Briefing: What's the role of VSAM RLS in high availability for CICS?
If you're one of the estimated 90 percent of organizations with CICS applications that rely on VSAM files, you know that availability and data integrity issues are possible, and problematic. One method that can help is VSAM Record-Level Sharing (VSAM RLS), but many people are confused about what it can and can't actually do.
In this briefing, you can examine the role of VSAM RLS in increasing CICS availability and providing data integrity. You can also explore the common misconceptions about what VSAM RLS does in relation to CICS online availability, data integrity, and batch updates. Understand the benefits and limitations of this often discussed solution for CICS, and see the crucial points to consider in relation to your situation, especially if you do batch updates.