Computer Associates International, Inc. has announced the general availability of Unicenter Database Management r11 for DB2 for z/OS (DB2), its solution for optimizing the performance and reliability of mission-critical mainframe database environments. This new version, which adds support for DB2 for z/OS v8, includes new technologies and customer-requested enhancements for managing large and complex DB2 environments and improving response time and system reliability. Unicenter Database Management r11 for DB2 for z/OS is available under CA's FlexSelect Licensing program, including the newly announced measured workload pricing, which bases licensing costs on measured system usage, rather than total potential hardware capacity.
Unicenter Database Management r11 for DB2 for z/OS is comprised of 30 integrated technologies organized into three solution offerings--Unicenter Database Performance Management, Unicenter Database Administration, and Unicenter Database Backup and Recovery. Enhancements include: Large Object (LOB) management which is designed to enable loading and unloading of LOBs greater than 32K; Database Administration Unicode catalog support for management of multilingual environments for DB2 v8; Database Backup and Recovery support for 4096 partitions for greater backup and recovery capabilities for DB2 v8; Recovery for high-transaction environments with support of 10,000 archive logs for high-speed data recovery for DB2 v8; New technology for SYSLGRNX entry cleanup that enables deletion without image copy backup requirements; Incorporation of database cloning for faster data copying; and System Management Facilities (SMF) auditing for extended security and auditing to assist in regulatory compliance.