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  1. 1. Data Sheet CA-IDMS/DB Database ™ r16 SP4 CA-IDMS™/DB Database (CA-IDMS/DB) is a proven and reliable web-enabled high-performance mainframe relational database management system (RDBMS) that provides unparalleled business value for over a thousand organizations around the world. CA-IDMS/DB leverages industry standards such as SQL, JDBC and ODBC to act as a database server for web-based Java applications running on J2EE application servers. CA-IDMS/DB exploits the latest hardware and software technologies and provides a powerful physical database engine to handle extremely demanding requirements — including online transaction processing (OLTP), batch jobs and distributed transactions. Customers that rely on CA-IDMS/DB for critical enterprise processing realize that it has no equal in terms of price/performance.1 Key Features at a Glance IT Data Management In addition, new governance rules, • Cost-effective High Performance and compliance standards, government Highly Available Relational DBMS Challenges Today regulations and privacy initiatives have • Proven Superior Throughput Enterprise IT executives today face made data security more important than challenges that are growing in number ever before. Data integrity must be • Efficient Resource Utilization and complexity. You must improve service protected to reduce risk and ensure • Open Web-enabled Database Access through continuously available systems successful and secure business processes. • GUI Database Administration that deliver high performance. Corporate You are being asked to exploit the latest data must be accessible to customers and technology while managing cost and not What’s New business partners 24 hours a day, seven significantly expanding your budget or • Express Reorganization Utility days a week through web-based applica- negatively impacting your operations. tions and a variety of other interfaces • Compliance and Audit Reporting while managing risk and minimizing To align IT with the business requires exposure to threats. You are expected to that existing enterprise applications be deliver business value by aligning IT with modernized to meet changing require- your business and meet demanding ments while meshing smoothly with new service levels that must be achieved while applications. Disparate systems must be handling unpredictable transaction rates. integrated to support the needs of your entire enterprise while new systems and
  2. 2. Data Sheet 2 upgrades must be implemented without a Distinctive Features and above the 231 address logical line system outage. And you are expected to known as “the bar.” This helps simplify your operations — even while Functionalities overcome the 2GB dataspace limit and managing all the change — in order to Cost-effective High Performance and enhances the overall performance of reduce complexity and improve High Availability. As a production- CA-IDMS/DB by allowing processes to interoperability. oriented database management system acquire data at near-CPU speed while that fully implements relational technol- reducing the number of I/O operations. ogy, CA-IDMS/DB has proven its ability Reliable Relational DBMS to achieve high levels of performance, • Data Sharing. CA-IDMS/DB provides flexible and extensible data sharing and CA-IDMS/DB provides the power to unify outstanding response time and around- workload balancing using the coupling and simplify your database management the-clock availability while minimizing facility in the parallel sysplex environ- and address these IT challenges. From its hardware investments. CA-IDMS/DB ment. Data sharing enables applications inception, CA-IDMS/DB has been aggres- delivers excellent return on investment to update and retrieve data from the sively enhanced to incorporate the latest (ROI) through the optimal exploitation same database areas from multiple technologies and industry standards while of existing IT assets. CA-IDMS/DB systems. Systems can providing upward-compatible support for • Proven Superior Throughput. No be cloned and dynamically added to existing data and applications. Implement- relational DBMS provides as much handle increased workload during peak ing new technologies and standards in the throughput at such a low resource processing periods. context of the existing product has enabled usage level as CA-IDMS/DB. Dollar- CA-IDMS/DB to strengthen its position One customer reported improved for-dollar, the throughput achieved with throughput and the highest number of as a leading, high-performance, cost- CA-IDMS/DB far exceeds that of other effective relational database management transactions per hour and per day ever mainframe DBMS, both in computer achieved when data sharing was turned on. system for the mainframe environment. resources and human resources. • High Performance Storage Protection. The flexibility of CA-IDMS/DB to support • Efficient Resource Utilization. CA-IDMS/DB includes a storage existing legacy applications while devel- CA-IDMS/DB uses a single-region protection option that incurs negligible oping new web-based applications saves architecture to integrate database, processing overhead while protecting costly migrations and rewrites. data communications and transaction CA-IDMS/DB and the operating system management functions. CA-IDMS™/DC from user-written programs. This feature When SQL emerged as the industry Transaction Server Option (CA-IDMS/DC) provides high performance production standard for database access, CA-IDMS/DB provides a wide range of services — CA-IDMS/DB Central Versions with underwent a major architectural change including multitasking using symmetric enhanced system integrity. to become a fully relational database and multiple processors — that facilitate the development and execution of online, • Automatic Recovery. CA-IDMS/DB to offer SQL access to existing data, while transaction-oriented applications. One provides a full range of facilities to continuing to provide upward-compatible customer reported that they avoided a support continuous database processing support for network databases and appli- processor upgrade by simply turning on including advanced automatic recovery cations.1 When open database access multitasking. techniques at both the transaction and became a requirement, CA-IDMS™ system levels. Database Server Option (CA-IDMS Server) • Parallel Access Volume. CA-IDMS/DB quickly offered support for Microsoft’s delivers more concurrent I/Os per file • Dynamic System Maintenance. ODBC and added a JDBC driver consistent by exploiting the Parallel Access CA-IDMS/DB minimizes interruptions with the widespread industry adoption Volume feature on enterprise storage in service by providing an extensive set of Java. These technologies provide the system disk devices. This feature allows of dynamic maintenance facilities that foundation for access to CA-IDMS/DB multiple jobs to simultaneously access permit the addition of buffers, XA data from web applications and appli- the same logical volume for parallel I/O program and storage pools, lines, cation servers such as IBM WebSphere, operations and high I/O rates. terminals, printers and other entities BEA WebLogic and JBoss running on while the system is running. • Database Files in Memory. diverse distributed platforms. • External Security Integration. CA-IDMS/DB exploits the z/Architecture 64-bit data addressing CA-IDMS/DB provides integration with As z/OS has continued to evolve with popular security packages. CA-IDMS/DB capabilities in z/OS to reduce the parallel sysplex and 64-bit capabilities, resources can be secured using eTrust® number of I/O operations. The file CA-IDMS/DB has exploited these features CA-ACF2® Security for z/OS, eTrust® cache in memory feature loads the to provide improved performance, system CA-Top Secret® Security for z/OS and contents of a database file into memory availability and scalability. IBM’s RACF.
  3. 3. Data Sheet 3 Open Access. CA-IDMS/DB provides a Ease of Application Development and • Distributed Database Support. variety of standards-based application Maintenance. Application program- CA-IDMS/DB provides options to meet programming interfaces (APIs) that mers can use SQL to maintain existing business requirements through distri- enable flexible relational and web access non-SQL applications. The transaction buted transaction support as well as as well as high-performance navigational sharing feature enables updating of access to geographically dispersed DML for existing network databases. This database records from both SQL and databases and CA-IDMS/DB systems. allows developers to select the API that navigational DML in the same appli- Two-phase Commit. CA-IDMS/DB most closely matches the requirements cation program. User-defined functions provides full two-phase commit for fast programming, ease-of-use and can be defined for usage within a SQL capability that enables CA-IDMS/DB to processing speed. In addition, statement to enable custom processing participate in distributed transactions CA-IDMS/DB implements native support designed to match business needs. across mainframe and distributed for distributed transactions and TCP/IP XML Publishing. CA-IDMS SQL provides platforms. applications. ISO-standard SQL/XML publishing CA-IDMS/DB can participate with • Native Relational Support. CA-IDMS/DB functions that enable XML documents to full data integrity in distributed trans- implements high-performance relational be composed quickly and easily from actions that are controlled by IBM’s processing via native SQL support. SQL data residing in CA-IDMS/DB databases. CICS Transaction Server or Resource is integrated into the database engine, This allows CA-IDMS/DB applications Recovery Service (RRS) transaction enabling completely relational operations to exchange data in XML format with managers as well as XA compliant J2EE as well as relational SQL access to exist- other enterprise applications. application servers. This support ing CA-IDMS/DB network databases.1 assures that transactions incorporating • Web-enabled Access. In combination Advanced SQL Optimizer and multiple data resource managers are with CA-IDMS/DB and CA-IDMS SQL, Statement Caching Technology. A consistently and accurately rolled-back CA-IDMS Server delivers web and key component of CA-IDMS SQL is a in the event of a system or program distributed application support for Java sophisticated relational optimizing outage or a transaction termination. clients, Windows clients and applica- compiler. The optimizer uses cost This enables a batch, TSO, CICS or Java tion servers. Combined with CA-IDMS models and database statistics to application to coordinate CA-IDMS/DB SQL, CA-IDMS Server provides easy identify the most efficient access path updates with those made through and safe web and tool access to exist- to the database for each SQL request. other resource managers that support ing CA-IDMS/DB network data and In addition, dynamic SQL statement these same protocols such as IBM’s application logic as well as CA-IDMS/DB caching saves CPU cycles for repeated WebSphere MQ and DB2 UDB for z/OS relational databases. executions of the same SQL statement. on the mainframe, Oracle and SQL This boosts performance for web Industry-standard drivers enable Server on distributed platforms. applications which are based on scalable web access as well as access CA-IDMS/DB two-phase commit dynamic SQL. from J2EE applications servers. The includes automatic resynchronization in JDBC client ensures application Managed Data Integrity. Data accuracy the event that processing is interrupted portability because it is a pure Java is protected by actively enforcing entity, during the two-phase commit operation. program that runs on any Java platform domain and referential integrity rules. This support is provided between including Linux, Linux on IBM System Logical/Physical Separation. Use of a CA-IDMS/DB systems so that batch or z9 and zSeries, UNIX and Windows referencing schema enables a single online applications can safely update environments. logical database view and a single set resources on multiple systems and The Type 4 JDBC driver delivers a ensures that all updates are either of access modules for access to multiple significant performance benefit for Java committed or rolled out. physical instances of an SQL-defined clients because this driver allows a pure database. SQL session connection • TCP/IP Application Support. Java client to communicate directly determines the specific physical CA-IDMS/DB supports the develop- with the CA-IDMS/DB address space database to be accessed at runtime. ment and execution of applications that which shortens the overall code path Data Independence Through Views. run in the CA-IDMS/DB address space for executing JDBC requests. This SQL views can be defined and used to and use the industry-standard TCP/IP technology eliminates the need for provide easier access to data combi- communication protocol. TCP/IP is middleware while supporting varying nations that span multiple tables, to limit directly supported via the TCP/IP workloads, providing for improved a user’s access to certain tables and socket API, enabling communication response time and greatly reducing columns and to enforce business rules. between CA-IDMS/DB applications CPU utilization. and applications running on the same
  4. 4. Data Sheet 4 or remote platforms. A generic listening function and callable sockets API supports client and server program calls in CA-ADS™, COBOL, PL/I or Assembler. DBA Productivity. CA-IDMS/DB provides an extensive set of tools, utilities and other facilities to enable the Database Adminis- trator (DBA) to effectively and efficiently manage the CA-IDMS/DB environment. • GUI Database Administration. CA-IDMS Visual DBA is a powerful and comprehensive tool included with CA-IDMS/DB for managing CA-IDMS/DB database objects, system objects and security objects from a single, object-oriented graphical user interface (see Figure 1). All these items are displayed in a tree where they can be displayed, altered, dropped and have Figure 1. CA-IDMS Visual DBA allows you to perform essential database administration privileges assigned. New objects can tasks quickly and easily through a powerful and intuitive graphical interface. be easily created and defined. From one CA-IDMS Visual DBA What’s New in and CA-IDMS Journal Analyzer have session, you can connect to multiple been enhanced to present the user ID and CA-IDMS/DB r16 SP4 a new report has been created to provide CA-IDMS/DB systems to monitor and adjust CA-IDMS/DB Central Version Express REORG. The new “Express” information on user ID, transaction ID and activity. An extensive scripting facility REORG utility takes advantage of parallel program name. Users can also update the lets you submit commands to online processing to reduce the elapsed time provided JREPORTS as well as create their processors and saves the output in required to perform an unload and reload own journal reports to audit activity by scrollable windows. of an CA-IDMS/DB database. Designed user ID. for improved availability, REORG slices An extensive help system enables the database into multiple pieces and novice DBAs to quickly and easily learn processes each one independently and Supported Environments how to perform CA-IDMS DBA tasks. • IBM z/OS, z/VSE and z/VM simultaneously. • Full Suite of Administrative Tools. A • Fujitsu Siemens BS2000/OSD broad range of complementary products Outage time for database reorganization such as CA-IDMS™ Database Journal can be dramatically reduced. Initial • Linux (CA-IDMS Server) Analyzer Option and CA-IDMS™ customer tests have shown reductions in • UNIX (CA-IDMS Server) Database Performance Monitor elapsed time of as much as 80% for • Windows (CA-IDMS Server) Option are available to improve the traditional database areas, for example productivity of DBAs. reducing unload and reload total time Many additional features such as a from over three hours to 40 minutes. For more information, contact single startup module and Command This feature is available for z/OS only. your CA Account Manager or Facility scripting are provided to reduce Compliance and Audit Reporting visit the DBA workload. Enablement. In order to facilitate compliance and audit reporting the user ID field has been added to the BGIN checkpoint journal record. JREPORT 008 1 SQL relational support, and ODBC and JDBC client web access support are provided through available optional features in CA-IDMS™ Database SQL Option (CA-IDMS SQL) and CA-IDMS™ Database Server Option (CA-IDMS Server). Copyright © 2006 CA. All rights reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. MP303830606