Many Unisys ClearPath® MCP Series customers have Enterprise Database Server (DMSII) databases to support a variety of transaction processing and other business data processing applications. The applications are written in Agile Business Suite, COBOL or other programming languages. These Enterprise Database Server databases contain operational data from the respective business enterprises and are characterized by transactional details that contain valuable information.
With the Unisys Business Information Server (BIS) and its Internet Commerce Enabler (ICE) module, you can transform this operational data into business information. BIS provides a powerful scripting capability and intermediate storage facility that bridge the gap between the operational data and the end-user. Because of these capabilities, end-users can easily query and access the data, and application programmers can easily create business-specific logic to draw information from the operational data and transform it to various states.
This paper explores the structure and capabilities of BIS in relation to accessing data in DMSII databases and transforming it to valuable business information.