Key features of IBM Z Batch Resiliency

Near real-time insights into data usage and recoverability

IBM® Z Batch Resiliency's SMF collection and analysis is built for speed and efficiency. Collection is done continuously throughout the day and your data is passed to the analysis subtasks for up-to-the-minute status of batch data usage and recoverability. IBM Z Batch Resiliency interfaces with multiple system components to give you an accurate status of batch processing as well as a wealth of historical information.

Fast and automated recoverability

IBM Z Batch Resiliency gives you greater ease of recovery, accomplished without extensive application expertise, to greatly reduce the time to business resumption. If a data set needs to be recovered the IBM Z Batch Resiliency ISPF panel interface enables a swift identification of the appropriate backup needed, and automatically generates restore JCL to match the backup method. Additionally, the IBM Z Batch Resiliency drivers allow you to create JCL templates for any methodology.

Deeper insights into your data

With IBM Z Batch Resiliency you can gain granular, real-time insight into batch jobs that are executing on the system and any open data sets that may be at risk. You can view the jobs that were running at a given point in time in the past, open data sets, and open a cascade report of downstream data dependencies. You can restore datasets or applications by using the IBM Z Batch Resiliency intuitive ISPF panel interface.

Foundation of cyber resiliency strategy

When implementing a robust cyber resiliency strategy to protect your enterprise against the increasing threat of ransomware and provide disaster recovery, IBM Z Batch Resiliency forms part of the solution to bring your production workloads back online by working together with technologies, such as IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy. Using a Health Check report insight into the viability of backups can be quickly determined, enabling better decision making and actions for recovery and service restoration.

Comprehensive reporting capabilities

Using the wealth of information captured in the IBM Z Batch Resiliency database, you can easily generate reports detailing the usage and relationships of batch application data directly in the user interface or run as a scheduled report. These reports can assist in identifying resiliency and audit gaps to address compliance mandates by automatically providing audit-like reporting for recovery and data sharing regulations.

Continuously capture data set activity

The IBM Z Batch Resiliency TimeLiner runs continuously to capture data set Open and Close activity providing up-to-the-minute information about jobs executing on your system, and the state of data sets used by the jobs. The TimeLiner tracks and checkpoints information in its database and journal to provide operations with valuable information to easily identify potential compromised data through forward and reverse cascade reports.

Close integration with IBM Z Workload Scheduler

IBM Z Batch Resiliency integrates and collects detailed schedule information from all major schedulers on IBM Z. With IBM Z Workload Scheduler additional capabilities are available for gathering up-to-the-minute information from the scheduler ensuring any ad hoc changes are known when reporting on data set updates.

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