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XDM (CROSS DATABASE MOVER) - XDM quickly and efficiently copies, refreshes and replicates databases, tables, views, etc. within the same or to different DBMS systems. A XDM copy task integrates both, the physical data movement and the appropriate DDL treatment. It copies tables and databases and XDM creates the data objects at the target if they are not yet present. XDM always chooses the fastest and most efficient method to move the data. Hence copy jobs executions are completed in record time. DBAs are no longer forced to wait for weekend time slots. They are able to copy/migrate test data on regular weekday shifts, without preparing and controlling sophisticated processes. The huge check list, which is usually indispensable for such tasks, can eventually be dropped. [Platforms include z/OS, Linux/Unix, and Windows. DBMS include DB2, IMS, Oracle, SQLDS but other RDBMS can be added]

BCV4 - BCV4 provides for fast copying of DB2 and IMS systems. Modern storage subsystems support mirroring of disk data where primarily you have the ability to separate and reconnect the mirror copy very quickly with your server (BCVs). However in the z/OS world such volumes are normally used only as backups. Duplicate VVDS names, duplicate VTOC index names and hundreds or thousands of duplicate dataset names prevent the immediate use of these target volumes. BCV4 offers the functionality to rename these volumes quickly and systematically. After processing through BCV4 the target volumes may be used by standard z/OS access methods. BCV4 offers complete "make usable" functionality after the creation of the mirrored environment, where all necessary work is carried out in a single job. BCV4 further offers the capability of adjusting DB2 system entries and internal catalog structures (catalog/index, Bootstrap, Logcopy, Logs, table spaces, ..) creating a "new" DB2 system on the mirror image.    

BCV5 - Provides for fast copying of DB2 databases or tables within the same or to another DB2 system. Compared with other conventional copying methods, BCV5 saves about 90% on elapsed copy time and over 90% on used resources (SSU, SRU). BCV5 copies DB2 data, i.e. databases or tables, with or without auxiliary objects - indexes, views, triggers, procs, runstats. The same is true for copying between different DB2 subsystems – referred to commonly as migration – where BCV5 automatically attends to OBID translation and RBA adaptation. With BCV5, copy jobs are completed in minutes where before they took hours. Weekend work can be executed within regular night shifts. Test data may be refreshed any time.      

BCV6 - All the functionality of BCV5 to do fast copies of DB2 data (databases and tables) but with BCV6 the suspension of live databases in the copying process is no longer necessary, i.e. no Quiesce or Shutdown required.  The target tablespaces are updated accordingly via the source DB2 log to a selected point in time.  

BCV5-IceBox – for intermediate copies and refreshes! Need to provide DB2 data from last week, last month or last year? Want an automatic and efficient procedure to recreate everything, DDL and data in record time? BCV5 Icebox takes fast snapshots on demand or periodically, and restores the objects or databases where/when needed using names specified. Issues of compatibility or completeness no longer cause concern. Icebox packages the DB2 Version x image-copy and later restores it to any other DB2 target version required. Upgrade to a newer version of DB2 knowing that former image copies will be still available for future needs.

TUC – Total Utility Control for DB2 z/OS - TUC is an advanced solution to automate your database maintenance providing availability around the clock. TUC provides features and services that allow you to create your set of maintenance procedures and define the rules needed to follow your maintenance policy. Real Time Statistics are monitored and compared to predefined thresholds to trigger utility execution and provide near real-time utility maintenance on an as needed basis. TUC saves resources and minimizes costs by assuring that only the utilities that really need to be done are triggered for execution. 

BPA4DB2 - DB2 Bufferpool Analysis - Helps reduce the number of IOs in your DB2 subsystems through measurement and analysis of the Bufferpools, Getpage and IO rates. Presents the processed traced data on a GUI front-end offering multiple reports and recommendations on your Bufferpools. 

ULT4DB2 - ULT4DB2 is a powerful log analysis tool that makes it easy to observe changes to DB2 tables. Whether you want to propagate data to different tables, undo faulty changes that were made to a production table, or populate an auditing table with a detailed list of changes that have been made, ULT4DB2 makes it easy for you to make the most of your DB2 log.

XM4DB2 – The Exception Master for DB2! Are traditional monitors failing to help your staff prevent delays/outages or causing challenges with the growing number of DB2 subsystems? XM4DB2 pro-actively scans critical DB2 systems looking for indicators of current or future problems – what we call "exceptions", e.g. looming space shortage on tablespaces or abnormal job ends leaving objects in a restricted state. XM4DB2 anticipates, detects & alerts staff (or alternatively takes remedial action) to potential problems. Smart intelligent exception handling makes for greater DB2 availability in all sub-systems at all times.

SQLQCThe majority of modern applications generate SQL statements immediately prior to execution, requiring a new approach to measure statements in an ever changing and unknown environment. SQLQC (SQL Quality Control) is designed to address these new challenges continuously analyzing the current DB2 workload and offers suggestions for real improvement.