Who Uses This Software?

Customers running IBM DB2 for z/OS (mainframe)

Average Ratings

2 reviews
  • Overall 5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 5 / 5
  • Customer Service 5 / 5
  • Features 5 / 5
  • Value for Money 5 / 5

Product Details

  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • BMC Software
  • http://www.bmc.com
  • Founded 1980

About Data Management for DB2 on zOS

BMC Data Management solutions for DB2 are the industrys most trusted DB2 database management offerings that provide superior performance at half the resource cost of alternative mainframe solutions. Customers can quickly reduce costs and become more
agile through the performance management, database administration, and backup and recovery capabilities. BMC Data Management solutions align well with the IBM DB2 database engine and deliver cost and time savings, along with automation.

Data Management for DB2 on zOS Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualisation

Data Management for DB2 on zOS Most Helpful Reviews

BMC DB2 Catalog Manager

Reviewed on 10/06/2016
Marcus D.
Senior Database Administrator
Banking, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I've been using this product for over 15 years, it's my go-to toolkit for all DB2 administration tasks.

Pros: Ease-of-use. Flexibility. Dynamic panel commands. Ability to generate JCL from objects. Drilling down into objects.

Cons: Lack of customisability - it would be nice to be able to define your own commands and actions from within Cat Man, and execute them upon the objects displayed.

How DB2 tools are enhancing our DB2 exposure

Reviewed on 04/02/2015
Prabhat S.
Reviewer Source 
5 / 5
Ease of Use
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: We are licensed user of Catalog Manager, change manager, DASD manager, apptune, Buffer pool and Opertune product and its has been highly embedded in our work culture, processes, batch, automation, Production , development etc and happy with the tools.. I am not expert on these tools but just as an sysprog, couple of things that do concern me are
1) amount of data - Our DB2 data collection trace creates data which is at least 5 times the size of our daily performance data we collect for CICS and z/OS combined. Do we really need those many traces.. Again I am no expert and most of the time customize what comes at the base level
2) We still prefer to use IBM utilities for DB2 reorg and Image copy backups as we feel that IBM utilities are better structured , documented.. Couple of years back when we investigated we did find thet BMC image copy can not concatenate backups on Tape (MTL or DLM or VTS or ATL)..again I am relying on my greying memory.
Still Catalog manager (beside other BMC tools) rocks and is the primary tool for Users for any direct access to DB2 objects and its not SPUFI..

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