Centerfield Announces General Availability of HomeRun Version 6.0

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New tool brings DB2 autonomics to all IBM System i customers.

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AutoDBA is Centerfield's platform to deliver best practices to IT personnel so they can optimize their database and fully leverage their information assets. AutoDBA gathers the data necessary to identify opportunities, graphically shows prioritized advice, and can implement changes

Today, Centerfield announced the general availability of the first autonomic software designed to optimize DB2 for i5/OS.

Autonomic Database Assistant (AutoDBA), the name of the new functions built into Centerfield's insure/INDEX tool, provides expert DB2 advice and options to automatically implement that advice. The 6.0 release is focused on fully optimizing database indices (DDS logical files and SQL indices); in order to make SQL queries and RPG programs more efficient.

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"AutoDBA is Centerfield's platform to deliver best practices to IT personnel so they can optimize their database and fully leverage their information assets. AutoDBA gathers the data necessary to identify opportunities, graphically shows prioritized advice, and can implement changes" says Mark Holm, Centerfield's Chief Technology Officer. He goes on to say "We've seen great results from our beta customers. Many of them have literally been given thousands of suggestions on how to streamline their database and obtain top SQL performance without the need to modify applications. Based on that feedback, we are excited, and frankly surprised, about the potential for iSeries accounts to optimize key parts of their processing."

In addition to the groundbreaking AutoDBA feature, all other components within HomeRun 6.0 have been enhanced as well. For example:

  • The ability to monitor just active jobs, OneWorld user names in the joblog, and improved scalability (insure/MONITOR)
  • Supplemental groups can now be specified in policy definitions (insure/RESOURCES, insure/SECURITY, insure/MONITOR)
  • PCI support added (insure/SECURITY)
  • Integration with IBM's Visual Explain (insure/ANALYSIS, insure/MONITOR)
  • Advanced DB2 features in V5R4 are utilized (insure/INDEX, insure/ANALYSIS)
  • Four new DRDA providers supported (insure/SECURITY, insure/MONITOR)

HomeRun 6.0 supports iSeries and System i releases V5R2 and higher.

For more information or to request a 45-day trial, visit http://www.centerfieldtechnology.com

About Centerfield Technology
For 10 years, Centerfield Technology has created a set of groundbreaking tools that help companies and ISVs more effectively utilize the AS/400, iSeries, and System i5 (System i). Today Centerfield helps clients manage complex databases, SQL-based applications with that tools deliver high performance database access, reduce the time needed to diagnose application issues and control unrestricted access to System i data.

Centerfield Technology
Jenniefer Halverson
Director IBM System i Client Partners
email: jhalverson(@)centerfieldtechnology.com
phone: 507-287-8119 ext 101
Website: http://www.centerfieldtechnology.com

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