Select Business Solutions, a Leading Provider of Mainframe Reporting and Data Access Tools, Announces Today a new Release of NOMAD for z/VM

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Highlights of this new release are a new JAVA Interface and concatenated databases for NOMAD for z/VM

Select Business Solutions is pleased to announce the release of a new version of NOMAD for z/VM. This new release includes two major enhancements to the product, as well as a series of patches for compatibility with the latest operating systems and data sources.

The NOMAD JDBC Interface, which provides access to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases, is now available on z/VM. The JDBC Interface allows NOMAD to join data residing off the mainframe with any of the mainframe-based data sources NOMAD has previously accessed.

The VM Database Extender facility was created to handle very large databases with BTREE masters that exceed the capacity of a CMS minidisk. With this facility, such databases can be split over multiple minidisks, with each file on a separate minidisk handled as a concatenated database extension. Using the VM Database Extender facility with concatenated databases allows the running of existing applications that maintain databases, including support for updating and positioning commands

Additional features in the release include:

  • a new syntax for REDEFINE that allows the direct mapping of nested REDEFINES clauses in COPYBOOKs, and automatic use of this feature by the COPYBOOK utility
  • a new TRUNCATED keyword on a MASTER statement that may be used when external data is stored in VSAM or QSAM and the data fields are in fixed locations, but the record length is varying

Select Business Solutions is a leading international software company with customers drawn from the Global 1000. Select provides comprehensive solutions consisting of tools and services for business intelligence and information access, as well as business critical IT software development, deployment and management. Headquartered in Trumbull, Connecticut, Select operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe, in addition to a network of international distributors.

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Select Business Solutions and NOMAD are trademarks of Select Business Solutions, Inc. in the United States and other countries.


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