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CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS 20.0 Announcement: Transition to Continuous Delivery

  • 1.  CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS 20.0 Announcement: Transition to Continuous Delivery

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 04-09-2020 04:25 PM

    CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS 20.0 Announcement: Transition to Continuous Delivery

    Dear CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS Customers,

    As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. We are pleased to confirm that CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS Version 20.0 has transitioned from an Incremental Release model to one providing Continuous Delivery of features and maintenance. Please review Broadcom Continuous Delivery Strategy for additional details. 

    In response to feedback received that the Incremental Release model presented challenges for some of our customers, we have implemented a Continuous Delivery model. This model reduces PTF dependencies and provides customers greater flexibility in choosing new features and maintenance to introduce into their CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS environment. 

    • Customers currently running CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS Version 20.0 are already actively using the Continuous Delivery model as it was initially introduced last year following the release of Increment 8 (IR8). No additional action is necessary as a result of this announcement.

    • Customers currently running CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS Version 19.0 with plans to upgrade to Version 20.0 will benefit from an updated PAX file that has been refreshed to include all maintenance published to date.
      • NOTE: Customers who previously downloaded the 20.0 PAX file in preparation for future installation are encouraged to download the refreshed PAX to minimize the amount of additional maintenance to be applied during installation.
      • REMINDER: Version 19.0 of the CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS will go out of support on September 30, 2020. Customers not currently on Version 20.0 should make upgrade plans accordingly. 

    Looking forward, the next phase of our Continuous Delivery model will support new features being released disabled when practical, and provide customers a mechanism to activate individual features as they choose. This will provide a highly granular level of control, ensuring stability while allowing customers to benefit from new features at their desired pace. See the CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS documentation for detailed information about this release including enhancements and Db2 version support (Release Notes).

    You can download your copy of Version 20.0 of the CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS from Broadcom Support Online. If you have any questions or require assistance, contact Broadcom Support and use our online case management tool to submit a question or speak to a representative or a support engineer directly at +1-800-225-5224 in North America. For contact numbers outside North America, see https://www.broadcom.com/support/services-support/ca-support/contactsupport#caphone.

    Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our CA Services experts can help. For more information about CA Services and how you can leverage our expertise, please visit https://www.broadcom.com/support/services-support/ca-services. To connect, learn and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 and IMS mainframe community. 

    For a list of courses recommended by role, please visit the Broadcom Learning Paths and select the desired product. Note: Courses are updated based on functional impact as well as high-demand, therefore, courses created from previous releases may apply to the current release. 

    To review Broadcom Support lifecycle policies, please review the Working with Broadcom Support Guide.

    To connect, learn and share with other customers, join and participate in our 'CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 and IMS' CA Community at community.broadcom.com

    We appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. Thank you again for your business.

    Sincerely,

    The CA Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS Product Group