Many corporations and public agencies are looking for an easy path from their existing mainframe applications to the cloud. This path often starts in the world of transaction processing (TP) monitors, a series of models used by mainframe computers to monitor transactions from end to end. Also known as transaction managers, TP monitors represent an approach to high-speed online transaction processing (OLTP) that has powered banks, insurance companies, and governments for decades.
At a glance, these industrial-strength systems might look like the opposite of cloud-native architectures. However, this guide explains how mainframe workloads based on TP monitors can run in the cloud or be extended to the cloud in order to widen the reach of the application to a larger user base. Getting started is easy when you set up an emulation environment on Azure.