• Mainframe Cloud logo

    High Performance API's for System Z

  • Work with mainframe files & datasets the same way you would with distributed data.

  • We provide access to mainframe datasets and services via a high-performance data access layer that interfaces natively with z/OS assets in real-time.


    We are not a RESTful wrapper over existing business logic or a generic SQL wrapper over mainframe data.

  • Our API's

    RESTful API's that expose IBM Z data & selected z/OS services

    Click for Swagger Definition

    Click for Swagger Definition

    Contact us for further information

    Click for Swagger Definition

    Contact us for further information

    Contact us for further information

  • zData Service

    zData is purpose built to automate mainframe migration.

    zData is an API service designed for working with mainframe data sources. zData interfaces natively with IBM Z data assets in real-time and empowers a huge range of data-centric activities such as data discovery, data integration, data migration, BA/BI, and Open Banking.


    Available zData functions include LIST (used for data discovery) and READ (used for data unloads). The data unload function supports two response models:

    • Response data in memory via JSON object (virtualization) for data transformation, masking, analytics, etc; and
    • Data transfer option for direct unloads off mainframe (CSV files, text, or binary files).

    For UPDATE refer to the API's section of this website.

  • zData is an API Service designed specifically for mainframe data discovery & migration

    Click for zData Swagger

  • Deployment

    We have two options for API deployment

    Our InterActive Adaptor utilises a proprietary ‘no install’ technology. It allows mainframe data and services to be consumed without requiring any code to be physically (or permanently) installed on the mainframe. IA is ideal when mainframe data requirements are ‘on demand’. IA also useful when trialling the API’s for either a proof of concept or pilot projects.

    Our RunTime Adaptor provides a lightweight (<1Mb) high performance engine that interfaces natively with mainframe z/OS assets. The RTA is installed on the mainframe and runs as a Started Task (STC). It provides 24/7 data access and operates under the mainframes existing security framework.

  • Use Cases

    Data Compliance in Mainframe Environments

    Sector: Banking & Finance

    We collaborated with Enov8 to augment the capabilities of their Data Compliance Suite (DCS). DCS is a DataOps platform focused on data compliance and test data management. A key capability of DCS is automated data profiling, masking and validation (PMV). Our connectors enable API access to several mainframe data sources. When these API’s are integrated with DCS, the result is a DataOps platform capable of undertaking PMV on a range of previously unreadable mainframe data sources. To demonstrate this augmented DCS capability, we recently undertook a Pilot Project with a large regulated financial institution. Automating PMV in mainframe environments represents a significant leap forwards in terms of meeting local and international data privacy legislation such as APRA’s CPS 234 or the EU’s GDPR Article 32.

    Migrate Mainframe Workloads to the Cloud

    Sector: Various

    Heirloom & Mainframe Cloud became partners in July 2019. Heirloom is the industry's leading solution for automatically refactoring mainframe workloads as 100% cloud-native Java applications. By integrating our zData service with the Heirloom solution we are automating the migration of mainframe assets and data to the cloud with 'one' click. This unique offering will significantly reduce the time required to expedite mainframe migration projects.

    Mainframe Cloud

    Exposing Mainframe Db2 Data

    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 modern web code. The project was 5 weeks duration and is currently being deployed into production. Click on the DXC logo to view the case study.

    Mainframe Cloud

    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.

  • Media

    Mainframe Cloud

    Innovation & the API Enabled Mainframe

    Linked In

    24 June 2020

    Mainframe Cloud

    ADC Aligns with Mainframe Cloud

    ARN Magazine

    15 March 2019

    Frank Fera & Ben Pearson Mainframe Cloud

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

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

    July 2018

    Ben Pearson Mainframe Cloud & Julian Ranger digime

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


    11 February 2018

    Mainframe Cloud

    A Fintech Startup just won a Major Contract to help the ATO Deal with its Mainframe

    Business Insider Australia

    7 February 2017

  • Contact Us

    Feel free to reach out if you'd like to know more.

    Level 4/11 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
    Terms & Conditions
    Terms & Conditions
    Last updated: 11 October , 2018
    Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using the www.mainframecloud.com website (the "Service") operated by Mainframe Cloud Pty Ltd ("us", "we", or "our").
    Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service. You warrant that you are at least 18-years-old and you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts.  If you are under 18-years-old, you warrant that you have obtained consent from your parent or guardian and they agree to be bound by these Terms on your behalf.
    By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms then you may not access the Service.
    When you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.
    You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.
    You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to be fully responsible for activities that relate to your account or your password. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
    You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.
    Intellectual Property
    The Service and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Mainframe Cloud Pty Ltd and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the Australia and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade address may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Mainframe Cloud Pty Ltd. Nothing in these Terms constitutes a transfer of any Intellectual Property rights from us to you.
    Links to Other Web Sites
    Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Mainframe Cloud Pty Ltd.
    Mainframe Cloud Pty Ltd has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any 3rd party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Mainframe Cloud Pty Ltd shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
    We only provide links to external websites as a convenience, and the inclusion of such a link to external websites do not imply our endorsement of those websites. You acknowledge and agree that when you access other websites on the Internet, you do so at your own risk.
    We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.
    We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.
    Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.
    All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
    We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection therewith.
    If applicable law requires us to provide notice of termination or cancellation, we may give prior or subsequent notice by posting it on the Service or by sending a communication to any address (email or otherwise) that we have for you in our records.
    As a condition of your access to and use of the Service, you agree to indemnify us and our successors and assigns for all damages, costs, expenses and other liabilities, including but not limited to legal fees and expenses, relating to any claim arising out of or related to your access to and use of the Service or your breach of these Terms and any applicable law or the rights of another person or party.
    This indemnification section survives the expiration of your registration, and applies to claims arising both before and after the registration ends.
    Limitation Of Liability
    You agree that we shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using the Service.
    In no event shall we be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damage (including loss of business, revenue, profits, use, privacy, data, goodwill or other economic advantage) however it arises, whether for breach of contract or in tort, even if it has been previously advised of the possibility of such damage.
    You have sole responsibility for adequate security protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with your usage of the Service and will not make a claim against for lost data, re-run time, inaccurate instruction, work delays or lost profits resulting from the use of the Service. 
    Without limiting the foregoing, in no event will our aggregate liability to you exceed, in total, the amounts paid by you to us.
    Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
    Mainframe Cloud Pty Ltd its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.
    This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access or, alteration of or use of record in connection with the use or operation of the Service, whether for breach of contract, tortious behaviour, negligence or any other cause of action.
    We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the content contained on the Service for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. We disclaim any express or implied warranty representation or guarantee as to the effectiveness or profitability of the Service or that the operation of our Service will be uninterrupted or error-free. We are not liable for the consequences of any interruptions or error in the Service.
    Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.
    Governing Law
    These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
    Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.
    We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect.
    It is your sole responsibility to periodically check these Terms for any changes. If you do not agree with any of the changes to these Terms, it is your sole responsibility to stop using the Service. Your continued use of the Service will be deemed as your acceptance thereof.
    Contact Us
    If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.
    Privacy Policy
    Privacy Policy
    Last updated: 11 October 2018
    Mainframe Cloud ("us", "we", or "our") operates the www.mainframecloud.com website (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").
    This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
    We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from www.mainframecloud.com
    Service: Service is the www.mainframecloud.com  website operated by Mainframe Cloud
    Personal Data: Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
    Usage Data: Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
    Cookies: Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
    Data Controller: Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.
    Data Processors (or Service Providers): Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers to process your data more effectively.
    Data Subject (or User): Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.
    Information Collection and Use
    We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
    Types of Data Collected
    Personal Data
    While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
    •	Email address
    •	First name and last name
    •	Cookies and Usage Data
    We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.
    Usage Data
    We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
    Tracking Cookies Data
    We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.
    Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
    You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
    Examples of Cookies we use:
    •	Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
    •	Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
    •	Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
    Use of Data
    Mainframe Cloud uses the collected data for various purposes:
    •	To provide and maintain our Service
    •	To notify you about changes to our Service
    •	To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
    •	To provide customer support
    •	To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
    •	To monitor the usage of our Service
    •	To detect, prevent and address technical issues
    •	To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information
    Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Mainframe Cloud legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.
    Mainframe Cloud may process your Personal Data because:
    •	We need to perform a contract with you
    •	You have given us permission to do so
    •	The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
    •	To comply with the law
    Retention of Data
    Mainframe Cloud will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
    Mainframe Cloud will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
    Transfer of Data
    Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
    If you are located outside Australia and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Australia and process it there.
    Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
    Mainframe Cloud will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.
    Disclosure of Data
    Legal Requirements
    Mainframe Cloud may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
    •	To comply with a legal obligation
    •	To protect and defend the rights or property of Mainframe Cloud
    •	To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
    •	To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
    •	To protect against legal liability
    Security of Data
    The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
    Our Policy on "Do Not Track" Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)
    We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
    You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
    Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Mainframe Cloud aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
    If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
    In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
    The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
    The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
    The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
    The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
    The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
    The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Mainframe Cloud relied on your consent to process your personal information.
    Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
    You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
    Service Providers
    We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
    These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
    Links to Other Sites
    Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
    We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any 3rd party sites or services.
    Children's Privacy
    Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
    We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
    Changes to This Privacy Policy
    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
    We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.
    You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.
    Contact Us
    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:
    •	By email: support@mainframecloud.com