LANSA Open for .Net Apps and IBM I Tools: Overview - LANSA

LANSA Open for .NET

Tight, Fast, and Secure Access to IBM i Resources from .NET Applications

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Unite Your .NET IBM i Applications

LANSA Open for .NET is a Visual Studio plugin designed to allow Windows developers to access IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) resources (including data and programs) directly within their .NET applications. It offers easy integration between IBM i and .NET.

  • Extend IBM i data and resources to Windows rich client and web applications built in .NET.
  • .NET developers have easy access to IBM i server functions including programs, spooled files, message queues and OS commands.
  • Easy access to LANSA’s Business Rules Engine (including data definitions and validation rules) from .NET applications without having to write any code.
  • Safely open up enterprise data on the IBM i without risking security or data integrity and completely eliminate the need for database synchronization.
  • Faster and more secure than ODBC. All apps benefit from rigourous IBM i security checks, data validation and referential integrity checks.
  • No knowledge of IBM i, DB2 or LANSA is needed.

Benefits of LANSA Open for .NET

Why Use LANSA Open for .NET? LANSA Open for .NET enables IT departments to safely open up their IBM i data and applications to a variety of internal and external .NET applications without risking security or data integrity to deliver a better customer experience to your employees.

.NET and IBM
i Collaboration

Break down application silos and achieve a single version of the truth by enabling .NET and IBM i to work collaboratively to share real-time data, automate business processes, and eliminate synchronization between Windows and IBM i platforms.

Controlled Access to IBM i Data from .NET

IT departments can safely open up their enterprise IBM i data to a variety of internal and external applications without risking security or data integrity. LANSA’s Business Rules Engine enforces validation logic and ensures that unacceptable data never hits the database.

Faster Transfer of Data and Information

LANSA Open for .NET implements native record-level access to Db2 data over an encrypted, secure connection. Using native record-level access means .NET applications can quickly work with large volumes of Db2 data by taking advantage of IBM i’s powerful data processing capabilities.

Tighter IBM i Security from .NET

LANSA Open for .NET’s runtime DLL encrypts and compresses data during transmission between the client and the server, protecting sensitive data from being compromised as it is sent down the wire, using industry- standard DES or Twofish.

Easier Resource Management of Dev Teams

Reduce the challenges of managing siloed development teams and multi-platform projects by sharing resources between mixed .NET, RPG, and COBOL development environments by reusing the same enterprise business logic, validation rules, and calculations.

Getting Started Is Fast and Easy

LANSA Open for .NET is easy to use and implement for .NET developers. The class library is shipped with ready-to-run samples in both the C# and VB.NET languages. There is almost no learning curve for .NET developers. No knowledge of IBM i, DB2, or LANSA is needed.

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