IBM Data Server Manager V1.1, a simple, scalable, smart solution, helps improve performance management and database administration for IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows environments

IBM United States Software Announcement 215-091
March 10, 2015

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IBM® Data Server Manager V1.1 helps organizations manage their IBM DB2® databases across the enterprise through tooling that has a common integrated console, enhanced simplicity, improved performance and scalability, and simplified workflow with actionable recommendations. Organizations can:

  • Simplify database administration and reduce errors with integrated web console to view and monitor the health of databases across the enterprise.
  • Identify, diagnose, prevent, and solve performance problems with a more predictable database server execution environment.
  • Track and manage client/server and database environment efficiently with centralized management.
  • Optimize database performance with expert recommendations on query design, unique indexes, and statistics quality.


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For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers at: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).

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Overview
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Increased data management investments and the exponential growth of data means that businesses need more help to improve database and application performance, and reduce costs. IBM Data Server Manager V1.1, which is easy to deploy and manager, is ready to help tackle everyday database challenges.

Data Server Manager offers a simple integrated web console to administer, monitor, manage, and optimize IBM DB2 for Linux™, UNIX™ and Windows™ databases across the enterprise. It provides database administrators (DBAs) and other IT staff with the information they need to manage performance proactively and helps prevent problems before they impact the business.

The configuration management can help you understand and control your environment more efficiently by providing an inventory of clients and servers, tracking changes to client/server properties and comparing client/server environments with best practices configurations. Data Server Manager also makes expert recommendations, including advice on which traditional tables can take advantage of shadow tables for and when it makes sense to convert your existing tables to tables that can use BLU Acceleration. All of this can help you optimize application performance, reduce the need for specialized skills, and lower total cost of ownership.

Data Server Manager is being provided as an update to the IBM Business Value Offerings in the Performance Management Offering for Non-Advanced DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows environments. Companies that own DB2 Advanced editions will also be able to get the capability of Data Server Manager.

How can businesses get their hands on the new Data Server Manager?

Data Server Manager is available for download if you own DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition or DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition. For nonadvanced editions of DB2 there is the newly announced Business Value Offerings, specifically the Performance Management Offering that will offer Data Server Manager.

Refer to the following Software Announcement for details:



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Key prerequisites
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To obtain the current information for supported Hardware environments and Software requirement, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/udb/sysreqs.html


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Planned availability date
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March 20, 2015



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Description
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IBM Data Server Manager V1.1 is designed to help you get the most from your investment in IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. The tool helps you optimize your IBM DB2 performance, improve the availability of data stored in DB2, and finally increase the productivity of your staff across the several roles that work with your data. All of these great benefits lead to the ultimate advantage of reducing your operational costs.

Simplify database administration and reduce errors

  • Manage databases, database instances, for standard database partitioning feature and IBM DB2 pureScale® topologies, and database objects efficiently using built-in wizards (tools).
  • Simplify query building, editing, tuning, and formatting, and increase operational efficiency through enhanced navigational capabilities to rapidly find relevant database objects.
  • Create, schedule, and track command scripts and utilities; manage jobs configuring email notifications in command scripts to report upon job completion.
  • Run commands on multiple objects and manage cluster members using DB2 pureScale environment.
  • Support column-organized tables with the ability to create, alter, or drop columns.

Identify, diagnose, prevent, and solve performance problems

  • Monitor the cross-database landscape, including clients (DB2 servers) to find problematic databases and bottlenecks across the application stack, namely, applications, application servers, and network.
  • Identify emergent problems quickly and alert staff with email notification or generate Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps for centralized enterprise management.
  • Diagnose the root cause of problems using interactive diagnostic dashboards for trend and root cause analysis with the ability to drill down for more detailed, resource-specific information.
  • Prevent performance problems by identifying high cost queries, stored procedures, and workloads with powerful SQL collection and analysis.
  • Solve performance problems faster with automated responses to alerts through user-defined jobs and expert actionable tuning recommendation on problematic or high-cost workloads.

Track and manage client/server and database environment efficiently

  • Enforce any application client and driver properties or special registers remotely, including workload balancing properties in DB2 pureScale, to match best practices configurations.
  • Decrease application outages and slowdowns with automatic detection of configuration changes, such as issue alerts when configurations deviate from best practices.
  • Route poorly behaving data clients across Linux, UNIX ,and Microsoft™ Windows data servers to meet performance and availability objectives.
  • Optimize storage requirements of the full DB2 environment by showing storage savings across multiple databases, including compression opportunities and trapped storage.
  • Isolate poorly behaving application clients to certain members within a DB2 pureScale data sharing group environment.

Optimize database performance with expert recommendations

  • Enable database administrators of different skill levels to review and tune queries.
  • Get advice with enhanced precision about statistics, indexes, shadow and column-organized tables, statistical views, materialized query tables, multidimensional clustering, and redistribution of data over database partitions.
  • View estimates of performance improvements and use what-if analysis to test indexes virtually before creating them.
  • Analyze storage access patterns and find savings.
  • Compare before and after access plans to view performance improvements or regressions, and lock down when needed.


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage



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Publications
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The IBM Publications Center portal is located at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

To obtain the current information for supported hardware environments and software requirement, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/udb/sysreqs.html
Software requirements

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

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Packaging
IBM Data Server Manager Enterprise Edition is bundled in: IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition V10.5
  IBM DB2 Performance Management Offering V10.5
  IBM DB2 Developers Edition V10.5
  IBM DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition V10.5
IBM Data Server Manager Base Edition is bundled in: IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition V10.5
  IBM DB2 Workgroup Edition V10.5
  IBM DB2 Express® Edition V10.5

IBM Data Server Manager Enterprise Edition contains advanced functionality for performance management and database administration.

IBM Data Server Manager Base is a free version of the product that gives you basic performance management and database administration.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Terms and conditions
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Licensing

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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