IBM DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 Enhances IMS Capture Component of IBM's Data Replication Solution

Software Announcement
February 25, 1997
Announcement Letter Number: 297-029


Table of Contents:

(Corrected on February 18, 1997)

Corrected the Department and Reference items in the Call to Order section.

At a Glance

DataPropagator NonRelational is the IMS Capture component of IBM's Data Replication and Data Warehousing Solutions. It provides:

  • Asynchronous propagation of data changes from IMS to DB2 for MVS/ESA without any changes to applications
  • Powerful capture for all types of IMS updates (batch, IMS/TM, and CICS/DBCTL) to both full-function DL/I and fastpath IMS databases
  • Sophisticated log analysis technology for complete data integrity and replication of committed data only
  • Architecture for automated, flexible operations and high data volumes, including use of DBRC for automatic identification of log data sets
  • Interface to DataPropagator Relational for MVS (R) for directly extending IMS data to DB2 family of databases and through DataJoiner to Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Flexible configuration -- IMS and DB2 on same or separate MVS images
New with Version 2 Release 2 are:
  • Support for IMS and DB2 data sharing in MVS Sysplex environments, including both asynchronous and synchronous propagation modes
  • CPU performance and DBRC availability improvements
  • Data Difference Utility, a customer-modifiable program (source code provided) for generating deltas from sequential files
  • Year 2000 enablement
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Overview

DataPropagator (TM) NonRelational MVS/ESA (TM), part of the IBM Data Replication Solution, automatically captures changes made to IMS (TM) databases by applications running in IMS batch, IMS/TM, and CICS (TM)/DBCTL and applies those changes to a DB2 (R) database on MVS/ESA. DataPropagator NonRelational's sophisticated log analysis technique allows it to achieve this propagation without requiring any changes to existing applications and with minimal impact on the performance of IMS or DB2.

As DataPropagator NonRelational exploits the architected open data staging interface of DataPropagator Relational (another program product in IBM's Data Replication Solution), IMS data propagated to DB2 for MVS/ESA can be further propagated to DB2 for OS/2 (R), Windows NT, OS/400 (R), AIX (R), HP-UX, or the Solaris Operating Environment. Using DataJoiner (TM), IMS data can be further propagated to multivendor databases like Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and Microsoft SQL Server. DataPropagator NonRelational is the IMS Capture component of the IBM Data Replication Solution.

The solutions provided by DataPropagator NonRelational are:

  • Information Access -- Build data warehouses from IMS in DB2 or other relational databases on platforms of your choice. This lets you use DB2 and the decision support tools based on DB2 to provide your users with extensive, flexible, and timely access to business information.
  • Coexistence/Growth path for IMS applications -- A majority of Fortune 1000 companies depend on IMS applications to process their daily business transactions. With DataPropagator NonRelational, these companies can maintain copies of IMS data in a DB2 environment and extend their IMS database applications with new modules based on DB2 technology. It protects their huge IMS investment while providing a growth path to relational technology.
  • Migration from IMS database applications -- Migrate your IMS applications to DB2 at a pace appropriate to your business. DataPropagator NonRelational keeps DB2 data consistent with the original IMS data. Existing applications or programs can be migrated one at a time.
DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 improves performance and provides significant other enhancements, including support for Parallel Sysplex (TM) in synchronous and asynchronous modes. Synchronous mode support is delivered on request through the IBM service process.



Intended Customers

Customers with mission-critical, IMS-based applications who are interested in:

  • Building data warehouses in DB2 or other multivendor relational databases for decision support
  • Extending current IMS applications with DB2-based modules
  • Migrating operational IMS applications to DB2



Key Prerequisites

IBM processors running IMS/ESA (R) Database Manager 4.1 (5685-012), or later, and DB2 3.1 (5685-DB2), or later, under MVS/SP (TM) Version 4.2.2 (5695-047 or 5695-048), or later.



Planned Availability Date

February 28, 1997

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com



DESCRIPTION

DataPropagator NonRelational is IBM's Data Replication product for maintaining data consistency between hierarchical IMS database sources (both full-function DL/I and fastpath) and equivalent relational DB2 (MVS) targets. It operates by capturing IMS database updates and propagating the delta changes to DB2. It is true middleware and performs its functions without modifications to application programs.

Two modes of propagation are supported:

  • Asynchronous mode is most popular and flexible for data warehouse applications. IMS database changes are first captured (via processing of the IMS logs), saved, and then later applied to the target DB2 tables. Changes are captured from all types of IMS applications, including IMS Transaction Manager MPPs and BMPs, CICS programs running under DBCTL, and batch. The IMS and DB2 databases can be on the same MVS system, or on separate, remote systems. The frequency of capturing and applying data changes are set according to installation requirements. Asynchronous mode has minimal performance impact to production IMS transaction processing. DB2 updates are also efficient, employing static SQL within a batch program. This means the DB2 update jobs can be scheduled during off-peak times.

  • Synchronous mode is intended for customers with a strong application coexistence need. It enforces continuous, real-time synchronization between IMS and DB2 databases. For example, customers with IMS-based applications often prefer to implement major application extensions using DB2-based technology. In this case, customers can use DataPropagator NonRelational to provide consistent copies of the data in both databases. Synchronous mode can be bidirectional (propagating changes from IMS to DB2, or from DB2 to IMS) and applies the target changes within the same unit of work as the source transaction. Therefore, changes to one database are applied immediately to the other. This requires that IMS and DB2 reside on the same MVS system, and that the application perform all database updates in the IMS TM environment (IMS updates via MPP or BMP, and DB2 updates via IMS attach facility). Because updates to both databases are done in the same unit of work, there is some performance impact to the application transaction. However, DataPropagator NonRelational has been implemented efficiently; the performance cost is comparable to that of a highly tuned application, updating both databases directly.
Data Mapping and Selection: DataPropagator NonRelational's flexible propagation definitions allow multiple IMS DB segments within a hierarchy to be mapped to a single DB2 table. Thus, users are not restricted to a simple one-table-per-segment schema. Likewise, complex segments containing imbedded structures (such as multiple occurrences of a record or multiple record types) can be mapped to multiple tables. SQL-style WHERE clauses allow for selection of data to be propagated. For example, a bank's IMS database may contain information on all customers, but only customer records with high balances are propagated to its DB2 preferred customer table.

Data Integrity: DataPropagator NonRelational's asynchronous mode uses a sophisticated log-based capture technology to analyze and select IMS log records appropriate for propagation. This technology ensures that only changed data committed within the time interval selected is propagated. Furthermore, the capture process preserves the time sequence and transaction boundaries of the IMS database changes. Thus, the DB2 target database is maintained in full consistency and integrity with the IMS source.

For synchronous mode, DB2 and IMS system interfaces invoke DataPropagator NonRelational's target database apply simultaneously with the source database update. Together with two-phase commit facilities, this guarantees that both database systems are updated as a single unit of work.

Automation and Operational Flexibility: Asynchronous propagation has been implemented using efficient and granular batch processes to allow for maximum flexibility, control, and compatibility with existing data processing operations. Each component can be run when required and needs minimal run-time input. For example, many customers choose to run DataPropagator NonRelational's Selector component with regularly scheduled IMS utility jobs that archive the active log. The component captures the IMS changes by analyzing records in the IMS logs. Because the Selector uses the IMS DBRC facility to automatically identify and select the appropriate log data sets, no operational intervention or run-time specification is required.

DataPropagator NonRelational's Receiver component applies the changes to DB2, which can reside on a different, remote MVS system. The Receiver can be scheduled to run periodically at times independent of the Selector (for example, at the end of the business day or when least disruptive to the DB2 system). DataPropagator NonRelational has several facilities such as grouping of propagations and running multiple receivers in parallel that support efficient processing of huge propagation volumes.

Asynchronous Propagation Beyond DB2: IBM's Data Replication Solution makes it easy to extend the reach of DataPropagator NonRelational replication by taking advantage of the data staging interface (DSI) and seamlessly interoperating replication products. For example, DataPropagator NonRelational can propagate IMS database changes to a data staging table on DB2 for MVS. The Apply component of DataPropagator Relational can detect these new changes and further filter, enhance, distribute, and apply the data to any of the DB2 family of databases (DB2 for Windows NT, DB2 for OS/2, DB2 for AIX, DB2 for HP-UX, and DB2 for the Solaris Operating Environment).

Using IBM's DataJoiner in the solution, extends the replication of data to multivendor targets including Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and Microsoft SQL Server. The Apply component of DataPropagator Relational accesses multivendor databases through DataJoiner as if they were local DB2 databases. Thus, DataPropagator NonRelational, DataPropagator Relational, and DataJoiner working together can propagate operational data from IMS databases to relational databases across the enterprise, enabling the creation of sophisticated data warehouses.



What's New In Version 2 Release 2

Sysplex/Data Sharing Support: DataPropagator NonRelational has been extended to support MVS Sysplex environments, including IMS and DB2 data sharing (requires MVS V5, IMS DB V5, and DB2 V4). Segment inserts, updates, and deletes performed from multiple systems against a shared IMS database are correctly propagated to DB2, regardless of which IMS system initiates the database changes.

For example, MVS systems A and B are part of a Sysplex environment, both having IMS DB and DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2. An application on system A inserts a root and dependent segment to the shared IMS database. Immediately afterwards, system B updates the same segments. Even though the database changes are recorded in separate IMS logs, DataPropagator NonRelational automatically captures the correct committed log records from both systems and applies the changes to corresponding tables in DB2. Thus, the DB2 tables reflect the correct state of the IMS data, including preservation of transaction scope and integrity.

DataPropagator NonRelational's Selector component can run on any of the shared IMS systems on the Sysplex, and its Receiver component can be run on any of the DB2 systems.

With synchronous propagation, new DataPropagator NonRelational facilities have been provided to coordinate and control propagation across multiple systems. For example, propagation across the Sysplex can be started or stopped from a single system. Parallel Sysplex support enablement for synchronous mode is delivered on request through the IBM service process.



Performance and Availability Improvements

The Selector component used for asynchronous propagation has been refined to yield improvements in these areas:

  • Improvements in automatic log selection. The DBRC initialization phase of the Selector has been enhanced to significantly reduce elapsed time when processing multiple log data sets or single logs for multiple propagation groups. This results in both faster execution of the Selector, as well as greater availability of IMS resources such as RECON data. Measurements by a beta customer show reductions in DBRC phase elapsed time ranging from 50% to 80%.

  • Reduction in code path lengths for common operations. This can yield significant improvements in CPU time, especially for large propagation volumes. Laboratory measurements have shown improvements of 20% to 40%, depending on workload.

  • Special optimization for huge units of work. Older batch applications that update large numbers of IMS segments before termination or issuing a commit are a recognized performance challenge for log analysis programs. DataPropagator NonRelational has implemented improvements to handle such workloads more efficiently. For example, a laboratory workload consisting of 100,000 segment inserts contained in a single unit of work was measured with a CPU time reduction of over 50%.
Data Difference Utility (DDU): The DDU is a simple, stand-alone utility for generating propagation deltas using current and previous levels of a specially formatted sequential input file. It implements propagation using a batch "old master/new master" technique where the current level of the input file is compared against a previous level. Relational inserts, updates, and deletes are then generated from the comparison. It is intended as a tool for providing change propagation from non-IMS sources to IBM DataPropagator Relational "staging tables" in DB2.

A "standard" DB2 for MVS/ESA load format file is required as input. Output (and old-level comparison file) are in a similar format, except for the addition of time stamp and sequence number (that is, the special columns used by DataPropagator Relational.) A DB2 table is required at run time to store control and state information and the definition of the target table.

The DDU is written in the C/370 (TM) programming language and packaged as a sample program in both source and object forms. This allows customers to modify the source code and to incorporate it into a more complete solution. For example, customers may choose to modify the DDU in order to provide direct access to a VSAM source file, record selection, and field mapping, and to provide data type conversions.

Other Product Enhancements

  • Support for IMS Version 6. DataPropagator NonRelational has been enhanced to operate correctly with the recently announced IMS V6, including correctly processing mixtures of IMS V6 and V5 (or earlier) log records.

  • Year 2000 enablement. DataPropagator NonRelational will operate correctly for the year 2000 and beyond. For asynchronous mode, the Selector component assumes the appropriate century when processing two-digit year fields from IMS V5 (or earlier) logs.

  • Support for DataPropagator Relational's condensed staging tables. DataPropagator NonRelational's Receiver component has been enhanced to support DataPropagator Relational's "incomplete form" of condensed staging tables. DataPropagator NonRelational will now automatically detect propagations to incomplete, condensed staging tables and employ appropriate update semantics. These more permissive semantics are consistent with DataPropagator Relational's processing rules. For example, with DataPropagator NonRelational V2R1 the propagation of an IMS segment delete to a DB2 row delete would raise an error condition if the target row did not already exist. However, in DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2, this delete is allowed. Likewise, updates against "missing rows" are transformed into inserts, and inserts against existing rows are transformed into updates.

  • Improved support for "log spanning" transactions. With DataPropagator NonRelational V2R1, asynchronous propagations that involved complex IMS transactions split across multiple logs would occasionally, under special conditions, raise warning or error conditions. Users could overcome this anomaly by specifying an override option; however, use of the option could potentially mask real error conditions. DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 correctly processes complex spanned transactions without the use of this override.

  • Date conversion sample exit. A new sample field conversion exit has been provided to illustrate common date conversion programming. For example, the new sample exit can be used directly to map month/day/year fields and Julian dates from IMS to DB2's date data type. COBOL, C/370, Assembler, and PL/I versions of the new exit are included.

  • Softcopy publications. In addition to the hardcopy books shipped with the product, a softcopy version is now included on the basic machine-readable media. These optionally installed data sets can be used with BookManager (R) for convenient online searching and reference. BookManager, however, is not included on the machine-readable media.



DataPropagator NonRelational Version and Release History

Note that the product was originally named DataPropagator but with Version 2 was renamed to DataPropagator NonRelational. This was done to distinguish it from the DataPropagator Relational product. Both DataPropagator NonRelational and DataPropagator Relational are part of IBM's Data Replication Solution.

  • V1R1 became available in 1991. It offered IMS to DB2 propagation only in the synchronous mode.

  • V1R2 became available in 1993 and introduced "reverse" propagation (from DB2 to IMS).

  • V2R1 became available December 1994. It added the asynchronous propagation mode.

  • V2R2, available February 28, 1997, extends propagation support to the MVS Sysplex environment, including IMS and DB2 data sharing.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

IBM's Data Replication Solution provides a flexible, enterprise-wide way to meet a company's replication requirements. The products in the replication solution, in addition to DataPropagator NonRelational, are DataPropagator Relational, DataRefresher (TM), and DataJoiner. Product configurations are flexible to accommodate multiple data sources and targets and the frequency of replication executions with easy-to-use administrative functions. Together these products provide a unique set of functions for leveraging legacy data across an enterprise, whether it is mainframe- or client/server-oriented. Data replication products provide robust data enhancement capabilities with underlying cost-effective technology.

IBM's Data Replication Solution provides data for:

  • Building data warehouses for decision support and executive information systems

  • Offloading query processing from production systems for the purposes of reducing production table contention or production CPU utilization

  • Creating applications that require shared data with legacy systems; for example, rehosting applications or building client/server applications
DataPropagator NonRelational is the IMS Capture component of IBM's Data Replication Solution. DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 efficiently propagates IMS data asynchronously to DB2 for MVS/ESA. Working seamlessly with DataPropagator Relational, DataPropagator NonRelational further propagates IMS data to client/server or DB2 family databases on laptop, desktop, and workstation machines.

DataPropagator Relational is the product for a comprehensive data replication solution based on DRDA (R) within a relational environment, providing refresh, update, and enhancement capabilities across DB2 for MVS/ESA, DB2 for OS/2, DB2 for Windows NT, DB2 for OS/400, DB2 for AIX, DB2 for HP-UX, and DB2 for the Solaris Operating Environment databases.

DataPropagator Relational is particularly suited for refreshing and updating repetitive data; it provides an automated way for users to specify how often and how many times a replication operation is to be performed.

DataPropagator NonRelational and DataRefresher provide a coordinated replication solution for IMS data sources. DataPropagator NonRelational provides IMS change data propagation. DataRefresher provides full refresh processing from IMS to DB2 and supports full refresh for VSAM and sequential file sources. DataRefresher produces data extracts in load-ready format for any DB2 database and for both user tables or the data staging area of DataPropagator Relational.

DataJoiner extends replication to multivendor sources and targets, including Oracle, Sybase, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, and others. DataJoiner is a multidatabase server that provides a single-site image to all data, relational and non-relational, local and remote, from IBM and non-IBM platforms, as though the data were local. DataJoiner masks differences in SQL dialects, data access methods, networking protocols, and operating systems. In the context of replication, DataJoiner provides the gateway to heterogeneous environments. DataPropagator NonRelational, DataPropagator Relational, DataRefresher, and DataJoiner provide a coordinated replication solution for IMS data sources.



STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION

IBM and Evolutionary Technologies International (ETI) are planning to jointly enhance ETI's ETI.EXTRACT product to allow it to operate seamlessly with IBM's DataPropagator NonRelational product. Through our joint efforts, IBM and ETI intend to improve overall change propagation function for customers building data warehouses and data marts. The total solution represents a blending of the sophisticated IMS change capture technology in IBM's DataPropagator NonRelational with the powerful data transformation technology from ETI.EXTRACT.

Through ETI's intuitive, point-and-click Conversion Editor interface, users will be able to specify complex data mappings and transformations for coordinated data extract and change propagation scenarios. Additionally, all metadata regarding the mapping and transformation will be automatically captured. For IMS customers, the IBM and ETI relationship can help reduce the cost of data warehouse development, implementation, and maintenance; provide an infrastructure that can be leveraged over many projects, including data warehousing, application implementation, and data conversion; protect the customers' significant investment in IMS; and improve customers' return on their data warehouse investment.



EDUCATION SUPPORT

DataRefresher and DataPropagator NonRelational Implementation Overview (U4255) is recommended for all customers planning to implement DataPropagator NonRelational for the first time.

Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are contained in IBM education catalogs and on the Web site at:

    http://www.training.ibm.com/ibmedu
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for education catalogs, schedules, and enrollments. Or call 800-IBM-4FAX (426-4329) to receive course descriptions and schedules by fax.



REFERENCE INFORMATION

Refer to Software Announcement 296-240, dated June 25, 1996, for information on the Data Replication Solution, and to Software Announcement 296-330, dated September 10, 1996, for information on IMS V6.

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: DataPropagator (TM) NonRelational is designed to operate on any IBM processor supported by MVS/ESA (TM) SP (TM) Version 4, Release 2.2. There are no special machine configurations required.

Most DataPropagator NonRelational modules are loaded above the 16MB line.

Software Requirements: The following are required in the DataPropagator NonRelational environment both during and after installation.

  • MVS/SP (TM) JES2 Version 4 Release 2 Modification Level 2 including VLF (5695-047) or MVS/SP JES3 Version 4 Release 2 Modification Level 2 including VLF (5695-048)

  • MVS/DFP (TM) Version 3 Release 3 (5665-XA3)

  • TSO/E Version 2 Release 3 (5685-025)

  • SMP/E Version 1 Release 8 (5668-949)

  • ISPF Version 3 Release 5 (5685-054)

  • ISPF/PDF Version 3 Release 5 (5665-402)

  • IBM High Level Assembler Version 1 Release 2 (5696-234)

  • DFSORT (TM) Version 1 Release 12 (5740-SM1), or equivalent product

  • For asynchronous propagation (IMS/ESA (R) to DB2 (R) on MVS (R))
    • IMS/ESA Database Manager Version 4 (5685-012) with APAR PN37886 (PTF UN39051). (PTF UN39051 adds an additional keyword variable to DBRC that enables batch and online logs to be differentiated.)

    • DB2 Version 3 Release 1 (5685-DB2).
  • For synchronous propagation (IMS/ESA to DB2 on MVS)
    • IMS/ESA Database Manager Version 4 (5685-012).

    • IMS/ESA Transaction Manager Version 4 (5685-013) IMS/ESA Transaction Manager is needed only for online processing if propagating where MPP, IFP, and non-DBCTL-BMP regions are used.

    • DB2 Version 3 Release 1 (5685-DB2).
  • For synchronous propagation (DB2 on MVS to IMS/ESA)
    • IMS/ESA Database Manager Version 4 Release 1 (5685-012).

    • IMS/ESA Transaction Manager Version 4 Release 1 (5685-013) IMS/ESA Transaction Manager is needed only for online processing if propagating where MPP, IFP, and non-DBCTL BMP regions are used.

    • DB2 Version 3 Release 1 (5685-DB2).



Optional Software

These products are optional in the DataPropagator NonRelational environment:

  • DataRefresher (TM) Version 1 (5696-703) (if you want to use the DataRefresher Map Capture exit routine provided by DataPropagator NonRelational), Data Extract (DXT (TM)) Version 2 Release 5 (5668-788), or an equivalent data extract product.

  • DB2 Data Replication Starter Kit for OS/2 (R) and Windows NT (84H0800) or DB2 Data Replication Starter Kit for UNIX Operating Systems (84H0760) if you want to extend IMS (TM) data propagation to DB2 for OS/2, DB2 for Windows NT, DB2 for OS/400 (R), DB2 for AIX (R), DB2 for HP-UX, or DB2 for the Solaris Operating Environment.

  • QMF (TM)/MVS Version 3 Release 1 (5706-254) if you want to query the DataPropagator NonRelational directory tables and audit trail table.

  • BTS Version 1 Release 2 (5668-948), including the batch/online SPE if propagating DB2 on MVS to IMS/ESA. This SPE will help you in testing propagating programs.

  • RACF (TM) Version 1 Release 9 (5740-XXH) or equivalent product if you want to protect APF-authorized libraries and DataPropagator NonRelational status files.

  • SAA (R) AD/Cycle (R) LE/370 Version 1 Release 5 (5688-198) if you want to write exit routines in high-level languages.

  • SAA AD/Cycle COBOL/370 (TM) Version 1 Release 2 (5688-197) if you want to write exit routines in COBOL.

  • SAA AD/Cycle C/370 (TM) Version 1 Release 2 (5688-216) if you want to write exit routines in C.

  • SAA AD/Cycle PL/I 370 Version 1 Release 1 (5688-235) if you want to write exit routines in PL/I.

  • CICS/ESA (R) Version 3 Release 3 (5685-083) if you want to support CICS (TM)/DBCTL for asynchronous propagation (IMS to DB2 on MVS). CICS/ESA is required only if IMS data is being updated through CICS/ESA transactions.

  • IBM DB2 Performance Monitor Version 1 Release 2.1 (5665-354).

  • IBM Database Tools (DBT) Version 2 Release 2 (5685-093).

  • IBM IMS Monitor Summary and Systems Analysis Program Version 1 Release 17 (5798-CHJ).

  • OS/VS DB/DC Data Dictionary Version 1 Release 6 (5740-XXF).
Compatibility: DataPropagator NonRelational V2R1 is functionally compatible with DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2, making it easier for current customers to take advantage of the improvements in V2R2. DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 dynamically determines the levels of IMS and DataPropagator Relational it is working with and executes appropriate interfaces for the determined levels. Thus, customers can migrate to IMS V6 without making any additional changes to DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2.

Limitations: DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 provides support for MVS Sysplex environments including IMS and DB2 data sharing. Synchronous mode support enablement is being delivered through the IBM service process. Customers must contact IBM Service to request a fix and the associated special testing and validation requirements information for using this facility in production environments.

Performance and Availability Improvements: The Selector component used for asynchronous propagation is improved in these areas:

  • Automatic log selection. The DBRC initialization phase of the Selector significantly reduces elapsed time when processing multiple log data sets or single logs for multiple propagation groups. This results in faster execution of the Selector and greater availability of IMS resources such as RECON data. Measurements by a beta customer show reductions in DBRC phase elapsed time ranging from 50% to 80%.

  • Reduction in code path lengths for common operations. This can yield significant improvements in CPU time, especially for large propagation volumes. Laboratory measurements have shown improvements of 20% to 40%, depending on workload.

  • Special optimization for huge units of work. Older batch applications that update large numbers of IMS segments before termination or issuing a commit are a recognized performance challenge for log analysis programs. DataPropagator NonRelational now handles such workloads more efficiently. For example, a laboratory workload consisting of 100,000 segment inserts contained in a single unit of work was measured with a CPU time reduction of over 50%.



PLANNING INFORMATION



Customer Responsibilities

DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 is logically viewed as a single product with four priced features that can be ordered separately:

Utilities -- provides the tools needed to define and administer propagation.

Selector -- selects changed data from IMS for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is not a prerequisite for the Selector feature.

Receiver -- applies the changed data from IMS to DB2 for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Receiver feature.

Synchronous -- enables synchronous propagation from IMS to DB2 and from DB2 to IMS. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Synchronous feature.

You may not need all the product features. The features you need to order depend on:

  • The number of MVS systems involved
  • The mode of propagation chosen
If you have one MVS image running both IMS and DB2, you can propagate either asynchronously or synchronously, or both asynchronously and synchronously concurrently. If you have two MVS images -- one running IMS, the other running DB2 -- you can propagate only in asynchronous mode.

The following functions are considered common to each of the four priced features:

  • Base Component
  • Data Difference Utility (DDU)
  • Softcopy Publications (included on the basic machine-readable media)
Licensing a Selector feature for a particular serial number allows you full use of the base functions, DDU, and softcopy publications in addition to the Selector feature on that serial number.

The following table can help you determine which features are required on which MVS image.

.-----------+-----------------------------------+---------------.
|MVS Images |          One MVS Image            |Two MVS Images |
|           |          (IMS and DB2 on          |(IMS and DB2   |
|           |          same MVS Image)          |on separate    |
|           |                                   |MVS Images)    |
|-----------+-----------------------------------+---------------|
|           |                            Both   |               |
|Propagation|  Asynch.     Synch.       Asynch. |    Asynch.    |
|Mode       |                            and    |               |
|           |                           Synch.  |               |
|-----------+-----------------------------------+---------------|
|MVS Image  |   Both       Both         Both    | IMS   DB2     |
|Running    |IMS & DB2   IMS & DB2    IMS & DB2 | only  only    |
|-----------+-----------------------------------+---------------|
|Product    |                                   |               |
|Feature    |                                   |               |
|           |                                   |               |
|Utilities  |    Yes        Yes          Yes    |       Yes     |
|Selector   |    Yes                     Yes    | Yes           |
|Receiver   |    Yes                     Yes    |       Yes     |
|Synch.     |               Yes          Yes    |               |
'-----------+-----------------------------------+---------------'

Note: "Yes" above means the feature listed in that row is required on the MVS image. Note that the Synchronous mode of propagation is supported only when IMS and DB2 reside on the same MVS image.



Installability

DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 machine-readable material is packaged in the standard SMP/E format and contains seven Function Modification Identifiers (FMID) that correspond to the following:

  • Base of DPROPNR product
  • Utilities product feature
  • Selector product feature
  • Receiver product feature
  • Synchronous product feature
  • DDU sample code
  • Softcopy of V2R2 publications
You can install the FMID softcopy publications for use with BookManager (R) for convenient online searching and reference. Note that the BookManager product is not included.

If you plan to use Parallel Sysplex (TM) synchronous mode support, new with V2R2, you must contact IBM Service to obtain a fix to enable this facility and to receive testing and validation requirements information before using it in production environments.



Packaging

Packaging has been improved; the number of physical media units has been reduced. All orderable product features and base functions, including DDU and softcopy publications, are packaged on one tape/cartridge. The entire product will be shipped regardless of the number of features ordered. However, the optional features cannot be used unless they are licensed.



Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features provided by the IMS/ESA Database Manager, DB2 on MVS/ESA Database Manager, and RACF in an MVS environment.

User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION



Current Licensees

Current licensees of IBM DataPropagator NonRelational for MVS/ESA Version 2 (5696-705) will receive this update from IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) automatically. This shipment of Version 2 Release 2 is scheduled to be completed by March 14, 1997, which is two weeks following planned availability.



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on February 28, 1997.

New users of DataPropagator NonRelational should specify:

     Type                  Model

5696 705



Basic License

DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 offers four priced features that can be ordered separately:

  • Utilities
  • Selector
  • Receiver
  • Synchronous
For a description of these features, refer to the Planning Information section.

Utilities Feature: The Utilities feature provides tools needed to define and administer propagations. It is a prerequisite for the Receiver and Synchronous features.

For a graduated one-time charge (OTC) or graduated monthly license charge (MLC), specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                      Basic                         Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0137 0122 20 0138 0123 25 0139 0124 28 0140 0125 29 0141 0126 30 0142 0127 31 0143 0128 32 0144 0129 35 0145 0130 38 0146 0131 40 0147 0132 50 0148 0133 60 0149 0134 70 0150 0135 80 0151 0136

Selector Feature: The Selector feature selects changed data from IMS for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is not a prerequisite for the Selector feature.

For a graduated OTC or graduated MLC, specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                      Basic                         Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0016 0001 20 0017 0002 25 0018 0003 28 0019 0004 29 0020 0005 30 0021 0006 31 0022 0007 32 0023 0008 35 0024 0009 38 0025 0010 40 0026 0011 50 0027 0012 60 0028 0013 70 0029 0014 80 0030 0015

Receiver Feature: The Receiver feature applies the changed data from IMS to DB2 for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Receiver feature.

For a graduated OTC or graduated MLC, specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                      Basic                         Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0287 0272 20 0288 0273 25 0289 0274 28 0290 0275 29 0291 0276 30 0292 0277 31 0293 0278 32 0294 0279 35 0295 0280 38 0296 0281 40 0297 0282 50 0298 0283 60 0299 0284 70 0300 0285 80 0301 0286

Synchronous Feature: The Synchronous feature enables synchronous propagation from IMS to DB2 and DB2 to IMS. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Synchronous feature.

For a graduated OTC or graduated MLC, specify one of the following feature numbers as applicable and corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                      Basic                         Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0407 0392 20 0408 0393 25 0409 0394 28 0410 0395 29 0411 0396 30 0412 0397 31 0413 0398 32 0414 0399 35 0415 0400 38 0416 0401 40 0417 0402 50 0418 0403 60 0419 0404 70 0410 0405 80 0421 0406



Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (TM) (MOSP)

For a graduated OTC or graduated MLC, specify the following feature numbers, corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

Utilities Feature: The Utilities feature provides tools needed to define and administer propagations. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Receiver and Synchronous features.

                    MOSP Basic                    MOSP Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0212 0182 20 0213 0183 25 0214 0184 28 0215 0185 29 0216 0186 30 0217 0187 31 0218 0188 32 0219 0189 35 0220 0190 38 0221 0191 40 0222 0192 50 0223 0193 60 0224 0194 70 0225 0195 80 0226 0196

Selector Feature: The Selector feature selects changed data from IMS for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is not a prerequisite for the Selector feature.

                    MOSP Basic                    MOSP Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0091 0061 20 0092 0062 25 0093 0063 28 0094 0064 29 0095 0065 30 0096 0066 31 0097 0067 32 0098 0068 35 0099 0069 38 0100 0070 40 0101 0071 50 0102 0072 60 0103 0073 70 0104 0074 80 0105 0075

Receiver Feature: The Receiver feature applies the changed data from IMS to DB2 for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Receiver feature.

                    MOSP Basic                    MOSP Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0362 0332 20 0363 0333 25 0364 0334 28 0365 0335 29 0366 0336 30 0367 0337 31 0368 0338 32 0369 0339 35 0370 0340 38 0371 0341 40 0372 0342 50 0373 0343 60 0374 0344 70 0375 0345 80 0376 0346

Synchronous Feature: The Synchronous feature enables synchronous propagation from IMS to DB2 and DB2 to IMS. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Synchronous feature.

                    MOSP Basic                    MOSP Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0482 0452 20 0483 0453 25 0484 0454 28 0485 0455 29 0486 0456 30 0487 0457 31 0488 0458 32 0489 0459 35 0490 0460 38 0491 0461 40 0492 0462 50 0493 0463 60 0494 0464 70 0495 0465 80 0496 0466



Parallel Sysplex License Charge (PSLC) Basic License

To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. If there is more than one program copy, the charge for all copies should be associated with one copy by specifying the applicable PSLC feature numbers and quantity represented by the sum of the million service unit (MSUs) in your Parallel Sysplex. For all other program copies, specify the PSLC No-Charge Identifier feature. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Utilities Feature: The Utilities feature provides tools needed to define and administer propagations. It is a prerequisite for the Receiver and Synchronous features.

Parallel                PSLC            Center Basic License
Sysplex                 Feature         MLC Feature
MSU Capacity            Number          Description

1 0584 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0585 PSLC Base, 2 MSU 3 0559 PSLC Base, 3 MSU 4 -- 42 0560 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0561 PSLC Level A, 42 MSU 43 or more 0562 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0563 PSLC Level B, 10 MSU 0564 PSLC Level B, 50 MSU NA 0565 PSLC No-Charge ID

Selector Feature: The Selector feature selects changed data from IMS for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is not a prerequisite for this feature.

Parallel                PSLC            Center Basic License
Sysplex                 Feature         MLC Feature
MSU Capacity            Number          Description

1 0582 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0583 PSLC Base, 2 MSU 3 0552 PSLC Base, 3 MSU 4 -- 42 0553 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0554 PSLC Level A, 42 MSU 43 or more 0555 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0556 PSLC Level B, 10 MSU 0557 PSLC Level B, 50 MSU NA 0558 PSLC No-Charge ID

Receiver Feature: The Receiver feature applies the changed data from IMS to DB2 for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Receiver feature.

Parallel                PSLC            Center Basic License
Sysplex                 Feature         MLC Feature
MSU Capacity            Number          Description

1 0586 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0587 PSLC Base, 2 MSU 3 0566 PSLC Base, 3 MSU 4 -- 42 0567 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0568 PSLC Level A, 42 MSU 43 or more 0569 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0570 PSLC Level B, 10 MSU 0571 PSLC Level B, 50 MSU NA 0572 PSLC No-Charge ID

Synchronous Feature: The Synchronous feature enables synchronous propagation from IMS to DB2 and DB2 to IMS. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Synchronous feature.

Parallel                PSLC            Center Basic License
Sysplex                 Feature         MLC Feature
MSU Capacity            Number          Description

1 0588 PSLC Base, 1 MSU 2 0589 PSLC Base, 2 MSU 3 0575 PSLC Base, 3 MSU 4 -- 42 0576 PSLC Level A, 1 MSU 0577 PSLC Level A, 42 MSU 43 or more 0578 PSLC Level B, 1 MSU 0579 PSLC Level B, 10 MSU 0580 PSLC Level B, 50 MSU NA 0581 PSLC No-Charge ID

Note: The group can be determined by referring to either the Exhibit for System/370 (TM) and System/390 (R) Machines (Z125-3901) or the Exhibit for Non-IBM Machines (Z125-3902) that are associated with the IBM Customer Agreement (Z125-4575).



Entry Support License (ESL)

To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL OTC feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

                                                   ESL OTC
                                                   Feature
Description                                         Number

Program Number 5696-705

ESL OTC Selector 1027 ESL OTC Utilities 1028 ESL OTC Receiver 1029 ESL OTC Synchronous 1030

Note: ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).



Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Basic License

To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the IMLC Base 80 MSU feature and the applicable additional IMLC MSU features and quantity corresponding to the MSU rating of the designated machine.

Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.

Utilities Feature: The Utilities feature provides tools needed to define and administer propagations. It is a prerequisite for the Receiver and Synchronous features.

IMLC Basic License                                   IMLC
MLC Feature                                        Feature
Description                                         Number

IMLC Base 80 MSU 0705 IMLC 1 MSU 0706 IMLC 10 MSU 0707 IMLC 50 MSU 0708

Selector Feature: The Selector feature selects changed data from IMS for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is not a prerequisite for this feature.

IMLC Basic License                                   IMLC
MLC Feature                                        Feature
Description                                         Number

IMLC Base 80 MSU 0701 IMLC 1 MSU 0702 IMLC 10 MSU 0703 IMLC 50 MSU 0704

Receiver Feature: The Receiver feature applies the changed data from IMS to DB2 for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Receiver feature.

IMLC Basic License                                   IMLC
MLC Feature                                        Feature
Description                                         Number

IMLC Base 80 MSU 0709 IMLC 1 MSU 0710 IMLC 10 MSU 0711 IMLC 50 MSU 0712

Synchronous Feature: The Synchronous feature enables synchronous propagation from IMS to DB2 and DB2 to IMS. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Synchronous feature.

IMLC Basic License                                   IMLC
MLC Feature                                        Feature
Description                                         Number

IMLC Base 80 MSU 0713 IMLC 1 MSU 0714 IMLC 10 MSU 0715 IMLC 50 MSU 0716



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.



Version-to-Version Upgrade Credit

To upgrade from a prior program acquired for an OTC to a replacement program using a version-to-version upgrade credit, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the applicable prior program and replacement program participating in the upgrade credit.



Basic Machine-Readable Material

To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

                       Feature
Environment            Number             Distribution Medium

MVS/ESA 5503 6250 magnetic tape 5504 3480 cartridge 5505 4-mm tape



Withdrawn Features

With the improved packaging of DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2, many of the features associated with DataPropagator NonRelational V2R1 are no longer applicable. Effective February 28, 1997, these MVS/ESA environment features will be withdrawn from marketing.

                       Feature
Feature                Number             Distribution Medium

Utilities 5466 1600 magnetic tape 5467 6250 magnetic tape 5468 3480 cartridge 5488 4-mm tape

Selector 5860 1600 magnetic tape 5861 6250 magnetic tape 5862 3480 cartridge 5491 4-mm tape

Receiver 5469 1600 magnetic tape 5470 6250 magnetic tape 5471 3480 cartridge 5489 4-mm tape

Synchronous 5472 1600 magnetic tape 5473 6250 magnetic tape 5474 3480 cartridge 5490 4-mm tape



Customization Options

Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, and for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship media only, and 3480 to ship media updates only. In the future if publication updates were required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480, and the publications will ship with the next release for the program.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number

Initial Shipments

Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of media and documentation) 3444

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial shipment of documentation) 3470

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses initial shipment of media) 3471

Update Shipments

Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses update shipment of documentation) 3480

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses update shipment of media) 3481

Suppress Updates (suppresses update shipment of media and documentation) 3482 Feature Description Number

Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite (for IBM use only) 3445

Customer Expedite Process Charge ($30 charge for each product) 3446

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time SMS receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.



DSLO License

To order a DSLO license, specify the program number, feature number 9901 for asset registration, and the feature number for a graduated OTC or graduated MLC that corresponds to the group containing the designated machine.

Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license must be ordered by the basic licensee. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Utilities Feature: The Utilities feature provides tools needed to define and administer propagations. It is a prerequisite for the Receiver and Synchronous features.

                    DSLO Basic                    DSLO Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0167 0152 20 0168 0153 25 0169 0154 28 0170 0155 29 0171 0156 30 0172 0157 31 0173 0158 32 0174 0159 35 0175 0160 38 0176 0161 40 0177 0162 50 0178 0163 60 0179 0164 70 0180 0165 80 0181 0166

Selector Feature: The Selector feature selects changed data from IMS for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is not a prerequisite for this feature.

                    DSLO Basic                    DSLO Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0046 0031 20 0047 0032 25 0048 0033 28 0049 0034 29 0050 0035 30 0051 0036 31 0052 0037 32 0053 0038 35 0054 0039 38 0055 0040 40 0056 0041 50 0057 0042 60 0058 0043 70 0059 0044 80 0060 0045

Receiver Feature: The Receiver feature applies the changed data from IMS to DB2 for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Receiver feature.

                    DSLO Basic                    DSLO Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0317 0302 20 0318 0303 25 0319 0304 28 0320 0305 29 0321 0306 30 0322 0307 31 0323 0308 32 0324 0309 35 0325 0310 38 0326 0311 40 0327 0312 50 0328 0313 60 0329 0314 70 0330 0315 80 0331 0316

Synchronous Feature: The Synchronous feature enables synchronous propagation from IMS to DB2 and DB2 to IMS. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Synchronous feature.

                    DSLO Basic                    DSLO Basic
                  Graduated OTC                 Graduated MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0437 0422 20 0438 0423 25 0439 0424 28 0440 0425 29 0441 0426 30 0442 0427 31 0443 0428 32 0444 0429 35 0445 0430 38 0446 0431 40 0447 0432 50 0448 0433 60 0449 0434 70 0450 0435 80 0451 0436



Multiple Operating System -- PR/SM (MOSP)

For a graduated OTC or graduated MLC, specify the following feature numbers corresponding to the group that contains the designated machine.

Utilities Feature: The Utilities feature provides tools needed to define and administer propagations. It is a prerequisite for the Receiver and Synchronous features.

                    MOSP DSLO                     MOSP DSLO
                 Basic Graduated               Basic Graduated
                       OTC                           MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0227 0197 20 0228 0198 25 0229 0199 28 0230 0200 29 0231 0201 30 0232 0202 31 0233 0203 32 0234 0204 MOSP DSLO MOSP DSLO Basic Graduated Basic Graduated OTC MLC Group Feature Number Feature Number

35 0235 0205 38 0236 0206 40 0237 0207 50 0238 0208 60 0239 0209 70 0240 0210 80 0241 0211

Selector Feature: The Selector feature selects changed data from IMS for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is not a prerequisite for this feature.

                    MOSP DSLO                     MOSP DSLO
                 Basic Graduated               Basic Graduated
                       OTC                           MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0106 0076 20 0107 0077 25 0108 0078 28 0109 0079 29 0110 0080 30 0111 0081 31 0112 0082 32 0113 0083 35 0114 0084 38 0115 0085 40 0116 0086 50 0117 0087 60 0118 0088 70 0119 0089 80 0120 0090

Receiver Feature: The Receiver feature applies the changed data from IMS to DB2 for asynchronous propagation. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Receiver feature.

                    MOSP DSLO                     MOSP DSLO
                 Basic Graduated               Basic Graduated
                       OTC                           MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0377 0347 20 0378 0348 25 0379 0349 28 0380 0350 29 0381 0351 30 0382 0352 31 0383 0353 32 0384 0354 35 0385 0355 38 0386 0356 40 0387 0357 50 0388 0358 60 0389 0359 70 0390 0360 80 0391 0361

Synchronous Feature: The Synchronous feature enables synchronous propagation from IMS to DB2 and DB2 to IMS. The Utilities feature is a prerequisite for the Synchronous feature.

                    MOSP DSLO                     MOSP DSLO
                 Basic Graduated               Basic Graduated
                       OTC                           MLC
Group             Feature Number                Feature Number

18 0497 0467 20 0498 0468 25 0499 0469 28 0500 0470 29 0501 0471 30 0502 0472 31 0503 0473 32 0504 0474 35 0505 0475 38 0506 0476 40 0507 0477 50 0508 0478 60 0509 0479 70 0510 0480 80 0511 0481



Unlicensed Documentation

The DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 library has been significantly restructured and reworked to make the publications more usable. Utilities and Reference manuals have been consolidated in one publication named Reference. There is a clearer distinction between the Reference and Administration Guide. The material relevant to synchronous mode of propagation is clearly delineated from the asynchronous mode. A memo, program directory, and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                       Order
Title                                                  Number

DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 Product Library (which includes all of the following books) SBOF-7409 DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 Administration Guide SH19-5036 Reference SH19-5039 Customization Guide SH19-5042 Installation Guide SH19-5043 Messages and Codes SH19-5044 An Introduction GH19-5034 Licensed Program Specifications GH19-5035

Additional copies of unlicensed publications are available for a fee immediately. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative, through the System Library Subscription Service (SLSS), or by direct order.

All of the above DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 publications can be ordered using bill of forms number SBOF-7409.

DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 SBOF-7409 replaces SBOF-6046 DataPropagator NonRelational Version 2.



Displayable Softcopy Publications

All DataPropagator NonRelational unlicensed publications are offered in displayable softcopy form as part of the IBM Online Books Library collection kits. The files are shipped on CD-ROMs with the prerequisite software. These displayable manuals can be used with the BookManager READ licensed programs in any of the supported environments. Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

DataPropagator NonRelational V2R2 publications will be included in the following collection kits starting with the level of the form number shown below.

                                   Form Number       Availability
Collection Kit Description         and Level         Date

IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: MVS Collection SK2T-0710-18 03/28/97

IBM Online Library Omnibus Edition: OS/390 (TM) Collection SK2T-6700-04 03/28/97



Online Library Ordering Information

The collection kits containing DataPropagator NonRelational publications are available for a fee. Use PUBORDER or SLSS to place an order for the form numbers listed above, or contact your IBM representative.



Licensed Documentation

The licensed material listed below will be available from IBM on February 28, 1997. To order, contact your IBM representative. The first copy is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material. Use feature number 8025 to order additional copies for a fee.

                              Order          Feature
Title                         Number         Number       Price

DataPropagator NonRelational Diagnosis Guide LY19-6389 8025 $49.00

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

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement (ICA)

Variable Charges Apply: Yes

System/390 MOSP Charges Apply: Yes

PSLC Applies: Yes, if operating in a Parallel Sysplex Environment

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Usage Restriction Applies: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified education customers

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Version-To-Version Upgrade Credits Apply: Yes

                                                         Single
                                                        Version
                                                        Charging
Replaced Program              Replacement Program       Applies

DataPropagator DataPropagator Version 1 NonRelational V2 (5685-124) (5696-705) Yes

Note that Version 1 of this product was called DataPropagator (DProp (TM)). Version 2 was renamed DataPropagator NonRelational to distinguish it from its companion product, DataPropagator Relational. Both DataPropagator NonRelational and DataPropagator Relational are part of the IBM Data Replication Solution.

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All
Testing Period
  • Basic license -- Two months
  • DSLO -- Not applicable
Program Services
Support Center applies:            Yes

Access is available through the IBM Support Center

Available until discontinued: 6 months written notice

APAR Mailing Address: U.S. Mail: IBM Corporation APAR Processing P.O. Box 49023 San Jose, CA 95161-9023

Air Carrier: IBM Corporation APAR Processing 555 Bailey Avenue San Jose, CA 95141

Services for DSLO Provided through Basic Licenses License location

Support Line: S/390 (R)



CHARGES

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

For additional information on IBM's Data Replication Solution, refer to Software Announcement 296-240, dated June 25, 1996.



CALL NOW TO ORDER

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To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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