IBM CICS open betas

Explore the latest potential new capabilities in CICS with our open betas! Take this chance to explore potential new CICS capability, assess its value to business, and plan for its adoption at the earliest opportunity. Participants in the open beta program may also get direct access to CICS development resources, with the opportunity to provide early feedback and are well-positioned to gain first-mover advantage.

CICS TS V5.3 Open Beta

IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) is designed for enterprise grade, mixed language, application serving and is the leading transaction server on the z/OS platform. The CICS TS V5.3 open beta offering builds on the capabilities delivered in prior CICS TS V5 releases, and adds substantial new development operations (DevOps) functionality.

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You can find the announcement letter for CICS TS V5.3 Open Beta here

CICS TG V9.2 Open Beta

The IBM CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG), V9.2 open beta offering gives existing customers and those new to CICS TG, the opportunity to participate in a limited time trial of the latest developments for CICS TG, with no charge or financial commitment. The CICS TG V9.2 open beta offering enables continuous integration testing for JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) web services and all remote CICS TG applications. The new CICS Intercept plug-in allows selective pass-through to live CICS servers, or virtualized responses, when deploying a Gateway daemon to a customer's platform of choice.

You can find the announcement letter for CICS TG V9.2 Open Beta here

CICS Operational Insights

IBM CICS Operational Insights (CICS OI) is a new service that is designed to provide insights into potential improvements to your CICS environment. The CICS OI open beta offering previews this self-service offering that helps managers of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) systems to understand potential operational efficiency improvements to their CICS TS environment by analyzing operational data.

You can find the announcement letter for CICS Operational Insights here

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