An unparalleled mixed-language application server

No single programming language is optimal for every application requirement. For this reason, IBM CICS Transaction Server has evolved to become the world’s most powerful mixed language application server.

Applications can share core programming contexts such as security, transactionality, management and monitoring, regardless of the language its components are written in.

This allows developers to create incredible mixed-language applications that include Java EE 7 Full Platform capabilities.

No sticky tape required.

‘Introduction to CICS’ video course

Ideal for new starters, or just anyone who needs an understanding of what CICS actually is. This IBM Redbooks video course explores what an application server is, what it provides to developers and what distinguishes CICS as a mixed language application server.

What’s new in CICS V5.4

CICS TS V5.4 enables development teams to create powerful mixed language applications, while allowing operational teams to manage these applications from a single point of control.

Major new and enhanced capabilities include:

  • Java EE 7 Full Platform support
  • New asynchronous API
  • Policy-based system management
  • Security and resiliency improvements
  • Enhanced batch interoperability
  • Simplified IBM MQ application management
  • Better usability and automation

Get an overview of CICS V5.4 in our ebook.

Announcement letters

CICS TS V5.4 announcement
CICS TS V5.3 continuous delivery update
CICS TS V5.3 continuous delivery update

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