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TECH CORNER | OVERVIEW

In keeping with the overall web
focus, though, some of the most
noteworthy changes are aimed
at reducing CPU and memory
overhead for most types of HTTP
web services. Many use cases no
longer require an intermediate
CWXN transaction, leading to
a 13 percent reduction in CPU
usage for web-owning regions
and a 2.4-GB-per-hour reduction
in SMF 110 record volumes.
The third focus of the new
release is on cloud and DevOps.
Participating in the API economy
requires fast, efficient deployment
of new apps that bring value.
Involving multiple levels of
stakeholders from the start of the
development process leads to better
applications built more quickly.
Earlier releases of CICS previously
added cloud enablement,
simplifying collaboration and
empowering developers to
deploy applications and manage
resources with minimal effort from
system administrators.
CICS V5.3 targets ease of use,
adding the CICS build toolkit
and IBM UrbanCode* Deploy.
The CICS build toolkit features
automated builds with scripted
deployments. A command-line
interface can be used for cloud
applications, and a batchdeployment utility simplifies
provisioning of CICS bundles and
applications. IBM UrbanCode
Deploy, designed for automated
application deployment, now
features a CICS plugin for
deployment orchestration.

IMS Supports
the API Economy
From its origins as a data
management system and
hierarchical database with
IMS Database (DB), IMS
has continually evolved,
adding features such as
robust transaction processing
functionality with IMS

"With z/OS Connect and the changes we've
made to CICS and IMS, a customer running
z Systems can absolutely participate as a first-class
citizen in the API economy."
-Fraser Bohm, chief architect for CICS

Transaction Manager. With the release of IMS
14, it's further broadened its ability to support
the API economy by adding application server
capabilities as well as enhancements to its data
management mandate.
The theme of serving customer needs continues
with the choice of query syntax in IMS DB. The
hierarchical data model has not changed, but
the choices of access channels into the data have
broadened. IMS has supported SQL-and data
manipulation language (DML), specifically-for
many years, but with IMS 14, it now offers data
definition language (DDL). DDL enables schema
changes to existing IMS databases as well as the
creation of new databases using standard SQL.
"While we previously addressed the application
development community with DML, we are now

focusing on the databaseadministrator community by
offering DDL," Charlet says.
"This provides people with a
standard way to administer
schema changes for IMS
databases. It further aligns IMS
DB with the market."
Another important area for IMS
clients is analytics. The missioncritical data IMS manages
has significant value for any
analytics strategy. Clients want
to analyze the data where it's
managed, rather than moving
it off-platform. To address this
need, the IMS team ensures that

Transaction Benchmarks
As the number of connected devices grows into the
billions, transaction performance becomes ever more critical.
Recent benchmarks include:
CICS Transaction Server V5.3
Benchmark: z13* machine with an 18-engine LPAR running CICS* TS V5.3
Speed: 174,000 transactions per second
Read more: ibm.co/1WBnmvp
IMS 13 Fast Path
Benchmark: single IMS* 13 instance running a Fast Path credit card workload
Speed: 117,000 transactions per second
Read more: ibm.co/1TkVp84
IMS Mobile
Benchmark: single IMS 13 and z/OS* Connect instance
Speed: 34,000 transactions per second
Read more: ibm.co/1YyPRH7

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-K.L.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Security from every angle
IBM Perspective: Creating a secure foundation for hybrid cloud
Techbits: 'W' is for 'Watson'
Partner PoV: Get everyone in your organization on board with DevOps
It Today: Use analytics to improve DevOps effectiveness
Trends: Analytics can be your best defense against corporate fraud
R&D: IBM's data privacy and consent management technology provides greater control
Case Study: Head of the Class: Pacific Life gets ahead of retirement with Mainframe Academy training program
Cover Story: Defending Digital Domains: The z Systems mainframe proves to be a formidable defense system against cyberthieves
Feature: Securable z Systems: IBM offers platform-specific security solutions to address business needs and demands
Tech Showcase: A comprehensive backup and recovery solution is needed with always-available date
Sponsored Advertising Content: HotTECH Products
Tech Corner: Overview: The latest CICS and IMS updates place z Systems at the center of the API economy
Tech Corner: IMS: IBM IMS helps support innovation to stay competitive
Tech Corner: CICS: Getting started with architecting Java Enterprise Edition in CICS Transaction Server
Solutions: SUPERMON for Tubes, zHISR 2.7
Stop Run: IBMer finds his balance with hiking and mountaineering
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Editor's Desk: Security from every angle
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - IBM Perspective: Creating a secure foundation for hybrid cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Techbits: 'W' is for 'Watson'
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Partner PoV: Get everyone in your organization on board with DevOps
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - It Today: Use analytics to improve DevOps effectiveness
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Trends: Analytics can be your best defense against corporate fraud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - R&D: IBM's data privacy and consent management technology provides greater control
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Case Study: Head of the Class: Pacific Life gets ahead of retirement with Mainframe Academy training program
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover Story: Defending Digital Domains: The z Systems mainframe proves to be a formidable defense system against cyberthieves
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Feature: Securable z Systems: IBM offers platform-specific security solutions to address business needs and demands
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Tech Showcase: A comprehensive backup and recovery solution is needed with always-available date
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Sponsored Advertising Content: HotTECH Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Tech Corner: Overview: The latest CICS and IMS updates place z Systems at the center of the API economy
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Tech Corner: IMS: IBM IMS helps support innovation to stay competitive
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 56
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 57
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Tech Corner: CICS: Getting started with architecting Java Enterprise Edition in CICS Transaction Server
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 59
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 60
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 61
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 62
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Solutions: SUPERMON for Tubes, zHISR 2.7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Stop Run: IBMer finds his balance with hiking and mountaineering
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - 2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2016 - SE2
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