Diversified Software Announces PRO/JCL New Release - 2.5.0; OS/390 Users Can Now Validate JCL Across Multiple Systems Independent of the System they are Working On.
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TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2002
Diversified Software announced the release of PRO/JCL(R) 2.5.0 during their annual International User Conference and Technical Forum in Tempe, Arizona Tempe (pronounced /tɛm.'piː/) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a population of 169,712 according to 2006 Census Bureau estimates. . One of the key additions of this release is the Directed Execution capability, making PRO/JCL 2.5.0 the only Job Control Language (JCL (Job Control Language) A command language for mini and mainframe operating systems that launches applications. It specifies priority, program size and running sequence as well as the files and databases used.
JCL - Job Control Language ) product with the ability to validate JCL for a target system that is different than the one the user is working on. This is a key capability for sites where "test" and "production" environments are running on separate machines. Directed Execution ensures the integrity of system security through the use of local security tools such as Resource Access Control Facility (RACF (Resource Access Control Facility) IBM mainframe security software introduced in 1976 that verifies user ID and password and controls access to authorized files and resources.
RACF - Resource Access Control Facility (R)).
The new directed execution capability enables JCL to be validated while still in the test environment, even if test and production systems don't share the system catalog (database) system catalog - The data dictionary of a DBMS. The system catalogue stores meta-data including the schemas of the databases. It is a mini-database, and is usually stored using the DBMS itself in special tables called system tables. , DASD (Direct Access Storage Device) Pronounced "daz-dee." A peripheral device that is directly addressable, such as a disk or drum. The term is used in the mainframe world.
DASD - Direct-Access Storage Device , or other resources. This is done using Diversified Software's unique peer-to-peer architecture. Until this announcement, the final validation of the JCL hadn't been practical until it was physically moved into the production environment. JCL errors could still crop up after the move, triggering additional back out, change, test and move cycles.
"Directed Execution eliminates these unnecessary series of steps and takes JCL validation to new levels of completeness," said Steve Sando, PRO/JCL Chief Architect.
PRO/JCL is designed for data centers running z/OS and OS/390(R) on IBM mainframes Following are the mainframe architectures used in IBM mainframes since the original System/360 introduced in 1964.
Year Architecture Model numbers System/360 1964 System/360 2xxx (2020 to 2195) System/370 . Clients use PRO/JCL to ensure effective JCL deployment into production by providing fast and effective error-free validation, standardization standardization
In industry, the development and application of standards that make it possible to manufacture a large volume of interchangeable parts. Standardization may focus on engineering standards, such as properties of materials, fits and tolerances, and drafting , optimization and maintenance of production JCL.
PRO/JCL 2.5.0 will be generally available the first Quarter of 2003. Pricing will be announced at that time.
About Diversified Software
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