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TXSeries for Multiplatforms

Features and benefits

A transaction-processing monitor is an essential component of a healthy corporate IT system. It manages and augments the transactional processes that keep your revenue flowing.

As a part of CICS family, TXSeries for Multiplatforms is a distributed CICS Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) environment for mixed language applications. It is widely used for integrating data and applications between distributed solutions and enterprise systems, and the deployment of CICS applications written in COBOL, C / C++, and PL/I.

You can use the high-performing, distributed transactional services created by TXSeries software in a stand-alone environment, or in support of larger mainframe and Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application deployments. And TXSeries uniquely offers you the ability to scale up to a centralized IBM.

It can be integrated as a component of your service-oriented architecture (SOA), enabling end-to-end, distributed mixed language solutions through integration with WebSphere Application Server and CICS Transaction Gateway. WebSphere MQ can be used to connect TXSeries to IBM WebSphere Message Broker, or to any other product that supports native MQSeries transport.

TXSeries also provides extremely good connectivity with CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) on z/OS. This acts as a gateway to CICS TS on z/OS to increase the performance of CICS TS on z/OS and protect it from client-originated disruption. Uniquely, TXSeries allows you to scale up to CICS TS on the mainframe if the needs of your business grow.

TXSeries for Multiplatforms V7.1 offers significant enhancements in integration and connectivity, system resilience, application development and problem determination tooling, Web administration console, and installation. Earlier versions of TXSeries vastly simplified infrastructure, enhanced the administration capabilities by introducing the Web administration console, improved usability, system resilience, and interoperability, addressed a large number of customer requirements.

Three main enhanced areas in Version 7.1

Significantly enhanced integration and connectivity: enhancements for simplified interoperability with CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) and CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) on standard TCP/IP protocol and support for containers and channels.

Improved system resilience, problem determination, and application development tooling: enhancements in isolation of memory usage, task history logging, transaction mapping, BMS compatibility for CICS TS applications using IBM Rational® Developer for zSeries® and improvements to Work Load manager (WLM) to maximize throughput.

Enhancements to Web Administration Console and Installation packaging: focus on usability enhancements for start and shutdown of multiple applications, performance enhancements through client side validation of WLM attributes, reorganization of WLM view using groups, granular control on monitoring data, and concurrent monitoring of multiple regions.