We have a new article in the August/September issue of the Enterprise Tech Journal - See the link below. http://enterprisesystemsmedia.com/article/using-cics-tools-to-modernize-traditional-cics-applications
Today we have announced CICS Transaction Server Value Unit Edition (VUE) V5.1. This offers you an alternative costing option for running your new Java workloads and service enablement. For more detailed information visit the webpage - http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/VUE5.1/ or the announcement letter - http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-168
CICS TS V5.1 announced today - Operational
efficiency and service agility with cloud enablement. Here is a snippet of what CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1 is offering: Driving operational efficiencies: Greater Capacity: achieve cost savings through consolidation Managed Operations: reduce cost and risk through automation Increased Availability: reduce the need for planned downtime Deeper Insight: improve decision making and audit readiness Increasing service agility: First-class Applications: create agile services from existing assets... [More]
Take a look at the new Redpaper - IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS, DB2 and Thread Safety. It highlights the findings of a study about the factors that affect the performance of CICS transactions that access IBM DB2 resources through the CICS DB2 attachment facility.
A number of our users create special perspectives tailored to their company, or workflow, pulling together the critical set of views for their situation. For a single user, it's simple enough to customize the perspective and save it using the Window > Save Perspective As... menu, but it's difficult to share these between users. The correct way to share perspectives between users is by Eclipse's extensibility features. As an example, we're going to create a CICS Web Hosting Perspective that shows the information needed to... [More]
CICS Transaction Server V5.1 introduced the capability to combine and manage multiple disparate application resources as a single entity, which can be versioned and moved rapidly through the development, test, and production lifecycle. Dependency management is handled, and you can measure entire applications for resource use and internal billing. You can also dynamically manage applications by applying policies during run time. CICS Transaction Server V5.2 builds on this functionality by introducing the concept of application multi-versioning.... [More]
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ITSO have just published the public review draft of a new IBM RedBooks publication: Architects Guide to CICS on System z. The abstract reads: CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) has now been available in different guises for over 40 years, and continues to be one of the widely used pieces of commercial software. This IBM Redbooks publication helps application architects discover the value of CICS Transaction Server to their business. This book provides a broad understanding of the value and capabilities of CICS Transaction Server and the... [More]
Do you have Java applications running in pooled JVM? Are you considering the upgrade to CICS TS V5? If so then this article should help to smooth the migration of those applications. The introduction of JVM server in CIC TS V4.2 offers a number of advantages over the existing pooled JVM implementation. The multi-threaded industry standard environment allows a single JVM within a CICS region to host all Java workload previously handled by a pool as well as the opportunity to consolidate multiple application regions. The OSGi framework brings... [More]
We have just released a new and exciting Statement of Direction on support for mobile applications and pricing options. Make sure you read all about it here - http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21625509 What do you think to this latest progression of CICS Transaction Server?
When we talk to customers about z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer we get a lot of positive vibes. There's talk of how it can help their teams, how it can simplify some of their tasks, and sometimes how they want to extend it with plug-ins they already use. When we get onto discussing how it can be deployed to their teams, the concepts sound good in theory but we've seen that people of get confused, in practice. This is compounded because of the large number of ways it can be installed (to cater for the difference needs of different... [More]
Hidden in the release notes for the latest CICS Explorer V5.1.1 you will see an enhancement that provides the “Ability to edit a CICS Platform project, CICS Application project, or CICS Application Binding project”. The required server-side APAR PM81540 is now available. These new editors are a significant improvement to the user experience of working with CICS Applications, CICS Bindings and CICS Platforms so if you are interesting in the cloud enablement capability in CICS TS V5.1 please try out these downloads.
Don't forget to check out the CICS Technical Seminar in Milan
on 5-6th November. It aims to illustrate the latest updates of CICS
Transaction Server Family of Products. For more details click here: http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/it/pdfs/Invitation_CA004IT_november2012.pdf
IBM have released their latest Redbook... Problem Determination Tools for z/OS The publication is intended for z/OS application developers and system programmers. If you are interested in reading this Redbook please use the following URL. http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247918.html?Open