Syncsort announces availability of MFX ZPCopy
Sep 20, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Syncsort, a provider of data processing, data integration and data protection & recovery, has announced the availability of MFX ZPCopy, a new software product designed to offload mainframe copy processing to zIIP engines, yielding substantial savings with no effort required.
This product is the latest addition to Syncsort's Big Data arsenal, which also includes DMX-h, Syncsort's market-leading Hadoop offering which, among other capabilities, provides secure, high performance access to mainframe data from within Hadoop.
MFX for z/OS customers already benefit from industry leading sort, copy and join performance and efficiency. Now, they can add MFX ZPCopy, which is the only copy solution to shift nearly 100% of copy processing from general processors to zIIP engines, eliminating nearly all mainframe CPU time for copy steps while reducing overall elapsed time to improve batch window performance. In addition, it executes transparently as part of MFX for z/OS, without the need to change JCL or control statements.
"With increasing copy demand fueled by consistently growing data volumes and rapidly developing Big Data analytics initiatives, customers are looking for ways to optimize mainframe processing to save money and meet SLAs, and many of them have invested in zIIP technology to help," said Harvey Tessler, Founder, Syncsort. "MFX ZPCopy provides a completely new architecture for MFX COPY processing, specifically designed to exploit zIIP engines on IBM System z platforms to meet these goals."
Benefits of MFX ZPCopy include: Reducing software costs by cutting copy-related TCB CPU time by up to 99%; Achieving up to 25% faster elapsed times to consistently meet performance SLAs; Containing software costs in sub-capacity pricing environments by lowering CPU utilization for copy steps that run during the busiest four-hour window; Boosting ROI for underutilized zIIP engines by offloading more work to them; Deferring hardware upgrades by saving CPU time to handle growing data volumes; Freeing up mainframe capacity to support additional workloads with the same resources; and Processing more data in less time and at a lower cost due to more efficient copy processing.
"With over 40 years of mainframe experience and our track record of success with our industry-leading mainframe sort technology, Syncsort is uniquely positioned to deliver innovations that make it easier for organizations with mission critical workloads to accelerate performance and reduce costs," continued Tessler.
"We have long noted the scope creep occurring with system sort. We were using sort to copy, filter and even to create ad hoc reports until sort operations were consuming hundreds of hours of CPU time," noted Jon Toigo, mainframe evangelist and managing partner of Toigo Partners International LLC, a consultancy and research firm. "Syncsort has spent the last year developing technology to offload copy processing performed by system sorts in their entirety to zIIPs, returning expensive CPU time to productive business transactions. Put simply, ZPCopy rocks."
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