CA Technologies Delivers New Releases of Database Management Solutions for
DB2 for z/OS

Designed for Enhanced Flexibility, Control and Resource Efficiency to Help Reduce the Costs and Effort of Maintaining DB2 for z/OS Environments

CA WORLD 2010, LAS VEGAS, May 18 /CNW/ - On the heels of announcing a wave of new Mainframe 2.0 deliverables, CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced a new release of CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS, designed to help customers save time and money by addressing database and application performance issues, simplifying database administration and improving backup and recovery efficiency.

The new release delivers the functionality, flexibility of control, and version support needed for streamlined management of complex DB2 systems and applications. New capabilities across database performance management, database administration and database backup and recovery are targeted at reducing the costs and effort of maintaining DB2 for z/OS environments.

In addition, the new release of CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA MSM) can be used to save time and reduce errors by simplifying and automating the installation, deployment, and maintenance of the new CA Database Management for DB2 for z/OS solutions.

"Our DB2 for z/OS customers have a critical need to simplify management and improve operational efficiency," said Dayton Semerjian, corporate senior vice president and general manager for CA Technologies' Mainframe business unit. "With the new release of CA Database Management we are offering ease-of-use and functionality to help empower database managers and administrators to get more done with less effort."

In addition to simplifying management through CA MSM support, the three key focus areas for CA Database Management r14 for DB2 for z/OS are:

    -   Extended DB2 9 support, enhancing value from the latest versions of
        DB2 for z/OS

    -   Performance and feature enhancements that can reduce the load on IT
        resources associated with running and maintaining DB2 for z/OS

    -   Practical innovations that provide superior degrees of control from
        lights out automation to powerful user directed features that
        increase operational efficiency and flexibility

"We are contractually obligated to maintain service levels with the savings banks we support and CA Technologies' database management tools are very important in meeting them," said Manuel Gómez Burriel, DBA manager at Confederación Espanola de Cajas de Ahorros (CECA), an association of 45 Spanish savings banks. "The additional performance information in the new release will enhance our ability to monitor DB2 and SQL performance with limited staff, making it easier to manage service levels and lowering processing costs."

"CECA is currently upgrading from DB2 v8 to DB2 9 so the enhanced DB2 9 support in the new release is also very important to us," continued Gómez. "It will help improve our efficiency when analyzing and planning database administration tasks, reducing database down time and increasing application availability."

Highlights of the new features across database performance management, administration and backup and recovery include:

Database Performance Management

    -   Enhanced integration with CA Insight DPM for Distributed Databases
        with more detailed performance information on DB2 for z/OS for an
        enterprise wide view of database performance that helps target and
        reduce the time to resolve performance bottlenecks

    -   Increased flexibility of job-naming to conform job-naming conventions
        to company standards

    -   Expanded Compare New Versions Cost Analysis reporting in CA Plan
        Analyzer to manage service levels more effectively via further
        detailed reports for easier identification of SQL performance issues

    -   Enhanced and updated expert system rules in CA Plan Analyzer and CA
        SQL-Ease, to provide better analysis and added suggestions to improve
        SQL performance and lower processing costs

    -   Expanded support of DB2 9 features in CA Rapid Reorg to increase data
        availability and performance, and save on system resource costs

Database Administration


    -   Added support for explicitly defined Partition by Growth Universal
        Table Spaces (UTS) in CA RC/Compare, CA RC/Migrator and CA RC/Update
        to improve efficiency in database administration tasks, to reduce
        database down time and increase application availability

    -   Enhanced conversions for data types and the ability to load into
        Partition by Growth table spaces in CA Fast Load to simplify
        development and help improve application performance

    -   Increased functionality to create an unload file from an inline image
        copy and unload from Universal Tables Spaces with CA Fast Unload to
        save time and improve data availability for users

Database Backup and Recovery


    -   Added Large Block Tape Interface support in CA Log Analyzer and CA
        Recovery Analyzer to utilize more efficiently blocked tape files when
        setting up and performing recoveries, to recover critical data faster
        and resume business operations

    -   Increased DB2 9 support in CA Recovery Analyzer to reduce downtime on
        critical DB2 data and applications with more automation around
        recovery scenarios

    -   Expanded data type support in CA Fast Recover to restore critical DB2
        data and applications quickly and more reliably

    -   Enhanced DB2 9 object and data type support in CA Fast Check to
        quickly validate the pointers between indexes and data reducing
        downtime, to verify applications and databases are running smoothly

For more information on CA Database Management r14 for DB2, please visit

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments - from mainframe and physical, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies' innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage their evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at Follow CA Technologies on Twitter at


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