IBM CICS Optimization Solution Pack key features

Convenient, cost-effective purchase option

Purchase multiple key products under a single product ID to simplify procurement. Inclusive pricing recognizes previous purchases and includes a reduction in the aggregate product price.

Automated deployment processes

Create an effective DevOps pipeline by automating your deployment process based on the outcomes of your process flow. CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS allows you to customize and transform attributes, compare system definitions to highlight differences easily across environments and capture change package creator ID for enhanced audit capabilities.

CICS environment topology management

Use the included IBM CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS to better understand and visualize your CICS environment topology. Create, customize and discard CICS regions to enable elastic scaling and the creation of test regions based on production systems. These processes can be integrated within your automated DevOps pipeline using new API commands and extension points.

Complementary tools

Use the complementary tools to make analysis and optimization of CICS systems and applications faster and easier.

CICS application relationships and dependencies management

Understand CICS® application relationships and dependencies with the included IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS®. Scenario-based collections allow you to easily collect information to control and manage changes to your business applications.

Cloud enablement to improve efficiency

Reduce costs and improve operational efficiency with cloud enablement capabilities such as policies and application multi-versioning. Use IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS to discover entry points and dependencies, create required CICS bundles and deploy them as a CICS cloud application.

Historical performance reporting and analysis

Enable historical performance reporting and analysis of CICS systems and applications, identification of performance problems, trend analysis and capacity planning with IBM CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS. Capabilities include predefined report sets based on performance problem or project scenarios, batch reporting for complex statistics data and searchable report forms.

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