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Managing an enterprise database environment effectively and efficiently requires the right set of tools and utilities. You need a management portfolio that streamlines your ability to get the job done without adding excessive costs or complexity. Moreover, you need tools that can help you capitalize on the latest version of database software, DB2 11 for z/OS. More and more customers have come to rely on IBM DB2 tools and utilities for z/OS for unmatched DB2 support and superior technical features that solve their business needs. Here are some of the enhancements that go beyond providing day one support for DB2 11.
- Global & non-stop availability of data
The IBM DB2 11 for z/OS Utilities Suite provide better availability and performance with reduced use of system resources. Online reorganization improvements can reduce the application outage window by up to 90%. There is improved drain processing and improved switch phase timing to reduce overall elapsed time. You’ll experience more parallelism and control over its usage across the utilities. Up to 80% additional offload to zIIP processors for RUNSTATS and inline statistics gathering is delivered in this release. Performance in the LOAD utility has been improved. Using the DB2 Utilities Solution Pack together with the IBM DB2 Utilities Suite can help you implement best practices to take advantage of the features in the DB2 11 utilities.
- Enhancing Business Analytics
IBM introduced game-changing technology with the DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS to help your business leverage its DB2 for z/OS operational data to perform business analytics in a cost-effective way. The IBM DB2 tools portfolio is the most comprehensive in the market today to manage and monitor your Accelerator investment. Query Monitor for DB2 helps you measure the effect of any changes to a workload such as those processed by the DB2 Analytics Accelerator. The Administration Tool provides complete management of Accelerator processors.
- More performance, reduced costs
The DB2 11 Optimizer simplifies your ability to enhance application performance by reporting any missing statistics. When used with the IBM DB2 Performance Solution Pack for z/OS and the IBM DB2 Automation Tool for z/OS, you can modernize your use of statistics to improve application performance. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert provides the ability to export spreadsheet data. This greatly accelerates and simplifies the analysis of historical performance information.
DB2 11 for z/OS offers and easier and faster migration. Use of Optim Workload Replay and the IBM Cloning Tool for z/OS lets you analyze the impact that system, environment, configuration or structure changes have on critical workloads. This can further improve your time-to-market when migrating to DB2 11.
- Enhanced Simplicity
Many of the DB2 11 features are made easier to use and manage with the IBM DB2 Administration Tool and IBM DB2 Object Comparison Tool. You’ll be able to keep up with the latest features and modify existing tasks without having to know the underlying details. For example, you can easily change a table from index-partitioning to table-partitioning in DB2 11 while keeping objects online and available.
The IBM DB2 for z/OS utilities and tools portfolio is the most comprehensive in the market. They are unique in their ability to provide critical solutions to today’s most complex business problems and deliver the highest ROI from your investment in System z.