BMC Enhances Data and Systems Management Solutions for IMS
December 20, 2017
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BMC announced new capabilities for the BMC Data Management and MainView solutions for IBM IMS, offering customers enhanced continuous availability, scalability, security, lower CPU consumption, and improved management of unpredictable workloads.

The new solutions build upon BMC’s continued commitment to provide organizations that depend on mainframes with innovative software solutions by providing improved MTTR, reducing resource consumption and costs, and delivering improved reporting capabilities.

The new capabilities enable customers to reduce costs, and increase performance and availability through dramatically enhanced performance management, database administration, transaction management, and backup and recovery capabilities. The solutions’ new capabilities enable clients to:

- Resolve IMS issues faster when exceptions occur, through integration of the MainView solution with the Log Analyzer for IMS capability.

- Increase application availability by reducing online reorg post processing outage. An early customer result shows a reduced outage time of up to 66%.

- Automatically restart applications using VSAM Record Level Sharing.

- Reduce resource consumption and costs with the ability to identify and take action on looping transactions.

- Improve IMS transaction throughput and performance through tuning recommendations, including preloaded transactions.

With these new capabilities, the solutions also offer day one support for the IBM IMS 15 transactional database. IMS 15 delivers the availability, scalability, and performance required for enterprise and integrated on-premises and cloud environments.

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