Choose a topic Explore how to make your business-critical CICS applications run better and become even more valuable to the business. Choose the topic you’d like to read more about: Email Address An email address is required. Please choose one Understand VSAM RLS' true role in CICS application availability. Learn how VSAM RLS can – and can’t – eliminate downtime for VSAM-reliant CICS applications. Explore whether you need another solution to give CICS and batch concurrent access to VSAM. Apply parallel processing concepts to batch to improve performance. As performance gains from upgrading to faster processors potentially disappear, see how parallelism can improve performance of batch, reduce run times, and potentially lower costs. Review results from the ETJ survey on application downtime. Even highly available mainframe applications experience some downtime. This report provides insight into the challenges and effects of downtime, and the importance of availability for business-critical mainframe applications. Explore the options for CICS to access VSAM data during batch. Learn about TVS, VSAM RLS, transparent file sharing, and other alternatives that allow CICS applications to access VSAM data while batch runs. Read about how they work and the benefits and limitations of each. In the first CICS report in three years, discover what the data reveals about the state of CICS today – its importance, uses, and future. See if past predictions came true. Based on the Enterprise Tech Journal survey. Understand the technology and features of SYSB-II. Uncover how to improve business results by keeping CICS applications up while VSAM batch runs, with full read/write capabilities and data integrity. Find out how organizations process batch when business demands it.