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La Cics Family Highlights April 2009

  1. 1. CICS Family Highlights Ted Caffarelli Product Line Manager, CICS Tools April 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Session Topics </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Family </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Enhancements / Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Customer References </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Redbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Information Resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Session Topics – Day 1 and 2
  4. 4. The CICS Family CICS Transaction Server CICS Application Connectivity CICS Application Reuse CICS Service Management CICS Transaction Gateway IBM’s popular connector from WebSphere to CICS TXSeries IBM’s popular distributed CICS offering CICS Tools Optimise Management of CICS Transform and Reuse CICS Applications CICS Governance and Compliance Problem Determination Tools CICS, IMS, DB2, batch, compilers …
  5. 5. Recent Enhancements <ul><li>CICS TS v3.2 PTFs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Java 5 JVM (PK59577) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Threadsafe for Local VSAM (PK45354) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSI (Common Security Interoperability) v2 J2EE Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CICS with WAS v6.1 (PK59219) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web services data binding for XML (PK59794) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any and AnyType, plus inlining of optional elements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>SupportPacs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CS1J - CICS Explorer (Windows, Linux – CS10, SDK – CS1R, CICS Tools - CS1N) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CA8K – Ability to generate Atom web feeds from CICS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CB11 - CICS Business Events for WebSphere Business Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CA1S – Ability to use PHP scripting language for CICS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tooling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RDz v7.5 - CICS Application Deployment Manager includes sub-set of CICS Explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>v9 File Manager, Fault Analyzer, Debug Tool, and Application Perfomance Analyzer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Added support for CICS Explorer (CICS IA, CICS PA, CICS CM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS VT – support for data exits to be written in HLLs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. CICS Transaction Server v4.1 <ul><li>Key themes and capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>COMPETE - Making it easier to create, extend, and reuse applications quickly, to meet changing business needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COMPLY - Helping to ensure and demonstrate effective management control over business applications and IT facilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONTROL - Helping IT staff to perform their tasks more effectively, while assuming a mixture of skill levels. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preview announcement February 24 th 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Announcement Letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Open beta program will be available March 31 st </li></ul><ul><li>Price, packaging, and GA date to be provided in full announcement </li></ul>
  7. 7. CICS TS v4.1 - COMPETE <ul><li>RESTful Web services and Atom support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging CICS resources and programs in a RESTful style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business Event Processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users specify business events and then capture and emit them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Component Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it easier to publish and use CICS applications in SOA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web services addressing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports services that use WW Web Consortium (W3C) address specifications (transport neutral mechanism) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improvements to data mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster and enhanced conversion between XML and language structures for all Web services </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. CICS TS v4.1 - COMPLY <ul><li>Corporate Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-invasive event emission to feed business event processing products like WebSphere Business Events, and business dashboards like WebSphere Business Monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CICS event tooling based on CICS Explorer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>I/T Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved management of resource definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploitation of Identity Propagation with z/OS (end-to-end security) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security improvement for DB2 users (migrate DB2 security to RACF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced JVM environment for system components </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SOA Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full support for WS Registry and Repository to publish and read Web service descriptions </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. CICS TS v4.1 - CONTROL <ul><li>Systems management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS Explorer - the New Face of CICS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RESTful SPI Server enablement for universal exploitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS system management client API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New system programming commands for managing CSDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvements in CICS monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic Workload Management for high volume customers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sub-system enhancements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebSphere MQ group attach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IPIC support for Transaction Routing, non-terminal STARTs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP V6 support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architectural Enhancements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Floating point register support and 64 bit positioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java 6 </li></ul></ul>See the CICS Explorer animation on YouTube
  10. 10. CICS Transaction Gateway 7.2 Secure, Scalable and Flexible SOA Access to CICS <ul><li>Key Characteristics : </li></ul><ul><li>High performing, security-rich and scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Standard JCA interface is strategic and provides best Qualifies of Service </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal or no changes required for CICS applications to leverage value in an SOA </li></ul><ul><li>Improved business flexibility, delivered through transactional support across a balanced CICS environment </li></ul><ul><li>New CICS connectivity for remote clients in C runtime, enabled for exploitation within .NET environment </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced systems monitoring API, providing for integration with CICS Explorer </li></ul>CICS Transaction Gateway is IBM’s strategic connector from WebSphere to CICS, production proven in over a thousand customer environments CICS WAS and CICS TG on System z WAS and CICS TG on a distributed platform WAS on a distributed platform to CICS TG z/OS
  11. 11. Tools Mapping To Common I/T Business Demands CICS Tools PD Tools Opportunity Solutions Reduced TCO Business Flexibility IT Service Management Governance & Compliance CICS Interdependency Analyzer √ √ √ √ CICS VSAM Transparency √ √ √ CICS Configuration Manager √ √ √ √ CICS Performance Analyzer √ √ √ √ CICS VSAM Recovery √ √ √ CICS Batch Application Control √ √ IBM Session Manager √ √ √ CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer √ √ Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS √ √ Fault Analyzer for z/OS √ √ √ Debug Tool for z/OS √ √ File Manager for z/OS √ √ √ √ Optim Move √ √ √ Workload Simulator for z/OS √ √ √ √
  12. 12. Modernize CICS application portfolio <ul><li>Debug Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced source code debugging and COBOL migration for System z applications improves development productivity </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Interdependency Analyzer </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your active application inventory for efficient maintenance and upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>File Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive, user-friendly tools for working with z/OS, VSAM, CICS, DB2 or IMS data </li></ul><ul><li>CICS VSAM Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Enable VSAM to DB2 migration without rewriting applications </li></ul><ul><li>Rational Developer for System z </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiently develop and maintain a new generation of CICS COBOL, PL/I or Java applications. Includes Service Flow Modeler for creation of CICS service flows. </li></ul>Debug SOA apps on System z Convert programs to Enterprise COBOL Extend and modernize CICS applications Migrate VSAM to DB2 Manage sensitive System z test data Optimize System z application performance Improve programmer productivity New version New version New release PTF
  13. 13. Optimize CICS performance and availability <ul><li>CICS Performance Analyzer </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive off-line performance reporting and analysis for tuning and capacity planning </li></ul><ul><li>OMEGAMON XE for CICS, OM XE for CICS TG </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time and historical performance monitoring and troubleshooting solution for CICS TS and CICS TG </li></ul><ul><li>Application Performance Analyzer </li></ul><ul><li>Helps IT (application programmers) isolate cause of online and batch application performance bottlenecks, and drill down to source </li></ul><ul><li>Workload Simulator </li></ul><ul><li>Drive 3270 performance test workload on System z </li></ul><ul><li>Fault Analyzer </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you rapidly pinpoint cause of failed application (abends) </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Batch Application Control </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify and automate batch access to CICS resources </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize 3270 data streams to increase your system performance </li></ul>Reduce down time Use CICS resources more efficiently Control software cost Improve end-user productivity New version New version
  14. 14. Improve CICS Governance and Compliance <ul><li>CICS Configuration Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Gain tighter control over CICS administration and maintain compliance with change management policies </li></ul><ul><li>CICS VSAM Recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly recover from errors and reduce the need for off-line processing to exceed its batch window </li></ul><ul><li>File Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Data management tool supporting key file structures like VSAM, DB2, and IMS. New data scrambling features in V8 </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Performance Analyzer </li></ul><ul><li>Determine that CICS capacity can meet performance expectations and reduce the risk that performance problems will effect the business </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Session Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled access to the correct applications with automatic application reconnection after failures </li></ul>Ensure privacy for sensitive test data Reduce risk of failure Ensure compliance Protect key production data and resources Increase availability Improve data integrity New version New release New version
  15. 15. CICS TS 4.1 - Beta programs <ul><li>Innovation around an old concept… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS TS 4.1 closed beta and ISV partner program started in Jan 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular iterations of beta code using agile development process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 customers and 40 ISVs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why is this important? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Length of the beta program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing in ‘real’ customer environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Means CICS TS 4.1 is ready for you today </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open beta program will be available March 31 st 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To participate, write to [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. CICS Threadsafe Reference <ul><ul><li>One of the largest insurance companies in Germany. Insures more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>than 8.5 million clients. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce CPU usage in its IBM System z9® Enterprise Class mainframe to cut operating costs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented threadsafe following guidance provided at CICS Threadsafe workshop and hands-on usage of the IBM CICS tools (PA, IA, and CM). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ We’ve embraced threadsafe functionality to help us cut our CPU usage by 550 MIPs, or about US $440,000 in annual operating expense, which really proves the efficiency of IBM CICS technology.” </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. CICS Explorer and Tools Reference <ul><ul><li>UnitedHealth Care is the largest single health carrier in the United </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>States. Delivers products and services to ~70 million Americans. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidate applications into a CICSPlex to improve scalability and fault tolerance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorten time it takes for performance group to provide diagnostic reports. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage/consolidate 100+ different CSD files and eliminate logon to several regions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS Explorer with three CICS tools (PA, IA, and CM). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freed up valuable systems programming time to focus on environmental issues. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help prevent outages using proactive approach. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assists in quick problem determination and resolution. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help conform to audit and governance compliance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided integration and flexibility of the tools with CICS and the CICS Explorer. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Popular CICS Red Books <ul><li>Java Application Development for CICS </li></ul><ul><li>Application Development for CICS Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Architecting Access to CICS within an SOA </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS </li></ul><ul><li>CICS TS V3 Channels and Containers Revealed </li></ul><ul><li>CICS Performance Analyzer </li></ul><ul><li>Securing CICS Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Threadsafe Considerations for CICS </li></ul>
  19. 19. CICS Communities and Information <ul><li>CICS Transaction Server V4.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CICS Explorer home page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember this link </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CICS Explorer Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM developerWorks forum with FAQs, Links and resources, ISV Contributions, etc. Ask questions, suggest improvements, report problems, chat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to the IBM_System_z channel to get CICS Explorer news flashes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CICS Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment and opinion at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CICS eNews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe for news about CICS and related products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube channels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CICS Explorer - Videos, demos and other cool stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CICSFluff - Other CICS videos </li></ul></ul>CICS Explorer Public Forum Home page Twitter Blog eNews YouTube