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Customer Information Control System

CICS Transaction Server family

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CICS stands for Customer Information Control System. It is a general-purpose transaction processing subsystem for the z/OS operating system. CICS provides services for running an application online, by request, at the same time as many other users are submitting requests to run the same applications, using the same files and programs.

CICS manages the sharing of resources, the integrity of data and prioritization of execution, with fast response. CICS authorizes users, allocates resources (real storage and cycles), and passes on database requests by the application to the appropriate database manager (such as DB2). We could say that CICS acts like, and performs many of the same functions as the z/OS operating system.

Scalable transaction processing solutions
IBM® CICS® Transaction Server is a family of scalable general-purpose transaction processing solutions for z/OS, VSE/ESA, and distributed platforms. These servers support large transaction volumes with fast, consistent response times and provide high availability and scalability at a low cost per transaction.


SDS Products | CICS Management Solutions

CAFC  -  CICS Application File Control system software

IPCP Plus  -  Premier file control utility for MVS & VSE

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CICS Transaction Server resources

CICS Showcase
Experience the very best of the CICS portfolio - see it in action

CICS Tools V5.1 announcement
Learn what’s new in CICS Tools V5.1

Bathwick Group's CICS Cloud paper (340KB)
CICS V5.1: Learning from the cloud

Download: CICS Explorer
Download CICS Explorer and the CICS Tools plug-ins

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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS
Version 5 Release 1
Performance Guide

PDF

CICS Family
Operational Efficiency and Service Agility with Cloud Enablement

Overview
CICS (Customer Information Control System) is a family of application servers and connectors that provides industrial-strength, online transaction management and connectivity for mission-critical applications.

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