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balajipradeep

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:25 pm    Post subject: Data compression and CPU consumption when running a job
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Hi,

I tried to run a job with SMS compressible option = Yes for the output file.

When the Data is compressed in a job step, the CPU consumption is more, say for example 8 minutes.

When I run a job with SMS compressible = No, the CPU consumption is very less, say for example 1 minues.

Any significance between Data compression and CPU consumption when running a job?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject:
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Hello and welcome to the forum,

When you have a question is it best to start a new topic for your question rather than posting a reply to some existing topic.

Yes, compression (done on the mainframe) will increase cpu utilization. The tradeoff is that the compressed data will require less storage space.

Which is "better" would be determined by the storage and/or capacity management people for your system.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject:
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Balaji,

Obviously we have significance in both the cases! Data compression save the stroge space and CPU time have much more significance towards running cost. In most installation's DASD cost per year is nothing compared to the CPU cost. For us 1 MIPS is $237 w.r.t. DASD cost of $5 per annum.

We should select between the two based on the frequency of the job and volume of data.

If the job doesn't run in daily basis and the volume is huge Compress would be the best option otherwise high CPU time everyday on yearly basis might bump up the YTD cost. Trade-off should be made based on the buisness requirement.

Everyone,

I have sent a mail to my Storage management team! But i am quite not sure if i will get a response before i contract ends ;)

So came up with another design were i commented the first step which compress the complete data. Used DATACLAS=COMPRESS only for delta copied from VSAM file. Used the 0th version to append to +1st version. Estimated savings is 50K per annum.

Thanks for everyones input.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks a lot for your input!!!
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