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2018 CTUG Fall Conference

Vendor Tracks

Sessions 1:00 – 1:45

Pacific Room


Compliance Can Be Fun (No, Really!)

Vendor: CSP

Compliance made easy - that has been CSP's mandate when developing its latest solutions. For the past 3 decades, CSP has been an innovator in the field of NonStop security. However, the challenges now facing the NonStop platform in this area have become increasingly complex. CSP has developed a series of easy-to-use solutions that will keep your system secure, ensure you remain compliant, and best of all, provide the flexibility that a changing NonStop landscape demands.

Speaker:Henry Fonseca

Henry Fonseca is a business professional with a background in branding, market development, customer relations and financial management. As part of CSP's Marketing team, he has managed a successful repositioning & rebranding of the company’s digital properties. As CSP’s Marketing and Relationship Manager, Henry continues to develop an integrated marketing and business strategy.

New Brunswick Room


Identify and Protect Your Sensitive Data with TANDsoft’s Sensitive Data Intercept (SDI)

Vendor: TANDSoft Inc.

We all agree how critical it is to protect sensitive Enscribe, SQL/MP, or SQL/MX data, but it’s equally as important to identify who has access to the data. That’s the role of SDI, TANDsoft Inc.’s Sensitive Data Intercept. SDI is best known as an application that intercepts HPE NonStop database access calls, then works with HPE SecureData, comForte, XYPRO, and other security solutions to protect sensitive data via encryption/tokenization algorithms. TANDsoft’s years of expertise in seamless interception technology make it all happen without the need for any application modifications, of particular importance when the source code is unavailable.

Some NonStop users rely on SDI only for auditing/logging purposes. SDI intercepts all of a customer’s database access calls and logs that access. Customers can see who or what is accessing sensitive data, the times of access, and what specific data is being accessed. Without an application like SDI, auditing/logging is often manual, labor-intensive, and particularly challenging when companies must work with auditors for the purpose of regulatory compliance.

Our presentation will introduce you to the basics of seamless interception and the role SDI plays in identifying and protecting sensitive data. We welcome your attendance.

Speaker:Jack Di Giacomo - Principal, TANDsoft Inc.

Jack Di Giacomo has over 30 years of experience in the design, development and support of NonStop software. As a developer in the platform’s formative years, Jack recognized the need for additional tools that at the time were unavailable. In 1993, he created TANDsoft, a company focused on delivering quality NonStop solutions for time virtualization, application modernization, business continuity, and security. Many of the TANDsoft solutions rely on a seamless intercept technology, designed and implemented by Jack. Today, he continues to oversee the company’s innovation, marketing, and support of an expanding line of products for the NonStop community. Contact him at jack.digiacomo@tandsoft.com.

Nova Scotia Room


Open Up Your NonStop Using REST Services

Vendor: NuWave Technologies

REST APIs are ubiquitous—everyone is using them. Learn how easy it is to integrate NonStop applications with applications and services on any platform, including IoT devices. This presentation will provide an overview of NuWave’s REST-based middleware products, use cases, and live demos to show how easy it is for your NonStop applications to provide and consume REST services.

LightWave Server allows you to expose your existing NSK or Pathway servers as REST services. Using JSON messaging, these services can then be accessed by REST clients running on virtually any computing platform, including IoT devices belonging to a customer or partner. LightWave Client allows NonStop applications to securely access REST Web services anywhere, on any platform or operating system through the NSK interprocess message (IPM) system.

Speaker:Gabrielle Guerrera - CEO, NuWave Technologies

Gabrielle has worked in the NonStop space in various roles and capacities since 2008, when she joined NuWave Technologies, the leading HPE NonStop middleware provider. NuWave specializes in NonStop integration software that is standards-based, easy-to-use, and affordable. The company is also recognized for its excellent customer support. Gabrielle has a BSBA from Boston University and is earning her MBA at Babson College.


Sessions 1:50 – 2:35

Pacific Room


Real World Modernization use cases that are live today on NonStop servers

Vendor: comForte

HPE NonStop applications are at the heart of many industries which control vital business operations and critical data. Accessing that data from enterprise solutions has been a priority at many NonStop shops. This session will examine some real world use cases which have solved the problem with diverse approaches ranging from Web service enabling Pathway servers to migrating from Enscribe databases to SQL to enable access from open interfaces.

Speaker:Brad Poole - Senior Solution Architect

Brad brings a wealth of experience to modernization projects that have been implemented on NonStop servers over the years. He will explain some of the projects customers have done, why they moved forward with these projects and the benefits they have experienced.

New Brunswick Room


OmniCloudX – World’s First Cloud Built on NonStop X

Vendor: OmniPayments

Someone had to be the first! In the case of a cloud built on NonStop X, we’re happy to say it was OmniPayments. Our OmniCloudX on NonStop X hosts numerous instances of the OmniPayments Financial Transaction Switch at pay-for-use prices so affordable that mid-size retailers and financial institutions now can operate own their high-capacity transaction switches. The OmniCloudX solution is continuously available with automatic failover to other NonStop X systems. Also supplied are complete security functions for every transaction handled. OmniCloudX is easily expandable to provide additional functionality when needed. It requires no downtime for maintenance or upgrades.

Speaker:Jessica Nieves - Vice President, Client Services

Jessica Nieves joined OmniPayments in 2015 as Vice President, Client Services after over 14 years of experience in the transaction processing industry. She began her career as a software developer at Banco Popular de Puerto Rico (BPPR), and has been managing development, strategy, and operations of various Banking Delivery Channels and Payments systems over the past 10 years at Evertec. Jessica now leads OmniPayments’ Client Services and Operations.

Nova Scotia Room


Modern and Secure Database Management for HPE NonStop

Vendor: Merlon

Data is the lifeblood of mission-critical applications, and HPE NonStop customers rely on the powerful capabilities of NonStop SQL databases to store, analyze and manage that data—particularly as they migrate towards hybrid infrastructures. This session will discuss how NonStop users can ensure that NonStop SQL databases are well-organized, using efficient queries, and running at peak-performance.

Speakers:John Furlong, Merlon & Barry Forbes, XYPRO

John Furlong is the development team leader for SQLXPress, and is responsible for the design of the Visual Query Tuner. John has over thirty years’ experience working on the HPE NonStop platform.


Sessions 2:50 – 3:35

Pacific Room


User Experience – A step beyond simply monitoring for suspicious activity with XYGATE SecurityOne

Vendor: XYPRO Technology

Proactive control and visibility into our NonStop environment is the ideal way to protect our company’s assets and reduce the risk of loss through insider threats, misuse, non-compliance and security breaches. XYGATE SecurityOne provided us the intelligence and security analytics for our NonStop environment allowing us to defend, detect, respond and remediate incidents quickly and effectively.

This session will discuss how Navy Federal Credit Union deployed XYPRO’s next generation security solution to provide a single approach to detection and response to NonStop security incidents and integrate them with the rest of the enterprise.

Speaker:Kelvin Anderson – Navy Federal Credit Union
(Customer Guest Speaker on behalf of XYPRO Technology)

New Brunswick Room


HPE Shadowbase Synchronous Replication Feature Rollout

Vendor: Gravic

HPE Shadowbase Zero Data Loss (ZDL) is here! With this new release, data loss as a result of unplanned outage is a thing of the past. We discuss these major new HPE Shadowbase features, including: the pros and cons of asynchronous vs synchronous replication, feature rollout sequence, architectural flow, and what to consider when using synchronous replication. Don’t be left behind and learn how zero data loss can benefit you!

Speaker:Paul J. Holenstein, Executive Vice President, Gravic, Inc.

Mr. Holenstein has direct responsibility for the Gravic, Inc. Shadowbase Products Group and is a Senior Fellow at Gravic Labs, the company’s intellectual property group. He has previously held various positions in technology consulting companies, from software engineer through technical management to business development, beginning his career as a Tandem (HPE NonStop) developer in 1980. His technical areas of expertise include high availability designs and architectures, data replication technologies, heterogeneous application and data integration, and communications and performance analysis. Mr. Holenstein holds many patents in the field of data replication and synchronization, writes extensively on high and continuous availability topics, and co-authored Breaking the Availability Barrier, a three-volume book series. He received his BSCE from Bucknell University, a MSCS from Villanova University, and is an HPE Master Accredited Systems Engineer (MASE).

Nova Scotia Room

Modern Operation & Performance Management

Vendor: Idelji

Eliminate system and application downtime. Learn from the past, and know what’s ahead. Employ internal or public cloud to automate analytics, with no impact to your active operation & business. Use Web ViewPoint Plus and Remote Analyst to help you achieve all of this.

Speaker:Khody Khodayari

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