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JCA for Unisys Clearpath MCP

Gayathri Prasad
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Joined: Jun 25, 2003
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Hi all,
Friends !! I have an urgent requirement .... I need to connect from Oracle 9iAS to Unisys Clearpath MCP. Essentially what I need to do is I need to make a J2EE System talk to a Unisys mainframe and execute the business logic on the main frame which is existing as COBOL and get the output back to my J2EE system.
I understand there is some thing called JCA which will take care of connecting to legacy systems. But the issue is... How much effort would go in to learn n implement JCA.
Cheers,
Gaya3
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Chris Mathews
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Joined: Jul 18, 2001
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JCA is very complicated if you plan on implementing the connector yourself. However, it may be that someone else has already written a JCA adapter for your purposes that you could buy. Just be forewarned that many of these legacy adapters are quite pricey.
If JCA doesn't work out for you then you could always go with a MOM solution. Websphere MQ runs on a dizzyingly wide selection of hardware, that could be your best bet.
 
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