CICS Advances on All Fronts
Attain your SOA deployment goals more easily with CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2.
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A CICS for All Users
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2 provides advancement in all the areas expected by customers. As well as keeping CICS at the forefront of SOA implementation, additional enhancements are provided in the other areas that customers depend on: greater performance and availability; greater productivity from systems management; and more versatility and flexibility in data sharing and connecting applications. This version of CICS delivers value to all types of CICS customers.
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2 also offers additional performance and availability features, including:
- The datasets from which program artifacts are loaded can now be dynamically defined, without restarting the CICS region.
- Java programs benefit from more consistent and predictable response times and improved robustness. Java application errors can be more easily diagnosed through an integrated JVM.
- Enhancements to the timing precision and data capacity of CICS monitoring and statistics data enable more accurate accounting of CPU time.
- As well as DB2* applications, all types of applications now benefit from open transaction environment, improving application thoughput. A complementary change makes file control APIs threadsafe for local and record-level sharing of VSAM files so customers with mixed VSAM and DB2 resources also benefit.
- A shared data table can now hold more than 2 GB of data, so large quantities of read-only application data can be cached for high performance access.
- CICS applications can now write larger quantities of data to an ESDS file through 64-bit addressing.
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