IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS
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Deliver transactional application integrity in your hybrid cloud

CICS® Transaction Server is a world-class secure and scalable platform for hosting your transactional enterprise applications in a hybrid architecture.

Applications can be modernized using languages that best fit the skills of your developers and the needs of your business.

Find out more about what’s new in CICS Transaction Server 6.1

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Benefits Secure

Robust controls to secure transactions, resources, and networking, in tandem with your z/OS security manager and compliance authority.


Applications that efficiently scale and prioritize workloads that deliver the full potential of your IBM Z and z/OS sysplex to meet your enterprise needs.


A choice of familiar languages and frameworks to integrate and modernize your IBM Z applications and data.


A highly tuned application server, right next to your data.

Do more with CICS Transaction Server Discover how CICS Transaction Server can prepare you for a hybrid landscape and help you modernize your applications. Increase business agility

Unlock access to CICS apps with API enablement, messaging, event streams and AI.

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Use the latest enterprise Java® APIs

Java 11, Jakarta 9 and Eclipse MicroProfile 5 give you a solid foundation for Java components.

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Enhanced developer productivity

Automate how you build and deploy with Maven, Gradle, Ansible and CICS TS resource builder.

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Improved security and compliance management

Strengthen security with TLS 1.3, solve sysplex-wide security issues, and automate evidence for compliance.

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Reduced cost of management

New policies, resource overrides, monitoring and diagnostics to better manage CICS regions.

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Guided installation and upgrading

Simplified installation following guided workflow steps and enhanced upgrading documentation.

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CICS® Transaction Server editions

Whether you want to try out new features of CICS Transaction Server for the first time or set up a production system, IBM provides an edition to suit your needs.

IBM Z Trial

Developer Trial



Try out CICS Transaction Server in a pre-configured, remote environment hosted by IBM. Take a tutorial or just look around. No installation required.

Try out CICS Transaction Server in your environment for free today with world-class IBM support.

A licensed, full-function product for enterprise clients’ production use with world-class IBM support.

A licensed, full-function product for production use on new workloads with world-class IBM support.

No charge

No charge

Monthly license charge

One-time charge

Capacity limited by environment

Maximum 30 user tasks

Unlimited number of tasks

Unlimited number of tasks

Expires 3 days after registration

Expires 90 days after ordering

No expiration

No expiration

Non-production use only

Non-production use only

Production use

Production use

Email support

World-class IBM support, severity 3 and 4 only

World-class IBM support and subscription

World-class IBM support and subscription

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Resources IBM Documentation

Find out how to use and manage CICS® Transaction Server.

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Intro to CICS Transaction Server

Discover what distinguishes CICS Transaction Server as a mixed language application server.

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