BMC Software Inc. is releasing data management software that promises to streamline data reorganizations by eliminating guesswork and unnecessary maintenance, the company announced on Tuesday.
MAXM Database Advisor for IMS automatically advises users of their reorg needs, which should help to conserve precious DBA (database-administrator) resources, said officials, in Houston, Texas.
The software offers a Windows-based interface based on BMCs SmartDBA console. It automatically and proactively manages space usage for high-availability large database environments within and across IMS and z/OS SYSPLEXs. The advisor uses built-in intelligence that factors in database performance and space metrics to identify and predict database problems.
Beside forecasting problem occurrence, the software also suggests solutions to solve or prevent problems. DBAs can select which problems to prevent, choose from recommended solutions, and submit or schedule a job to prevent problems. Such proactive notification gives DBAs a heads-up so that database maintenance can be planned and scheduled with minimal impact on service levels.
MAXM Database Advisor also dynamically determines if scheduled reorgs are needed. If the analysis determines its unnecessary, a given reorg wont launch.
MAXM Database Advisor for IMS is available now. BMC offers a variety of pricing and licensing options, including perpetual or term license structure, under a full or sub-capacity model.