I/O Booster

Enhance your batch window

Built to boost sequencial I/O's of your batch jobs.

The I/O Booster product intercepts each Open issued by z/OS through the applications and modifies the buffers, increasing it according to parameters previously established in the product.

As the main part of the process, the I/O Booster has a dynamic interface in z/OS Open routines which is invoked every time an OPEN is issued for NON VSAM files.

Once the I/O Booster is active and the rules table is loaded into memory, the I/O Booster updates buffers parameter for each file that matches with I/O Booster rules applying the most suitable value for buffers.

Through an user-friendly ISPF interface are parameterized which jobs / steps / procsteps / programs / ddnames / dsnames and userids should or should not have their datasets buffered with the suitable buffer limits.

Below is the architecture diagram:

I/O Booster diagram

I/O Booster Benefits

The use of I / O Booster brings a great benefits to the z / OS environment . Below the product benefits:
  • Adds buffers dynamically to files in batch processes ;
  • No JCL changes or modifications in programs ;
  • Allows respect or overwrite buffers already specified in the JCL ;
  • Job elapsed time reduction;
  • CPU Time reduction;
  • Shrinks batch window;
  • Possible reduction in software bill;
  • Postpones HW investments;
  • 30% - 80% improvement.