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Control M Plug-in for Databases


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Application Integrations help in integrating Control M with existing enterprise applications.

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Control M Plug-in for Databases

  1. 2. CONTROL-M Application Integrations (AI)
  2. 3. GSS AI <ul><li>While BMC has worked to include integrations to some major applications, there are still many applications that are not tightly integrated into CONTROL-M. That means the users must create their own custom integrations via scripting or application API calls. </li></ul><ul><li>This often results in: </li></ul><ul><li>Long and complex execution strings </li></ul><ul><li>Custom scripts maintained by the customer </li></ul><ul><li>Exposed Passwords and other sensitive data </li></ul><ul><li>Performance impact due to remote procedure calls </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive training for the schedulers to understand the application syntaxes </li></ul><ul><li>GSS develops custom integrations that work seamlessly with CONTROL-M in the same manner as BMC CMs, providing tab based forms within the job definitions to alleviate these issues. </li></ul>
  3. 4. GSS AI <ul><li>By presenting the AI’s as a GUI tab within CONTROL-M, GSS AI’s eliminates the need to type long command lines, creating custom scripts or training the team on cryptic application program calls. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimizes typing errors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves usability as for example, CLI parameters can be presented using drop downs, radio buttons and other controls which are not available using character mode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreases mistakes as validity checks can be implemented as well. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides inline validity checks for command syntax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separates authentication from scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduces batch processing to applications that were not able to be scheduled previously </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Phase1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The core of each AI is an executable Java based application that interfaces with the designated application. It has a preset number of pre-defined variables that can be passed to control the execution. This application can be called from the command line and can be executed by ANY batch scheduler and is NOT CONTROL-M dependant. It also allows earlier versions of CONTROL-M (pre 6.3) to utilize the AIs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GSS Supplies a Configuration GUI that is used to store all sensitive application information such as system, user and password details. Passwords are encrypted and all application information is referenced by account name within the command line or GUI tabs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This phase involves the creation of an application specific GUI tab inside the CONTROL-M suite. It masks the command line from the end user and offers a host of application specific field entry validations, ensuring data integrity </li></ul></ul>GSS AI Development Phases
  5. 6. AI for Databases
  6. 7. Benefits of using GSS AI Databases <ul><li>Reduced human errors </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in human resources required </li></ul><ul><li>Cost reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Automating the database query execution </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Better Security for the database </li></ul><ul><li>Both SQL Server & Window’s Authentication available </li></ul><ul><li>DBA can manage more databases </li></ul><ul><li>DBA can work with existing skill sets and less effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables execution of queries over networks with access restrictions. </li></ul><ul><li>Can restrict a user for particular database without revealing the database password. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedules queries to run at a specific date and time or at regular intervals. </li></ul><ul><li>The Scheduler is platform independent and works in multiple operating systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Can perform DDL & DML Statements </li></ul>
  7. 8. GSS AI Databases <ul><li>Most companies rely on at least one of the major Database platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft SQL </li></ul><ul><li>My SQL </li></ul><ul><li>SYBASE </li></ul><ul><li>DB2 </li></ul><ul><li>PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>These databases can each be address from within shell scripts but this requires that the scripts be created and maintained by the customer and that sensitive information like Passwords must be stored in the scripts, visible by all who have access to the scheduler. If a system or password is changed, this information needs to be changed in each and every script. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Features Available Oracle MSSQL Sybase MySQL DB2 PostgreSQL Select Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Create Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Insert Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Update Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Delete Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Drop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Truncate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Stored Procedure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Extended Stored Procedure N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A DTS Package N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A SSIS N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A Table Watcher N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A Job Monitor N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A DBCC N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A T-SQL N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A Agent Jobs Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Script File Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Free Form Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  9. 10. Supported OS and Databases <ul><li>Supported Operating Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 2000, XP and 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux Redhat 4 and 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solaris 10 on x86 Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supported Database Server Versions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS-SQL v7, 2000 and 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sybase 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL 5.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle 8i & 10g </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DB2 9.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PostgreSQL 8.3 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Who benefits from the GSS AI Database? <ul><li>Database administrators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can focus on primary roles and not on scheduling and maintaining scripts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organization that have repeated database work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use parameters to feed the batch process, repeating the same process flow for several databases without re-creating the logic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Control-M Administrators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not need a deep understanding of Database commands in order to schedule Database Batch Processes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive design makes it easy to incorporate new applications with minimal training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Managers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single location for the managing and reporting of all batch processing Enterprise wide </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. GSS AI Databases Architecture
  12. 13. GSS AI Database – Data Flow
  13. 14. Installation
  14. 15. GSS AI for Databases Install <ul><li>Receive Installation from GSS in ZIP format </li></ul><ul><li>Unpack ZIP to temporary location on a system where the BMC CONTROL-M Agent is installed </li></ul><ul><li>Verify JRE 1.5 or higher is installed </li></ul><ul><li>Start installation executable (Windows) or script (UNIX, Linux) </li></ul><ul><li>** For users of Enterprise Manager 6.3 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Load the GUI Forms through CONTROL-M Desktop </li></ul>
  15. 16. GSS AI for Databases Install Default: Installs to C:program filesGSS AmericaGSS AI Custom: Allows user to chose Path for installation
  16. 17. Configuration
  17. 18. GSS AI for Databases configuration Launch GSS AI DB Configuration Select Database Tab Select Database Type
  18. 19. GSS AI for Databases configuration New: Create an Account Change: Update existing Account Validate: Tests SQL Account Delete: Delete existing Account Account Management allows you to add, change, delete, and validate connections to your SQL Servers
  19. 20. GSS AI for Databases configuration Account Details enter specific information about the connection. Port Number: Port used to connect to the Database Server Password: SQL user’s password (only used when using SQL Server Authentication) Account Name: Unique name related to SQL connection Selected Application: Type of SQL server Owner: Authorized Owner ID field Host: Hostname of the Database Server Database Name: Name of database to work with Username: SQL user (only used when using SQL Server Authentication) Type of Authentication (Only used with MSSQL)
  20. 21. CONTROL-M Database Form <ul><li>Application specific GUI form for the BMC CONTROL-M suite </li></ul><ul><li>Masks the command line from end-users </li></ul><ul><li>Offers application-specific field validations </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures data integrity </li></ul>
  21. 22. CONTROL-M Sysout Following Sysout is the output of Table Watcher command from the GSS AI Database forms
  22. 23. GSS Introduction <ul><li>GSS America was founded in 1999 and has since been a leading Global IT Services company focused on providing scalable and cost-effective solutions using global delivery model. </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired Infospectrum Consulting in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CMMi Level 3 Certified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO 9001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISMS 27001 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Footprint includes offices in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dubai </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kingdom of Saudi Arabia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Singapore/Malaysia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual Revenue of approx. 100 Million USD </li></ul><ul><li>Staff of 1,000+ Globally </li></ul>
  23. 24. GSS America BMC Relationship <ul><li>Elite BMC Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Services Provider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified First Level Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Training Instructors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion and Implementation Experts - Real Life Expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BMC Technology Alliance Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BMC MarketZone Certified Product Offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Worldwide Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managed Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Development Team that creates custom CONTROL-M application enhancements and interfaces </li></ul>
  24. 25. GSS America BMC Products and Services <ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GSS America Application Interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GSS Web – A tool which web enables the BMC Enterprise Manager GUI (much like Citrix) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GSS Reporting Facility which provides over 75 customizable reports specific for the customer’s CONTROL-M environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1 Application Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control-M Upgrade / Migration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control-M Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote Infrastructure Managed Services Support </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. Questions?