The Next Generation of Distributed IBM CICS

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 03 June 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440574
ISBN-13: 9780738440576
IBM Form #: SG24-7185-01
(522 pages)

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Authors: Raghavendran Srinivasan, Janaki Sundar, Prashanth Bhat, Nageswararao V Gokavarapu, Ashwini Deshpande


This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM TXSeries® for Multiplatforms, which is the premier IBM distributed transaction processing software for business-critical applications. Before describing distributed transaction processing in general, we introduce the most recent version of TXSeries for Multiplatforms. We focus on the following areas:

  • The technical value of TXSeries for Multiplatforms
  • New features in TXSeries for Multiplatforms
  • Core components of TXSeries
  • Common TXSeries deployment scenarios
  • Deployment, development, and administrative choices
  • Technical considerations

It also demonstrates enterprise integration with products, such as relational database management system (RDBMS), IBM WebSphere® MQ, and IBM WebSphere Application Server. In addition, it describes system customization, reviewing several features, such as capacity planning, backup and recovery, and high availability (HA).

We describe troubleshooting in TXSeries. We also provide details about migration from version to version for TXSeries. A migration checklist is included.

We demonstrate a sample application that we created, called BigBlueBank, its installation, and the server-side and client-side programs. Other topics in this book include application development and system administration considerations.

This book describes distributed IBM Customer Information Control System (IBM CICS®) solutions, and how best to develop distributed CICS applications.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM TXSeries for Multiplatforms
Chapter 2. IBM TXSeries environment
Chapter 3. Developing distributed IBM CICS applications
Chapter 4. Enterprise integration
Chapter 5. System customization
Chapter 6. Troubleshooting
Chapter 7. Upgrading to the latest version of TXSeries
Chapter 8. The BigBlueBank sample application
Chapter 9. Application development and administration choices
Chapter 10. Enable IBM TXSeries applications as JSON web services for mobile workloads
Chapter 11. Migrating Oracle Tuxedo applications with IBM Migration Assistant
Appendix A. Systems Network Architecture: Configuration details
Appendix B. Additional material

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