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Oracle z/OS (OS/390) Status and Directions Bill Ingham z/OS Release Manager Oracle Corporation billgham@oracle Tuesday, PowerPoint Presentation
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Oracle z/OS (OS/390) Status and Directions Bill Ingham z/OS Release Manager Oracle Corporation billgham@oracle Tuesday,

Oracle z/OS (OS/390) Status and Directions Bill Ingham z/OS Release Manager Oracle Corporation billgham@oracle Tuesday,

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  1. Oracle z/OS (OS/390) Status and Directions Bill Ingham z/OS Release Manager Oracle Corporation bill.ingham@oracle.com Tuesday, March 30th 2004

  2. Agenda • Review • Current Priorities • Future direction • Questions zSeries SIG - 2004

  3. 2003 SIG Directions • Product Quality • Increase in generic regression tests run • Increase in z/OS specific testing • More focus on interoperability testing • More leveraged use of generic processes • Support GTL program • Extending Generic Functionality • Enhanced O/S features • Apps 11i Split-tier Certification zSeries SIG - 2004

  4. Current Priorities (9.2.0.5 and 10g) • 10g – GA April 19th 2004 • 9.2.0.5 – GA April 19th 2004 zSeries SIG - 2004

  5. z/OS Roadmap zSeries SIG - 2004

  6. 10g Features • Datapump (Fast Imp/Exp) • Streams • Flashback • Flash Recovery • Dataguard • Enterprise Manager • Patch tracking • Ultra-large database zSeries SIG - 2004

  7. 10g Features • Release Date April 19th • OUI install • CD-based or electronic delivery • OLAP • RMAN enhancements • Data-mining ** • File Access Improvements • OSDI Version information • Alert log enhancements • IEEE Float** zSeries SIG - 2004

  8. 10g Release Delivery • Based on Oracle’s common installation toolset • Shipped on CD or downloaded electronically • X-windows based GUI install • Platform transparency • PM3/4 means ability for generic link on site (but still ship with binaries) • Enhancements delivered only in base release • OSDI versioned and tied to server bundle for simplicity and stability • SQL only shipped in USS • Minimum requirement of z/OS 1.4 zSeries SIG - 2004

  9. 10g Maintenance Delivery • Patchsets remain primary maintenance vehicle • Common toolset based patch installation • Platform transparent • Inventory means easier tracking of maintenance • Interim patches shipped as object files** • Linked on site** • More granularity available • Smaller delta means better stability • More flexible for customer • Consistent with other platforms • Interim ‘one-off’ patches only for P1 and escalated P2 bugs zSeries SIG - 2004

  10. File Access Enhancements • Consistent behavior across tools/utils • “Agnostic” file access • HFS from TSO/batch • Data set from POSIX • Data set access in some formerly HFS-only server features • Isolate/control OraRTL compatibility zSeries SIG - 2004

  11. Future directions • Shipment of new releases with first patchset • Further integration into ‘Oracle factory’ • Continued quality improvement • Further expansion of features to support Mainframe Program zSeries SIG - 2004

  12. Q & A Q U E S T I O N S A N S W E R S