Archive for May, 2013

Reloads are from MARS?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
XYPRO partnered with MERLON (www.merlon.com) some time ago to assist our customer base with their database needs.  The MERLON suite of products simplifies access to NonStop data and helps automate one of the most time consuming tasks on the system:  reorgs.

XYPRO partnered with MERLON (www.merlon.com) some time ago to assist our customer base with their database needs.  The MERLON suite of products simplifies access to NonStop data and helps automate one of the most time consuming tasks on the system:  reorgs.

Index levels too high?  Block splits getting you down?  Database just not performing like it used to?  If you change the oil in your car, why don’t you perform similar maintenance on your database?

Depending on the size and complexity of your NonStop database, the task of deciding what needs maintenance and when goes from too many hours per week to all of them and beyond.  NonStop SQL objects (tables and indexes, both MX and MP) have been architected from the beginning to be distributed.  This is great for performance (think MAP/REDUCE from them smart boys at Google), but it’s a killer for maintenance.  If your tables were one physical object, maintaining them would be a snap, but your performance would be like that of Oracle.  Since our objects are distributed, so is our maintenance.  Don’t treat all your objects the same, they most likely have unique performance characteristics and require individual attention.

MARS simplifies all this by doing the heavy lifting, sifting and sorting for you.  And it will manage your valuable host resources as well.  Simply configure it on day one, and let it manage your reload schedule from then on.

Not sure what needs a reorg?  Worried about overloading TMF?  Not enough scratch tapes in the middle of the night?  MARS scans any or all of the structured objects on your host on a schedule that you define and allows you to decide what qualifies for a reload.  MARS also does a more efficient job of scanning your structured objects by sampling rather than scanning large objects (again, based on YOUR requirements).  MARS currently monitors the following resources and allows operations staff to decide all thresholds for MARS activity:  CPU utilization, TMF transaction rate, audit trail capacity, available scratch tapes, and disk dump space.

XYPRO uses MARS in-house to manage a growing number of SQL and Enscribe objects in our multiple environments.  It improves performance and greatly reduces the amount of time normally allocated to database maintenance.

Check the XYPRO website for more information. For a demonstration of the power of MARS, contact your local XYPRO sales representative at https://www.xypro.com/xypro/contact

Rob Lesan

Professional Service Manager

XYPRO Technology Corporation

www.xypro.com

Still believe that OSS security isn’t as robust or as easy to maintain as Guardian?

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

XYGATE Object Security (XOS) Active and Dynamic RBAC make static ACL’s and policy implementers for Safeguard and OSS redundant.

Taking advantage of the recently released OSS Security Event Exit (SEEP) by HP, XYPRO now offers an upgrade to our standard XOS product that applies security dynamically and instantaneously for both Guardian and OSS environments, virtually eliminating the need to manage complex Guardian, Safeguard and OSS security.

Using simple Role Based Access Control rules, XOS applies security at the time of request based on logical object and user groupings and extends access decision criteria to any object attribute rather than just the object name.

Click here to learn more about XYGATE Object Security and how you can reduce your security management load and massively improve the level of security on your NonStop server at the same time…

https://www.xypro.com/xypro/resources/news_full

To arrange a free evaluation, contact your local XYPRO Sales Rep:  https://www.xypro.com/xypro/contact

Barry Forbes

VP of Sales & Marketing

XYPRO Technology Corporation

www.xypro.com