IBM TXSeries v.s BEA Tuxedo

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© 2007 IBM Corporation

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

IBM TXSeries v.s BEA Tuxedo

Guide to competitive distributed Transaction
Processing Monitor selling

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

2



CICS transaction servers

(Transaction Management System or Monitor)



are IBM’s premier Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) systems that:

-

Shield complexity of platforms / terminals
: runs applications written
in COBOL, C, C++, PL/I and JAVA

-

Provide a rich set of resources and management services:

accesses customer data and optimizes the operating system usage,
e.g., 2 phase commit

C
ustomer

I
nformation

C
ontrol

S
ystem

Transaction = a Unit of Work

What we do every day…
e.g. ATM, buy a train ticket,
short conversation, hand over money, take ticket

CICS family of products

includes transaction
servers, tools and
connectors
-

heavily
investing in SOA





TXSeries for Multiplatforms

is a CICS transaction server


on AIX, Windows, HP and Solaris:




In 2006 it achieved
30% Year on Year growth



A number of

c
ompetitive wins

from BEA


A number of
million $ deals in key markets and industries


(AP, Gov’ment, Banking etc) & many mid market wins


Influenced
million $ of cross
-
sell, up
-
sell

to WAS, MQ,
DB2, development tools etc in 2006


IBM’s Transaction Processing Middleware

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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Competitive Successes Against Tuxedo

Many example successes in



Banking, Public Sector
,
Telecom….

Leverage
relationships with
sales and key
Business Partners,

Successful workshops /
PoCs


expertise and
support from local and
Lab assigned SME

Better product pricing
model, and total cost of
ownership of overall
solution based on
TXSeries CICS

Some of the client worries and complaints include:



Tuxedo can charge too much (initially and increases even more later on in the cycle)



IBM has a competitive solution in the same space and can be much cheaper



Instead of buying more and more Tuxedo


is it worth going onto the CICS mainframe?



With better tools / complementary options TCO of IBM’s solution can be much cheaper

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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Basic Features Comparison with Tuxedo

TXSeries (CICS)

BEA TUXEDO

Selling
messages

IBM has a
portfolio of mainframe and distributed
CICS servers

for different business requirements:



TXSeries (distributed CICS) is a leader in the
distributed transaction monitor marketplace and
intergrates seamlessly with:
-


CICS Transaction Server for z/OS is the worlds most
sophisticated transaction server, consistently
innovating for over 35 years.

BEA offers one distributed
transaction processing monitor
for all business sizes and
transactional needs, on
distributed platforms.



Basic Pricing

Profile: two 4
-
way pSeries boxes with Power 5 as the chip

16 Cores x 100 value unit x $191 per value
unit = $305,600 standard

Profile: two 4
-
way pSeries boxes with Power 5
as the chip

Tier 4 server price = $350,000
standard

Application
Development

WebSphere Developer for zSeries (TXSeries
is packaged as Testing Component for it),
Rational Tools, JCA tools, COBOL, EGL tools
all support CICS API

Much less sophisticated app
dev and mgt tooling

Latest product versions

Version 6.1

Version 9.1

Programming Languages

COBOL, C, C++, PL/I and Java

COBOL, C, C++, PL/I

Server platforms

AIX, Windows 2003, Solaris, HP
-
UX (Linux on iPRPQ, Itanium mid 2007)

AIX, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Solaris, HP
-
UX,
Itanium

Programming API

CICS API

Tuxedo API

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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IBM Silver Bullets


IBM offers a portfolio of transaction servers and a superior and complete solution:
family integration of CICS on distributed and mainframe, and WebSphere (WAS, MQ),
cross platform common API; superior connectors and tooling (CTG, RAD, WDz, DB2)



Lower prices throughout the cycle:
lower licence charges, flexible pricing structure,
better application development (Rational, WDz, EGL, IBM COBOL support)



High double digit growth
for TXSeries (TXSeries CICS
35% WR growth in 2006
) and
Tuxedo seeing 23% decline in 2005 and “adverse effect” decline trend in 2006.
(Back up
evidence


see annual report and various news items on recent stock market warning.)

Key Messages:


Total Cost of Ownership
: lower licence & maintenance charges, lower memory usage cost, solution cost


Cross platform API
: subset of superior CICS API, and cross platform


SOA Integration and solution:

with CICS on the mainframe, WebSphere, and superior tooling


Simplified usage
: DCE/Encina removal, WUI admin console; fewer TCP ports for server, no need to
restart running applications when install/upgrade


Powerful development tools
: Rational, WDz, EGL, IBM COBOL


XA Capabilities:

2 phase commit for multiple XA resource managers


Larger system development
: multiple app process/servers, scaling up to mainframe deployment


Additional PL/I and Java language support

Areas to Focus on when selling against Tuxedo:

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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The latest and popular release


A significantly
simplified

infrastructure


Offers simplified installation, configuration and administration by removing the
DCE and Encina prerequisites from all platforms


New intuitive
administration

capability


See Fig 1


More
power

and higher availability:


Offers a higher
-
availability infrastructure that enables TXSeries to withstand
planned or unplanned downtime of XA
-
connected resources

TXSeries for Multiplatforms, Version 6.1 Summary

Next Generation of distributed CICS

Fig 1 Web based Administration Console

Nov. 2006

Remove DCE and Encina

Increase TXSeries and overall IBM Value Proposition

TXSeries v5.1 (All
platforms)

Significant new function added

TXSeries v6.0 (AIX)

Remove DCE & Encina

Enhanced Security

TXSeries v6.1

(All platforms)

Most significant new release in over
10 years!

Further Releases & Versions

IBM will continue to enhance
TXSeries CICS for the
foreseeable future

Apr. 2004

Dec. 2005

Packaged with WebSphere
Developer for z as Testing
Environment

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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Xtreme Leverage or external web site are
the best place for up to date information:


Internal or external Presentations


Marketing material: Announcement Letters,
Datasheets


Technical Material: Library, Redbooks


And more…

www.ibm.com/cics/txseries

w3.ibm.com/software/xl

Or they could direct you to the right teams


Where are the technical Q&As and tips?


For online technical questions ask IBM
technical product teams or other TXSeries
users on new forum, google “TXSeries Forum”

More Resources and Contacts



Wen Lu

TXSeries Worldwide Marketing Manager

@

wenlu1@uk.ibm.com

Tel.

0044
-
1962
-
819
-
875

Who do I contact?


Members of the TXSeries Offering Team


Iain Boyle

Senior IT Specialist

@

Iain_boyle@uk.ibm.com

Tel.

0044
-
1962
-
818
-
550

© 2007 IBM Corporation

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

Back up

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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TXSeries as a component of SOA

Enables end
-
to
-
end, distributed, mixed
-
language SOA through integration with WebSphere and CICS Transaction Server for z/OS


The JCA interface
provided in the CICS
TG connects
TXSeries to the
following WebSphere
SOA server
products:


WebSphere ESB


WebSphere
Application Server


WebSphere Process
Server



TXSeries with
WebSphere MQ can
connect to:


WebSphere Message
Broker


Websphere Process
Server


Websphere Partner
Gateway


And any other
product that supports
MQSeries transport



JSP

Servlet

EJB

CTG

CICS ECI

Adapter

WebSphere Application Server

CICS Region

CICS

program


TXSeries is the
testing
environment of
WebSphere
Developer for
zSeries, and has
traditionally cross
sold IBM Cobol
and other
application
development
products

EJB

JMS/MQ

MQ

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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Common Deployment Scenarios

Distributed transaction server


As a transactional run time for custom application services


As a composite transaction server connected to WebSphere Application Server


As a distributed CICS server for local branch
-
level processing

CICS TS

Headquarters

TXSeries

Branch Office

Intranet

TXSeries

WebSphere

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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Common Deployment Scenarios

Rapid deployment transactional integration server


A consolidating mid
-
tier terminal server


An intelligent mid
-
tier gateway


A comprehensive mid
-
tier integration server

IMS

CICS TS

Web

CUC

HOD

Telnet

DB2

VSAM

TXSeries

WebSphere


& CTG

Non
-
IBM
Solution

MQ

IBM SWG


Application Integration Middleware

TXSeries V6.1


Next Generation of Distributed CICS

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Up sell and Cross sell from TXSeries

Web

Terminals and
AIX Hardware

DB2

CICS

TXSeries

MQ
Products

WAS Stack
Products

WebSphere
Developer
for zSeries

WSAA


Rational
Tools


IBM COBOL

CICS
Transaction
Gateway

CICS
Transaction
Server for z/OS

WebSphere
HATS