TXSeries for Multiplatforms V8.2 - It's simply Faster!
invhariharan 060000MAJR Visits (5892)
Probably It would be a reasonable expectation that every new product release would come out better and faster... I must say, this release is exceptional from a performance perspective. TXSeries is not only optimized and gained performance improvements in specific workload components but also from overall runtime perspective to facilitate your applications to run faster.
There has been several performance enhancements made to the TXSeries runtime that would impact any application workload for better compared to earlier releases of TXSeries. But check out the below specific scenarios to see if your workload can take that extra Juice that this release offers!
Scenario #1 - Large data transfer across CICS regions
Significant optimization has been made in the Container and Channels facilities that is used to transfer large amounts of data between CICS regions. If your workload sends large data (greater than 32K) across CICS regions (TXSeries or CICS Transaction Server) you would benefit up to 5 times (or 500%) improvements in response time and the optimization brings in efficient memory usage. There is up to 50% reduction in the resource consumption mainly with the processes private heap and shared memory. So with this you can expect not only to transfer the large data faster but also to scale more transactions within the same CICS region as compared to earlier releases of TXSeries.
Scenario #2 - Using Micro Focus COBOL application environment
Micro Focus COBOL runtime environment for TXSeries has been optimized to perform better with this release. Any application workload written using Micro Focus COBOL environment is bound to gain in performance with this release. We have noticed for a standard workload there is a gain of up to 40% improvement in transaction throughput compared to the earlier releases.
Scenario #3 - Using VSAM files with Structured File Server (SFS)
Structured File Server (SFS) is one of the most used component in TXSeries for managing the VSAM files. SFS supports KSDS, ESDS and RRDS file organizations and this release brings in improvements for batch applications accessing files residing in the SFS server. Your existing SFS based batch applications could run up to 40% faster compared to the earlier release of TXSeries.
Please note that the performance numbers quoted are against a standard workload and the magnitude of the performance gain can vary based on the actual workload used. But I'm sure you can expect high performance improvements when migrating to TXSeries V8.2!
Do let me know if you have any comments or questions!