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Actual Results: IAM will Help you to Reduce the Number of MSUs in your Peak Rolling 4-Hour Average (R4HA), Reducing your overall Software Cost!
Significant savings in Both Batch and CICS!

CICS MSU consumption decreased by 20% with IAM changes. Resulting in lower MLC.

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CICS Transaction Wait Time decreased 91% with IAM changes. Significantly improving transaction throughput.

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IAM significantly increases data availability for IAM datasets by allowing them to be OPEN for Update in CICS during reorganization.

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IAM boosts the performance of your VSAM applications, to meet your service level agreements.

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From IAM Best Practices…

The Best Practices Newsletter focus is on an individual Innovation product. The goal of this and future Newsletters is to provide the latest information on a specific product.

In this issue

Focus on IAM…

Providing you with up-to-date information to allow you to boost the performance of your VSAM applications, which will allow you to meet your service level agreements (SLA) and lower your mainframe cost and reduce your MSU usage.

IAM provides enhanced performance for VSAM applications with no program or JCL changes necessary. Significant improvements have been made to IAM over the last few years, with more enhancements in progress. We hope that this document will inspire you to review your current VSAM usage and see if you can take advantage of these new features and the enhanced performance provided by IAM. Simply by running our analysis program IAMSMFVS, you can find out just how much VSAM processing is done, and identify VSAM files that can use IAM to achieve improved performance. For both new and existing customers, this newsletter will be a good resource to take advantage of the best practices that have been learned over the years.

  1. What is IAM?
  2. How IAM Works
  3. Recent Enhancements, Future Enhancements
  4. How much benefit does IAM provide?
  5. IAM Enhanced Dataset Reorganization
  6. Do I have enough VSAM usage to benefit from IAM?
  7. How do I find the VSAM data sets that will benefit the most from IAM?
  8. General IAM Best Practices: Getting the Most Benefit from IAM
  9. Best IAM Global Options Settings
  10. Sample Vendor Products
  11. IAM Resources

What is IAM?

IAM is a high performance access method that provides compatibility for programs that use VSAM KSDS, ESDS, RRDS, and Alternate Indexes. IAM can be used by programs that utilize VSAM files, without changes to the program and to the JCL being used. The performance benefits include:
· CPU time reduction up to 65% · Elapsed time reductions up to 80% · EXCP reduction up to 95%

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