Why Liberty?

This section briefly presents you some of the reasons to choose CICS Liberty technology when developing web services in CICS TS compared to the other existing CICS technology options (the CICS native pipeline, and the CICS Axis2 pipeline)

Advantages over the CICS native pipeline

CICS Liberty technology offer several advantages over the native CICS web support pipeline including the following:

  • Ability to manage complex binary data structures and complex XML artifacts in Java
  • Portability of components from other JEE application servers
  • IBM System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) offload

Advantages over the Axis2 pipeline

CICS Liberty technology offer several advantages over the Axis2 pipeline including the following:

  • Re-usability of code
  • Larger proportion of IBM System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP) offload
  • Support for OSGi and JEE packaged components

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