INTERCHIP is proud to announce the availability of RealTime Defrag for Db2 (RTD/Db2). RTD/Db2 is a revolutionary new software product which provides all the benefits and features found in RTD/zOS and applies these to Db2 DASD volumes.

RTD/Db2 processes Db2 datasets in real-time under the control of Db2. Exclusive serialization of Db2 datasets is performed by Db2 services.

As a result of this,

  • RTD/Db2 can process Db2 datasets not currently allocated by Db2.
  • RTD/Db2 can process Db2 datasets currently allocated by Db2 which are not actively in use by a Db2 transaction.
  • If a Db2 transaction tries to access a dataset being processed by RTD, the transaction will wait until the dataset is available (i.e., RTD processing of the dataset has completed). The transaction will not be terminated due to "Resource Unavailable".