White paper: Exploring ways CICS and batch can access VSAM, at the same time

As organizations face a growing need for CICS to be online longer to accommodate mobile devices and PCs, new business opportunities, and more time zones, they must also still update shared VSAM files using batch. This conflict for time and control has led companies to look at various solutions so they can have CICS available and serving the business for as many hours as possible each day.

This white paper presents an overview of the most common ways that businesses can seek to address the issue. Explore longstanding approaches like VSAM RLS, TVS, and EXCI and understand what they do, how they work, and their limitations. Also learn about an approach that relies on the strengths of CICS and makes batch look like any other transaction so CICS and batch can update VSAM files at the same time while preserving data integrity.

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