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Anonymous User
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… 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… more»

What needs improvement?

The initial setup parameters are quite exhaustive and some parameters cross with the products. Hence, getting the… more»

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

Work for an overall solution. Competing product suites seem to serve the same functions. But it is the overall integration… more»

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

We evaluated several product suites at the beginning, but this was the one that we first purchased and we have stuck with… more»

What other advice do I have?

Utilize the CA resources at the conferences! They provide good access to their technical support and many times at their… more»
Anonymous User
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… 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… 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… more»

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

I am not involved in pricing or licensing.

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

I am not in a decision-making position and have not been involved in any switch other than from IBM’s QMF to CA Report… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you want your DBA and programming staff to be efficient and effective, I recommend these tools.
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MariuszKoczar
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… 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… more»

What needs improvement?

The vendor reacts to my requests and implements our requirements, which is a benefit of contacting the developers in… more»

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

You should check the prices over the whole license period and make a future agreement; for example, adding information… more»

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

We also evaluated BMC. CA solutions were cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

Check if you have any written procedures and how complicated they are. Our own written procedures delayed the whole… more»
Branko BožIc
Real User
Compliance Officer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 09 2017

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… more»

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

I was not involved in the pricing or licensing.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great tool. Take time to learn all the features that you need.
Harald Meckes
Real User
Systemsprogrammer and Administrator for DB2 at a insurance company
Sep 05 2017

What is most valuable?

PDA and PPA make our daily housekeeping easier and prevents us from unnecessary reorganizations. It is a tool that can also be used by those that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to automate all of our housekeeping.

What needs improvement?

I look forward to the application of these tools to all platforms in use, such as z/OS, Unix, and Windows. I would like to have the possibility, so… more»

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

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

It is quick to install, easy to keep it up to date and easy to use.
Anonymous User
Real User
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… more»

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.
Anonymous User
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… 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… more»

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.
Anonymous User
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

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