OpenLegacy Overview

OpenLegacy is the #20 ranked solution in our list of top API Management tools. It is most often compared to IBM API Connect: OpenLegacy vs IBM API Connect

What is OpenLegacy?

OpenLegacy helps organizations quickly launch innovative digital services by extending their core back-end systems to the web, mobile and cloud in days or weeks versus months. Our microservice-enabled API integration and management software quickly reduces project backlog by automating and accelerating microservices and API creation, deployment, testing and management from core applications, mainframes and databases. 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, and without special programming skills or invasive changes to existing systems and architectures. OpenLegacy is designed for ongoing management of microservices APIs and is based on open standards, so our software plays nice with your current technology stack and supports agile, DevOps and continuous development. Learn why leading companies choose OpenLegacy at www.openlegacy.com.

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OpenLegacy Customers

Many of openLegacy's global customers are among the Global 100 companies. Review case studies in these industries: Agriculture, Airport Authority, Automotive, Auto, Finance, Insurance, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retail
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Creator and CEO at KiwiLive
Real User
Opens the door to connect modern web products to an old legacy system

What is our primary use case?

OpenLegacy is used anytime we need to send data from a modern web application into our iSeries legacy system. At this point, we are still developing the web applications to feed OpenLegacy. Our first use case is entering freight data into our legacy system. With OpenLegacy, we will be able to use a modern web form which is easy for our employees at the freight dock to use, and get data into our legacy system.

Pros and Cons

  • "Opens the door to connect modern web products to an old legacy system."
  • "OpenLegacy produces a war file which includes everything you need to deploy a Tomcat server."
  • "I would like to see SSL out-of-the-box. OpenLegacy certainly does SSL, but it was not the default for our use case. We are currently working with OpenLegacy to cross the SSL bridge and suspect that most users will want to do the same."
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Chief Programmer with 1-10 employees
User
Enables our COBOL programmers to move legacy apps to REST API apps in a few clicks

What is our primary use case?

I am the chief programmer for the largest credit card company in my country, with 4.5 million credit card users. Isracard has a lot of business logic in our IBM 3270s, and it is impossible to use the regular ESB stack. We have to convert the logic into routines, which could potentially take weeks or even months using the Isracard Business Hub. In some cases, the old mainframe system has been closed and we can’t get inside easily. The programmers said we needed to make a change, so we looked at OpenLegacy. We use OpenLegacy to give the 30-year-old legacy data to developers so they can make it… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Using OpenLegacy, the exposure of services is far easier and quicker. In many cases, exposure of services requires just a few clicks and takes only minutes. In very complex cases, it still only takes half a day. Without OpenLegacy, it would take us several months to create the same services."
  • "Using mainframe programs (not screens), the OpenLegacy services do not require any changes by the mainframe programmers, thus reducing development cycles."
  • "OpenLegacy provides a way to go from the outside world to the legacy mainframe, to move the old standard application to a REST API application. New digital services can be created in a few clicks and this can be done easily by COBOL programmers."
  • "Debugging and logging for programmers could be better."
  • "We would also be more than happy if the product had the option to work in the opposite direction – the ability to consume REST/SOW services in the outer world from the mainframe."

What other advice do I have?

OpenLegacy provides a way to go from the outside world to the legacy mainframe, to move the old standard application to a REST API application. New digital services can be created in a few clicks and this can be done easily by COBOL programmers. It is much easier for these programmers who wrote the old code. OpenLegacy is so much easier. They understand our vision.
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