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Webcast replay: Achieving optimum CICS performance



On 14 March 2012, IBM and SHARE presented this complimentary webcast on optimizing the performance of CICS systems and applications. If you use CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS), especially if you use it with IMS Database Manager, listen to this webcast to learn how new features in these products can significantly reduce your CPU usage and improve response times.


With CICS TS V4.2, even more optimization opportunities are now available. But with the growing complexity of systems, it can be difficult to take full advantage of them - without the support of powerful monitoring, tuning and reporting utilities.

In this webcast, you will learn how CICS TS not only releases capacity to support new or growing workloads, but also helps to improve response times and increase customer satisfaction. You will learn about a powerful set of IBM tools that can work together to support a wide range of performance scenarios, not just threadsafe analysis, but capacity planning, application-level analysis, monitoring and alerting, problem determination, and many others. The webcast features extensive demonstrations of key scenarios.

Topics include:

  • Where to focus performance tuning efforts that also meet demanding SLAs
  • Automate monitoring of CICS applications and know when they exceed performance thresholds
  • Quickly identify and dynamically respond to out-of-line business situations
  • Ensure the scalability of your application portfolio
  • Take better advantage of the specialty engines

To replay the recording of this Webcast, click on Audio (45MB audio file in MP3 format) then open the PDF file below.

Right-click and select Save As to store the file on your local computer for later playback.

Problem listening to the audio replay?
If you are having a problem listening to the audio when you use a left-click on the audio link above, you need to download the MP3 file to your local computer before playback by doing a right-click and Save As.

You can also download the latest edition of the IBM Redbooks publication Threadsafe Considerations for CICS. It features the use of CICS Tools to support threadsafe analysis in a CICS TS V4.2 and IMS V12 environment.

Ted Caffarelli – CICS Tools Product Line Manager
Mike E Goodman – Tivoli z Product Manager
Joseph Gailey – Client Technical Specialist, CICS Tools
Doug Stout – Senior IT Specialist, PD Tools

Developed for:
IT and enterprise architects; developers; IT managers; performance specialists; and system programmers

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Related information

CICS Family Overview
Other CICS Webcasts

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS z/OS 3.1, 3.2
Software Development Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document information

More support for: CICS Transaction Server

Software version: 4.2

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 7024114

Modified date: 02 May 2013

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