Tandemworld eNewsletter for July 2012

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Availability Digest’s Guest Author Damian Ward Discusses Capacity Planning at VocaLink

electraSWITCH - iTx Series


SEPA forces IT to change the payment related applications


comForte launches Protection of Data-at-Rest Suite of Products

Strong Authentication. The Device Is The Key™


CommitWork is announcing its new product OmnivoRSC

PANfinder(tm) - Powerful PAN Data Discovery Tool, distributed by comForte

XYPRO in Your Neck of the Woods

RTLX Reactor - Payments and Transaction Monitoring

Visit Gravic

Simplify HP NonStop Data Access & Replication

Musings on NonStop! - July, ‘12

NonStop Customer Use of Time Zone Virtualization is “Light Years Ahead” of IBM z/OS Customers

Ban Bottlenecks: Proactive Capacity Planning

NonStop Technical Boot Camp

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 Availability Digest’s Guest Author Damian Ward Discusses Capacity Planning at VocaLink

Damian Ward knows capacity planning. In his role as a NonStop Solutions Architect at VocaLink, the provider of the Faster Payments Service (FPS) and LINK Scheme (LS) service to UK banks, Damian works in-depth on VocaLink considerations regarding system overload, capacity margins, and capacity limits.  In “Avoiding Capacity Exhaustion,” Damian describes a technique based on past statistics and future projections of system traffic. The result is an amazingly simple graphic showing daily “hot spots” predicted for the coming year and forecasts the probability that a CPU failure  during a particular hot spot will cause an overload condition.  Damian explains how this analysis was recently used to select an LS service upgrade strategy from several options.  Damian is the chairman of BITUG, the British Isles Tandem User Group.

Also in this month’s Digest: 

Royal Bank of Scotland Offline for Two Weeks - it took two weeks after a failed software upgrade before operations returned to normal at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).  The bank did have a backout plan in place; but in this case, it didn’t work.  What did work was the bank’s flexible customer-service model that allowed it to rapidly expand office hours and call-center capacity to handle the demands of frustrated customers. 

Ring-of-Fire Bank Beats Earthquakes with Active/Active a bank’s rational credit policies allowed it to survive the recent subprime crisis.  But the bank didn’t fare so well when it lost its data center for several hours due to an earthquake.  In response, the bank decided to migrate  data-center operations to a continuously available active/active environment. 

Tandem Computers Unplugged – A People’s History  – Former Tandem employee Gaye I. Clemson writes with insight, experience and humor about the origins of Tandem and about the company’s innovative approach to technology, management, and customer service.   Gaye’s narrative takes on additional life via the stories and remembrances shared with her by her Tandem colleagues.  Check out Gaye’s book at www.tandemcomputersunplugged.com.

The Availability Digest offers one-day and multi-day seminars on High Availability: Concepts and Practices. Seminars are given both onsite and online and are tailored to an organization’s specific needs.  We also offer technical and marketing writing services and are adept at a wide variety of content creation. 

Published monthly, the Digest is free and lives at www.availabilitydigest.com.  Please visit our Continuous Availability Forum on LinkedIn.  We’re at 463 members and counting. 


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 BrightStrand International provides an array of NonStop Services to its customer base. Its consultants have the skill and experience that make it the premier service deliverer in the NonStop sector. Services are tailored to individual customer needs to reduce costs and risk whilst getting the best from the environment.

BrightStrand delivers a Fully Managed Service to many of its customers. BrightStrand take account of the particular needs of the customer and offer a variety of options. BrightStrand currently supplies managed services; ranging from standby ad hoc onsite cover through to fully managed with secure datacentre hosting, systems management, operations, 24/7 support and remote support.

 Each service is tailored to meet customer needs to provide a focused but low cost and flexible solution to meet your changing business requirements.

A Managed Service can include all or some of the following elements, as required by the customer:


·       Systems and Operations Management

·       24 x 7 Cover

·       Performance and Tuning / Capacity Planning

·       Database Design and Administration

·       Communications Subsystems

·       Web Services

·       Security Reviews

·       IBM WebSphere MQ Series environments.

·       NonStop Integrity and Blade Migrations

·       Operation System Upgrades

·       System Healthchecks

·       Specialist Consultancy

·       Disaster Recovery and Service Continuity Planning

·       Multi-platform options

BrightStrand Service Managers and consultants are ITIL and PRINCE2 accredited and therefore all have an excellent understanding of service delivery best practices and risk management/avoidance.  BrightStrand delivers services where possible using customer processes and procedures ensuring a fully integrated solution to provide better response, improved reporting and faster communication.

For further details call Dave Stewart today on +44 (0)7831 775115 or email him on dstewart@brightstrand.com.

SEPA forces IT to change the payment related applications



What is SEPA?

The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) stands for the European Union (EU) payments integration initiative. The SEPA vision was set out by EU governments in the Lisbon Agenda, March 200, which aims to make Europe more dynamic and competitive.


Deadline for establishing technical and business requirements for credit transfers and direct debits is the 1 February 2014.


The SEPA rules provide for the general use the IBAN instead of the previous Bank Code and Account Number. Supporting IBAN creates a lot of changes in payment related applications.


ITP-PANORAMA was developed for exactly this type of task.


Analyses of the impact of changes to SEPA without ITP technology will take weeks or month of developer time. With ITP-PANORAMA some 85-95% of analysis time can be saved. Because analysis requires 40% of project time to implement the required changes, a third of cost and time can be saved. Results of analysis with ITP-PANORAMA are 100% correct and reliable errors are avoided in the first place which cuts also the time to test the applications. Their elimination is then time- and cost intensive.


What software changes require the introduction of SEPA?


All programs that are using the Bank Code and Account Number.

A unique with ITP-PANORAMA is the capability of following the value chain through complex applications. Localizing the relevant variables is not good enough, following the business process step by step is necessary to understand how the business process is supported.


A click on an entity that was selected or searched for displays in less than a second all usages across all applications. You can search for field names, name parts, field lengths, etc. Graphics show call hierarchies of programs, modules, within programs as sections or structure graphs in a flow chart type representation. Searches can be stored as macros and recalled.

ITP provides for the migration to SEPA also a temporary license and expert ad-vice. You will see very quickly that extending your software for the support of SEPA can be done much faster than previously planned and carried out at much lower cost.


Technical information from the European Central Bank is available at this website





For more information please contact Juergen.Overhoff@itp-panorama.com

comForte launches Protection of Data-at-Rest Suite of Products

comForte is pleased to announce the launch of its latest suite of security solutions - SecurData for the protection of your data-at-rest. Protection of data-at-rest is a key area in security mandates like the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). comForte's suite of products - SecurData/Tokenization and SecurData/Audit - enables organizations to take appropriate steps to comply with PCI-DSS.

PCI-DSS requirement 3.4 demands the Primary Account Number (PAN) to be rendered unreadable anywhere it is stored. Lacking a suitable solution for payment systems on HP NonStop, PCI auditors accepted compensating controls as a temporary measure. SecurData/Tokenization now enables a fully compliant implementation of PCI-DSS 3.4 for the major payment applications, transparently and with no changes to the application!

PCI-DSS requirement 10 asks for all access to network resources and cardholder data to be tracked and monitored. SecurData/Audit provides transparent logging of access to any sensitive data. It adds application-level auditing to existing applications, again, without requiring any application changes!

Read more about SecurData at www.comforte.com/securdata<http://www.comforte.com/securdata>

Come and see us at these upcoming events in 2012

KNUG, Seoul, Korea, July 20, 2012

CNUG, Beijing, China, July 24, 2012

InNUG, Goa, India, Sept 13-15, 2012

PCI Community Event, Orlando, Florida, Sept 12-14, 2012

International GTUG/CONNECT, Dresden, Germany, Sept 26-27, 2012

NonStop Technical Boot Camp, San Jose, USA, Oct 14-17, 2012

PCI Community Event, Dublin, Ireland, Oct 22-24, 2012

EBUG Technical Focus Group, London, UK, Oct 22-23, 2012

CNUG, Toronto, Canada, Oct 24, 2012

BITUG BIG SIG, London, UK, December 5-6 , 2012

Stay connected:

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Strong Authentication. The Device Is The Key™

NetAuthority irrefutably identifies and authenticates connected devices.

In today’s world of mobility, cloud computing, virtual workforces, social networks, and online businesses, stronger authentication for identity and access management is more critical than ever. Security vulnerabilities are skyrocketing and malicious attacks are being unleashed in unprecedented numbers with increasing sophistication, resulting in massive information and economic losses.

Identity and Access Management has historically focused on the attributes of a person’s identity. User ID and passwords are still often the only form of authentication used by organizations.   Traditional forms of multi-factor authentication are not designed to address the explosive growth in internet-connected devices and online activity and are unable to meet the needs of scalability, ease of use, affordability, and mass-deployment that the online-connected world requires.

Today’s organizations are faced with the following challenges:

•             Knowing the devices that are connected to applications and networks without owning them

•             Knowing that the devices accessing the network are actually in the hands of authorized users

•             Implementing access authentication solutions that are secure, cost-effective, easy-to-use, and highly scalable

•             Implementing access authentication solutions that provide flexibility and multi-dimensional security that complements existing systems and infrastructure

•             Ensuring that regulatory compliance requirements and security best practices are addressed


NetAuthority’s Device Authentication Services addresses these issues and more through:

•             Irrefutable identification of the device via its Dynamic Device Key and links the user with the identified device, for strong authentication security.

•             Notifications and alerts providing organizations with immediate visibility to unauthorized users attempting to gain access, unauthorized devices, and more.  Organizations are now empowered to quarantine or even blacklist devices for greater security.

•             Flexible, mass-deployable, user transparent, and cost-effective strong authentication solution, unlike other “something I have” authentication methods.

•             Secure service API to interface with existing user management systems,monitoring systems,and log management solutions to leverage prior investment

•             SaaS-based service, so strong authentication can easily be implemented based on an organization’s assessment of risk and information assets.

•             Satisfying regulatory and best practices requirements for strong authentication and compliance.

NetAuthority’s Device Authentication Service provides strong authentication security with unprecedented control and visibility to both the Who and What is accessing online applications, accounts and information.

To learn more about our Device Authentication Service for strong authentication and compliance, please contact us at netauthority@xypro.com

Barry Forbes

VP of Sales & Marketing

XYPRO Technology Corporation




Are you a European NonStop User?

Do you require a Full Time / Part Time Resource boost to Cover New Projects, Maternity / Paternity leave etc.?

Do you have NonStop Customers based in EMEA that require Local Support of Hardware and Software?

Nonstop World International (NSWi) can help.

We are currently providing Local Support to Vendors outside of the EMEA region for their NonStop Customers based in EMEA.

Contact us to see how we can assist you with highly skilled NonStop professionals, whether Long Term or Part Time on a 24*7 basis.


Launching Shortly



CommitWork is announcing its new product OmnivoRSC

The official launch of OmnivoRSC will be in August 2012. It will perfectly match with CommitWorks portfolio of OmnivoBase, OmnivoBridge  and CDS (CommitWork Developer Suite).

This new product provides communication capabilities via a very “light” gateway with your legacy servers residing on NonStop systems. OmnivoRSC also allows managing transactions remotely from clients or from other systems. This new feature enables several consecutive calls of legacy services within a single transaction. This kind of a transactional feature was often requested in the past. In addition, automatic transaction control can be performed by OmnivoRSC, if a transaction state field is specified in the message header.

The client part of OmnivoRSC can be used within a rich client environment or also within remote systems, which are in many cases not HP NonStop systems. For example, this could be a JEE application server, or SAP, or any other system.

OmnivoRSC version 1.0 will provide support for Java application environments; the next version will also support Microsoft's .NET systems. First tests with C# clients could be performed successfully.

For any further Information please visit us at http://www.commitwork.com/


Jürgen Depping

+49 231 94116912

PANfinder(tm) - Powerful PAN Data Discovery Tool, distributed by comForte

PANfinder(tm) is a sophisticated yet inexpensive software tool which scans systems for unmasked and non-encrypted payment card data or PANs (Primary Account Numbers). Whether organizations are at the start of a PCI-DSS compliance project

or are already certified, PANfinder will help to research the PCI-DSS scope and to meet PCIDSS requirements 3.2, 3.4, and 6.3.4.

PANfinder(tm) provides a method of scanning systems for readable/unprotected primary

account data (PAN) data. Once found, organizations can take steps to secure or remove that data. When there are no unsecured PANs residing on the system, PANfinder helps to prove all PANs are being stored in accordance with PCIDSS.

By building up a history of clean PANfinder reports, users are well placed to provide auditors with proof of historic compliance. The new release 2.3 of PANfinder supports SQL/MP and PAK files.

More information about PANfinder at www.comforte.com/panfinder

Come and see us at these upcoming events in 2012

KNUG, Seoul, Korea, July 20, 2012

CNUG, Beijing, China, July 24, 2012

InNUG, Goa, India, Sept 13-15, 2012

PCI Community Event, Orlando, Florida, Sept 12-14, 2012

International GTUG/CONNECT, Dresden, Germany, Sept 26-27, 2012

NonStop Technical Boot Camp, San Jose, USA, Oct 14-17, 2012

PCI Community Event, Dublin, Ireland, Oct 22-24, 2012

EBUG Technical Focus Group, London, UK, Oct 22-23, 2012

CNUG, Toronto, Canada, Oct 24, 2012

BITUG BIG SIG, London, UK, December 5-6 , 2012

Stay connected:

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XYPRO in Your Neck of the Woods   

We have a very busy September approaching and we hope to have the chance to see you at the following events:


HP ArcSight Protect 2012

Nashville, TN

September 9-12, 2012


Come talk to us about our growing partnership with HP and all the enhanced features of XYGATE for your enterprise security initiatives.



InNUG- India NonStop User Group

Goa, India

September 13-15, 2012


XYPRO is participating as a key sponsor for this year’s flagship NonStop event in the beautiful Goa region of India. Talk to us and see how we will help with all your NonStop server and Payment application security and database management needs.



PCI Security Standards Council
North American Community Meeting

Orlando, FL

September 13, 2012


As a key sponsor and long time member of the PCI security Standards Council, come see how we will help you achieve compliance with ease for your next audit.




Dresden, Germany

September 25-27, 2012


Continuing as a pan-European event, join us in Dresden to learn more about our complete line of Identity Management, Authentication, and Database Management solutions.























RTLX Reactor - Payments and Transaction Monitoring

Where payments and transactions have been acquired from multiple sources such as ACI’s BASE24 / BASE24-eps environments, Faster Payments systems, SWIFT messaging service, WebSphere MQ, or
in-house transaction platforms, then to obtain real-time, PCI/DSS compliant visibility of these payment transactions, you need Insider’s RTLX Reactor solution.

Coupled with the real-time monitoring of your payment transactions, RTLX Reactor provides archiving and querying of ALL payment and transaction fields and tokens (multiple terabytes/years of transaction logs in SQL partitions for full and optimised PCI DSS compliant query access), including that of associated transaction events captured from the HP NonStop EMS subsystem. RTLX Reactor maintains a centralised database of transaction data from one or more payments nodes and analyses the information in real-time, as well as enabling you to query payments, transactions, settlements and events which have long since disappeared from their source location or are held on tape archives.

The outcome of the analysis will be service level alerts, charts depicting the behaviour of nominated metrics, concurrent departmental query access and management reports to help set and achieve Business objectives for the payments world.

RTLX Reactor is a Windows based solution for ATM/POS, Payments, Transactions and HP NonStop EMS event monitoring, providing you with the visual tools to help:

• Optimise your transaction SLAs

• Reduce ATM/POS and Switch network downtime

• Maximise your resource utilisation

• Track all transactions and associated data values

• Record all activity for auditing and repudiation

Please see the following link for further details:


Insider Technologies Limited – recommended for certification to TickITplus Foundation level

Insider Technologies Limited is proud to announce, that on 17th July, 2012, the assessment team of DNV recommended our certification to the new TickITplus scheme at Foundation Level. Insider Technologies are only one of five UK companies to so far have achieved this certification.

Company Introduction

For information on any of our products, please visit our website at www.insidertech.co.uk where you can also sign-up for our free newsletter or why not follow us at our TWITTER account, http://www.twitter.com/insidertech

Insider Technologies Limited
Spinnaker Court
Chandlers Point
37 Broadway
Salford Quays
M50 2YR
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 161 876 6606
Website: www.insidertech.co.uk
Email: support@insidertech.co.uk

All Trademarks acknowledged.

Please Visit Gravic at these Upcoming Shows


Gravic will attend and participate at the NonStop Open World 2012 (NOW 2012) hosted by InNUG in September in Goa, India. This HP Business Critical Dialogue 2012 has been an exclusive conference for users of HP NonStop and UX platform for the past eight years. The event will continue to leverage the combined expertise of the HP Business Critical Systems group and enable networking and interaction amongst a larger community. Later in September we will attend and present at the IT Symposium and NonStop HotSpot 2012 conference & exhibition in Dresden, hosted for the second time by GTUG Connect.


Please visit us at the partner pavilion at the Connect NonStop Advanced Technical Boot Camp (T.B.C.) this October, in San Jose, California. We expect three days of technical content and peer-to-peer networking with NonStop technology engineers, executives, and practitioners, analysts, consultants, and other industry professionals. We look forward to seeing many of you at the awards night dinner and silent auction benefiting the Connect Future Leaders in Technology. Later in October, we will attend and present at the CTUG Fall Conference in Toronto, and in December at the BITUG Big SIG in London.


  InNUG, Goa, 13-15 September


  GTUG, Dresden, 25-27 September


  Connect NonStop Advanced Technical Boot Camp, San Jose, 14-16 October


  CTUG Fall Conference, Toronto, 24 October


  BITUG Big SIG, London, 6 December


Please visit: www.gravic.com/shadowbase for more information. Please contact us at +1 610-647-6250 or SBProductManagement@gravic.com to discuss your specific situation and to learn more about the solutions we offer.


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Musings on NonStop!

July, ‘12

The opinions expressed here are solely
those of the now self-employed author

Summer is in full swing and with the late evenings here in Colorado I have been able to spend afternoons at the track laying down some good laps, as our local road course has become my home track. It’s often a misconception that home tracks offer few advantages when it comes time to take to the track with others – there’s no substitute for natural talent – but knowing every subtle change in surface condition and road camber is very important. If home tracks advantage is sometimes discounted, perhaps more intriguing is how difficult it is to change perceptions of particular automobiles.

My car of choice on road courses is a ten year old Corvette and after passing a BMW the driver told me of how he expected me to pass him on the straights and how he was sure his car would hold its own in the corners. After passing him in a corner sequence his only response was that “American muscle cars don’t handle and you surprised me!” A few weeks ago, while participating in a Jaguar-sponsored afternoon of driving their cars when I was asked what cars I drove my English instructor responded with “so you only like muscle cars!”

But misconceptions and false perceptions aren’t solely reserved for cars. When it comes to technology and IT, there are plenty of examples. And changing a community’s perception of systems can prove as difficult as changing perceptions about cars. In a recent conversation with HP’s NonStop product managers reference was made to how there was reluctance now to talk about the modernization of NonStop, as this only added to the perception that NonStop, needing to be so modernized, was today anything but modern. Perhaps legacy.

This conversation led to me writing the June 9, 2012, post to Real Time View “Surprised? NonStop made it big at HP Discover!”, and
of how the references to modern in messages supporting NonStop had all but disappeared. And for a good reason! I even suggested in that post that promoting a “Modern NonStop” might simply be a poor example of tautology. Yes, perceptions are often reinforced in very subtle ways.

Part of what drives me to blog the way I do, and to as many sites as I am now supporting, is that I want to make it very clear that NonStop (as an architecture, a technology and a product line) is as relevant today as it was almost forty years ago when it was first introduced into the marketplace. If you discount IBM’s OS/360 operating system (and its subsequent revisions) there are few other examples of architectures witch remaining as relevant as these two.

And for very good reasons, even with the arrival of servers and with their propensity for being deployed in clusters, nothing works as well as NonStop when it comes to supporting today’s mission-critical applications. Purely and simply, nothing has appeared since NonStop to make it obsolete. Or, as I heard it less-subtly stated recently, NonStop has simply avoided being “Wang-ed”!

So it should now come as no surprise that I have been accepted as a guest blogger on Attunity’s blog site, In Tune Blog. The first two posts are part of a five part series on the topic of “
Improving HP NonStop Data Movement: On Premise And In The Cloud” and features excerpts from a recent opinions paper with the same title that I wrote about the product Attunity Replicate. This paper can be found at: http://bit.ly/HuGfuI #BI

Casting the net as far and as wide as possible, and telling the story of NonStop to as many IT professionals as I can reach is the main reason why I enjoy the blogging aspect of my business life and am looking forward to this opportunity to post on the Attunity site. I am extremely thankful to Attunity for giving me this opportunity. It will mean spending a lot more time in front of the keyboard, but it will not change the passion I have for participating in symposiums, events, kick-offs and any opportunity that arises to spend time with the NonStop community.

Recently, Angus MacKenzie, the Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend was appointed Chief Content Officer to Motor Trend’s parent company. In his final column to Motor Trend he revealed how he wasn’t going “to spend all day, every day driving a desk, so I’ll also be an editor-at-large for Motor Trend, writing and blogging on the passion that has consumed my life for as long as I can remember and taken me around the world for three decades.”

Yes, perceptions may take time to develop and prove hard to shake, but they can be influenced to the contrary and ultimately dismantled. And it is usually with examples – first person observations of something extraordinary and hearing and reading about our peers deriving business benefits in ways we hadn’t even considered.

Having the opportunity to blog to an even larger audience, as has been extended to me, courtesy of Attunity, gives me the opportunity to build on topics that are both topical and current and I trust that you will routinely check their web site and look for what I have to say.

NonStop is very much as important to business as it has ever been, and its retention in support of some of the most visible mission-critical customer-facing applications on the planet is a strong testament to its continuing relevance. Perhaps it is easier to change the perceptions with this acknowledgement than it is for some car manufacturers, but it will take many more positive stories being told!      

Richard Buckle
Founder and CEO

Pyalla Technologies, LLC
Email:             richard@pyalla-technologies.com

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Don’t forget to check out my opinions paper:
“Improving HP NS Data Movement: On-premise and in the Cloud,
A New Approach To Optimize Intelligence for BI and Analytics.”

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NonStop Customer Use of Time Zone Virtualization is “Light Years Ahead” of IBM z/OS Customers

It’s official. NonStop customers are “light-years ahead” of their IBM z/OS counterparts in recognizing the value of date/time simulation testing and time-zone virtualization. That’s the conclusion reached by an IBM provider of date/time simulation and time-zone simulation solutions to the z/OS user base. In a recent interview conducted by the Availability Digest for its “Critical Date Testing – Leap Day and More” article (May 2012 issue), the partner acknowledged the challenge of convincing z/OS users to consolidate systems via virtual time zones or to “QA the date and time logic of their code.” Not so in the NonStop environment, where TANDsoft’s OPTA2000 is valued by customers worldwide for its use in situations where time-sensitivity becomes an issue in application environments. OPTA2000 is the only product of its kind available to the NonStop community.

OPTA2000 is a virtual clock and time-zone simulator that uses intercept technology to allow multiple applications operating in a consolidated environment to each have its own virtual system clock or to function in its own virtual time zone with date/time specifications that are different than that of the system clock. For time-zone simulation, the libraries create virtual times that are offset from a system’s actual time by an amount expressed as a deviation from GMT time (Greenwich Mean Time). For clock simulation, the virtual times can be offset to whatever time is required for the testing, maintenance, etc., of an application. No application modifications are required, and a single system can host thousands of applications.

OPTA2000 supports all applications (user, HP, and third-party, including BASE24) on the HP BladeSystem as well as on NonStop S-Series and Itanium servers.

TANDsoft’s “best of breed, best in price” philosophy offers highly competitive value for all TANDsoft solutions. In addition to OPTA2000, they include: FileSync for automatic file synchronization and replication; Command Stream Replicator, which automatically replicates TMF-audited/unaudited FUP, SQL/MP and SQL/MX DDL structure and other environment changes to target systems; and the Enscribe-2-SQL and TMF-Audit Toolkits, which offer flexible, affordable alternatives to more expensive conversion products or manual conversion techniques. The Enscribe-2-SQL Toolkit supports both SQL/MP and SQL/MX and permits file-by-file or program-by-program incremental migration. The TMF-Audit Toolkit easily converts non-audited TMF files to audited TMF files.

TANDsoft products require no application source-code modifications and are available for all HP NonStop servers. Free trials are available.

Contact TANDsoft’s Jack Di Giacomo at +1 (514) 695-2234 for more information. Please visit us at Table #21 in the Partner Pavilion at the NonStop Advanced Technical Boot Camp, October 14-16 in San Jose, California, USA. Our Enscribe to SQL Migration Forum on LinkedIn is at 129 members and counting. www.tandsoft.com.


Ban Bottlenecks: Proactive Capacity Planning

System management in today's complex world is challenging. With thousands of systems and multiple tiers of systems handling critical applications, management by real-time screens is the norm. But in some cases it's not good enough.

For those financial systems handling thousands of dollars a second, more proactive management is required.  Reacting to an event may be too late.  It's mandatory to develop detailed understanding how a transaction traverses tiers of computers, how it uses those tiers, where there may be potential problems within the tiers, and when those problems will affect the transaction flow. A minute's downtime can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more.

No-sweat capacity management: For over 20 years our Ban Bottlenecks service has helped clients discover where the potential problems hide within their financial systems.  We are extremely successful in saving our clients money by anticipating disruptive bottlenecks or operational problems.

Ban Bottlenecks gives you:

   o     Experienced and focused performance professionals who advise and guide with a monthly report and conference

   o     Free software which collects and reports on all applicable performance-capacity-utilization statistics 7x24x365

   o     Application data integration

   o     Daily on-system reports

   o     Weekly peak/problem reports

   o     The hand-crafted monthly Ban Bottlenecks report which is a forward-looking evaluation of your systems, integrating a 24-month perspective covering your application traffic, performance, and utilization

   o     The monthly Ban Bottlenecks conference for an active dialogue between your business, your technical teams, and our performance experts

Visit us at the NonStop Technical Boot Camp in San Jose in October!

Contact us for a free evaluation!





NonStop Advanced Technical Boot Camp

October 14-16, 2012 in San Jose, California.
The event will be two full days of technical “deep dive” sessions, presented by the partner community, customers, and NonStop engineering/product management.  The target audience is hands-on practitioners:

system managers, database administrators,  application developers, and other customers who are hands-on users of NonStop systems and software.  The intent is to provide these types of people with detailed technical information on how best to take advantage of NonStop products in their day-to-day work.
Be aware that this event is sponsored by CONNECT, not by HP, although there will be many HP staff on hand doing presentations, demonstrations, and available for one-on-one technical discussion.
Further information on this event can be found at



User Groups

Information on User Group events can be found at http://www.connect-community.org


Tandemworld & LinkedIN

Tandemworld have created a Group on LinkedIN through which you can view the latest Tandemworld eNewsletter.

We cuurently have a number of highly experienced NonStop Specialists seeking new roles within the EMEA region. Should you have a requirement for a short term specialist (Contract) or a more longer term resource (Permanent) please Contact Us to enable us to assist you swiftly.

Please view this at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2602432&trk=hb_side_g

Tandemworld within EMEA


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