Product integration advantages

This section discusses the advantages of combining and using the individual products that comprise the Fast Path Online Suite as a solution suite in an environment where 24x7 data availability is absolutely essential.

Because of the integration among the products in the Fast Path Online Suite, you can execute any combination of reorganization, analysis, and image copy tasks for the same database in a single step. Fast Path Online Suite system flow in online mode and Sample JCL for multiple Fast Path Online Suite online functions show the functional flow and one-step command JCL that are used for simultaneous execution of DEDB reorganization, analysis, and image copy functions in online mode.

Fast Path Online Suite system flow in online mode

Sample JCL for multiple Fast Path Online Suite online functions

//PFP  EXEC PGM=DFSRRC00,REGION=0M,
//     PARM=(IFP,<dbdname>,DBF#FPU0)
//STEPLIB  DD DSN=BMC.PFP.LOAD,DISP=SHR
//         DD DSN=IMS.RESLIB,DISP=SHR
//PFPSYSIN DD *
  REORGANIZE DBD=<dedb>,IAREA=ALL,
     POINTER_VALIDATION=QUICK
   IC DSN='<your_dsname>',
     UNIT=TAPE,DISP=(CATLG)
/*

The following table summarizes how the products in the Fast Path Online Suite can be used with each other to save time and resources when performing DEDB database maintenance, analysis, and image-copying tasks.

Synergy offered by Fast Path Online Suite

Fast Path Online maintenance function

Can concurrently invoke

Benefit

online DEDB reorganization

online DEDB analysis

You can gather statistical information about your Fast Path database area and validate its pointers at the same time you are implementing an online, non-disruptive database reorganization.

online DEDB reorganization

creation of online image copy

During an online reorganization, you can simultaneously image copy a Fast Path database area.

creation of online image copy

online DEDB analysis

You can gather statistical information about your Fast Path database area and validate its pointers simultaneously with the creation of an online image copy.

online DEDB analysis

creation of online image copy

You can gather statistical information about your Fast Path database area and validate its pointers simultaneously with the creation of an online image copy.

writing of statistics to MAXM Database Advisor for IMS repositories

Fast Path Online Analyzer/EP statistics are written to the Database Advisor repositories if Database Advisor is active.



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