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IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS

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Gain insights into CICS application relationships, dependencies and flows to more-easily manage and control changes to your business applications

The IBM® CICS® Interdependency Analyzer is a dynamic discovery tool designed to help system programmers and application developers to better understand the relationships and dependencies of your CICS® applications and the environment on which they run. Use the insights gained from the data collected with CICS® Interdependency Analyzer to make changes to your environment in a safe, controlled, and timely manner. Quickly address changing demands and help you modernize, mobile-enable, and cloud-enable your CICS® applications with confidence.

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Benefits

Increased operational efficiency Use thread-safe and affinity analysis to reduce CPU usage, make informed workload management decisions, accelerate region consolidation projects, and mitigate the effects of increased mobile workloads.
Enhanced service agility Reduce the time needed for upgrading, identifying service-enablement candidates, and building a CICS cloud. Insights support enterprise modernization and track dependencies for future cloud deployment.
Simplified purchasing options Purchase the CICS® Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS® separately or as part of the IBM® CICS® Optimization Solution Pack for z/OS®, which includes several other valuable IBM® CICS® Tools for z/OS®.


IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS features

Resource-relationship data collection Manage the automated discovery and collection of dependency, affinity, and command flow data to an IBM® Db2® database to analyze information for use in your daily development and operations processes. Stored procedures improve performance, while statistical sampling reduces dependency overhead. The included plug-in offers affinity analysis and program details view, and the sampling technique reduces data collection overhead.
CICS resource relationships insights Use the CICS® Interdependency Analyzer collectors as part of your management routine to create a comprehensive online database. You can access the database by using the included plug-in to gain a better understanding of resources used by a transaction, program, application, or service. CICS® Interdependency Analyzer also gives you insight into the resource use and dependencies associated with platforms in a CICS® cloud, cross-region applications and much more.
Relationship navigation
Navigate CICS resource relationships easily with the plug-in for IBM® CICS® Explorer® and built-in queries, views, and visualizations. The Command Flow feature delivers insight into the execution of CICS® transactions, including detailed analysis of context switches. Other relationship navigation features include real time visualization and scanner program attributes, resource use and dependencies by platform, and visualization of Task Control Block (TCB), region and application switches.
Powerful query management Use the CICS® Independency Analyzer plug-in to build and organize customized queries from a comprehensive set of SQL queries. Use with collected data to run comparisons of applications across regions, or discover and analyze all inter-dependencies across regions. These capabilities help you determine whether all resources required by an application are available following migration from a quality-assurance region to a production region.
Data collection control Control the status of the CICS® Interdependency Analyzer collectors in all enabled CICS® regions from one CICS® terminal with an online interface. Configure options for each region from a single point of control. Turn data collection for multiple CICS® regions on and off. Pause it with a single CINT command to speed selection, helping eliminate the need to edit all CICS® regions by using the configuration menus to select the resources to be collected.
CICS® Transaction Server V5.3 supports The CICS® Interdependency Analyzer supports the CICS® Transaction Server V5.3.


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Other resources

IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, Version 5.3 data sheet
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Branham Group paper on CICS Tools
IBM® CICS® tools: Customer ROI from Discovery, Optimization, and Enablement Outcomes.
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Modified date:
15 September 2020

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