Highly-available, high-performance, scalable, and secure connectivity to CICS applications

CICS Transaction Gateway
New RESTful JSON support
for mobile devices

CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V9.1 provides scalable, secure and standards-based connectivity to CICS TS for z/OS applications for multiple users. It is the recommended deployment platform for the highest qualities of service—for availability, performance, security and transactions.

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CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS

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High-performing, secure, and scalable service-oriented architecture (SOA) connectivity to CICS servers

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New or enhanced in CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V9.1:  

JSON web services for CICS TG extends the support for mobile applications to the wider CICS family, and is z/OS Connect compatible.

The ability to start and stop IPIC connections immediately, or in a controlled way. This eases planned changes or maintenance to a CICS TS system.

The CICS TG .NET Framework-enabled API can now exploit secure SSL connectivity to match remote mode Java and JCA client applications.

Security options are further enhanced through full compliance with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-131A standard.

CICS TG V9.1 provides the Java base classes for use in an OSGi run-time environment, such as WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile, when configured as a 3-tier (remote-mode) topology.

CICS Transaction Gateway Product Comparison

CICS Transaction Gateway is available on a variety of platforms, providing different capabilities and qualities of service. Each product delivers the core capability for enterprise modernization and connectivity for CICS assets. However, depending on deployment choice, CICS TG can deliver different benefits. The following table gives an overview of the different benefits you can achieve with the different CICS TG products:

CICS Transaction Gateway V9.1
Features Desktop Edition for Multiplatforms for z/OS
Number of users Single-user 100’s to 1000’s 1000s +
Programming interfaces ECI, EPI, ESI, JSON ECI, EPI, ESI, JSON ECI, ESI, JSON
Programming languages Java, .NET, C/C++, COBOL Java, .NET, C/C++, COBOL Java, .NET, C
Networking options TCP/IP, IPIC, SNA TCP/IP, IPIC, SNA EXCI, IPIC
Request monitoring and statistics functions Yes Yes Yes (Integrates with CICS PA, Tivoli OMEGAMON XE)
Application Servers .NET only .NET, JEE .NET, JEE
CICS Explorer Yes Yes Yes
Application style Desktop Desktop
Application server
Mobile
Desktop
Application server
Mobile
Operating systems (Client) Windows, Linux, UNIX Windows, Linux, UNIX Windows, Linux, UNIX
Operating systems (Gateway) Windows, Linux, UNIX Windows, Linux, UNIX z/OS
2-phase commit No JCA (XA) JCA (XA)
High Availability Dynamic server selection (User exit)
Windows workload manager
Dynamic server selection (User exit)
Windows workload manager
Dynamic server selection (Configurable policy or User exit)

System requirements

This page lists the minimum required level of operating requirements for CICS Transaction Gateway

CICS Transaction Gateway, Version 9.1

The links below identify the supported components of CICS Transaction Gateway from which you can select system requirements in different levels and organization of detail.

The detailed system requirements information are the complete lists of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

The CICS Transaction Gateway JEE resource adapters are compatible with a number of JEE application servers. For details of supported application servers, search for JEE application servers in the InfoCenter .

CICS Transaction Gateway, Version 9.0

The links below identify the supported components of CICS Transaction Gateway from which you can select system requirements in different levels and organization of detail.

The detailed system requirements information are the complete lists of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

The CICS Transaction Gateway JEE resource adapters are compatible with a number of JEE application servers. For details of supported application servers, search for JEE application servers in the InfoCenter

CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS

CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms

CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition

CICS Transaction Gateway, Version 8.1

Operating System Software Hardware
AIX IBM AIX V5.3 (with 32- or 64-bit kernel), IBM AIX V6.1 (with 64-bit kernel), or later

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit IBM System p™ machine supported by IBM AIX
HP-UX HP-UX11i V2 or V3 (with 64-bit kernel) on Itanium

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

64-bit HP Itanium
Linux Linux on Intel: RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, or SLES 11 including Desktop versions (with 32- or 64-bit kernel);
Linux on POWER: RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, or SLES 11 including Desktop versions (with 64-bit kernel);
Linux on System z™: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, or SLES 11 (with 64-bit kernel)

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit Intel Pentium, AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T supported by Linux;
64-bit IBM System p™ machine supported by Linux;
IBM System z™ machine supported by Linux
Solaris Oracle Solaris V10 (with 32- or 64-bit kernel)

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit SPARC system supported by Oracle Solaris Operating Environment
Windows Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 Business, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate Editions (with 32- or 64-bit kernel)
Microsoft Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 Standard (including Small Business Server), Enterprise and Datacenter Editions (with 32- or 64-bit kernel)

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit Intel Pentium, AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T supported by Microsoft Windows
z/OS IBM z/OS V1.11, or later

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

IBM System z™

CICS Transaction Gateway, Version 8.0

Operating System Software Hardware
AIX IBM AIX V5.3 (with 32- or 64-bit kernel), IBM AIX V6.1 (with 64-bit kernel), or later

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit IBM System p™ machine supported by IBM AIX
HP-UX HP-UX11i V2 or V3 (with 64-bit kernel) on Itanium

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

64-bit HP Itanium
Linux Linux on Intel: RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, or SLES 11 including Desktop versions (with 32- or 64-bit kernel);
Linux on POWER: RHEL 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, or SLES 11 including Desktop versions (with 64-bit kernel);
Linux on System z™: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, RHEL 6, SLES 10, or SLES 11 (with 64-bit kernel)

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit Intel Pentium, AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T supported by Linux;
64-bit IBM System p™ machine supported by Linux;
IBM System z™ machine supported by Linux
Solaris Oracle Solaris V10 (with 32- or 64-bit kernel)

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit SPARC system supported by Oracle Solaris Operating Environment
Windows Microsoft Windows XP (with 32- kernel), Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 Business, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate Editions (with 32- or 64-bit kernel)
Microsoft Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 Standard (including Small Business Server), Enterprise and Datacenter Editions (with 32- or 64-bit kernel)

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

32-bit or 64-bit Intel Pentium, AMD Opteron or Intel EM64T supported by Microsoft Windows
z/OS IBM z/OS V1.11, or later

For the latest details about supported software
Any of the following hardware supported by an operating system listed in the software requirements:

IBM System z™
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