PRODUCT FAMILY BRIEF: CA DATABASE MANAGEMENT FOR DB2 FOR Z/OS
A Solid Foundation for Successful
DB2 Database Management
CA Database Management
Database Performance Management
Database Backup and Recovery
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS provide the
power and flexibility enterprises need to ensure optimal performance,
efficient database administration, and reliable backup and recovery.
This interoperable solution suite offers practical products integrated to
improve service levels, data availability, and application responsiveness
across DB2 for z/OS databases.
Overview Benefits CA Advantage
Enterprises need database These solutions optimize CA Database Management
management tools that help database performance for Solutions for DB2 provide DB2
resolve all issues quickly, before faster data retrieval; automate for z/OS database performance
they become problems that routine administrative tasks management, database
drag down system performance and dramatically reduce their administration, and backup
and decrease productivity.CA completion time; minimize and recovery. CA Database
Database Management Solutions backup and recovery times; Management Solutions for DB2
help ensure successful DB2 migrate more easily to new are an integral part of CA’s
database management with releases of applications Enterprise IT Management
three suites that categorize the and databases; increase initiative, which helps you unify
products according to database data availability; conserve and simplify IT management
administrators’ job functions. CPU resources; and provide across your entire organization
consistent, secure data that can for better business results.
be recovered in minimal time.
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Managing Your DB2 Environment
Enterprises are storing ever-increasing amounts of data that must be accessible around the
clock. Downtime or delayed processing due to performance bottlenecks can cause more
than a loss of productivity—it can mean losing customers. In today’s business environment,
organizations must ensure optimal performance for their databases and applications.
Each minute that database maintenance interferes with data access can also adversely impact
a business’ bottom line. Many database administrators (DBAs) are struggling to find the time
for both maintenance and optimization. DBAs need fast, dependable tools that streamline
routine maintenance tasks, allowing more time for proactive database administration.
An enterprise’s databases are one of its most valuable assets; they can also be one of the
most vulnerable. Data loss often results in a loss of profits. For many organizations, data stores
are getting larger while backup windows are becoming smaller. Therefore, it is increasingly
important for enterprises to implement dependable backup and recovery routines that protect
valuable data assets.
Enterprises need database management tools that help resolve all issues quickly, before they
become problems that drag down system performance and decrease productivity.
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 address database management challenges
with solutions that provide flexible options for database management and control. Where
appropriate, you can utilize full automation, powerful manual control, or expert, software-
With our database management products, you can streamline workflows, use available skill
sets better, make more precise updates, and improve responsiveness across complex database
and application environments.
MAINFRAME 2.0 CA Database Management has adopted key Mainframe 2.0 features
designed to simplify your use of CA Database Management and enable your staff to install,
configure, and maintain it more effectively and quickly.
• CA Mainframe Software Manager The CA Mainframe Software Manager automates CA
Database Management installation and maintenance and removes SMP/E complexities.
• The Product Acquisition Service enables you to easily move product installation
packages and maintenance from CA Support Online directly to your mainframe
environment and prepare them for installation.
• The Software Installation Service standardizes CA Database Management installations,
which includes a new, streamlined Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) method that
allows for installation using standard utilities. This service also provides standardized
SMP/E product installation and maintenance via APARs and PTFs, it simplifies
SMP/E processing through an intuitive graphical user interface and an intelligent
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• Best Practices Guide This guide provides information on CA Database Management
installation, initial configuration, and deployment to shorten the learning curve for staff
responsible for the installation and management of these products.
• Interoperability Certification CA Database Management has been tested in an
environment with many other CA products as part of a dedicated effort to find and resolve
interoperability problems prior to release.
• Health Checker The Mainframe 2.0 Health Checker provides CA Database Management
Health Checks that execute under the IBM Health Checker for z/OS.
DATABASE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT CA Database Performance Management
helps enterprises deliver maximum data availability to support 24x7 operations while
minimizing the impact on production systems. These performance management solutions
provide in-depth analysis of DB2 applications and subsystems. Through continuous monitoring
and correlation of the events that impact performance, these solutions allow organizations to
predict and prevent problems before they occur.
• Integrated Products This solution area provides integrated products that monitor, sample,
analyze, recommend indexes and SQL changes, collect database statistics, and reorganize
databases. This suite of advanced tools helps guide you toward optimized applications
without requiring in-depth knowledge of DB2 performance issues.
• Performance Metrics These tools capture statistical information about the database
environment and then provide the capability to drill down and analyze this data to uncover
the root cause of a performance problem.
• Proactive Analysis By building a database of expected performance metrics, these tools
provide for proactive resolution of problems before they impact business operations. This
assists with regulatory compliance requirements for timely access to information.
• Corrective Action When a problem is detected, the tools provide the necessary corrective
action—whether it is a matter of reorganization or recommending SQL or index changes.
• Application Analysis These solutions allow you to detect performance problems in new
or existing applications, thereby preventing inefficiencies from being built into applications
CA Database Performance Management products
CA INSIGHT DATABASE PERFORMANCE MONITOR FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This product provides real-
time performance monitoring of DB2 applications and subsystems, enabling rapid detection
and correction of performance problems. It collects data from the z/OS subsystem interface,
DB2 and z/OS control blocks, and DB2 performance traces, providing online access to critical
performance statistics. This product also feeds data to CA Insight Database Performance
Manager for Distributed Databases to provide visibility of key DB2 for z/OS metrics within CA
Wily APM dashboards and investigator. Finally, it merges DB2 for z/OS performance metrics
with distributed DBMS performance metrics for a view of database performance across your
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CA DETECTOR FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Detector provides in-depth analysis capabilities that
enable you to identify the programs, SQL statements, and database objects that most
significantly affect your DB2 performance. CA Detector allows you to focus your tuning efforts
on the items that take the longest time to run or consume the most resources.
CA SUBSYSTEM ANALYZER FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This product takes the guesswork out of
analyzing and tuning DB2 subsystems. It saves you time by consolidating information in a
clear, concise view, allowing you to quickly understand underlying subsystem performance,
view DASD usage and contention, and buffer pool activity. This allows you to focus your
efforts on quickly correcting the factors impacting DB2 system performance.
CA PLAN ANALYZER FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This solution improves DB2 performance by efficiently
analyzing SQL and offering SQL performance improvement recommendations by applying
expert rules. It reduces the time and effort involved in SQL analysis by analyzing groups of SQL
statements and providing in-depth SQL reports. Seamless, in-context integration between CA
Detector, CA Subsystem Analyzer, and CA Plan Analyzer allows you to quickly find and fix
DB2 performance problems.
CA INDEX EXPERT FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Index Expert uses an expert system to make indexing
recommendations in a fraction of the time it takes to perform manual analysis. This index
analysis solution provides practical indexing information that can be used on a daily basis to
improve DB2 application performance.
CA DATABASE ANALYZER FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This solution keeps DB2 databases performing
optimally by conducting sophisticated analyses and proactively suggesting corrective actions.
It increases your productivity by collecting statistics on DB2 objects, then using them to
automate DB2 housekeeping, utility scheduling and execution, and space management
according to user-defined thresholds.
CA RAPID REORG FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Rapid Reorg performs quick and effective DB2 data
reorganizations, increasing data availability and performance and helping save resources. The
online capability enables table read and update operations during the reorganization process
so that application access to data is left unaffected.
CA BIND ANALYZER FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Bind Analyzer helps you reduce resource contention
during the bind process and coordinates successful application preparation by determining if a
program being recompiled has any SQL changes.
CA SQL-EASE FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA SQL-Ease helps you reduce the time and expertise
required to develop syntactically correct, properly formatted, and highly efficient SQL code for
DATABASE ADMINISTRATION CA Database Administration automates routine
administrative tasks while keeping complete control of the database environment in your
• Object Migration and Alteration This solution provides object administration that allows
you to efficiently execute migrations, accommodate database alterations, and automate
repetitive tasks. You can easily make global changes and deploy these changes online or
schedule them for batch processing at a later time.
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• Object Comparison These tools enable you to compare and synchronize DB2 structures,
including dependent structures such as indexes, views, synonyms, and aliases.
• Catalog Navigation This solution provides an interactive reporting tool that quickly and
efficiently retrieves, integrates, analyzes, and presents information from the DB2 catalog in
a variety of report formats. You can issue DB2 commands, execute utilities, jump to other
reports, and springboard into other products directly from any report screen.
• Data Archiving This solution allows you to archive old or inactive data to increase
performance by reducing the amount of data in your tables. Using related extraction
capabilities, the relationally intact set of data is extracted from the source tables providing
the complete set of archived data for meeting regulatory compliance requirements for data
retention. The archive data can be saved in an extract file or loaded into a separate set of
tables so it can be referenced when needed. You have the option to delete all the archived
data rows or only the rows from specified tables. Since the table definitions are stored with
the archived data, you can restore the archived data to a set of tables that match these
definitions even if the source table definitions have been changed.
• Application Development Support These tools simplify development by automating the
complex task of extracting, copying, and moving related and logically interconnected objects
and data. The tools allow you to create test tables that can be copied, browsed, and edited
with an easy-to-use interface for viewing and manipulating complex Referential Integrity
(RI) related data.
• Data Unload and Load Included in the database administration solution is the ability for
high speed data unloading and loading when needed as part of object alteration or other
activities. Selection criteria can be provided to customize the process and multiple output
and input formats are supported.
• Data Cloning Facilities are available to clone DB2 data without the need to unload and load
the data. This can be very useful when you need to establish copies of large
Database Administration products
CA RC/MIGRATOR FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA RC/Migrator automates the migration of DB2 objects
from one DB2 environment to another. It automatically preserves the RI during the migration
and includes alteration capabilities not directly supported by DB2. CA RC/Migrator provides
the ability to group tasks and propagate them to multiple subsystems. It also includes the
ability to clone DB2 data environments. Its automation increases database availability and
helps you easily perform complex database administration tasks.
CA RC/COMPARE FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This product compares and synchronizes DB2 structures
that reside on different subsystems, including relationally dependent structures such as
indexes, views, synonyms, and aliases. Using CA RC/Compare, you can move a test structure
into production without compromising the production subsystem’s structures or data. These
tasks can be performed in real time or scheduled for off-hour execution, improving your
productivity and data availability.
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CA RC/QUERY FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This product is a comprehensive DB2 catalog management
facility for querying, analyzing, maintaining, and managing the DB2 subsystem. It provides
more than 140 reports containing integrated views of all DB2 object details and their
relationships. From this vantage point, you can take immediate action within reporting
sessions by executing DB2 commands and utilities, or jumping to other CA Database
Management products for DB2 for z/OS.
CA RC/UPDATE FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA RC/Update is a DB2 object and data management tool
that helps you effectively manage and maintain DB2 objects and data, while supporting the
application development area. It provides DB2 object creation and alteration capabilities; DB2
data-related edit, compare and copy functions; and SQL testing and execution.
CA RC/SECURE FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA RC/Secure allows DB2 security administration to
be taken to the next level. Rather than granting access to specific objects to specific users,
both application domains (of objects) and user domains (of users) can be created and then
associated. This helps DB2 security administration more easily meet the needs of users and
CA RC/EXTRACT FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This comprehensive data extraction utility automates
extracting a subset of referentially intact data from one set of DB2 objects and loading the
data into another set of objects. The product can also be used to archive DB2 data to reduce
the size of DB2 environments and improve performance, or for retention of historical data for
regulatory compliance. CA RC/Extract supports both system-defined and application-defined
CA ENDEVOR SCM INTERFACE FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Endevor SCM Interface for DB2 helps
you manage the synchronization of the application code changes performed by CA Endevor
Software Change Manager and DB2 database schema changes. Although change management
activities tend to be strictly controlled, sometimes a change spans both application code and
database objects. In these cases, the product helps you synchronize changes so both sets can
be deployed in unison and rolled back together if needed.
CA FAST UNLOAD FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Fast Unload for DB2 for z/OS improves availability
of DB2 data by reducing the amount of time required for unloading and processing database
tables. Fast data extraction combined with flexible control of output reduces the amount of
time database tables are unavailable to applications.
CA FAST LOAD FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Fast Load is a high-speed utility that helps you to load
large amounts of data into DB2 tables. High-speed data loading combined with support for
various data formats reduces the amount of time the database tables are unavailable to
applications. CA Fast Load reduces data load time by concurrently loading multiple table
spaces and multiple partitions of the table spaces.
CA FAST INDEX FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Fast Index is designed to let you add indexes quickly and
efficiently to large DB2 tables without burdening DB2 subsystem resources or interfering with
the function of other applications.
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DATABASE BACKUP AND RECOVERY CA Database Backup and Recovery provides
comprehensive data coverage at the DB2 object level, the application level, or for entire
subsystems. These solutions help you recover to the current moment or to another point in
time, and perform fast application recovery. Whether supporting enterprise databases at the
data center, a remote location, or a disaster recovery hot-site, these solutions offer a fast, safe
way to perform routine backups and recover data as quickly as possible.
• Creating Backups This solution provides backup of the DB2 data, indexes (if requested),
and DB2 catalog and directory data to form a complete backup set. It also allows a check
of the integrity of tablespace pages during image copy processing to ensure the validity of
data pages. You also have the capability to merge DB2 log data with existing image copies—
creating new up-to-date image copies without impacting DB2 systems, applications, or data
• Establishing Recovery Procedures These products automate complex DB2 object recoveries
by analyzing DB2 data and creating efficient recovery jobs—helping you to set up DB2
object recoveries and reestablish referential integrity efficiently. For disaster recovery
situations, it analyzes the available DB2 system information and builds the jobs,
in the correct order, to automatically restore the catalog and DB2 data from the backups
• Performing Recoveries This solution allows you to rapidly recover DB2 tablespaces and
indexes while minimizing CPU cycles and I/O activity to get systems back online quickly
and reliably. When using a non-DB2-related backup and recovery strategy, such as full pack
backup, you can choose one of several methods to recover the data to current status or to
another point in time.
• Avoiding Recoveries These solutions help avoid recovery outages by removing unwanted
changes through UNDO processing.
• Regulatory Compliance By utilizing the information stored in the DB2 log and SMF audit
trace records, these tools track changed DB2 data and data access attempts. This DB2 log
data is presented in a concise, easy-to-read format. This provides the data change tracking
and access information needed for regulatory compliance efforts such as
Database Backup And Recovery Products
CA QUICK COPY FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This utility provides DB2 data backup by making multiple
image copies at high speeds, reducing the time data is inaccessible to users. It supports full or
incremental image copies, makes cumulative incremental copies, and copies the DB2 catalog
and directory data sets. CA Quick Copy prepares you for a rapid recovery in the event of
disaster while minimizing the impact on daily business operations and data availability.
CA MERGE/MODIFY FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Merge/Modify accelerates image copy and
recovery processes to help you reduce the drain on valuable CPU resources and streamline
backup and recovery procedures. CA Merge/Modify merges DB2 log data with existing
image copies, thus creating new, up-to-date image copies without impacting DB2 systems,
applications, or data availability. Alternatively, the change accumulation functionality lets you
accumulate log records from multiple DB2 logs into a single, compact file.
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CA RECOVERY ANALYZER FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Recovery Analyzer automates and simplifies
complex DB2 object recoveries by analyzing DB2 data and creating efficient recovery jobs for
only those objects requiring recovery. It helps you set up DB2 object recoveries and reestablish
RI easily and efficiently. CA Recovery Analyzer also provides automated disaster recovery
capabilities to rebuild the entire DB2 environment after a subsystem crash.
CA FAST RECOVER FOR DB2 FOR z/OS This product rapidly recovers DB2 table spaces
and indexes while minimizing CPU cycles and I/O activity. This powerful utility performs
exceptionally fast recoveries, enabling you to get systems back online quickly and reliably. In
addition, it offers an online interface that simplifies job generation.
CA FAST CHECK FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Fast Check is a comprehensive utility that helps you
monitor and control the consistency of your DB2 databases.
CA LOG ANALYZER FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA Log Analyzer for DB2 helps establish recovery
procedures and can aid in executing a recovery. It utilizes the information stored in the DB2
log and SMF audit trace records and shows DB2 log data in a concise, easy-to-read format for
assistance in regulatory compliance. CA Log Analyzer for DB2 audits data changes, backs out
erroneous updates while keeping DB2 applications available, and propagates changes to other
relational database management systems.
CA LOGCOMPRESS FOR DB2 FOR z/OS CA LogCompress gives you the ability to compress
archive logs so you can keep more log data on disk, which helps accelerate any future
CA VALUE PACK FOR DB2 FOR z/OS The CA Value Pack for DB2 is a group of technology
components and previously licensable technology that increases your productivity. The CA
Value Pack for DB2 is included with any of the CA Database Management products for DB2
• Alternate Catalog Mapping This solution redirects catalog queries, and our products, to
shadow tables or views defined over the system catalog tables. It lets you view DB2 catalog
information without having SELECT privilege on the actual catalog tables and improves
performance by reducing contention on the catalog table spaces.
• Batch Processor The Batch Processor processes data sets (in restartable, script-like
fashion) that contain SQL and special Batch Processor commands to dynamically call
DB2 utilities and application programs, execute DB2 (DSN) commands, and perform
• DB2 Command Processor This processor executes DB2 commands from within a CA
product session and provides help with command syntax.
• Interactive SQL (ISQL) ISQL executes SQL statements contained within a data set. This lets
you test SQL statements without pre-compiling and executing the entire program.
• Thread Termination Terminate Problem DB2 threads safely without disrupting applications
or end users. This functionality can also be accessed from other CA Database Management
• Dynamic DSNZPARM Management Dynamic DSNZPARM alteration updates and
automatically sets DSNZPARMS without recycling DB2.
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• Utility Manager This component provides a convenient and efficient facility for submitting
on-demand utility requests. You can execute any combination of DB2 utilities, third-party
programs, and user applications for any selected set of DB2 objects. You can use line
commands to access CA and IBM DB2 utilities directly.
• Referential Integrity Management RI Management tracks, organizes, and manages DB2
system- and application-enforced RI relationships.
• Object Exception Processing Support Object Exception Processing lets you process
exceptions on the object level. The Predictive Reorg component estimates the elapsed
time needed for a specific object reorganization to complete execution, and based on a
predefined definition, determines whether it can execute or whether it will be bypassed.
The Alter Control capability defines how DB2 space administration must be carried out and
defines exceptions to objects based on size and date ranges.
Simplify Database Management
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 address database management challenges
with products that provide flexible options for database management and control. Where
appropriate, you can utilize full automation, powerful manual control, or expert, software-
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS are a key component of the Mainframe
2.0 initiative. CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS provide advanced
technology that helps you proactively manage DB2 for z/OS environments and enhance the
overall business value provided by your DB2 applications.
The CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS are part of a family of database
products that support both mainframe and distributed environments and help you reduce
the amount of time, effort, and human error involved with implementing, maintaining, and
maximizing the availability of database applications. Organized into Database Administration,
Database Performance Management, and Database Backup and Recovery solution areas,
these products allow DBAs to be more productive and get the task right the first time.
In addition, CA Database Management forms an integral piece of the Enterprise IT
Management (EITM) vision, which helps you unify and simplify IT to better govern, manage,
and secure the enterprise. As such, the products help you reduce the total cost of database
ownership by automating day-to-day operations and increasing overall service responsiveness.
From DB2 and IMS on the mainframe to Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server on distributed servers,
CA Database Management provides advanced technology and integration that help you
manage increasingly large and complex databases.
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CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS provide the power and flexibility
enterprises need to ensure optimal performance, efficient database administration, and reliable
backup and recovery.
To learn more, and see how CA database management solutions enable organizations to unify
and simplify IT management for better business results, visit ca.com/databasemanagement.