CA Updates IMS Tool

Unicenter Database Management Solutions receives improvements.

Computer Associates International Inc. announced version 4.3 of its Unicenter Database Management Solutions for IMS—tools for managing and maintaining IMS databases on both OS/390 and z/OS.

Unicenter Database Management Solutions for IMS consists of three products, each targeted at a specific database concern.

Unicenter Database Performance Management suite for IMS improves database performance by presenting information to administrators. It offers information analysis and bottleneck detection, providing a view into potential performance problems. New features in the release include online re-organization of databases, reporting systems and self-tuning re-loads.

Unicenter Database Backup and Recovery suite for IMS is CA's data protection offering for IMS. The new version offers point-in-time recovery, allowing administrators to roll back databases to a stable instance. A new product in the suite, Unicenter Change Accumulation, aggregates IMS logs to give administrators a single view into the database's history.

Finally, Unicenter Database Administration suite for IMS is a set of tools for IMS DBAs. CA says it added automatic index rebuilding and HDSORT file pre-processing.