Computer Associates Announces CA-IDMS Release 15.0 For OS/390 and z/OS

Advanced Availability and Scalability Features Support Increased

Customer Demands for eBusiness Transaction Processing



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA) today announced the general release of CA-IDMS 15.0,
 the high-performance database management system for the OS/390 and z/OS
 platforms.  Release 15.0 maximizes availability and scalability of eBusiness
 applications with advanced cross-system data sharing that exploits the OS/390
 Parallel Sysplex environment.
     CA-IDMS 15.0 easily accommodates escalating enterprise eBusiness workloads
 and provides system-tailoring flexibility and enhanced system utilization.
 Application users benefit from system fault-tolerance because data sharing
 enables database updates to occur even while a CA-IDMS system is offline for
 maintenance.
     British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the world's leading
 communications companies, realized up to 10 percent savings in CPU-per-
 transaction with CA-IDMS 15.0 in tests on its Customer Service System (CSS)
 application.  In production, CSS processes 200 million transactions per day
 and is one of the largest and most demanding CA-IDMS applications in the
 world.   It is placed near the top in the Winter Corporation Database
 Scalability Program across all platforms, in database size, workload, and
 number of database records.
     Iain Robertson, a senior database administrator at BT, said, "We are
 impressed with the performance benefits in CA-IDMS 15.0.  We are also pleased
 with the new ease-of-use features and the simplicity of the Release 15.0
 install and upgrade."
     System availability is significantly extended in CA-IDMS 15.0 with new
 features that let administrators dynamically adjust key system resources to
 address increased workloads, while the system remains active.  In addition,
 CA-IDMS 15.0 provides for automated "hot" database backups, expedited
 recovery, and simplified installation and maintenance.
     "CA-IDMS is the database of choice for thousands of organizations that
 demand serious application performance to support their eBusiness
 requirements, including some of the most data-intensive operations in the
 world," said Louis Grosskopf, senior vice president, Enterprise Server
 Solutions, CA.  "With the enhanced availability and scalability we've
 engineered into Release 15.0, CA-IDMS has become an even more compelling
 choice for companies seeking a strategic platform for secure, highly
 manageable eBusiness growth."
     Future versions of CA-IDMS will continue to address companies' evolving
 eBusiness requirements.
     In conjunction with today's announcement, CA also announced CA-IDMS Server
 Release 4.3.  The new release provides broader web platform support, with the
 introduction of OS/390 UNIX services for Java applications and servlets.
 These features allow CA-IDMS Server users wider and more scalable web access.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software
 That Manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies.  For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     About BT
     British Telecommunications plc is one of the world's leading providers of
 telecommunications services and one of the largest private sector companies in
 Europe. Its principal activities include local, long distance and
 international telecommunications services, mobile communications, Internet
 services and IT solutions.  In the UK, BT serves 29 million exchange lines and
 more than eleven million mobile customers, as well as providing network
 services to other licensed operators.  For more information, visit
 http://www.bt.com.
 
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    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA) today announced the general release of CA-IDMS 15.0,
 the high-performance database management system for the OS/390 and z/OS
 platforms.  Release 15.0 maximizes availability and scalability of eBusiness
 applications with advanced cross-system data sharing that exploits the OS/390
 Parallel Sysplex environment.
     CA-IDMS 15.0 easily accommodates escalating enterprise eBusiness workloads
 and provides system-tailoring flexibility and enhanced system utilization.
 Application users benefit from system fault-tolerance because data sharing
 enables database updates to occur even while a CA-IDMS system is offline for
 maintenance.
     British Telecommunications plc (BT), one of the world's leading
 communications companies, realized up to 10 percent savings in CPU-per-
 transaction with CA-IDMS 15.0 in tests on its Customer Service System (CSS)
 application.  In production, CSS processes 200 million transactions per day
 and is one of the largest and most demanding CA-IDMS applications in the
 world.   It is placed near the top in the Winter Corporation Database
 Scalability Program across all platforms, in database size, workload, and
 number of database records.
     Iain Robertson, a senior database administrator at BT, said, "We are
 impressed with the performance benefits in CA-IDMS 15.0.  We are also pleased
 with the new ease-of-use features and the simplicity of the Release 15.0
 install and upgrade."
     System availability is significantly extended in CA-IDMS 15.0 with new
 features that let administrators dynamically adjust key system resources to
 address increased workloads, while the system remains active.  In addition,
 CA-IDMS 15.0 provides for automated "hot" database backups, expedited
 recovery, and simplified installation and maintenance.
     "CA-IDMS is the database of choice for thousands of organizations that
 demand serious application performance to support their eBusiness
 requirements, including some of the most data-intensive operations in the
 world," said Louis Grosskopf, senior vice president, Enterprise Server
 Solutions, CA.  "With the enhanced availability and scalability we've
 engineered into Release 15.0, CA-IDMS has become an even more compelling
 choice for companies seeking a strategic platform for secure, highly
 manageable eBusiness growth."
     Future versions of CA-IDMS will continue to address companies' evolving
 eBusiness requirements.
     In conjunction with today's announcement, CA also announced CA-IDMS Server
 Release 4.3.  The new release provides broader web platform support, with the
 introduction of OS/390 UNIX services for Java applications and servlets.
 These features allow CA-IDMS Server users wider and more scalable web access.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software
 That Manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies.  For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     About BT
     British Telecommunications plc is one of the world's leading providers of
 telecommunications services and one of the largest private sector companies in
 Europe. Its principal activities include local, long distance and
 international telecommunications services, mobile communications, Internet
 services and IT solutions.  In the UK, BT serves 29 million exchange lines and
 more than eleven million mobile customers, as well as providing network
 services to other licensed operators.  For more information, visit
 http://www.bt.com.
 
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