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Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Release Notes

April 2014

Table 1 Revision History
Revision Date
Summary of Change
April, 2014
12c Release 2 (12.1.3)

This topic contains the following sections:

 


About This Product

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch supports quick migration of IBM mainframe applications to Oracle Tuxedo with low risk. It provides a combination of APIs and services that allows mainframe CICS and Batch components to run unchanged, preserving years of investment in business logic and data. It protects application users from change by supporting standard 3270 terminal emulators. It also provides familiar APIs and functions that developers use in their mainframe applications.

The result is the ability to quickly and with low risk migrate IBM mainframe COBOL and C applications to open systems running Oracle Tuxedo. This provides substantial cost savings, elastic scalability, and greater flexibility.

Key Features and Components

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch provides a runtime environment for IBM CICS applications, and a runtime environment for IBM z/OS-compatible batch jobs.

CICS Runtime Provides

Batch Runtime Provides

 


What’s New in This Release

This release includes the following new features and enhancements:

 


Interoperability

Tuxedo ART for CICS and Batch maintains full interoperability with:

 


Installation

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 12c Release 2 (12.1.3) installation requires Oracle Tuxedo 12c Release 2 (12.1.3) installation.

The use of ISPF extensions for batch operations (ARTISPF) requires uni-SPF and uni-REXX from The Workstation Group, Ltd. ( http://www.wrkgrp.com/index.html).

Execution of IMS batch jobs requires Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for IMS 12c Release 2 (12.1.3).

For more information, see the Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Installation Guide.

 


Platform Support

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch 12c Release 2 (12.1.3) supported platforms are listed in the Supported Platforms in the Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch Installation Guide.

 


Upgrade Considerations

When you upgrade Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch from an older release, you must rerun the CICS Preprocessor for the CICS COBOL programs, and then recompile the COBOL programs with versions of COBOL compilers certified for this release.

If upgrading from release 11.1.1.2 or earlier, you must ensure the ARTADM server is configured at CICS Runtime.

If using COBOL-IT, you must specify the -fthread-safe option when compiling CICS programs.

When using Micro Focus Visual COBOL 2.1 on AIX/Solaris OS platforms, make the following soft links in $COBDIR/lib.

 


Behavior Changes

 


Limitations and Known Issues

Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for CICS and Batch limitations and known issues are as follows:

Batch Runtime

CICS Runtime

 


See Also


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