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IBM CICS Performance Series: A Processor Usage Study of Ways into CICS

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 01 January 2013, updated 26 January 2013

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IBM Form #: REDP-4906-00

Authors: John Burgess and Arndt Eade

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    The IBM® CICS® Performance Series is a collection of IBM Redpaper™ publications that are focused on the performance of CICS and written by members of the IBM Hursley CICS development community. The topics are chosen based on feedback from CICS customers, with the goal of expanding your understanding of the rich features that are offered by the CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) product portfolio.

    This latest publication, A Processor Usage Study of Ways into CICS, focuses on processor usage costs and documents the results of tests that are performed to assess some widely used methods of getting data in and out of CICS.

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    Data sources

    Scenario: 3270 clients

    Scenario: CICS Web support

    Scenario: CICS Transaction Gateway

    Scenario: CICS Web services

    Scenario: Communication Server IP Sockets

    Scenario: CICS and WebSphere MQ

    Scenario: Distributed program link

    Scenario: VTAM LU6.2 Distributed Transaction Processing


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