OpenLegacy and Compuware Partner to Help Customers Speed Mainframe-to-Modern-App Software Development with Cloud-Native Approach

    Posted by Nancy Beckman on October 01, 2019

    OpenLegacy’s platform, now accessed directly from Compuware Topaz® Workbench, enables rapid automated creation of mainframe APIs for large enterprises

    Princeton, New Jersey, October 1, 2019 - OpenLegacy, the leader in delivering microservices-based API integration and management for core and legacy systems, is partnering with Compuware, which delivers modern and agile mainframe software tools for DevOps, to accelerate mainframe integration with modern apps using APIs and microservices.

    “OpenLegacy’s microservices-based API platform provides more than a façade, as developers can work directly with the microservices in Compuware Topaz,” said Jason Bloomberg, president of analyst firm Intellyx. “The combination of the two vendors’ offerings thus gives mainframe developers unprecedented control and flexibility into their API implementations. This partnership empowers mainframe customers to incorporate mainframe applications into the modern, cloud-native world.”

    A completely different approach to enterprise integration, OpenLegacy bypasses traditional ESB/SOA technology stacks to automatically and quickly create microservices-based APIs from the legacy system itself. No changes are required of the legacy system, and the microservices can be deployed virtually anywhere: on-prem or in the cloud.

    The OpenLegacy platform can now be directly accessed from Topaz® Workbench, which provides the essentials of mainframe application development, testing, and management.

    “In keeping with our quest to mainstream the mainframe through our customer-first and open-approach to DevOps, Compuware is excited to be collaborating with OpenLegacy,” said Chris O'Malley, President and CEO, Compuware. “The new integration with Topaz will empower customers to improve their mainframe software delivery quality, velocity, and efficiency within a continuously improving Topaz experience."

    The cooperation is just the latest example of OpenLegacy filling a critical gap in the market - the need to quickly and reliably create microservices-based APIs for modern applications by connecting directly to the mainframe rather than having to go through layers of middleware.

    Now that the OpenLegacy platform can be accessed directly from Topaz Workbench, such integration provides both mainframe and non-mainframe developers with a common framework to create APIs and visualize, understand, debug, and maintain their cross-platform applications.

    The OpenLegacy-created REST API is a master tool. Once created, developers can seamlessly debug and analyze the modernized code and data using Compuware’s full suite of Topaz products.

    “The Compuware partnership is an example of the rapid expansion of OpenLegacy through horizontal, vertical, partner, and ISV channels, demonstrating how we can open doors for any company whose clients suffer legacy innovation issues,” said Zeev Avidan, Chief Product Officer, OpenLegacy.

    About OpenLegacy

    OpenLegacy accelerates delivery of innovative digital services from legacy systems in days or weeks versus months. Our microservices-based API integration and management software reduces manual effort by automating API creation, simplifies the process by avoiding layers of complexity, and improves staff efficiency and API performance. Our software directly accesses and extends business logic to web, mobile, or cloud innovations in the form of java objects, as Rest APIs, or SOAP. Most importantly, this process is not only fast, easy, and secure, but also does not require special staff skills or changes to existing systems or architecture. Together, business and IT teams can quickly, easily, and securely meet consumer, partner, or employee demands for digital services without modernizing or replacing core systems. Learn why leading companies choose OpenLegacy at

    About Compuware

    Compuware empowers the world’s largest companies to excel in the digital economy by fully leveraging their high-value mainframe investments. We do this by delivering highly innovative solutions that uniquely enable IT professionals with mainstream skills to manage mainframe applications, data, and platform operations. Learn more at

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