IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS , V2.2.1 can help cut cost and improve performance

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-406
October 19, 2010

ENUS210-406.PDF ENUS210-406.PDF

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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order
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IBM® Optim™ Query Workload Tuner, you can write more efficient database queries and improve database design. And will benefit from lower total cost of ownership of hardware and software by optimizing the performance of your databases and the queries they run against them.

Optim Query Workload Tuner V2.2.1 will support DB2® for z/OS® V10 and will be much easier to use. With little or no previous experience of the Eclipse environment you can now efficiently use the offering and can present an easy-to-navigate user interface.

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



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IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS offers tools and advisors that provide expert recommendations to Database Administrators(DBAs) to help improve performance for a workload (group of queries). The following tools and advisors are provided:

  • Workload Statistics Advisor provides advice on missing, outdated, and conflicting statistics and suggests additional statistics that should be gathered to improve query performance for those queries within a workload.
  • Workload Query Advisor makes recommendations based on best-practice rules to modify SQL to improve overall performance.
  • Workload Index Advisor provides advice on new indexes that may improve performance of a workload. With Workload Index Advisor, use a set of predefined scenarios to perform an analysis based on the scenario selected.
  • Workload Table Report identifies key statistics, access path information, and physical database design information related to queries within a workload.

IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS delivers a unique solution to the marketplace. IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS fosters teamwork and collaboration by helping DBAs and developers gain insights into SQL performance. Developers can launch Optim Query Workload Tuner from Optim Development Studio and gain immediate insight into performance enhancements during development.

Now with Optim Query Workload Tuner 2.2.1, DBAs can identify and tune poorly performing queries and workloads with tighter integration with other SQL tuning and monitoring solutions including:

  • DB2 Query Monitor
  • DB2 Path Check for z/OS
  • DB2 SQL Performance Analyzer for z/OS
  • Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for DB2 Performance Expert on z/OS

DBAs will see improved usability and workflow. With Optim Query Workload Tuner V2.2.1, the tool now supports DB2 for z/OS V10.



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  • Basic storage size and performance speeds (RAM, modem, and hard drive)
  • Platforms, if multiple
  • I/O or other features
  • IBM and non-IBM


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October 29, 2010



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Description
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As with any databases, IBM DB2 responds poorly if there is poor application SQL. Though it will still communicate with the database, it takes longer to interpret, resulting in slower response time. Applications and workloads need to be tuned to optimize performance and maximize return on investment. Effectively tuning single query or sets of queries (workload) requires thorough understanding of SQL access plan, capturing and collecting, and understanding object statistics to improve performance, analyzing index usage and object relationships.

Optim Query Workload Tuner simplifies and speeds up analysis for DBAs, developers, designers, and other roles in the organization. It not only removes much of the tedium from query analysis, but it provides expert recommendations to improve query and workload performance. The improved workload performance and return on investment generated by Query Workload Tuner directly benefits the business.

Optim Query Workload Tuner can be used by DBAs and application developers. They can tune performance on the base of guidance on index creation and statistics. Developers will benefit from its easily accessed expert advice on writing highly efficient SQL queries. They can also take advantage of integration with Optim Development Studio, making it easy to recognize and correct problematic queries during development.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

The products in this announcement are capable as of their general availability, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z® IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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Program             Program
number      VRM     name
 
 5655-V81   2.2.1   IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS

Product identification number

IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS V2.2
 
                     Subscription & Support
Program PID number   (S&S) PID number
 
5655-V81             5655-S20 
 


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=210-406


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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The IBM Publications Center

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

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS V2.2.1 (5655-V81)

Title                                         Order number
 
License Information                           GC19-2776
Program Directory                             GI10-8813
CDs for Quick Start Guides                    LCD4-8378
International Prog License                    Z125-3301
Optim Query Client                            LCD4-8348


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Before installing the Optim Query Workload Tuner client, verify that the system meets the minimum hardware requirements:

  • 1.5 GB available hard drive space
  • 1 GB memory (2 GB recommended)
  • 2 GHz Pentium® IV processor equivalent or better
Software requirements

The following operating systems are supported for this product:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x86-32 (SP2 and SP3)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x86-64 (32-bit compatibility mode) (SP1 and SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista - 32-bit Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (base and SP1), with the following special requirements:
  • Silent installation cannot be used.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 x86- 32-bit, with the following special requirements: Silent installation cannot be used.

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.

Planning information

Packaging

The Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS V2.2.1 (5655-V81) package includes:

  • Optim Query Workload Tuner Client Software V2.2.1 for Windows DVD
  • Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS V2.2.1 Server Activation Kit - Tape Cartridge
  • Program directory
  • License document

Security, auditability, and control

Optin Query workload Tuner uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or 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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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Charge metric
 
                                                PID       Charge
Program name                                    number    metric
 
IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2          5655-V81  Value Unit
    for z/OS V2.2

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

                                                         Value
Program                                                  Unit
number    Program name                                   Exhibit
 
 
5655-V81  IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2         VUE007
          for z/OS V2.2

For each IBM eServer™ zSeries® IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the "required license capacity." Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The zSeries IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware    Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00
 
Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
Basic license

On/Off CoD

The products in this announcement are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name: IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS V2.2
Program PID: 5655-V81
 
Entitlement                                
identifier   Description                   License option/Pricing metric
 
S015M12      DB2 Query Workload Tuner      Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC
             for DB2 for z/OS V2.2
 
Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base         1-3      1.00
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.20

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2 for z/OS V2.2.1
Program PID: 5655-V81
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier             Description                License option/Pricing metric
 
S015M12                IBM Optim Query            Basic OTC, Value Units
                       Workload Tuner
Orderable 
supply ID              Language                   Distribution medium
 
S015M11                US English                 3480 Tape Cartridge
                                                  IBM Optim Query Tuner 
                                                   Client DVD
S0166GJ                US English                 3590 Tape Cartridge
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S20
 
Entitlement                          
identifier             Description                License option/Pricing metric
 
S013K21                IBM Optim Query            Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
                       Workload Tuner for DB2     No charge, decline SW S&S
                       for z/OS V2.2              Per MSU SW S&S registration
 
Orderable 
supply ID              Language                   Distribution medium

S013K22                English                    Hardcopy publication
 
 
 Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S20

 

Subscript ion and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM). This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac®.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac, include:

  • 3590
  • 3592

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after general availability
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability due to additional customization, and data input verification.


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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number
                                             Program   License
Program name                                 number    Information 

IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner for DB2       5655-V81  L-DNAA-7PSNKZ
 for z/OS V2.2
 

The programs' License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based, z/OS-based, full-machine-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution-based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Ful-machine-based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex.

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems.
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode.

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Program PID: 5655-V81
 
Entitlement                                
identifier   Description                   License option/Pricing metric
 
S015M12      IBM Optim Query Workload      Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             Tuner for DB2 for z/OS V2.2   Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-S20
 
S013K21      IBM Optim Query               Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             Workload Tuner for            No charge, decline SW S&S
             DB2 for z/OS  S&S             Per MSU SW S&S registration
 

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