Have you ever withdrawn cash from an ATM? Have you ever traded stocks and shares or bought products online? Most Fortune 100 companies use CICS, many of them banks, brokerages and high-street retailers. CICS is another four-letter word that industry swears by.
The new 64-bit multi-threaded JVM Server container in CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.2 allows existing as well as new Java applications developed as OSGi bundles using industry standard tools, to be deployed, updated and removed without restarting the runtime environment. Multiple versions of these applications can also execute side-by-side all managed through modern user interfaces.
For more information, see http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/tserver/v42/.