IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-307
September 12, 2000

IBM's Strengthened Focus On Database Tools

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At a Glance

New and repositioned database tools help you:

  • Maximize the availability of your systems
  • Keep your operating environment running at peak performance
  • Meet requirements for additional recovery/replication capabilities
  • Effectively create and operate your application subsystem

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

A new focus on database tools complements IBM's premier DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) for OS/390® and IMS™ database engines. With the new focus, IBM seeks to be your preferred supplier of tools by providing competitive, high-performance, and functionally rich products. IBM's strategy is to focus on data management tools by:

  • Defining areas of importance to our customers
  • Consolidating existing product offerings
  • Providing a consistent set of Terms and Conditions
  • Standardizing on industry consistent price methodology
  • Being responsive to customer needs

New and Repositioned Products

To help shape this new strategy, IBM is announcing the following new and repositioned products:

  • Database administration tools to help you maximize the availability of your systems
  • Performance management tools to help you keep your operating environment running at peak performance
  • Recovery and replication management tools to help with your additional requirements (such as archiving data, point in time recovery, online recovery, and added image copy capabilities)
  • Application management tools to help you effectively create and operate your application subsystem

Refer to the Description section for a complete list of these new and repositioned products, as well as a list of new terms and conditions for select products.

Planned Availability Dates

Refer to individual announcements dated September 12, 2000.

Description

IBM's initial focus on database tools centers on four areas:

  1. Administration
  2. Performance Management
  3. Recovery and Replication Management
  4. Application Management

Administration

Data Base Administration Tools address the most common tasks required to service and support database operations. These include such tasks as unloading, reloading, reorganizing, copying, and catalog management. Many of these are operations where performance is critical in meeting your company's availability commitments. New and repositioned tools being announced today in this area include:

  • DB2® Administration Tool
  • DB2 Forms
  • DB2 High Performance Unload
  • DB2 Automation Tool
  • DB2 Log Analysis Tool
  • IMS High Performance Unload
  • IMS High Performance Load
  • IMS High Performance Pointer Checker
  • IMS High Performance Prefix Resolution
  • IMS Index Builder
  • IMS Fast Path Basic Tools
  • IMS Fast Path Online Tools
  • IMS Data Base Repair Facility
  • IMS Sequential Randomizer Generator
  • IMS Library Management Utilities
  • IMS Advanced ACB Generator
  • IMS ETO Support
  • IMS Hardware Data Compression — Extended

Performance Management

While Administration Tools cover most of your maintenance and service operations, performance management is equally important in keeping your database environment operating at peak performance. New and repositioned tools being announced today in this area include:

  • DB2 Performance Monitor
  • DB2 SQL Performance Analyzer
  • DB2 Query Monitor
  • IMS Performance Analyzer
  • IMS Queue Control Facility

Recovery and Replication Management

Normal backup and recovery operations are handled by the image copy and recovery tools you choose. Many customers, however, have additional requirements or situations requiring special solutions. These might include: archiving data, point in time recovery, online recovery, and added image copy capabilities. In addition, asynchronous replication of data to where it is needed can enable your distributed applications. New and repositioned tools being announced today in this area include:

  • DB2 Recovery Manager
  • DB2 Row Archive Manager
  • DB2 DataPropagator™
  • IMS Database Integrity Control Facility
  • IMS DEDB Fast Recover
  • IMS Recovery Saver
  • IMS Image Copy Extensions

Application Management

Lastly, tools helpful in the development, testing, operation, and connectivity of database applications are equally important. The ability to build simple reporting applications, provide e-business connections, examine and change data, and control checkpoint activities are useful to effectively create and operate your application subsystem. New and repositioned tools being announced today in this area include:

  • DB2 Bind Manager
  • DB2 Web Query Tool
  • IMS Connect
  • IMS Program Restart Facility

To learn more about these products, please visit the Database Tools Web site at:

Summary of New and Repositioned Products Announced Today

The following products have been repositioned with Terms and Conditions changes:

Repositioned Products

Replaced Product                      New Product
 
Order                                 Order
Number    Product                     Number    Product
 
5645-DB2  Selected Features of
           DB2 V6
          DB2 Administration Tool     5655-E70  DB2 Administration
                                                Tool
          DB2 Performance Monitor     5655-E61  DB2 Performance
                                                Monitor
          DB2 DataPropagator          5655-E60  DB2 DataPropagator
          DB2 Forms                   5655-E64  DB2 Forms
 
5688-515  DB2 Administration          5655-E70  DB2 Administration
           Tool V1                               Tool
5655-D52  DB2 Administration          5655-E70  DB2 Administration
           Tool V2                               Tool
5655-A31  DB2 Row Archive             5655-E65  DB2 Row Archive
           Manager                               Manager
5697-F44  DB2 High Performance        5655-E69  DB2 High Performance
           Unload                                Unload
 
Replaced Product                      New Product
 
Order                                 Order
Number    Product                     Number    Product
 
5697-F09  DB2 Forms V1                5655-E64  DB2 Forms
5697-G16  DB2 Forms V2                5655-E64  DB2 Forms
5799-GJA  DB2 Bind Wizard             5655-D38  DB2 Bind Manager
5799-GJE  DB2 Batch Undo              5655-E66  DB2 Log Analysis
                                                 Tool
5799-GJC  DB2 Query Monitor           5655-E67  DB2 Query Monitor
5799-GJD  DB2 Web Query Tool          5655-E71  DB2 Web Query Tool
 
5685-093  IMS System Utilities
           Data Tools (all
           features)
 
          IMS DBT-Library             5655-E04  IMS Library
           Management Utilities                  Management
                                                 Utilities
          IMS DBT-Fast ACBGEN         5655-E05  IMS Advanced ACBGEN
          IMS DBT-Space Management    5655-E09  IMS High Performance
           Utilities                              Pointer Checker
 
          IMS DBT-Image Copy          5655-E10  IMS Image Copy
           Extensions                            Extensions
          IMS DBT-Sequential DAM      5655-E11  IMS Sequential
           Optimizer                             Randomizer Generator
          IMS DBT-DEDB Unload/Load    5655-E30  IMS Fast Path Basic
                                       Tools
          IMS DBT-DEDB Pointer        5655-E30  IMS Fast Path Basic
           Checker                               Tools
          IMS DBT-DEDB Tuning Aid     5655-E30  IMS Fast Path Basic
                                                 Tools
 
          IMS DBT-High Speed          5655-E06  IMS High Performance
           Sequential Retrieval                  Unload
          IMS DBT-Fast                5655-E07  IMS High Performance
           Reorganization Reload                 Load
          IMS DBT-Fast Prefix         5655-E08  IMS High Performance
           Resolution                            Prefix Resolution
          IMS DBT-VSAM Zapper         5655-E03  IMS Data Base Repair
 
5655-085  IMS Compression --          5655-E02  IMS Compression --
           Extended                              Extended
5655-D68  IMS ETO Support             5655-E12  IMS ETO Support
5697-F18  IMS Program Restart         5655-E14  IMS Program Restart
           Facility                              Facility
5697-F02  IMS Performance             5655-E15  IMS Performance
           Analyzer                              Analyzer
5655-A68  IMS Recovery Saver          5655-E16  IMS Recovery Saver
5655-109  IMS DEDB Fast               5655-E32  IMS DEDB Fast
           Recovery                             Recovery
5697-C33  IMS Index Builder           5655-E24  IMS Index Builder
Facility

The following New Products are announced:

New Products
 
Order
Number         Product
 
5697-F56       DB2 Recovery Manager
5697-F57       DB2 SQL Performance Manager
5655-E72       DB2 Automation Tool
 
5655-E51       IMS Connect
5697-E99       IMS Queue Control Facility
5655-E31       IMS Fast Path Online Tools
5697-F61       IMS Data Base Integrity Control Facility

Refer to the following related product announcements for more information.

  • Software Announcement 200-302 , dated September 12, 2000 (IBM Tools for Database Administration)
  • Software Announcement 200-299 , dated September 12, 2000 (IBM Tools for Database Recovery and Replication Management)
  • Software Announcement 200-298 , dated September 12, 2000 (IBM Tools for Database Performance Management)
  • Software Announcement 200-300 , dated September 12, 2000 (IBM Tools for Database Application Management)
  • Withdrawal Announcement 900-227 , dated September 12, 2000 (IBM Tools for Database: Withdrawal of Selected Software Products)

Year 2000

These products are Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with their associated documentation, they are capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the products properly exchange accurate date data with them.

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 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.

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IMS and DataPropagator are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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