CICS Transaction Server
V5.2


Operational efficiency and service agility with cloud enablement

IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® is the premier enterprise-grade, mixed-language application server. Trusted by companies for more than 40 years, it has helped them create, extend and evolve mission-critical applications.

A complementary portfolio of CICS Tools supports the features in the latest version of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS. It will help you realize the benefits of operational efficiency and service agility, and assist with cloud enablement.

IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS is also available in a version called IBM CICS Transaction Server Value Edition. It provides a one-time-charge pricing model of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS for deploying new Java workloads and service enablement.

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS provides:

Service agility

Operational efficiency

Cloud enablement

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 resources

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS

Operational efficiency and service agility with cloud enablement

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New in CICS Transaction Server V5.2

IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS is the premier enterprise-grade, mixed-language application server. Trusted by companies for more than 40 years, it has helped them create, extend and evolve mission-critical applications. CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 continues this innovation.

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 delivers:

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Service agility enhancements integrate mobile capabilities and broaden the web programming model without requiring additional middleware.

Operational efficiency features now support distributed security standards and automatically safeguard critical runtime resources, without requiring additional system code.

Cloud enablement features enable you to deploy and manage several versions of a multi-program application and run them concurrently, without requiring additional CICS regions.

  • Major advances are included to enhance application lifecycle management by allowing multiple versions of a multi-program application to run concurrently.
  • Allowing multiple versions of a multi-program application to run concurrently simplifies deployment of application updates and allows you to easily revert to an earlier version if required.
  • Application versioning also assists with the consolidation of applications onto fewer CICS regions.

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Feature V3 V4 V5.1 V5.2
Service agility
Java Yes YesYes YesYesYes YesYesYes
CICS Interconnectivity over IP Yes YesYes YesYesYes YesYesYes
CICS bundles - Yes YesYes YesYesYes
XML YesYes YesYesYes YesYesYes YesYesYes
SOAP web services Yes YesYes YesYesYes YesYesYesYes
JSON web services - Feature Pack Feature Pack YesYes
Dynamic Scripting using PHP - Feature Pack Feature Pack Feature Pack
Modern batch - Feature Pack Feature Pack Feature Pack
Event processing SupportPac Yes YesYes Yes Yes
Distributed identities - Yes YesYes YesYesYes
ATOM feeds SupportPac Yes Yes Yes
WebSphere Registry & Repository Support SupportPac Yes Yes Yes
Service Component Architecture - Yes Yes Yes
Service Flow Runtime Feature Pack Yes Yes Yes
EJB Yes Yes - -
Operational Efficiency
CICSPlex System Manager YesYes YesYesYes YesYesYes Yes YesYesYes
Multi-processor exploitation (Threadsafety) YesYes YesYesYes YesYesYesYes YesYesYesYesYes
64-bit memory exploitation Yes YesYes Yes YesYes Yes Yes Yes
Containers and channels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CICS Explorer SupportPac Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Policy management - - Yes Yes Yes
Monitor zIIP/zAAP usage - - Yes Yes
Audit changes to resources and configuration - Yes YesYes Yes Yes
WebSphere MQ support - Yes YesYes YesYes
Discovery Library Adapter - Yes Yes Yes
Transport Layer Security Yes Yes YesYes YesYes
IPv6 - Yes Yes Yes
Cloud enablement
Application Lifecycle - - Yes YesYes
Platform abstraction - - Yes YesYes
Multi-version applications - - - Yes


CICS VERSION Application Connectivity Application Reuse Service Management
CICS TS V2.2

January 2002

End of Service April

2008
SDK for z/OS .3.1

- Resettable mode

Link 3270 Bridge

ECI over TCP/IP
EJB support

- Session Beans

- EJB deployment

tooling

- JNDI (COS or LDAP)

JDBC 2.0

XML for COBOL AND

PLI
CICS DB2

Enhancements

- OTE Exploitation

- Group Attach

- RMI Purge

Sign-on Retention

CF rebuild and

duplexing
CICS TS V2.3

December 2003
SDK for z/OS 1.4.1

- Continuous mode

- Shared Class Cache

- Storage Protection

- zSeries Application Assist Processor

IIOP Authenication &

Encryption

SOAP for CICS
EJB Support

- Performance enhancements

- JNDI caching

- Improved moitoring

CCI Connector for

CICS TS

JCICS APIs

-WEB

-Document

- Extract

Debugging Enhacements
CPSM Enhancements

- Definitional Web User

Interface

- Workload Management

for LINK3270 bridge

- Architectural

improvements

Additional Thread Safe

commands

- ASKTIME

- FORMATTIME

- DOCUMENT

MRO timeout

TN3270 address display

Statistics enhancements
CICS TS V3.1

March 2005
Web Services and the

CICS Web services

assistant

HTTP/1.1 including

outbound API and

URIMAPs

Transport Layer Security,

256-bit encryption, and

improved SSL V3
Containers and channels

Language support

enhancements

Architectural patterns

Information Center
Open Transaction

Environment for all

thread safe applications

Xplink for C&C++

programmes

Thread safe WEB

commands

CPSM Web User

Interface including user

favourites, group

profiles,and 2 column

views

Batchrep callable via the

Web User Interface
CICS TS V3.2

June 2007
Maturing Web Services

and Soap standards

Wilder support of other

payload format (XOP &

MTOM)

Conforming with WSDL

2.0

Optimization of the

HTTP Transport to give

better performance,

robustness and

manageability

Delivering a consistent

approach between CICS

systems for an IP

environment
Exploitation of 64-bit

storage for channels and

containers

More extensive Web

Services support for

COBOL data types

Service Flow Feature
Enterprise wide workload

management – ARM

correlator

CPSM Integrated install

and definition & CPSM

WUI enhancements

JDK 1.4.2 JVM

management and PD

improvements

Continued enhancements

to OTE enabling some

File Control

configurations and the

MQ Bridge Adapter

Remove capacity

restraints relating to

Data
CICS TS V4.1

June 2009
Support for event

processing

Atom feeds from CICS

RESTful interfaces

Service Component

Architecture

Java 6
Support for event
processing
Atom feeds from CICS

Web Services Addressing

WebSphere Registry &

Repository Support

Support for distributed

identities

Resource signatures
CICS Explorer

Enhanced CICSPlex SM

workload management

New SPI commands for

managing the CSD

Discovery Library

Adapter

Improvements to XML

parsing in CICS

Large file hosting

Performance

Improvements

IPv6

IPIC Transaction Routing

MQ Group attach

Application Bundles

Service Component

Architecture

Web Services Adressing
CICS TS V4.2

June 2011
Business events enhanced

Assured events

Multithreaded JVM

Support for 64bit

CICSJava Apps

Threadsafe extensions

(IMS)

CICS/VSAM LSR

performance options

Axis/2 for Web Svcs

MQ Support

IPIC for function

shipping

CICS functions 64bit

enabled OSGi support
New 100 char password

phrases
System events

CICS Transaction

tracking

Workload Management

enhanced

Interrogation of region

configurations

CICS.IMS Threadsafety

DB2 Scalability and

performance

HTTP Connection

management

CICS Transaction Server Mainframe Editions

IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® provides enterprise businesses with a choice for mainframe transaction processing. CICS transaction servers provide advanced capabilities for managing concurrency, sharing of resources, integrity of data and prioritization of workload. IBM provides multiple CICS transaction server versions to meet the varying demands of conducting on-demand business today.

Additional CICS Transaction Server for z/OS editions:

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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.2

CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.1

CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2

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