DataVantage® for IMS

Description: DataVantage® for IMS is a data masking and data management software tool which protects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and private/sensitive company data that might otherwise be compromised during a data breach. Once masked, live data from production databases can be used safely for non-production purposes such as application development, testing, training, and CRM applications while complying with government regulations and internal organizational policies.

DataVantage® for IMS is an IMS and DL/1 data management and data masking tool whose features include:

  • One-step, ‘on-the-fly’ data masking during the Copy process to help prevent data breaches (production data is never persisted without being masked).
  • Installs and runs as an application program, making it OS version-independent for database structure and substructure.
  • Can be downloaded directly from the Internet without requiring SMP/E activity.
  • Multiple Data Subsetting methods.
  • Supports mass updates and selective deletions.

Data Masking Capabilities

DataVantage for IMS data masking provides one-step, ‘on-the-fly’ data masking. To create a test database, a user identifies the particular fields to be masked by coding the MASK= keyword on the DSFBLOCK control block created after processing the COBOL copybook. The SEGDUMP and SORT commands perform the masking as part of the data unload process. Masking results are independent of the operating system or IMS level. Once masking is in place, it is unaffected by upgrades in the operating system.

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DataVantage for IMS vs the Competition

DataVantage software outperforms every competitor for tasks in the table below. All product and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

DataVantage® for IMS
The Affordable and Effective Solution to Mainframe Software Price Increases
Data Management Functions IMS® DataVantage® for IMS Broadcom CA File MasterTM IMS Compuware File-Aid® IMS IBM File Manager for z/OS® IMS
Provide Field Definitions of Segments… Copy Book
Edit Segments from the Hierarchy FSE
Edit Segments (Insert, Change, Delete)
Count Segments and Data Values
Edit-List Option… CSV Output
1 step

2 steps
Compare Segments of DBs
Copy DB with Selections… Segments, Fields, Keys, Max Entries
Copy Segments with Mask Options Additional Product Needed Additional Product Needed
Copy DB to Target DSNs

DataVantage® Software

Mainframe — Data Masking and Data Management:
 DataVantage DME®
 DataVantage® for Db2
 DataVantage® for IMS

Distributed Systems — Data Masking and Data Management:
 DataVantage Global®

View and Edit Micro Focus COBOL Files:
 DataVantage AdVisEr®
 ES File Editor™