Accidents happen. Faults occur.
Yet, in a fault-tolerant environment, the problems they cause can be
kept to a minimum. SPICE creates just such en environment.
SPICE has the easiest restart procedure for batch applications.
When a job crashes, it only has to be re-submitted for an automatic restart
to take place. The job doesn't go back to the beginning, and the
restart itself takes the least possible time. That means database
availability is maximized. If extended database availability is
important, SPICE will make it work for you.
Using the same simple restart procedure for all database processing
programs, SPICE is highly efficient for operator training, too.
IBM's IMS and DB2 facilities use fixed database checkpoints
indiscriminately, using up valuable processing time. Only SPICE will
save time by implementing checkpoints selectively. That's because
SPICE constantly scans the whole processing environment, both the job being
processed and others waiting, and calculates when it is most efficient to
implement a checkpoint.
Only SPICE makes processing and restarts this efficient. Can you
really afford to be without it?
SPICE is available in two versions for IBM z/OS systems:
SPICE/DLI for IMS database
SPICE/SQL for DB2
With both versions installed, shared processing and mixed database
environments are fully supported.
Link to SPANEX page for automatic restart and
job control for all MVS environments.
The SPICE product family was developed and is marketed by Span Software Consultants Limited.
Span Software has been providing systems software for IBM mainframes since 1976.
Furthermore, Span Software has over 20 years of experience in delivering and maintaining software to support restartable applications.
SPICE, SPICE/DLI, SPICE/SQL and SPANEX are trademarks of Span Software Consultants Limited.
IBM and DB2 are trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.