CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS Review

We use it to migrate tables between systems. The detector and subsystem analyzer are valuable features.


What is most valuable?

  • The RC/Migrator: Migrates tables between systems
  • The Detector and Subsystem Analyzer: Monitors the system

How has it helped my organization?

We have more control over our DB2 systems and can do our everyday DBA work faster and easier.

What needs improvement?

There are many good features that we don't use. It would be nice to have some video tutorials on YouTube.

Some examples of the features that we don't use are:

  • How to use collection profiles in CA Detector, so as to reduce the amount of data in datastore.

  • Best practices for using Thread Terminator.

  • View and terminate SQL trace application.

  • ISQL online SQL execution.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for eighteen years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Version 19 is very stable. We don't have any problems in production.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not have any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is excellent! They answer very fast. The issue is usually solved the same day when it is opened.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex. There are many parameters that you don't necessarily know what they mean. But once the product is running, you can easily migrate to new versions.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I was not involved in the pricing or licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated the IBM DB2 Administration Tool and OMEGAMON.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great tool. Take time to learn all the features that you need.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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