This approach offers users more flexibility and choice than other open systems transaction processing solutions available in the marketplace today.
Key elements of IBM's transaction processing solutions include:
A new version of IBM's CICS software, which is the most widely used transaction processing monitor in the industry.
IBM's implementation of the Encina transaction processing services and the Encina monitor from Transarc Corporation, a provider of distributed, modular software products for multivendor computing.
IBM intends to be a leader in the fast-growing open systems transaction processing market, and these announcements bring significant new capabilities to commercial users of our AIX/6000 operating system," said Bill Filip, IBM vice president and president, Advanced Workstations Division.
Transaction Processing Announcement Highlights Below is information on the functions, prices and planned availability of IBM's new transaction processing software products for the RISC System/6000.
The new products emphasize a modular approach designed to allow programmers to focus on the development of the business application -- for example, a program to handle customer orders in a retail business -- without having to worry about generic networking and transaction processing functions such as system security, scheduling and error recovery.
IBM has chosen DCE as the base for its transaction processing environment on the RISC System/6000 to give customers the benefits of a distributed approach, including the flexibility to incorporate computers from multiple vendors as well as the potential for greater reliability and systems availability.
Encina for AIX/6000 Product Family: This suite of products extends the services provided by DCE to address specific transaction processing capabilities, such as database update and error recovery, which are required to manage the system and ensure transaction integrity.
s NETRON/CAP, will play a vital role in the development of transaction processing and other commercial applications for the RISC System/6000.