Cloud was commissioned to expose Db2 data for a DXC customer in the insurance sector. The exposed data will enable the insurer's customers to view their transaction data via an online web portal. The project highlights Mainframe Cloud's ability to connect natively to mainframe Db2 data and rapidly prototype new functionality in JavaScript. The project was 5 weeks duration and is currently being deployed into production.

  • Our Team

    Ben Pearson

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ben is the CEO & Co-Founder of Mainframe Cloud. He has 15 years’ experience in start-ups across a range of industries ranging from environmental management, supply and logistics, financial services, waste management and vocational training.

    Frank Fera

    Chief Technology Officer

    Frank is the CTO & Founder of Mainframe Cloud. Frank is a career software developer with 20 + years’ experience in mainframe. Although he is verbally fluent in English (and a bit of Italian) he is proficient at coding in multiple languages.

    Gillian Riches

    Software Development Manager

    Gillian is responsible for all aspects of software delivery from QA testing to delivery. Gillian has 30+ years in mainframe software development, working in programming, QA and project management for government, business and ISV's.

    Peter Smith

    Principal Engineer

    Peter has 30+ years experience in mainframe software engineering. He specializes in System z development as well as debugging of high level assembler, REXX and MVS Systems Programming. Peter has extensive experience in the banking sector and working for ISV's.

  • Press

    In the Media

    Emerging Tech Start-Ups Changing the Face of the Australian Channel

    ARN Magazine Vol. 23 No. 5 (pg 52)

    July 2018

    Collaboration with UK's digi.me Returns Personal Data to Consumers


    11 February 2018

    Frank Fera Introduces MainSpace

    Stone & Chalk

    20 July 2017

    Stone & Chalk Interview

    Stone & Chalk

    2 April 2017

    A fintech startup just won a major contract to help the ATO deal with its mainframe

    Business Insider Australia

    7 February 2017

  • Contact Us

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