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Next Virtual Meeting:

Date: Tuesday 10 January 2023
Time: 10:30am CST, 16:30 GMT
Title: New Ways to Analyze CICS Transaction and Statistics Data
Presenter:
Abstract: CICS produces extensive SMF metrics that offer rich potential insights for its management and operation. But sites often face significant barriers to realizing the potential value of this data, arising from factors including:

  • overwhelming data volumes
  • siloed tooling that inhibits collaboration
  • complex legacy solutions that can deter newer staff from getting up to speed.

webinar will introduce you to many ways you can enhance your analysis ofCICS Transaction (SMF 110.1) and CICS Statistics (110.2)data, including:

  • Leveraging automated assessments of key metrics to proactively direct your attention to potential risks to CICS region availability and performance
  • Ways dynamic navigation and drill down capabilities enable focusing on the desired subset of data
  • Approaches to analyzing the 100 or so transaction timing buckets that facilitate effective response time analysis
  • Visibility into levels of detail within CICS regions provided by the Statistics data including by storage area, TCB pool and mode, TCLASS, and enqueue names.

You can also expect to learn more about the insights available from CICS SMF data as an outcome of this session. And don't be surprised if you can't wait to dive in and explore your own CICS SMF data at a whole new level!.

Click here to register for this webinar.

Copies of earlier presentations and the accompanying PDFs are also available:

  • Click here for Ezriel Gross, Principal Solutions Advisor at Rocket Software's "OMEGAMON for CICS on z/OS 5.6 and CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS Next Release and Features".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Russ Teubner, Distinguished Engineer (formerly CEO, HostBridge Technology), Mainframe Software Division at Broadcom's "Using Analytics and AI to Find and Fix Inefficient Patterns in CICS Integration".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Stewart Francis, Lead Software Engineer at IBM's "CICS DevOps with Ansible".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Robert Barnes, CEO at Jazz Software's "CICS Web services – bridging two worlds".
    Click here for a copy of Robert's script for his presentation.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Joe Winchester, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, and Jeffin Siby, Lead developer on the Zowe Explorer for IBM CICS's "How Zowe makes the mainframe open, simple, and familiar".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Wendell Lovewell's "Taking the pain out of CICS application debugging".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross' "Debugging CICS Storage Violations using IPCS".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's "Collecting and Analysing CICS Statistics".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Penfold, Technical Leader for IBM CICS Transaction Server Security's "What's New in CICS Security".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for James Alexander's slides accompanying his live demonstration of creating a CICS API.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Eugene Hudders' "CICS Health Check – What Does It Entail?".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Satish Tanna and Nina Mirski-Fitton's "Driving CICS Development, Operations and Management Success with CICS Tools".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross' "Visualizing CICS performance data in Splunk using CICS Performance Analyzer".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's "Installing and Connecting to CICS EXPLORER for a single CICS region".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Russ Teubner, CEO and co-founder at HostBridge's "Getting and Using CICS Integration Analytics".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Stewart Francis, Lead Software Engineer at IBM's "Extending CICS applications with Java using Maven and Gradle".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Al Saurette's "Providing system integrity for multiple LPARs with improved GDPR and PCI/DSS compliance".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Eugene S Hudders's "LSR Tuning Today".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Glenn Schneck's "Mainframe Integration – Handling Legacy Application Challenges".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's "How to solve CICS Enqueue problems".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Tom Dunlap's "The CICS/MQ Interface".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross' "Efficient management of online resources using CICS Configuration Manager".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Tom Dunlap's "The CICS/Db2 interface".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Keith Banham's "Multi-factor authentication for z/OS and CICS: what, why and how – part of your GDPR compliance strategy".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Glenn Schneck's "From Legacy to Leading Edge – Creating CICS APIs Easily Without Coding".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Russ Teubner's "Putting CICS on the SIEM Radar Screen".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross' "Managing CICS Performance and Configuration using CICS PA and CM".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's "Using IPCS to solve CICS Storage Violations".
    Click here for notes on the demo.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Mary Abdill's "Finding Your Way with A CICS MAP – Back To Basics".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's "Understanding Storage Violations".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Glenn Schneck's "CICS in an API World".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ishai Biran's "Recording CICS tasks".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here. Our apologies because a lage part of this is inaudible.
    Click here to watch the video used in the presentation.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross's "Introducing C\Prof – visualizing CICS applications using only the CICS internal trace".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Luis Carlos Silva's "UrbanCode – Helping CICS Developers Everywhere Tackle their New Year's Resolutions!", with a demonstration from Mark Cocker.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross's "CICS Tools: Tuning CICS with CICS Performance Analyzer".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Bobby Tjassens Keiser's "Application Modernization with LWW framework for CICS".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Mark Cocker's "Meeting the challenges of agile development with DevOps, CICS, and UrbanCode Deploy".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Dan Eilam's "Sampling Products for CICS".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross's "CICS Performance and Tuning 101".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for David Lawrence's "Continuous Testing: DevOps for the Enterprise".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's "Using Threadsafe in CICS".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Mary Abdill's "Getting back to basics".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Eugene Hudders' "CICS Tuning 101".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for James Martin and Ezriel Gross's "When Bad Things Happen to Good Transactions: Analyzing Transaction Problems on System z".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Matthew Webster's "Five Compelling Reasons for Creating a CICS Cloud".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Wilhelm Mild's "CICS Goes Mobile: Mobile Connectivity Architectures and Design Alternatives for System z".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for James Martin's "Transaction Analysis Workbench for System z Version 1.2: See the big picture from end-to-end".
    Click here for some additional scenarios.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross's "CICS Web Services as a Provider and Requestor".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's "CICS Transaction Debugging".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Inderpal Singh's "CICS is ready for mobile, are you ready?".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Don Spoerke's "Kick your Mainframe into High Gear: Access and Use Mainframe Data with Mobile, Web, and Business Intelligence Applications".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Mary Abdill's "Programming with CICS TS Channels and Containers".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Stephen Mitchell's "Creating Modern CICS Web Applications by Exploiting Open Source Javascript Libraries".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Satish Tanna's "Extracting optimum performance out of CICS".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for James Alexander's "Integrating Life-Comm, Life/70, or other CICS resident insurance and annuity applications with distributed applications utilizing the ACORD standard".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Reuben Andrews' "No more Cold Start surprises - how Deployment Analysis in IBM CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS saves your bacon".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Nick Garrod and Ted Caffarelli's 'CICS V5.1 - Portfolio Update'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's 'CICS security'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Don Spoerke's 'Success paths for integrating CICS with new technologies'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross's 'CICS introduction to Web services for the system programmer'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Stephen Mitchell's 'Utilizing the Dojo Toolkit for Web browser-driven applications from CICS'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Jim Martin's 'Analyzing CICS function shipping applications using Transaction Analysis Workbench'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Andrew Smithson's 'CICS Transaction Gateway V8'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Eugene S Hudders' 'CICS TS Performance ― Tuning LSR Pools'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Charles Jones's 'CICS TS 4.2: Leveraging event processing and high-performance Java'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Jeff Geminder's 'Cross-enterprise application performance monitoring and CICS-specific drill-down: approaches to finding the performance problem needle in the heterogeneous haystack'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Jim Martin's 'Solving the problem when CICS isn't the cause'.
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.

Future Virtual Meetings:

The following meeting dates have been arranged for the Virtual CICS user group. Meetings will continue as soon as we find a new sponsor:

Date: 7 March 2023
Time: 10:30am Central Standard Time
Title: Attention Application Developers   In-memory performance is key to Modernization efforts
Presenter: Larry Strickland, Chief Product Officer at DataKinetics

Date: 9 Mayy 2023
Time: 10:30am Central Daylight Time
Title: tbc
Presenter: Colin Pierce

We welcome input from Virtual CICS members about topics they would like to see presented at future virtual meetings. Email your ideas to me at trevor@itech-ed.com