For an overview of all Natural add-on products and the new product versions available, see Overview of New Natural Add-On Product Versions.
The enhancement provided with Natural for DB2 Version 8.4.3 is described in the following section.
Natural for DB2 now supports shared memory objects above the bar to be used as storage media for file servers.
This avoids I/O against VSAM files and switches between SRB and TCB modes when using the Natural for DB2 file server and running zIIP-enabled.
You can now specify the number of rows to be fetched by DB2 in
one FETCH operation by using the new
DB2 parameter or
NTDB2 macro (see
also Changed/Enhanced Profile Parameters). This helps to improve performance
and enhance zIIP usage in a zIIP-enabled Natural session.
The BS2000 file maintenance facility now also provides the
option to display and set the file attribute
#BACK-VERS for the
number of file versions to be saved in a backup archive. For details, refer to
the section BS2000 Files in the User's
Guide of the Natural ISPF documentation on
Software AG's documentation web site at
For information on changes, enhancements and new features available with NaturalONE, see the Release Notes in the NaturalONE documentation in the Documentation section of Software AG's Empower web site at https://empower.softwareag.com/.
With Natural Version 8.2.8, the Natural Optimizer Compiler Version 8.2 is no longer delivered. With Natural Version 8.2.8, the Natural Optimizer Compiler Version 8.3.5 is delivered which is fully compatible with the previous version.
With Natural Version 8.2.8, an enhanced Natural RPC Version 8.2.8 is delivered which introduces the following changes and enhancements:
The following Natural RPC-specific APIs are new in the SYSEXT system library or have changed:
||Provide access to messageID/correlationID in NATURAL RPC clients|
The new features provided with the SYSRPC utility are announced in this section.
For detailed information on these features, refer to the indicated chapters in the Utilities documentation.
- Service Directory Maintenance: Cursor Now Placed at Inserted Lines
Iinsert line command of the Service Directory Maintenance now places the cursor at the position where new items can be entered for a selected node.
For more information, see Line Commands in the section Commands for Service Directory Maintenance
Natural zIIP Enabler products have been renamed as follows:
|Old Name||New Name|
|Natural zIIP Enabler for Batch||Natural Batch for zIIP|
|Natural zIIP Enabler for CICS||Natural for CICS for zIIP|
|Natural zIIP Enabler for Com-plete||Natural for Com-plete for zIIP|
Natural for IMS for zIIP (product code NAZNI) is now available to support IBM's System z Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs) in an IMS TM environment on z/OS if Natural IMS TM Interface Version 8.3.5 is installed. For more information, see the Natural for zIIP documentation.
Note that Natural for IMS for zIIP requires a license file.
When running zIIP-enabled under z/OS, the
parameter applies separately to both TCB and SRB (zIIP) processing
MT=0 is set in SRB mode, Natural uses the existing z/OS
TCB time limit to avoid endless loops because there is no z/OS CPU time limit
(for example, the JCL TIME parameter) for SRBs.