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A Comparison of CICS QR and OTE Performance

In this paper we compare the performance of a 3270-based workload running in CICS® QR (Quasi-Reentrant) and CICS OTE (Open Transaction Environment – threadsafe) modes.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2012


IBM CICS Transaction tracking: New features in V4.2

Transaction tracking enhancements provided in CICS TS for z/OS Version 4.2 deliver evolutionary improvements to the problem determination facilities available in CICS. This is a significant step in auditing and problem determination and simplifies the administration skills required to diagnose business applications in CICS.

Last updated: 06 Dec 2011


Gaining insight into IBM CICS systems with events

In CICS TS 4.1, IBM introduced application events that could assist the business community in gaining insight into how their business processes were performing. In CICS TS 4.2 IBM has built upon this capability and introduced system events that can help the technical community understand the health of their CICS systems.

Last updated: 09 Sep 2011


IBM CICS event processing: New features in V4.2

With the potential offered by event processing support, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Version 4.2 enhances this capability with a number of new features including assured event emission, separate event processing (EP) adapters, and search facilities to help you understand the effect of application changes.

Last updated: 09 Sep 2011


IBM CICS IP interconnectivity: New features in Version 4.2

CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS TS) continues to evolve as a highly optimized transaction-processing environment with a flexible and adaptable network-communications framework.

Last updated: 09 Sep 2011


IBM CICS Scalability: New features in V4.2

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Version 4.2, includes scalability enhancements that allow more work to be done more quickly in a single CICS system. This enhancement allows increased vertical scaling and may decrease the need to scale horizontally.

Last updated: 09 Sep 2011


IBM CICS System Management: New features in Version 4.2

With the need to handle increasing volumes of transactions, the tasks of systems management, security administration, problem determination, and workload management have become rather challenging. The CICS TS Development team recognise this and constantly look for ways to enhance the overall use and management of CICS TS.

Last updated: 09 Sep 2011


Running Java workloads with JVM servers and OSGi

This paper sets out the compelling enhancements to the Java support in CICS® Transaction Server Version 4.2. Although it has been possible to run Java applications in CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) since Version 1.3, the significant strides made in CICS TS 4.2 represent a game-changing shift in the technology.

Last updated: 09 Sep 2011


Lustratus Research - New project platform section for CICS Users

This paper is designed to help CICS users with the platform selection process for new business application projects.

Last updated: 19 Jul 2011


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