PDS and PDSE Management Suite

pdsfast/fmo

pdsfast is the ultra-high-speed, JCL-transparent PDS management tool, which replaces IBM’s IEBCOPY utility and the ISPF copy facility. pdsfast copies and compresses PDSs 10 to 100 times faster than IEBCOPY, resulting in significant savings in time, resources and money.

FMO provides extended functionality for PDS management with features for archiving of unused members, automatic space reuse, access control to selected members and data sets, the recording of accesses and updates to members chosen in SMF and the automatic updating of LLA.

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Significantly faster copy & compression time over IEBCOPY – Elapsed as well as CPU-time (MIPS)

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Significant savings in human resources and money

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Disk space saving through automated space reuse

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Access control and usage monitoring of selected members

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Automatic LLA updates

Features of pdsfast/fmo

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Performance

pdsfast is the most comprehensive and cost-effective PDS management tool for the IBM z OS environment. pdsfast can save from 50% to 90% of the time and resources used by IBM’s IEBCOPY utility. Most of these savings are derived from the thousands of times a day that OEM DASD management products such as DFDSS, HSM, and SMP/E dynamically invoke IEBCOPY.

Automation Feature

pdsfast's Auto Facility automates many common DASD/data management functions, relieving users from time-consuming, repetitive and error-prone tasks. pdsfast also increases productivity by preventing unnecessary job reruns. Popular Automation features include automatic compression of datasets, automatic allocation of secondary extents, and automatic reblocking when copying a lod library to an output dataset with a different block size.

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Member monitoring and Automated LLA Updates

FMO’s usage monitoring facilities allow an installation to track the "who, how and when" of member accesses. This capability can be used to improve system performance, chargeback access to members and maintain an audit trail of member references. FMO can ensure immediate accessibility and data integrity for updated and newly added members of data sets managed by the Library Lookaside facility (LLA).

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