What is XREFplus+DBr?
XREFplus+DBr is a powerful software that enables you to comprehensively determine how your installation’s batch Jobs are using datasets, Jobs, Procs, programs, DB2 info, and scheduling components. It not only gives you a complete picture of the interrelationships of your JCL, programs, and datasets to provide you with a clear overview of your JCL. This tool gives you the agility required to operate in an agile DevOps environment. The open database architecture allows you to integrate other data with the data collected by XREFplus+DBr easily.
Features of XREFplus+DBr
XREFplus+DBr creates a DB2 database of the most critical components of your batch job processes, including Jobs, Procs, programs, dynamically allocated datasets, DB2 Catalog Info, SMF History, and scheduling components. The database can be accessed through either ISPF or web browser to function seamlessly within your DevOps process.
Retrieving the information you need is accomplished quickly and with considerable flexibility. The XREFplus+DBr web UI allows you to formulate queries to retrieve the data you require easily.
Data Collection and DB2 Database Load
The function of collection and loading of data for the XREFplus+DBr repository is exceptionally efficient. The Data collections for JCL, DB2 Catalog Info, SMF History, etc., are run asynchronously and can be run in parallel for greater speed within DevOps. The DB2 database load process uses standard DB2 utilities to load the data from the collection step(s).
Extendable, Customizable Interface
The XREFplus+DBr web interface can be easily extended and customized to incorporate data related to your unique environment. The XREFplus+DBr DB2 table definitions get documented thoroughly, and the unique Report Definition facility allows you to add custom presentation formats to meet your DevOps needs.
Secure Customizable Access
Access to the features and functionality of the XREFplus+DBr interface can be easily controlled and restricted. Each user can have an individualized view of the product and its functionality to organize DevOps roles more efficiently.
Dynamic Environments & Change Management Integration
XREFplus+DBr supports incremental updates. The update process can easily be integrated into your JCL promotion process to ensure that the database is up-to-date. Also, all information is not necessarily reflected in the JCL. As Jobs execute, they may, for example, dynamically allocated datasets or dynamically loaded programs. XREFplus+DBr captures SMF Job History and automatically relates the data to the static JCL database, ensuring that you always have a complete view of your batch processes within your Mainframe DevOps.
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