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Real User
Senior Database Administrator at a local government with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The feature that we find most useful is the consistent ability to create 'strategies’ across the products. These strategies allow consistent foundations for the business processes and provide the ability to repetitively use them by different... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best example is the day-to-day performance monitoring with the CA Detector product. By using CA Detector, we can see what is consuming the IBM DB2 resources. We can then analyze its specifics and address distinct actions, through the... more»

What needs improvement?

The initial setup parameters are quite exhaustive and some parameters cross with the products. Hence, getting the parameters set to meet our needs and then sync them across the products took significant time and effort.
Real User
Senior Database Administrator at a local government with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 08 2016

What is most valuable?

The feature we find most useful is the consistent ability to create ‘strategies’ across the products that allow for consistent foundations for the business processes and the ability to repetitively use them by different resources. These... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best example is the day to day performance monitoring with the Detector product. Using Detector, we can see what is consuming the DB2 resources and then analyze its specifics through the integration with the other products. This improved... more»

What needs improvement?

The initial set up of parameters is quite exhaustive and some parameters cross products. Getting the parameters set to meet our need and then set in sync across products took significant time and effort.
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Consultant
Database Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

RC/Query is vital. It is my window to the catalog and helps me find what I need quickly and efficiently. I am in that tool all day long. Detector is my go-to product when something goes wrong. Never trust what someone tells you has happened... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use the Display Impact report in RC/Query as part of our database development life cycle process to make sure that we account for all items that might be affected by any particular change. We have used Detector in countless situations to... more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes I find that some of the tasks are not intuitive, such as using PF3 to continue with a screen progression rather than using PF3 to back out. I have had more difficulty navigating through CA’s documentation than with other vendors,... more»
Consultant
DB2 consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 14 2017

What is most valuable?

The biggest functionality for me was with SYSVIEW for DB2. I used all the functions but exceptions and possible monitoring related to it. I left the company when we started implementing v19 and I know from my colleague that in v19, they... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improved the DB2 v11 upgrade process, so I was able to check more and react faster to problems we observed such as required rebinds.

What needs improvement?

The vendor reacts to my requests and implements our requirements, which is a benefit of contacting the developers in Prague directly.
Real User
Senior DB2 Database Specalist at HCSC
Dec 04 2016

What is most valuable?

The ability to do the CA utilities faster than IBM using less resources. I also like the RC/Migrator product that allows us to make changes quickly and efficiently using either the IBM utilities or the CA utilities.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits is repeatability of use. I can do a change in one environment and use that same change to do it to another environment. It allows reliable changes.

What needs improvement?

I'd like the product to support the open systems. However, I don't think that's coming. The products work really well, but there are a couple of minor things that you have to learn to get around.
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Database Management for DB2 for z/OS solutions from CA Technologies provide a set of tools designed to ensure optimal database and SQL performance, efficient administration, and reliable backup and recovery of DB2 databases, systems and apps.
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