By now you would be aware that the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced from May 25th 2018. The GDPR is designed to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches and applies to any organization that operates in the EU market or processes the personal data of EU citizens. To learn more about the GDPR visit https://www.eugdpr.org/.
z/OS Application Performance Optimization – Are you getting the most out of IBM Z hardware investment?
Have you considered optimizing your COBOL programs?
IBM compiler experts explain the potential benefit of the latest compiler technology to bring down MIPS consumptions. We highly recommend taking a look at the following presentation: “Reducing CPU Usage for Critical Applications with IBM’s Cutting-Edge COBOL Offerings”. Sophisticated optimization algorithms along with new hardware instructions specifically designed for computation of commonly used COBOL data types are explained. Sounds all good but why now and how does it affect my business?
IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer (CICS IA) for z/OS is a run-time productivity tool for CICS TS (CICS Transaction Server) that can be used for dynamic application analysis. It acts as a Discovery Tool and captures application information while CICS is running, and hence identifies resource interdependencies & affinities (like ENQ/DEQ, TSQUEUE, CWA etc) within the CICS system, relationships between resources (like CICS transactions, programs, files, TDQs, TSQs, Web-services, DB2 tables, views etc), & the environment on which they run.
IBM Business Developer provides built-in service constructs and a facility for service generation, allowing business-oriented developers to create service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications without extensive training. It creates Enterprise Generation Language (EGL) services, automates generation of web services from EGL and deploys EGL to IBM CICS® servers, IBM IMS™ (Information Management System) and the IBM i platform. It allows developers to leverage existing development skills by working within the familiar Eclipse-based environment.
Have you seen the news regarding IBM / HCL IP partnership (“A partnership for growth and innovation”)? It’s very important to accurately understand the strategic intent of this partnership. Some key takeaways from the original announcements: