1 SOLUTION BRIEF Database Management Utilities Suite for DB2 for z/os How Can I Establish a Solid Foundation for Successful DB2 Database Management?
2 SOLUTION BRIEF CA DATABASE MANAGEMENT FOR DB2 FOR z/os DRAFT Database Management solutions from CA Technologies for DB2 for z/os provide the power and flexibility enterprises need to ensure optimal performance, efficient database administration and reliable backup and recovery. These interoperable solution suites offer practical products that are integrated to improve service Healthcare levels, data availability Security and application Solutions: Protecting responsiveness Your across DB2 Organization, for z/os databases. Patients, And Information
3 3 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com Executive Summary Challenge Enterprises need database management tools that help reduce costs, streamline operations, improve productivity and resolve all issues quickly. The Database Management solutions from CA Technologies help ensure successful DB2 database management with three suites that categorize the products according to database administrators job functions. Opportunity The Database Management solutions from CA Technologies provide DB2 for z/os database performance management, database administration, and database backup and recovery using innovative technology that helps you proactively manage DB2 for z/os environments and enhance the overall business value provided by your DB2 applications. Benefits These solutions optimize database performance for faster data retrieval, automate routine administrative tasks and dramatically reduce their completion time. Use Database Management solutions from CA Technologies to minimize backup and recovery times, migrate more easily to new releases of applications and databases, increase data availability, conserve CPU resources, and provide consistent, secure data that can be recovered in minimal time.
4 4 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com Section 1: Managing Your DB2 Environment Enterprises are storing ever-increasing amounts of data that must be accessible around the clock. Downtime or delayed processing due to performance bottlenecks can cause more than a loss of productivity it can mean losing customers. In today s business environment, organizations must ensure optimal performance for their databases and applications. Every minute that database maintenance interferes with data access can adversely impact an enterprise s bottom line. Many database administrators (DBAs) are struggling to find time for both maintenance and optimization. DBAs need fast, dependable tools that streamline routine maintenance tasks, allowing more time for proactive database administration. An enterprise s databases are among its most valuable assets; they can also be among the most vulnerable. Data loss often results in a loss of profits, reputation and customers. For many organizations, data stores are getting larger while backup windows are becoming smaller. Therefore, it is increasingly important to implement dependable backup and recovery routines that protect valuable data assets. Enterprises need database management tools that help resolve issues quickly, before they become problems that drag down system performance and decrease productivity. The Database Management solutions from CA Technologies for DB2 address database management challenges with solutions that provide flexible options for database management and control. You can utilize full automation where appropriate, powerful manual control when desired, or expert softwareguided assistance. With our database management products, you can streamline workflows, use available skill sets more effectively, make more precise updates and improve responsiveness across complex database and application environments. Key Capabilities Database Management solutions from CA Technologies have key innovative features that are designed to simplify their use and enable your staff to install, deploy and maintain them more effectively and quickly. Database Performance Management CA SQL Performance Suite for DB2 for z/os helps an enterprise deliver maximum data availability to support 24/7 operations while minimizing the impact on production systems. These performance management solutions provide in-depth analysis of DB2 applications and subsystems. Through continuous monitoring and correlation of the events that impact performance, these solutions allow organizations to predict and prevent problems before they occur. Innovative solutions: CA Chorus for DB2 Database Management provides an innovative, integrated workspace for simplified cross-enterprise database performance management from an easy-to-use workspace.
5 5 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com Integrated products: This solution area provides integrated products that monitor, sample, analyze, recommend indexes and SQL changes, collect database statistics and reorganize databases. This suite of advanced tools helps guide you toward optimized applications without requiring an in-depth knowledge of the DB2 performance issues. Performance metrics: These tools capture statistical information about the database environment and then provide the capability to drill down and analyze the data to uncover the root cause of a performance problem. Proactive analysis: By building a database of expected performance metrics, these tools provide for proactive resolution of problems before they impact business operations. This assists with regulatory compliance requirements for timely access to information. Corrective action: When a problem is detected, the tools provide the corrective action, whether it s reorganization or recommending SQL or index changes. Application analysis: These solutions allow you to detect performance problems in new or existing applications, thereby preventing inefficiencies from being built into applications during development. Database Performance Management products CA Chorus for DB2 Database Management Enables innovative performance management integration through an intuitive workspace for skill preservation and flexibility CA Insight Database Performance Monitor for DB2 for z/os Provides real-time performance monitoring of DB2 applications and subsystems, enabling rapid detection and correction of performance problems Collects data from the z/os subsystem interface, DB2 and z/os control blocks, and DB2 performance traces, providing online access to critical performance statistics CA Detector for DB2 for z/os Provides in-depth analysis capabilities that help you identify the programs, SQL statements and database objects that most significantly affect your DB2 performance Allows you to focus your tuning efforts on the items that take the longest time to run or that consume the most resources CA Subsystem Analyzer for DB2 for z/os Takes the guesswork out of analyzing and tuning DB2 subsystems. Saves you time by consolidating information in a clear, concise view, allowing you to quickly understand underlying subsystem performance, DASD usage and contention and buffer pool activity Corrects the factors impacting DB2 system performance quickly and efficiently
6 6 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com CA Plan Analyzer for DB2 for z/os Improves DB2 performance by efficiently analyzing SQL and offering SQL performance improvement recommendations by applying expert rules Reduces the time and effort involved in SQL analysis by analyzing groups of SQL statements and providing in-depth SQL reports Provides seamless, in-context integration between CA Detector, CA Subsystem Analyzer and CA Plan Analyzer to quickly find and fix DB2 performance problems CA Database Analyzer for DB2 for z/os Keeps DB2 databases performing optimally by conducting sophisticated analyses and proactively suggesting corrective actions Increases productivity by collecting statistics on DB2 objects and using them to automate DB2 housekeeping, utility scheduling and execution, and space management according to userdefined thresholds CA Rapid Reorg for DB2 for z/os Performs quick and effective DB2 data reorganizations, increasing data availability and performance and helping to save resources Enables read and update operations to tables during the reorganization process online so that application access to data is left unaffected CA Bind Analyzer for DB2 for z/os Helps reduce resource contention during the bind process and coordinates successful application preparation by determining whether a program being recompiled has any SQL changes CA SQL-Ease for DB2 for z/os Helps reduce the time and expertise required to develop syntactically correct, properly formatted and highly efficient SQL code for DB2 applications Database Administration CA Database Administration Suite for DB2 for z/os automates routine administrative tasks while keeping complete control of the database environment in your hands. Object migration and alteration: This solution provides object administration that allows you to efficiently execute migrations, accommodate database alterations and automate repetitive tasks. You can easily make global changes and deploy them online or schedule them for batch processing at a later time. Object comparison: These tools let you compare and synchronize DB2 structures, including dependent structures such as indexes, views, synonyms and aliases. Catalog navigation: This solution provides an interactive reporting tool that quickly and efficiently retrieves, integrates, analyzes and presents information from the DB2 catalog in a variety of report formats. You can issue DB2 commands, execute utilities, jump to other reports and springboard into other products directly from any report screen.
7 7 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com Data archiving: This solution allows you to archive old or inactive data to increase performance by reducing the amount of data in your tables. Using related extraction capabilities to extract the relationally intact set of data from the source tables, you can provide a complete set of archived data to meet regulatory compliance requirements for data retention. The archive data can be saved in an extract file or loaded into a separate set of tables so it can be referenced when needed. You have the option to delete all archived data rows or only the rows from specified tables. Since the table definitions are stored with the archived data, you can restore the archived data to a set of tables that match these definitions even if the source table definitions have been changed. Application development support: These tools simplify development by automating the complex task of extracting, copying and moving related and logically interconnected objects and data. They allow you to create test tables that can be copied, browsed and edited with an easy-to-use interface for viewing and manipulating complex Referential Integrity (RI) related data. Data unload and load: Included in the database administration solution is the ability for high-speed data unloading and loading when needed as part of object alteration or other activities. Selection criteria can be provided to customize the process, and multiple output and input formats are supported. Data cloning: Facilities are available to clone DB2 data without the need to unload and load the data. This can be very useful when you need to establish copies of large ERP environments. Database Administration products CA RC/Migrator for DB2 for z/os Automates the migration of DB2 objects from one DB2 environment to another Automatically preserves the RI during the migration and includes alteration capabilities not directly supported by DB2. CA RC/Migrator provides the ability to group tasks and propagate them to multiple subsystems Includes the ability to clone DB2 data environments Increases database availability through automation, and helps you to easily perform complex database administration tasks CA RC/Compare for DB2 for z/os Compares and synchronizes DB2 structures that reside on different subsystems, including relationally dependent structures such as indexes, views, synonyms and aliases Enables you to move a test structure into production without compromising the production subsystem s structures or data. These tasks can be performed in real time or scheduled for off-hour execution, improving your productivity and data availability CA RC/Query for DB2 for z/os Provides comprehensive DB2 catalog management for querying, analyzing, maintaining and managing the DB2 subsystem Offers more than 140 reports that contain integrated views of all DB2 object details and their relationships Take immediate action within reporting sessions by executing DB2 commands and utilities or jumping to other CA Database Management products for DB2 for z/os
8 8 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com CA RC/Update for DB2 for z/os Helps effectively manage and maintain DB2 objects and data while supporting the application development area Provides DB2 object creation and alteration capabilities; DB2 data-related edit, compare and copy functions; and SQL testing and execution CA RC/Secure for DB2 for z/os Takes DB2 security administration to the next level. Rather than granting access to specific objects to specific users, both application domains (of objects) and user domains (of users) can be created and then associated. Using this tool, DB2 security administration more easily meets the needs of users and auditors CA RC/Extract for DB2 for z/os Automates the extraction of a subset of referentially intact data from one set of DB2 objects and the loading of the data into another set of objects Archives DB2 data to reduce the size of DB2 environments and improve performance or retain historical data for regulatory compliance Supports both system-defined and application-defined referential integrity CA Endevor Software Change Manager Interface for DB2 for z/os Helps manage the synchronization of the application code changes performed by CA Endevor Software Change Manager and DB2 database schema changes Helps synchronize changes when a change spans both application code and database objects, so sets can be deployed in unison and rolled back together if needed CA Fast Unload for DB2 for z/os Improves availability of DB2 data by reducing the amount of time required for unloading and processing database tables Reduces the amount of time that database tables are unavailable to applications through fast data extraction and flexible control of output CA Fast Load for DB2 for z/os Helps quickly load large amounts of data into DB2 tables. High-speed data loading combined with support for various data formats reduces the amount of time the database tables are unavailable to applications Reduces data load time by concurrently loading multiple table spaces and multiple partitions of the table spaces CA Fast Index for DB2 for z/os Lets you add indexes quickly and efficiently to large DB2 tables without burdening DB2 subsystem resources or interfering with the function of other applications
9 9 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com Database Backup and Recovery CA Database Backup and Recovery Suite for DB2 for z/os provides comprehensive data coverage at the DB2 object level, the application level or for entire subsystems. These solutions help you recover to the current moment or to another point in time and to perform fast application recovery. Whether they re supporting enterprise databases at the data center, a remote location or a disaster recovery hot site, these solutions offer a safe way to perform routine backups and recover data as quickly as possible. Creating backups: This solution provides backup of the DB2 data, indexes (if requested), and DB2 catalog and directory data to form a complete backup set. It also allows a check of the integrity of tablespace pages during image copy processing to ensure the validity of data pages. You also have the capability to merge DB2 log data with existing image copies, creating new, up-to-date image copies without impacting DB2 systems, applications or data availability. Establishing recovery procedures: These products automate complex DB2 object recoveries by analyzing DB2 data and creating efficient recovery jobs, helping you set up DB2 object recoveries and reestablish referential integrity efficiently. For disaster recovery situations, they analyze the available DB2 system information and build the jobs, in the correct order, to automatically restore the catalog and DB2 data from the backups and logs. Performing recoveries: Rapidly recover DB2 tablespaces and indexes while minimizing CPU cycles and I/O activity to get systems back online quickly and reliably. When using a non-db2-related backup and recovery strategy, such as full pack backup, choose one of several methods to recover the data to current status or to a point in time. Avoiding recoveries: These solutions help avoid recovery outages by removing unwanted changes through UNDO processing. Regulatory compliance: By utilizing the information stored in the DB2 log and SMF audit trace records, the tools track changed DB2 data and data access attempts. This DB2 log data is presented in a concise, easy to read format. This provides the data change tracking and access information needed to satisfy regulatory compliance efforts such as Sarbanes-Oxley. Database Backup and Recovery products CA Quick Copy for DB2 for z/os Provides backup of DB2 data by making multiple image copies at high speeds, reducing the time data is inaccessible to users Supports full or incremental image copies, makes cumulative incremental copies, and copies the DB2 catalog and directory data sets Prepares you for rapid recovery in the event of a disaster while minimizing the impact on daily business operations and data availability
10 10 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com CA Merge/Modify for DB2 for z/os Accelerates image copy and recovery processes to help reduce the drain on valuable CPU resources and streamline backup and recovery procedures Merges DB2 log data with existing image copies, creating new, up-to-date image copies without impacting DB2 systems, applications or data availability Lets you accumulate log records from multiple DB2 logs into a single, compact file CA Recovery Analyzer for DB2 for z/os Automates and simplifies complex DB2 object recoveries by analyzing DB2 data and creating efficient recovery jobs for only those objects requiring recovery Helps you set up DB2 object recoveries and reestablish RI easily and efficiently Provides automated disaster recovery capabilities to rebuild the entire DB2 environment after a subsystem crash CA Fast Recover for DB2 for z/os Recovers DB2 table spaces and indexes rapidly while minimizing CPU cycles and I/O activity, helping you get systems back online quickly and reliably Offers an online interface that simplifies job generation CA Fast Check for DB2 for z/os Helps monitor and control the consistency of your DB2 databases CA Log Analyzer for DB2 for z/os Helps establish recovery procedures and can aid in executing a recovery Utilizes the information stored in the DB2 log and SMF audit trace records and shows DB2 log data in a concise, easy-to-read format for assistance in regulatory compliance Audits data changes, backs out erroneous updates while keeping DB2 applications available, and propagates changes to other relational database management systems CA LogCompress for DB2 for z/os Gives you the ability to compress archive logs so you can keep more log data on disk, which helps accelerate future recoveries CA Value Pack for DB2 for z/os The CA Value Pack for DB2 is a grouping of technology components and previously licensable technology that increase your productivity. The Value Pack is included with any of the CA Database Management products for DB2 for z/os. Alternate catalog mapping: Redirects catalog queries, and our products, to shadow tables or views defined over the system catalog tables. This lets you view DB2 catalog information without having SELECT privilege on the actual catalog tables and improves performance by reducing contention on the catalog table spaces
11 11 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com Batch processor: Processes data sets, in restartable script-like fashion, that contain SQL and special batch processor commands to dynamically call DB2 utilities and application programs, execute DB2 (DSN) commands and perform VSAM functions DB2 command processor: Executes DB2 commands from within a CA product session and provides help with command syntax Interactive SQL (ISQL): Executes SQL statements contained within a data set. This lets you test SQL statements without precompiling and executing the entire program Thread termination: Terminate problem DB2 threads safely without disrupting applications or users. This functionality can also be accessed from other CA Database Management products Dynamic DSNZPARM management: Dynamic DSNZPARM alteration updates and automatically sets DSNZPARMs without recycling DB2 Utility manager: This component provides a convenient and efficient facility for submitting on-demand utility requests. You can execute any combination of DB2 utilities, third-party programs and user applications for any selected set of DB2 objects. You can use line commands to access CA and IBM DB2 utilities directly. Referential Integrity (RI) management: Tracks, organizes and manages DB2 system-and applicationenforced RI relationships Object exception processing support: Lets you process exceptions on the object level. The predictive reorg component estimates the elapsed time needed for a specific object reorganization to complete execution and, based on a predefined definition, determines whether it can execute or whether it will be bypassed. The alter control capability defines how DB2 space administration must be carried out and defines exceptions to objects based on size and date ranges. Section 2: Simplify Database Management The Database Management solutions from CA Technologies for DB2 for z/os address database management challenges with solutions that provide flexible options for database management and control. You can utilize full automation where appropriate, powerful manual control when desired, or expert software-guided assistance. With our database management products, you reduce the cost and risk associated with upgrades. These products also help you streamline workflows, use available skill sets better, make more precise updates and improve responsiveness across complex database and application environments.
12 12 SOLUTION BRIEF: DATABASE MANAGEMENT UTILITIES SUITE FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS ca.com Section 3: The CA Technologies Advantage CA Technologies has over 35 years of recognized expertise in robust, reliable, scalable and secure enterprise-class IT management software. CA Database Management for DB2 for z/os is a key component of the mainframe initiative from CA Technologies to change the way the mainframe is managed forever by helping you maximize the value of our mainframe products and by providing a simplified experience and innovative solutions that deliver value quickly and flexibly. The Database Management solutions from CA Technologies for DB2 for z/os provide the power and flexibility enterprises need to ensure optimal performance, efficient database administration and reliable backup and recovery. CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments from mainframe and distributed to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. Innovative products and services from CA Technologies provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 rely on CA Technologies to manage their evolving IT ecosystems. Section 4: Delivery Approach CA Services provides a portfolio of mainframe services delivered through the internal staff of CA Technologies and a network of established partners chosen to help you achieve a successful deployment and get the desired business results as quickly as possible. Our standard service offerings are designed to help speed deployment and accelerate the learning curve for your staff. CA Technologies field-proven mainframe best practices and training can help you lower risk, improve use/adoption and ultimately align the product configuration to your business requirements. To learn more about Database Management solutions from CA Technologies for DB2 for z/os, visit: ca.com/db2.
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