CICS Software offers statistics analysis capabilities.

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CICS® Performance Analyzer for z/OS® V1.4 supports CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1. It produces reports and extracts that help tune and manage CICS systems, as well as plan capacity for future use. Reports analyze transaction response time, cross-system performance analysis, and external subsystems. History database capability presents short- and long-term history data for performance problem determination, trend analysis, and capacity planning.



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IBM CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS V1.4: New CICS Statistics Analysis Capabilities and Support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1



Overview
CICS® Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) for z/OS® V1.4, a powerful off-line reporting tool, produces a wide range of reports and extracts that help tune and manage your CICS systems, as well as plan capacity for future use.

CICS PA can help:
Improve CICS system resource usage
Evaluate the effects of CICS system tuning efforts
Improve transaction response times
Analyze CICS application performance
Enable faster resolution of online problems
Provide ongoing system management and measurement reports
Increase the productivity of system and application programmers
Provide awareness of usage trends, assisting in future growth estimates

The CICS PA reports analyze all facets of your CICS systems, including:
Transaction response time, CICS system and transaction resource usage
Cross-system performance analysis, including CICS and DB2® systems
External subsystems, including DB2 and IMS(TM) Database Control (DBCTL)
MVS(TM) Workload Manager (WLM)
DB2 reports using DB2 accounting data (System Management Facility [SMF] 101 records)
WebSphere® MQ reports using WebSphere MQ accounting data (SMF 116 records)
MVS Logger reports using the System Logger data (SMF 88 records)

Additional reporting functions
An easy-to-use and enhanced interactive system productivity facility (ISPF) dialog to build, maintain, and submit report requests

Powerful report formatting, record selection, and sorting capabilities that enable you to tailor the report content, format, and order of the information in your reports

A history database capability that presents both short- and long-term history data for performance problem determination, trend analysis, and capacity planning

An online reporting facility for CICS statistics data either directly from an unloaded SMF data set or from a CICS PA historical database (HDB)

Comprehensive and customizable extract capabilities that enable you to analyze CICS system performance from either your PC workstation, or from DB2

Key prerequisites
CICS PA for z/OS V1.4 runs with:
CICS TS for z/OS V3.1 (5655-M15)
CICS TS for z/OS V2.2 and V2.3 (5697-E93)
CICS TS for OS/390® V1.3 (5655-147)

Planned availability date
March 18, 2005

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