New Ways of Running Batch Applications on z/OS: Volume 1 CICS Transaction Server

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 31 October 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738437948
ISBN-13: 9780738437941
IBM Form #: SG24-7991-00
(72 pages)

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Authors: Daniel Millwood, Alex Louwe Kooijmans, Elsie Ramos

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Mainframe computers play a central role in the daily operations of many of the world's largest corporations. Batch processing is still a fundamental, mission-critical component of the workloads that run on the mainframe. A large portion of the workload on IBM® z/OS® systems is processed in batch mode.

This IBM Redbooks® publication is the first volume in a series of four in which we specifically address new technologies introduced by IBM to facilitate the use of hybrid batch applications that combine the best aspects of Java and procedural programming languages such as COBOL. This volume specifically focuses on the latest support in CICS to run batch tasks.

The audience for this book includes IT architects and application developers, with a focus on batch processing on the z/OS platform in a CICS environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to CICS batch support for WebSphere Batch Environment
Chapter 2. Running batch applications in CICS
Chapter 3. Key components of a Batch Environment application
Chapter 4. Application design considerations
Chapter 5. End-to-end development scenario
Chapter 6. Extensions to the base example
Appendix A. Additional material

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