IBM (Quote, Chart) said it has added features to its database software for its eServer zSeries mainframes to help businesses improve and automate the flow of their information.
DB2 Universal Database for z/OS 8.1 relies on the Armonk, N.Y. company's autonomic capabilities in order to boost system performance and availability, as well as making it easier for administrators to port applications across different platforms.
For example, a point-in-time recovery feature in the new software provides customers with a snapshot of the database to minimize data loss and simplify recovery efforts in the event of a system outage, according to an IBM. This feature also decreases down time by allowing administrators to keep database services online while updating the database.
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