April 18, 2000
BatchPipes for OS/390 Version 2 Release 1 Shortens Batch Business Cycles
(Corrected on June 28, 2000)
At a Glance
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Batchpipes for OS/390® is a separately orderable software product that can dramatically shorten business-critical batch processing. The BatchPipePlex uses the coupling facility to pipe data between jobs running on different systems in a Parallel Sysplex® environment. The BatchPipeWorks component provides over 100 functions that can be used to operate on data as it passes through a pipe.
The BatchPipes® for OS/390 solution addresses the shrinking of the daily batch window due to the demand for longer online availability.
BatchPipes uses advanced data-in-memory techniques to pass data through processor storage buffers (pipes) directly to other jobs in the cycle. Elapsed time can be significantly reduced by passing data in memory between the jobs and through the parallelization of job execution.
Communication companies have implemented the BatchPipes product to reduce billing cycles. Retail companies have achieved elapsed time benefits in their inventory cycles. Credit bureaus, credit card companies, financial institutions and utility companies have improved the run times of business critical batch workloads by implementing BatchPipes.
Using BatchPipes across images in a parallel sysplex requires OS/390 or MVS/ESA V5.
The BatchPipePlex function needs a Parallel Sysplex configuration with a Coupling Facility Structure defined for BatchPipes to use.
Planned Availability Date
The BatchPipes for OS/390 solution can reduce the elapsed time requirements of batch jobstreams.
Batchpipes for OS/390 uses a data-in-memory service to allow replacement of intermediate basic sequential access method (BSAM) and queued sequential access method (QSAM) data sets in batch job streams with data-in-memory buffers or "pipe" between jobs. Significant elapsed-time reductions are possible for sets of jobs that execute serially and can use BatchchPipes for OS/390 to execute in parallel on the same system, or in a parallel sysplex environment. By using the coupling facility, BatchPipes for OS/390 will enable parallelism across multiple systems. This provides more options to distribute the batch workload and improve resource utilization.
BatchPipePlex provides flexible scheduling and increased resource utilization by piping data across several systems to relieve the constraints on a single system.
BatchPipes for OS/390 is one of several software and hardware functions that IBM offers to improve the elapsed time of batch jobs that run on OS/390 and MVS/ESA. Others include:
Hardware and Software Support Services
IBM SmoothStart and Installation Services are not provided.
Specified Operating Environment
A Parallel Sysplex® configuration with a Coupling Facility Structure defined for BatchPipes is required for piping across images.
For more information about specific hardware requirements, refer to the System/390® Parallel Enterprise Server and OS/390 Reference Guide (G326-3070).
Using BatchPipes across images in a parallel sysplex requires OS/390 or MVS/ESA V5.
Performance Considerations: Significant elapsed time reductions are possible for sets of jobs that execute serially by using BatchPipes for OS/390 to execute these jobs in parallel on the same OS/390 system or Parallel Sysplex environment. Consideration must be given to the combined requirements for: initiators, tape drives, DASD, processor storage and processor usage.
Security, Auditability, and Control
BatchPipes for OS/390 relies on the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Shipment will not occur before availability date.
New users of BatchPipes for OS/390 should specify:
Type Model 5655 D45
Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL One-Time Charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
Program Number/ ESL OTC Description Feature Number 5655-D45 BatchPipes 0018 for OS/390
ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).
Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Basic License
To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the PSLC Base feature. If applicable, specify the PSLC Level A and PSLC Level B, and PSLC Level C, PSLC Level D features and quantity.
If there is more than one program copy in a Parallel Sysplex, the charge for all copies is associated to one license by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the Service Units in Millions (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge (NC) Identifier feature on the licenses.
Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
PSLC PSLC Basic License Machine Feature MLC Feature MSU Capacity Number Description 1 0001 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0002 PSLC Base, 2 MSUs 3 0003 PSLC Base, 3 MSUs 4 -- 45 0004 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0005 PSLC Level A, 42 MSUs 46 -- 175 0006 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0007 PSLC Level B, 10 MSUs 0008 PSLC Level B, 50 MSUs 176 -- 315 0009 PSLC Level C, 1 MSU 0010 PSLC Level C, 10 MSUs 0011 PSLC Level C, 50 MSUs 316 or more 0012 PSLC Level D, 1 MSU 0013 PSLC Level D, 50 MSUs NA 0014 PSLC NC IDENTIFIER
For a single machine with 11 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:
0004 quantity 8
For two machines in a Parallel Sysplex, which have an aggregation of 60 MSUs, the PSLC features would be:
Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.
Growth Opportunity License Charge (GOLC): To order a GOLC software, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the GOLC monthly charge feature number from the table below. Also, specify the feature number for the desired distribution medium.
GOLC GOLC Feature Category Number H30 0015 H50 0016 H70 0017
Feature Distribution Environment Number Medium OS/390 5802 3480 tape cartridge MVS/ESA OS/390 6085 4-mm DAT cartridge MVS/ESA
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Satellite Electronic Delivery 3450 Update Shipments Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Title Number BatchPipes for OS/390 V2 R1 SA22-7456 BatchPipeWorks Reference BatchPipes for OS/390 V2 R1 SA22-7457 BatchPipeWorks User Guide BatchPipes for OS/390 V2 R1 SA22-7458 Users Guide and Reference BatchPipes for OS/390 V2 R1 GA22-7459 Introduction
Displayable Softcopy Publications: BatchPipes for OS/390 publications are offered in displayable softcopy form. The displayable manuals are optional machine-readable material. The files are shipped on CD-ROM. To order use form number SK2T-6700-16.
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
Terms and Conditions
This licensed program is subject to the Terms and Conditions for IBM licensed programs.
Replaced Program(s) Replacement Program(s) Program Program Program Program Number Name Number Name 5655A17 IBM SmartBatch 5655D45 IBM BatchPipes for OS/390 for OS/390
Non-Restricted Source Materials: All
Object Code Only (OCO): None
Service Policy: It is IBM's current intention to provide service support for each release of BatchPipes for OS/390. If a release is not in the list to be withdrawn, it will continue to be serviced until further announced. The current practice of providing at least twelve months' written notice prior to the withdrawal of service for a version or release will continue.
All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent as well as withdrawal without notice are subject to change and represent goals and objectives only.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. LE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.