New Release of SyncSort 1.3 for z/OSUp to 25% faster than the previous version
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2008.01.28
Syncsort's newest release of SyncSort for z/OS
new capabilities for exploiting the latest features of the z/OS
operating system and z9 processors. With this release, users will
achieve substantial reductions in elapsed time and CPU time through
SyncSort’s ability to offload certain sort processes to a zIIP
processor and SyncSort’s effective use of the z9’s MIDAW facility. In
addition, new data utility features improve productivity.
SyncSort for z/OS Release 1.3 is up to 25% faster than the previous release. These performance gains
derive from exploitation of the z9’s MIDAW I/O technology – reducing channel, director, and control unit
overhead – and the System z9 Integrated Information Processor (zIIP), both of which are available on
IBM System z9 Enterprise Class (z9-109) and IBM System z9 Business Class processors.
advances, such as enhanced memory management techniques and the use of
memory objects with more applications, also result in elapsed time
savings for a wide variety of applications. Early release of pages
backing a memory object provides benefits to the overall system by
freeing the central storage resource at the earliest possible point.
Many new features – designed to improve productivity and development time – make their appearance in
SyncSort for z/OS Release 1.3. These features include:
processing of fields in equally-keyed records including MIN, MAX, and
AVG functions available on the new DUPKEYS control statement.
- Improved support for date processing, most notably the ability to convert a Julian date to a printable Gregorian date.
and enhanced parameters for the INREC, OUTREC, and OUTFIL OUTREC
control statements, such as the addition of IFTHEN and PARSE parameters.
- Enhancements to the INCLUDE/OMIT control statement, such as the NUM feature and simplified syntax.
- Enhancements to the OUTFIL control statement including support for MAXSORT.
- Enhancements to the DB2 Query function to support additional data types.
- Enhanced compatibility with other sort products.
- “The new features and functionality of
release 1.3 are the result of Syncsort’s continuing focus on producing
high-performance software,” said Dan Regan, Syncsort’s senior vice
president. “By our responding to evolving architectures and new
information processing requirements, Syncsort’s customers will
experience significant productivity and performance benefits.”