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Proactively manage Fast Path data entry databases (DEDBs) to ensure availability, recoverability, data integrity, and performance.

Simplify and automate Fast Path maintenance, enable secondary indexes, and restructure DEDBs online

IMS™ Fast Path data entry databases (DEDBs) provide superior transaction throughput, manageability, capacity, and speed.

  • Reorganize, analyze, and take image copies of DEDBs concurrently and with one I/O, while the DEDB remains online
  • Extend DEDBs without taking them offline
  • Ensure data integrity and recoverability even during an IMS cold start
Fast Path – View detailed database information easily

View detailed database information easily

Optimize your Fast Path databases

Reorganize and restructure with no outage

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With Fast Path Online Restructure/EP from BMC you can:

  • Reorganize only the parts of the database that need reorganization
  • Dramatically reduce logging overhead for online reorganizations
  • Change the structure of a DEDB while it is online: add, remove, or resize areas; change randomizing routines; modify segment lengths; create SDEP segments; or add segments at the end of hierarchical paths

Ensure recoverability – even during an IMS cold start

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Back up DEDBs with no outage and ensure recoverability and integrity. BMC solutions for Fast Path backup, recovery, and restart:

  • Provide robust image copy options including stacked image copy data sets, multiple output image copies, and compressed output image copies
  • Analyze the area during image copy
  • Ensure the integrity of IMS databases and system data sets during the restart of an IMS control region

Add secondary index functionality and ensure integrity

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Maximize availability, performance, and integrity for Fast Path databases, and improve throughput by enabling indexing.

  • Analyze DEDBs performance, space usage, and physical attributes with no outage
  • Gain insight into DEDB status by viewing interactive displays of current and historical information about jobs, databases, database partitions, data sets, and segments
  • Model the effect of a potential DEDB change before implementing it
  • Increase transaction throughput with direct access to data by implementing secondary indexes

Get started with BMC’s Fast Path solutions