How many CICS transactions are there per day?
Are there 30 billion COBOL transactions per day?
In my last article I have investigated whether there are 30 billion COBOL transactions per day and I have concluded that this claim is baseless. So now I want to discuss how many transactions there actually are per day. Since there aren’t any reliable, recent numbers, I will have to talk about the numbers from […]
What are CICS transactions?
Many articles claim that there were 30 billion COBOL transactions per day. It is one of two ingredients of the „200 times more COBOL transactions than Google searches“ claim. After I had thoroughly debunked the other ingredient, I was wondering if the 30 billion COBOL transactions had ever been correct in the first place. So […]
To understand this, you need to know that – in the mainframe world – you don’t have multiple computers with one keyboard and monitor each. You have one central computer (the mainframe), which controls multiple keyboards and monitors (terminals) individually.A CICS transaction is when the mainframe sends or receives data to or from one of […]