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  • Question

  • Respected Community Members,

                             Does any body knows whether MQ series can be used as same way as HIS2010?? i mean does MQ series have capability to run the Cobol/mainframe program and add/update/delete/retrive capability same as HIS 2010??

    Thanks,

    Nick

    Monday, May 14, 2012 7:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi Nick, :-)

    MQ Series is a messaging system used to exchange messages between different systems. You can not use MQ Series to do a synchronous call but you could implement an asynchronous system using MQ Series. In that case you are putting a message to the MQ Series from Windows. On the Mainframe site, there will be a trigger on that MQ Queue waiting for a message to be used. That message will contain the data and the CICS Program to execute. This is only a workaround how you could use MQ in your scenario but it is not recommended !!!

    You could use MQ Series together with BizTalk Server ...

    Best Regards,


    Steve Melan - BCEE My Blog : http://stevemelan.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by Nicksoft2011 Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:49 PM
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:58 AM
  • MQ Series doesn't have these capabilities, you have to write your own trigger/listener in order to make it work.

    There is an alternative to HIS 2010 and it is call IBM CICS Transaction Gateway : http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/ctg/zos/

    CICS Transaction Gateway is only interesting if you want to use a JAVA Client to speak to CICS. If you want to use .Net (VB.NET or C#), I strongly recommand you HIS !

    NO COMMENT on the prices, but I can only say that HIS is "cheaper" !

    I'm using now HIS for 6 years without any problems and with great performance !

    With both products, you have to do a great invert to build a solid rock architecture.

    Best Regards,


    Steve Melan - BCEE My Blog : http://stevemelan.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by Nicksoft2011 Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:46 PM
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:28 PM

All replies

  • Hi Nick, :-)

    MQ Series is a messaging system used to exchange messages between different systems. You can not use MQ Series to do a synchronous call but you could implement an asynchronous system using MQ Series. In that case you are putting a message to the MQ Series from Windows. On the Mainframe site, there will be a trigger on that MQ Queue waiting for a message to be used. That message will contain the data and the CICS Program to execute. This is only a workaround how you could use MQ in your scenario but it is not recommended !!!

    You could use MQ Series together with BizTalk Server ...

    Best Regards,


    Steve Melan - BCEE My Blog : http://stevemelan.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by Nicksoft2011 Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:49 PM
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:58 AM
  • So basically MQSeries has capability to execute the Cobol programs but asynchronosly.....in order to eecute the Synchronous call...HIS 2010 is the only option???????????   OR does Webshpere has some other alternative too.....????
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:50 PM
  • MQ Series doesn't have these capabilities, you have to write your own trigger/listener in order to make it work.

    There is an alternative to HIS 2010 and it is call IBM CICS Transaction Gateway : http://www-01.ibm.com/software/htp/cics/ctg/zos/

    CICS Transaction Gateway is only interesting if you want to use a JAVA Client to speak to CICS. If you want to use .Net (VB.NET or C#), I strongly recommand you HIS !

    NO COMMENT on the prices, but I can only say that HIS is "cheaper" !

    I'm using now HIS for 6 years without any problems and with great performance !

    With both products, you have to do a great invert to build a solid rock architecture.

    Best Regards,


    Steve Melan - BCEE My Blog : http://stevemelan.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by Nicksoft2011 Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:46 PM
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:28 PM