What Makes Sola the Most Complete Solution?

Sola solves today’s most critical problem – making mainframe applications and data a participant in your enterprise API portfolio in a cost effective manner. Sola provides customers with a fast and easy process to expose mainframe applications as secure web services, and allows mainframe programs to consume web services.

Using Sola, customers can leverage billions of dollars of existing mainframe investments when building their enterprise API portfolio. The Sola runtime environment runs entirely on the mainframe, eliminating the need for expensive, unreliable, and unnecessary middleware.

Benefits of Sola Mainframe Services:
•    Vastly increase developer productivity
•    Provide faster time to market
•    Lower application development cost

SOLA Datasheet


Sola Components

Sola Run-Time

Provides the framework for accessing legacy applications as APIs.

The Sola Run-Time now comes in three flavors:

  • Traditional mainframe architecture (Assembler/COBOL) that can run on one or multiple CICS regions on the mainframe.
  • JAVA/OSGI model – zIIP eligible.
  • JAVA/Liberty Profile model – zIIP eligible or can be run off of the mainframe.

Sola Developer

  • A J2EE web browser application and provides the tools and framework necessary to create APIs.
  • Employs a rich and powerful Web 2.0 interface with drag and drop capabilities and a tabbed workspace.
  • Automated creation of artifacts, Swagger v2 & Open API v3, RAML, WSDL runtime metadata, etc.
  • APIs organized by Project, Program/Class/Service or Method/Operation.
  • Includes testing, monitoring, auditing, error logging, and policy declaration.
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Sola Versions

Sola now comes in three different configurations:

  • Sola6.0 – Our “traditional” version, proven for two decades.
  • Sola 7.0/7.1 – Our newest java versions of the Sola Run-Time.

These three versions give you complete flexibility to set up your environment in a way that best suits your needs today, and in the future, as you begin to modernize your portfolio of mainframe programs.  All versions utilize the same patented metadata eliminating the need to recreate APIs as you move between architectures.

All versions now include an easy to use REST API designer enabling your APIs to be accessed as REST or SOAP, again using the same patented metadata.

Additionally, there are many enhancements to the product including new monitoring and logging features better suited to help you monitor and troubleshoot REST APIs.

SOLA Highlights

Sola runs some of the largest mainframe API solutions on Wall Street, with single customers regularly running in excess of 100,000,000 API requests per day. No production outages in over 10 years.

A single customer has reported a two-year savings of over $43,000,000 from Sola.

APIs can be developed, deployed, and secured from your mainframe programs in a matter of minutes – the fastest on the market.

Has the look and feel of a Robust Client Based Application but runs in a browser.  This makes installation and maintenance much simpler.

Developers only need to learn the Sola tool to start producing APIs from their legacy programs and applications. 

Sola inherits the performance and scalability of CICS. Sola requires no Middle Tier layer, which also means one less point of failure. 

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