With end-of-support dates set for earlier versions of DB2 for z/OS, customers need an efficient, reliable and cost effective means to move critical business applications to DB2 10 for z/OS. The extensive capabilities of the CA Technologies solutions are designed to automate and streamline upgrade processes, helping to save time, improve application availability and increase system efficiency and staff productivity.
“We estimate that over 75% of DB2 customers will need to upgrade to DB2 10 for z/OS in the next 18 months,” said Dayton Semerjian, general manager, Mainframe, at CA Technologies. “CA Technologies can help get them to the new version faster and more reliably, so they can gain greater return on their investment. We are the market leader in mainframe database management, and we continue to drive innovation that helps customers reduce costs and accelerate the time-to-value from their IT systems with a modernized platform on which to base new business services.”
CA Technologies was ranked by Gartner as the worldwide market leader in Mainframe DBMS Management with 45.5 percent of the market, based on calendar year 2011 revenues.*
Available today, the new releases of CA Technologies Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS and CA Mainframe Chorus deliver a one-of-a-kind solution to help customers:
– Reduce costs and optimize utilization of system resources and IT staff by enabling easier and faster upgrade to new versions of DB2 for z/OS;
– Save time, improve availability and increase productivity by automating and streamlining manual changes and administration processes;
– Get instant access to industry expertise through knowledge capture and collaboration capabilities provided via CA Mainframe Chorus integration of CA’s DB2 management capabilities;
– Drive ROI in a shorter time through the Mainframe Software Rationalization Program; and
– Increase their organization’s capacity for growth by leveraging CA Mainframe Chorus as a platform for ongoing business innovation.
CA Technologies also has delivered enhancements to CA Mainframe Chorus for Security and Compliance Management. These new features help enable customers to use the most cost-effective database, improve accuracy when issuing commands and create audit trails of what has been accomplished. In addition, it has delivered enhancements to CA Mainframe Chorus for Storage Management designed to increase productivity, improve availability, and better secure storage infrastructures and business information from unauthorized access.
“The mainframe is the central repository for our business, and enables us to run a 24X7 data center operation with a small number of people. From a business standpoint, it is absolutely vital that we improve DB2 availability and performance to support future growth,” said David Wade, CIO, Primerica, a leading multi-faceted financial services company “With the Chorus suite, CA is helping us address this challenge by making our current staff more efficient in DB2 problem resolution and introducing a new generation of IT workers to the mainframe environment.”
To learn more about CA Technologies’ Next-Generation Mainframe Management solutions, please visit http://www.ca.com/us/mainframe.aspx.
*Gartner “Market Share, All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2011” by Colleen Graham et al., March 12, 2012. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.