WebSphere for z/OS Connectivity Architectural Choices

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 23 December 2004

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ISBN-10: 0738491675
ISBN-13: 9780738491677
IBM Form #: SG24-6365-00
(170 pages)

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Authors: Tamas Vilaghy, Mariangela Cecchetti, Mitch Johnson, Frank P Jones, John Kettner, Fabio Riva


This IBM Redbooks publication illustrates the architectural choices you have when designing an information technology (IT) infrastructure with IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and one or more back-end systems. This book shows you the pros and cons of using WebSphere Application Server with CICS, IMS, IBM WebSphere MQ and DB2.

Actually a presentation guide you can use, this book comes with presentation foils included in the additional material. This material helps clients, potential clients and IBM staff to visualize high-level solutions. For each connectivity choice we discuss these attributes:

- Performance
- Security
- Availability
- Transactional capabilities
- Scalability

This book is based on the work of a group of leading-edge IBM eServer zSeries customers and IBM experts known as the zSeries Business Leadership Council.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Architectural considerations
Chapter 2. DB2 connectivity options
Chapter 3. CICS connectivity options
Chapter 4. IMS connectivity options
Chapter 5. WebSphere MQ connectivity options
Appendix A. Additional material

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