CA Leverages IBM zIIP Processor Power in Updated CA Datacom Relational Database

Optimized use of mainframe specialty processors enables customers to scale capacity and performance while controlling it costs

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CA today announced CA Datacom r12, a new version of its high-performance/high-availability relational database management system that helps customers cost-effectively scale capacity and performance by exploiting IBM’s System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) specialty processor.

Both CA Datacom r12 and CA IDMS r17 allow customers to shift production database workloads -- including those generated by online transaction systems, batch processing jobs, and distributed platform requests -- to zIIP specialty processors. DBMS solutions from other vendors may either limit the types of workloads that can be offloaded from general purpose processors or fail to utilize zIIP altogether.

CA Datacom r12 includes performance and productivity features, including a Multi-Dataset Index for advanced index processing and new AutoScope Performance Metric Tools for improved performance monitoring and tuning.

CA Datacom r12 leverages key components of CA’s Mainframe 2.0 initiative, including CA Mainframe Software Manager, which automates CA Datacom product acquisition and installation and shields IT staff from underlying SMP/E complexities, and a Best Practices Guide that shortens the learning curve for IT staff by providing comprehensive information about CA Datacom installation, configuration, and deployment.

Mainframe 2.0 is being rapidly rolled out across CA’s entire mainframe solutions portfolio, so that customers can take full advantage of the mainframe’s unique scalability, reliability, security, performance, and cost-efficiency. Mainframe 2.0 also helps a new generation of IT professionals successfully manage enterprise mainframe environments as the industry loses a growing number of more-experienced mainframe managers to retirement.

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