IBM TXSeries for Multiplatforms Version 5.1 is IBM's premier middleware product for distributed transaction processing in traditional programming languages. TXSeries for Multiplatforms includes the CICS® and Encina® application servers for AIX®, HP-UX, Solaris® and Windows® systems.
Use TXSeries V5.1 to:
Build new applications using traditional languages including COBOL, PL/I, C, and C++
Reuse existing applications and application programming skillsets in your organization
Extend CICS applications to the web and web services via the CICS Transaction Gateway and WebSphere Application Server (both sold separately)
Extend Encina applications to the web and web services via the Encina J2EE Connector and WebSphere Application Server (sold separately)
Access data and applications in various distributed and back-end systems including CICS and IMS
TXSeries for Multiplatforms Version 5.1 includes the last release of the CICS application server for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows systems that includes the separate DCE and Encina prerequisites.
TXSeries for Multiplatforms V6.1 provides the strategic migration path for all TXSeries customers who do not use the Encina OLTP Monitor function (separate from the base CICS OLTP Monitor function).
Beginning with V6.0, the Encina product will no longer be shipped with the CICS product as part of TXSeries for Multiplatforms. All dependencies of the distributed CICS server on a separate Encina product have been removed.
Clients who use only the Encina OLTP Monitor function (separate from the base CICS OLTP Monitor function) should not upgrade to TXSeries for Multiplatforms V6. Clients who need the Encina function should continue to purchase and use TXSeries for Multiplatforms V5.1.
IBM plans to continue support for the Encina functionality in the TXSeries for Multiplatforms V5.1 package via Passport Advantage® contracts through at least April 2009.
Clients who continue to need support services for the Encina product after the end of Passport Advantage support will be able to purchase extended support contracts.