The complexity of CICS systems and applications and the growth of new workloads has generated the need for more jobs, more throughput, and often, CPU upgrades to keep pace with the growth. In addition IT is being asked to lower costs and passive tuning of CICS is no longer meeting the need to keep applications performing properly.
Energizer for CICS dynamically manages and tunes CICS system parameters and resource utilization. It improves transaction throughput by using an exclusive, patented algorithm to optimize the way z/OS dispatches CICS. This capability is important for standard applications, but it is essential for handling the highly variable workloads generated by Web applications. The solution:
Features and benefits
Reduces CPU utilization and resources for all workloads, thereby increasing throughput
Reduces real storage usage, which improves CICS performance and provides additional resources
Improves real-time system availability by eliminating bottlenecks, lockouts, and sympathetic outages
Matches the workload to available resources, thereby eliminating degradation of response time
Eliminates over-commitment of resources by dynamically matching workload to the existing environment
Optimizes communications between regions utilizing CICS’s Multi-Region Operation (MRO)
Optimizes dynamically the use of long/short running mirror tasks in MRO environments saving resources and improving response time.
Purges any task that exceeds its allowable user-defined duration of time.
Enables CICS to process through peak processing “bursts” of activity, avoiding bottlenecks that would significantly stifle transaction throughput
Regulates, dynamically the number of concurrent task executions within each defined transaction class, given current resources & workload-preventing user lockouts which negatively impact performance & throughput