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Information Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Detector and Query. We use Detector for problem determination and Query, all day, to determine information about our tables and databases. Also, it takes advantage of new features of DB2.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us better insight into our tables and our databases. It pulls all of the information from different directions back together, I think that's how it helps us.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did use a different solution, DBA Expert, and we switched because it was not compatible with the new release of DB2.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product. I would give it a nine out of 10, and the reason is, in general, it's a technical product so I think that it's a little cumbersome.
Real User
SOD Application DB2 DBA at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 12 2018

What is most valuable?

There are many valuable features. I would say the most important are batch reporting and the ability to create repositories, enabling automated analysis. These are valuable because they enable me to do automated analysis of trends over time… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provides accurate reports of components usage; helps tune performance.

What needs improvement?

I think CA is working on performance repositories; we use our own tools as an extension. They need to provide a way to create and maintain performance repositories. The online tool is not perfect, but it is giving me what I need.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The solution was installed before I started working here.

What other advice do I have?

Very good and robust product.
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Real User
Systems Programmer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 19 2017

What do you think of CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS?

How has it helped my organization?

Able to research issues.

What is most valuable?

I would say Detector and RC/Query.  The DBAs might say differently.  I use these the most.

What needs improvement?

They could work on the installation process main job that runs, maybe break it up into several jobs instead of one.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched to the IBM tools for a short time and switched back, due to contract pricing.

How was the initial setup?

Pretty straightforward.

Which other solutions

Real User
Staff Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2017

What do you think of CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS?

What is our primary use case?

We use it for performance analysis and troubleshooting. 

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us to reduce hardware costs and to optimize processing times.

What is most valuable?

It tracks the activity at a detail level.

What needs improvement?

Trend analysis. All the information we need, we could use to have it in a more usable format.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. We have had no issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the initial setup.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very useful tool for performance monitoring.
Jakub Mettler
Real User
Mainframe DB2 Technical Specialist at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Dec 24 2017

What do you think of CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS?

How has it helped my organization?

Improved monitoring and performance management.

What is most valuable?

It depends on the environment. For some customers some products are more valuable than others. For sure SYSVIEW, CA Detector and RC/ products.

What needs improvement?

Minor stability issues.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent.

Which solutions did we use previously?

BMC and IBM tools for DB2.

How was the initial setup?

I don’t know.

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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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