Welcome to the “Did you say Mainframe?” podcast series hosted by Nick Garrod from the CICS® team! Listen to the latest podcasts from CICS technical experts as they explain how you can best utilise your CICS systems. Listen on…

CICS continuous delivery & updates to V5.4 Open Beta

Andy Bates, CICS Offering Manager, highlights the main points from the 2016 Q3 announcements around continuous delivery and open beta updates. Hear about Link to Liberty from non-Java programs, as well has new exciting CICS Explorer views capability.

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To download the CICS TS V5.4 open beta follow this link.

CICS TS V5.4 open beta – CICS Async APIs

Prad Gohil and Chris Poole, from CICS Development, give a short explanation of what is delivered in the area of Async APIs in CICS in the latest open beta drop.

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To download the CICS TS V5.4 open beta follow this link.

CICS TS V5.4 open beta – CICS microservices

Chris Poole from CICS Development , talks about the concepts of microservices in CICS and why they are a valuable new capability in the CICS TS V5.4 open beta.

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To download the CICS TS V5.4 open beta follow this link.

z Operational Insights

Anna Bridgen, Offering manager for Manage Piller products, introduces the exciting new z Operation Insights product. Hear how you can see how to optimize your z environment from your own data.

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To try out zOI follow this link.

CICS TS V5.4 Open Beta

Nick Garrod, CICS Marketing Enablement, outlines the focal points of the CICS TS V5.4 open beta including the latest Java Enterprise Edition V7 support, asynchronous APIs, and microservices.

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To download the CICS TS V5.4 open beta follow this link.

OMEGAMON Monitoring for JVM

Chris Walker, Offering Manager for OMEGAMON Performance Monitoring Suite , talks about OMEGAMON Monitoring for JVM. This brand new OMEGAMON offering, was released for the first time in 2016 and focuses on resource level monitoring of JVMs on z/OS, including CICS JVM servers.

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To find out more about OMEGAMON Performance Monitoring Suite follow this link.

CICS Performance update

Ian Burnett, Team lead from the CICS Performance group gives an overview of the latest CICS TS V5.3 performance figures his team have tested and published in the recent CICS Performance report RedBook. You will hear how CICS has processed 224 THOUSAND transactions a second as well as improvements to other areas of CICS, like Java and web services.

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To download the IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS for z/OS V5 Performance Report RedBook follow this link.

Java 3Q 2016 Updates

Phil Wakelin, from the CICS Strategy and Design team, updates you on the range of new function in the Java area, specifically centered around Java Enterprise Edition V7 (JEE7). Take a listen and find out how these new functionalities can enable your developers.

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The CICS TS 3Q 2016 Update Booklet is now available for you to read here.

Continuous Delivery

Fraser Bohm, chief architect for CICS, discusses how CICS have harnessed continuous delivery. Listen to this latest podcast to find out how CICS enables businesses to move faster, without impacting the reliability of their core services.

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Want to find out more? Take a look at our continuous delivery booklet here.

z/OS Connect EE open beta

Anthony Papageorgiou, CICS Delivery Manager for z/OS Connect EE, explains all about this new product that creates RESTful APIs for z/OS applications and data. Listen to this podcast to learn how to unleash your CICS assets in the API Economy with z/OS Connect EE.

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Try z/OS Connect EE today! Our open beta is available here.

CICS V5.3 – Java

Phil Wakelin, expert from the CICS Design & Strategy team for Java, Liberty and CICS connectivity, discusses what’s new with Java™ in the release of CICS TS V5.3 including API capabilities, standardization and making sure there is good support for migration of applications. Also learn about the new Java™ 8 support and some of the progress made with the Liberty JVM Server.

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To find out more take a look at the “Java 8 for CICS” blog here.

CICS V5.3 – Core Improvements

In this podcast listen to both John Tilling and Colin Penfold from the CICS® Development team talk about some of the fundamental improvements in CICS from the foundation perspective. Now that you know some of the detailed improvements in specific areas of CICS, gain an understanding of the wider picture of enhancements throughout the CICS V5.3 release.

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For more information take a look at the blogs in the CICS Foundation category here.

CICS V5.3 – The Optimization Solution Pack

In support of CICS® TS V5.3, CICS Tools introduces their Optimization Solution Pack. Kevin Bowkett, CICS Tools Development Manager, discusses the four Tools that will help make your CICS usage smoother, simpler and more efficient. Learn about CICS Performance Analyzer, CICS Interdependency Analyzer, CICS Configuration Manager, and CICS Deployment Assistant.

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CICS V5.3 – Overview

In line with the recent release, Nick Garrod talks to Andy Bates, CICS® TS Offering Manager, as he introduces some of the exciting things to come in CICS TS V5.3 including a particular focus on Service Agility, Operational Efficiency, and Cloud with DevOps. Listen to this podcast to find out more.

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For more details on the new launch have a look at the CICS V 5.3 handbook here.

CICS V5.3 – DevOps

CICS® team expert, Mark Cocker, discusses some of the improvements to app deployment available in the latest release of CICS TS V5.3. Listen in to find our more about how his team have developed a smoother, faster and more efficient deployment of applications by listening to their customer feedback, and with the help of UrbanCode Deploy.

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Want to find out more about DevOps? Take a look at blogs in the DevOps category here.

CICS V5.3 – Performance

Listen to Martin Cocks as he explains some of the exciting performance improvements that come with the CICS® V5.3 release. Find out more about how Martin’s team utilised their customers to improve areas in CPU servers and savings, CICS web services, as well as harnessing AT-TLS to improve performance for the long run.

View the transcript here.

Find out more about the latest performance improvements in CICS TS V 5.3 here.