– Simplifies IMS backup, recovery and disaster recovery using a system-level backup methodology –
Newton, MA – September 1, 2009 – Mainstar (www.mainstar.com), an industry-leading provider of data-management solutions in the IBM System z arena, today announced the availability of a new product, Database Backup and Recovery for IMS (DBR for IMS) on z/OS, that maximizes investment in large system databases and storage systems. Mainstar is a Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) brand.
DBR for IMS is a storage-aware backup and recovery solution that integrates storage processor fast-replication facilities with IMS backup and recovery operations to allow instantaneous backups with no downtime, reduce recovery time, and simplify disaster recovery procedures while using less CPU, I/O, and storage resources.
"For years, organizations have used the same technology for IMS backups. DBR for IMS provides a lower cost, higher quality, and ultra-high availability solution," says Doug Bryan, Mainstar's Vice President of Sales and Marketing in North America. John Procter, Vice President of Sales and Marketing in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, says, "Now IMS systems and/or databases can be backed up without an outage. Restores happen in parallel with recovery, and disaster recovery is as simple as starting from a power failure. We have listened to our customers and have developed DBR for IMS to provide the high availability required today. DBR for IMS empowers organizations with a solution to meet their high availability initiatives while reducing costs.”
DBR for IMS provides organizations with a new set of IMS backup and recovery techniques not provided by any other IMS tool on the market. DBR for IMS provides backup and recovery techniques to address the high availability and integrity needed by organizations today. DBR for IMS complements Database Backup and Recovery for DB2 (DBR for DB2) to provide a consistent methodology for both DB2 and IMS database management systems.
About Rocket Software
Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.