Mainframe software directory - DASD/Dataset Management

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DASD/Dataset Management Software

ABR
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
ABR, the DASD Management component of FDR, automates the backup of your disk volumes. Datasets are automatically backed up when updated. At some interval, usually once a week, full volume backups are taken. ABR can recover individual datasets or full volumes from current or older backups. TSO/ISPF panels give the end user easy access to the DASD Management reports and backup/restore functions.

ASG-SmartFile
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
ASG-SmartFile is a powerful, yet simple-to-use file and data management solution for OS/390® and DB2. ASG-SmartFile provides easy access to multiple file OS/390 file types, such a PDS, PDSE, SAM, and VSAM, as well as extensive support for managing DB2 tables. ASG-SmartFile reduces the arduous tasks associated with managing several different data types. It eliminates the need to write custom scripts or one-off programs usually needed to move or convert data. ASG-SmartFile not only helps manage data, it also improves developer productivity and overall data integrity.

ASG-SmartFile™/MVS
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
ASG-SmartFile/MVS provides test data management for VSAM, PDS, and Sequential datasets for ASG-Existing Systems Workbench™ (ESW®), an integrated lifecycle solution for managing your company's existing systems. ASG-SmartFile/MVS provides powerful data editing and manipulation for VSAM, Sequential, and PDS datasets. You can use ASG-SmartFile/MVS to quickly manipulate existing data and create test data from production data by copying, extracting, and updating datasets. With its interactive and full screen features, your application programmers, system programmers, and other MIS professionals will easily master ASG-SmartFile/MVS - quickly paving the way for more efficient MVS file management.

ASG-Sync
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
ASG-Sync for z/OS™ and OS/390® manages data batches flowing between local or remote asynchronous IT processes. ASG-Sync streamlines your organization's data batch management by storing and documenting data batches in a separate catalog, which is a supplement to the operating system catalog. ASG-Sync collects any number of data set generations, as well as stores and manages them so the data set generations are available to applications or end users. With this process, altering your application JCL is not required.

Catalog RecoveryPlus (CR+)
Company:
Rocket Software
Catalog RecoveryPlus (CR+) is the world's most powerful ICF catalog management product.

Centera HSM Migrator
Company:
EMC
Extend IBM DFSMShsm with EMC Centera online archiving. EMC Centera Mainframe HSM (hierarchical storage management) Migrator is a software module for z/OS mainframe environments. It enables EMC Centera content addressed storage (CAS) system connectivity to IBM DFSMShsm (Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem) for data archiving that's completely transparent to end users and applications.

CIM
Company:
ASPG - Advanced Software Products Group
CIM, Catalog Information Manager, is a leading edge ISPF panel driven S390 catalog management tool; designed for easy ICF catalog administration, maintenance, diagnostics, backups and synchronized recovery. CIM provides significant performance advantages over all other catalog management solutions, including automatic building of JCL for subsequent batch scheduling and informative online reporting of your entire catalog structure.

Compress - Optimization of DASD
Company:
Software Engineering GMBH
DASD Optimization Tools: DASD optimization is done very efficiently by a multiple Huffman algorithm

DASD Backup Supervisor
Company:
Rocket Software
Automated, Secure DASD Backup & Recovery.DASD Backup Supervisor (DBS) incorporates years of hard earned backup and recovery experience along with highly-developed "Best Practices" to provide a secure, automated solution to your DASD backup/recovery and compliance requirements.

DataBack
Company:
Macro 4
DataBack is an automated VSAM management solution for backing up your business-critical corporate data.

DINO ANALYSES FOR LEGATO
Company:
Dino Software
DAL is a Microsoft Excel application that uses Visual Basic macro instructions to process data from Legato databases. The data represents every backup for which records still exist in the Legato database. The data is obtained via Legato commands in lieu of accessing the Legato databases directly for several reasons. In older versions of Legato, data was stored in several different databases. In newer versions, that technique was changed so it would have been necessary to support multiple techniques to acquire the data. Accessing the database directly brings with it the added complexity of encoded fields whereby each bit may represent something. Not knowing what each bit represents would make it impossible to use the raw data. So issuing commands to a Legato server creates interpreted output regardless of software level, database type, or operating system. DAL was developed to create a picture of a Legato backup environment without having extensive experience with Legato commands in an easy to view format. A spreadsheet was chosen to host the data because of the extensive capabilities of a spreadsheet to further analyze the data. One seemingly limiting factor is the constraint of having only 65,536 rows to accommodate the data records. But this restriction was easily overcome with a small script program to breakup the large file generated by the Legato command into smaller files of up to 65,536 records each. The analysis can then load up to five such files into separate worksheets which are then used to generate the analysis. To run the program is simple. Simply copy the DAL spreadsheet program and the output file from the Legato command to the same directory, set the full path name in cell B2 of the CONTROL Worksheet, and click on the button IMPORT DATA FILES. That's it. When it is finished you can view the various worksheets.

Disk Space Analyser
Company:
Macro 4
Disk Space Analyser enables System i disk space to be managed in an efficient and systematic way thus avoiding unnecessary disk upgrades and improving performance.

DiskMaster/VSE
Company:
Lee Technologies
Disk Manager for z/VSE

DR/Xpert
Company:
Rocket Software
Automated Audit, Backup and Recovery for DB2 Data. Ensuring that recently changed DB2 data is backup up and recoverable is an important task that must be performed on a regular basis for optimal recovery. Even though keeping track of new, changed and dropped table spaces and indexes and then backing them up is important, it sometimes gives way to the more urgent demands upon a DBA's time. To automatically ensure recoverability, DR/Xpert for DB2 audits the DB2 Catalog for changes and automatically creates the JCL for the backup and recovery processes

DSN/Change
Company:
Horizont
If you want to carry out file name migration under z/OS automatically, reliably and at low cost, DSN/Change is the right tool for your data center.

DSO
Company:
ASPG - Advanced Software Products Group
DSO maximizes DASD through fully automated functionality, executing defrag functions automatically, quickly, permanently, securely and nearly unnoticed. The fragmentation index is kept on a consistent optimized level, the utilization of the volumes increases considerably, production is safer and additional costs will be saved.

Fast DASD Erase
Company:
NewEra
Erasing test data at the end of a Disaster Recovery test may be one of the most important steps of the test itself. SAE users enjoy peace of mind knowing they have completely erased all mission-critical and personal data, thereby safeguarding it from unwanted use. This is especially important in an era of government regulations, such as HIPAA, GLBA, PIPEDA, etc. Users also appreciate the reduction in time and money saved during the actual erasure.

FASTCPK
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
Freespace Fragmentation--FASTCPK can consolidate the freespace on a volume into as few as one or two contiguous areas. Multiple Extent Consolidation--FASTCPK can merge the extents of Sequential, PDS, PDSE, VSAM, DB2 and Extended Format datasets--eliminating the need to run DFSMShsm extent consolidation. Space Release--FASTCPK can release all or part of the unused space within Sequential, PDS, PDSE, VSAM, DB2 and Extended Format datasets. VTOC Manipulation--FASTCPK can perform a complete analysis of a VTOC, detecting (and in most cases fixing) logical errors, such as invalid Format 5 DSCBs and incorrect freespace definitions. Volumes can be selected by specific or masked volsers, or by SMS Storage Group names.

FDR
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDR is a complete, super-fast DASD Management system that is fine-tuned for outstanding performance, performance that is not acquired at the expense of reliability or ease-of-use. And the FDR system has been rated one of the top software products year after year. With ABR, the DASD Management portion of FDR, data set backups can be automated-automatically creating a backup when updated. And datasets which have not been referenced for a long period of time can be migrated to less expensive media. When used with FDRINSTANT, FDR allows simple Non-Disruptive Backup of MVS DASD volumes. FDR provides timely support for the latest technological changes. FDR supports the latest hardware and software advances, from IBM and other vendors. Innovation's leadership role is evident by FDR's inclusion in IBM's SystemPac®/MVS, an integrated, ready-to-IPL system that is pretested with current levels of maintenance applied.

FDR
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDR is a complete, super-fast DASD Management system that is fine-tuned for outstanding performance, performance that is not acquired at the expense of reliability or ease-of-use. And the FDR system has been rated one of the top software products year after year. With ABR, the DASD Management portion of FDR, data set backups can be automated-automatically creating a backup when updated. And datasets which have not been referenced for a long period of time can be migrated to less expensive media. When used with FDRINSTANT, FDR allows simple Non-Disruptive Backup of MVS DASD volumes. FDR provides timely support for the latest technological changes. FDR supports the latest hardware and software advances, from IBM and other vendors. Innovation's leadership role is evident by FDR's inclusion in IBM's SystemPac®/MVS, an integrated, ready-to-IPL system that is pretested with current levels of maintenance applied.

FDRAPPL
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRAPPL is designed to backup all data sets that relate to a given application, from whatever disk volume they reside.

FDRDRP
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRDRP (Disaster/Recovery Product) makes it practical to restore data right up to the point of the most recent incremental. FDRDRP enhances ABR volume recovery. With FDRDRP, multiple disk volumes that have been backed up onto high-capacity tapes can be restored in one pass of each tape. This eliminates repeated mounts of the backup tapes and greatly reduces the elapsed time of the disaster restores. As a result, recovery time can be slashed by up to 80%.

FDREPORT
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
At any computer site, users at a variety of levels need to be able to refer to accurate and timely information about the use of DASD resources. Accurate information is the only basis for sound decision making and future planning. Without adequate information it is impossible to determine how efficiently DASD space is being used, or predict how needs will grow. Accurate information is also essential for solving existing problems and for preventing problems from arising in the future.

FDRERASE
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRERASE offers various levels of erase: The ERASE function of FDRERASE will overwrite every track with a single track-length record consisting of binary zeroes. This will make all data originally on each track unrecoverable by any normal means (through the disk control unit). This is sufficient for most purposes. Optionally you can specify a pattern of data for the record, a single hex byte which is replicated throughout the track-length record. Optionally you can cause the erase record to be written on each track multiple times, and can vary the pattern in each "pass". The SECUREERASE function will default to 3 passes on each track, writing a random pattern, a complement of the first pattern, and finally another random pattern. This makes the original data unrecoverable even if the hard drives are removed from the control unit and may be used for sensitive data when the disks will be sold or scrapped.The QUICKERASE function will use hardware ERASE commands to erase all records from each track in a minimum amount of time. QUICKERASE is usually sufficient to eradicate corporate data when the disks will be reused, such as at a disaster site. The SIMERASE function will not erase any disks, but will validate your control statements and identify the disks that will be erased.

FDRERASE/OPEN
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRERASE/OPEN is particularly useful for erasing all corporate data from an old disk after you have moved the data to new disks, especially if you will be removing the old disks. Failure to erase the old disks may make your data available to the eventual new owner of the disks. This may be true even if you intend to scrap the old disks, unless you physically destroy the disks.

FDRINSTANT
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRINSTANT allows you to create a point-in-time image of an online DASD volume, on an offline DASD device, and backup that offline disk as if it was the online volume. The online volume is available for normal use and updates. Since the "frozen" offline image is actually read, changes to the online volume will have no effect on the backup.

FDRMOVE
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRMOVE will combine the proven technology of FDRPAS (volume migration) and FDRINSTANT (instant data set copy) to provide minimally-disruptive movement of data sets. FDRMOVE can be used to move data at the data set level to new disks, and is particularly useful for combining data from smaller disks onto larger disks, such as moving three (3) 3390-3s onto a 3390-9. FDRMOVE is very easy to use.

FDRPAS
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FDRPAS allows an OS/390 or z/OS installation to: Swap disk volumes from their current locations to new disk hardware, Move disk volumes within the installation for load balancing, Do this volume movement without interrupting any system activity, Do this volume movement during normal system operations, Swap shared DASD on all sharing systems simultaneously.

FDRREORG
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
With FDRREORG, datasets are only reorganized when they need it. FDRREORG eliminates the manual effort of running reports to see how many CI/CA splits a cluster has or how much available space there is in a PDS and manually submitting batch jobs to REPRO or IEBCOPY the files.

File Compare
Company:
MacKinney
Compare any combination of:Vsam KSDS dataset. Processed forwards or backwards.

FileArc
Company:
MacKinney
A high-speed logical backup and restore utility for VSAM, sequential and partitioned data sets. FileArc can be used to perform high-speed reorganizations of VSAM data sets via the archive and restore process without having to specify the existing DEFINE parameters. FileArc™ performs a logical backup and will only copy the actual data - not free space or unused space. As a result, FileArc™ is generally much faster than IDCAMS and other utilities when performing the equivalent functions. Additionally, FileArc™ offers Encryption and Compression features for securing your data files.

HSCAN
Company:
ASPG - Advanced Software Products Group
HSCAN is an enhanced DFSMShsm (HSM) activity analysis and reporting tool, which drastically improves the access to and readability of HSM raw log data. DASD/Storage Management personnel now have the ability to easily identify and analyze any action taken by HSM, as well as obtain critical capacity planning data regarding system resources used by HSM.

HSM/AR
Company:
Rocket Software
DFSMShsm is an effective DASD storage management and productivity tool that many data centers have used to automate the migration of inactive data from primary DASD to alternate storage media. However, when that migrated data is needed, HSM has to recall the data back to primary DASD, causing delays in processing as the job waits for the recall to complete.

IAM (Innovation Access Method)
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
Reduces dasd space requirements by 30 to 70%. Improves online and batch performance. Cuts CPU utilization...of major applications.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage on z/OS
Company:
IBM
IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for Storage on z/OS® combines comprehensive storage monitoring for z/OS I/O sub-system performance and storage availability. With IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Storage, you can monitor and manage mainframe-attached storage, including DASD and tape devices, and the analysis of two important IBM storage software components: Data Facility Systems Managed Storage, which manages the service levels and priorities of datasets based on user created storage goals, and Data Facility Hierarchical Storage Manager (DFHSM). OMEGAMON XE for Storage on z/OS offers a set of tools needed by a storage administrator for day-to-day management of a complex environment.

Info/DASD
Company:
ASPG - Advanced Software Products Group
InfoDASD integrates disk performance, ownership and usage to show a complete picture of your DASD resources using accurate RMF, SMF and DCOLLECT data. InfoDASD simplifies the reporting and analysis of complex DASD environments by providing trending reports and comprehensive graphs on all elements of DASD performance and utilization.

InfoMover
Company:
EMC
EMC InfoMover is a high-performance solution that combines flexible information transfer and sharing capabilities for open access to information within the data center. InfoMover File Transfer enables movement and access of data files across heterogeneous environments. InfoMover File System enables sharing of mainframe data from multiple open system hosts.

ISPF/VSAM Utility
Company:
Blueline
ISPF/VSAM Utility - ISPF based, menu driven utility which provides online access to the most regulaly used VSAM functions: define, delete, inquire, copy, rename, edit, and browse. The edit and browse functions allow easy lookup or update of VSAM and Non-VSAM records. Files may be edited field by field (12 fields per screen) using a COBOL copy member or in full screen character and hex mode. Useful for creating and checking test files. Non-VSAM datasets including those with records larger than 255 bytes can also be edited. Compatible with IAM®.

Kwik-Key/Kwik-Load
Company:
Blueline
Kwik-Key/Kwik-Load - Loads base cluster and builds multiple alternate indexes at the same time. Reduces CPU time, EXCPs, and elapsed time to reorg VSAM datasets and rebuild AIX.

Listcat Plus
Company:
Blueline
Listcat Plus - A replacement for the listcat function of IDCAMS. Listcat Plus prints two reports from the VSAM catalog: a Dataset Report and a Volume summary. Datasets requiring attention are flagged based on user specified criteria. Volume of printout is reduced 95% by using Listcat Plus instead of IDCAMS. The z/OS version also prints ICF VSAM and non-VSAM entries in a one-line per-dataset format and produces a summary file formatted for down-loading to a PC spreadsheet. Listcat Plus Adhoc Report Writer optional Listcat Plus companion allows you to select the fields you want printed and specify selection criteria for files to include so you see only the files that need attention.

Logical Data Migration Facility (LDMF)
Company:
EMC
Logical Data Migration Facility (LDMF) provides non-disruptive dataset-level migration from one volume to another, within EMC Symmetrix systems or from any storage subsystem to Symmetrix. LDMF automatically updates the catalog information while the application is running-enabling users to accomplish tasks without application downtime.

METAMON File Compare
Company:
Cue-Metamon, LLC
The METAMON File Compare tool is designed for complex file compares where record synchronization and controlled data selection are required.The file compare tool will compare: Fixed blocked QSAM and VSAM files. Variable blocked QSAM and VSAM files. Load modules.

MFNETDISK
Company:
MFNETDISK
The MFNetDisk product is a new incomparable software solution for Mainframe Storage Management. MFNetDisk introduces new storage management capabilities that were never seen before. MFNetDisk enhances the Mainframe storage management without recognition by improving it from one extreme to the other.

REALTIME DEFRAG
Company:
Dino Software
Today the availability and reliability of your organization's data is critical to its success. But finding the time required to keep your systems operating efficiently often strains a data center's resources and its ability to meet service level agreements. In order to utilize available resources more efficiently, more and more computer centers are optimizing their disk space with RealTime Defrag (RTD). RTD is a unique DASD management tool that allows users to have cost-effective, optimal utilization of disk space around the clock. RTD optimizes disk space permanently and automatically without affecting production and online operations. Users achieve considerable savings in terms of space and shorter access times. Batch windows at night and maintenance windows on weekends are freed of defrag runs that often take hours. RTD optimizes all disks according to user instructions - even those that are continuously accessed. In this way, particularly in cases of 24x7 operations, you achieve optimal management of the entire DASD environment. Production continues without interruptions. RTD handles important DASD management tasks such as defragmentation, unused space release, and file extent reduction in one step. Efficient I/O techniques guarantee optimal performance. Applications that run in parallel are unaffected. With RTD's online reports users can monitor exactly how much space is saved and verify its optimal use. RTD can be also customized to production standards. Whether those criteria are storage groups, volume names or file names, file attributes, or SMS classes, parameters can be customized at any time, and the changes take effect immediately.

Reliant
Company:
CSI International
Reliant - VSAM recovery and protection

REORGadon for HSM
Company:
Dino Software
The traditional approach to control data set reorganization requires exclusive control of the system. Although not impossible, most 24x7 shops would rather let production processing and other activity continue than incur an outage. HSM is an integral and intertwined part of a z/OS system. Batch reorganization methodology dictates that HSM processing must be stopped on all systems where HSM is using a control data set. No data set RECALLs, migrations, HSM backups, or space management can take place until the reorganization is complete and the HSM address space is restarted. REORGadon for HSM is a unique tool for reorganizing IBM's Hierarchical Storage Manager (DFSMShsm) control data sets (CDS). HSM uses three different control data sets - the Backup Control Data Set (BCDS), the Migration Control Data Set (MCDS), and the Offline Control Data Set (MCDS). The control data sets may be used by HSM in a multi-host environment on single or multiple systems. REORGadon provides HSM control data set reorganization while the files are active and online to HSM, and without having to shutdown and restart HSM. REORGadon also installs without stopping and starting HSM. REORGadon reclaims and reorganizes fragmented space in HSM control data sets and allows the selection and processing of a control data set segment that is "in-use" by HSM on an active single or multi-system environment. This ability represents a huge savings in time and manpower to any company that suffers from oppressive time constraints.

SAE
Company:
NewEra
Stand Alone Environment is a self-contained, self-loading system software utility. It provides immediate access to system datasets through an ISPF-like editor without an active MVS system. It has five integrated applications. SAE is the industry standard for the repair, recovery and data erasure of z/OS systems.

SCANPDS Utility for TSO and ISPF
Company:
GSF Software
Multi-function utility program to scan catalogs, PDS and PDSE directories and members based on user-specified selection criteria. Generates directory lists and cross-reference reports for selected members. Displays ISPF statistics, link-edit attributes and date, and records matching search arguments.

SCRATCH Utility for batch, TSO and ISPF
Company:
GSF Software
Delete members from PDS or PDSE. Reset PDS or PDSE directory.

Serena StarTool FDM
Company:
Ubiquity
Serena StarTool FDM provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use environment for editing and managing PDS, PDSE, sequential, extended sequential, direct, DB2, and VSAM files, Advanced Functionality as well as their contents. With Serena StarTool FDM, complex data and file management tasks are simplified, and the need for multiple tools, batch utilities, and homegrown routines is eliminated for the entire data center."

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