It's been around 13 years since I've used Tuxedo, Encina, or CICS.  You don't hear much about the old school C/C++ transaction monitors these days.  Oracle upgraded Tuxedo this week with tighter Fusion integration, stronger support for mainframe-to-SOA transactions and support for SCA. Mike Piech, Senior Director of Oracle Fusion Middleware Product Marketing said. “These latest upgrades are intended to demonstrate that Tuxedo will be a very strategic platform for Oracle in supporting end-to-end environments that use C, C++ and COBOL, no bones about it”