SYSB-AJR :: Pricing

SYSB-AJR pricing and licensing options overview

H&W's subscription licensing options for SYSB-AJR provide flexibility and value for every data-center environment.

Subscription licensing allows organizations to pay for their software usage on a monthly basis versus the traditional method of paying the entire license fee up front. With subscription-based pricing, you pay a small, up-front fee and then a monthly charge based on the licensed capacity. This price includes the right to use SYSB-AJR, as well as access to H&W technical support, maintenance, and new releases for the subscription period.

H&W's subscription licensing options consist of:

  • Subcapacity licensing for z/OS
  • Full CEC licensing for z/OS


Subcapacity licensing allows you to license H&W's SYSB-AJR at a subset level of the full CEC. The subcapacity price is based on the capacity of the logical partition (LPAR) in which the product is installed. LPAR capacity is determined by measuring the highest rolling four-hour average usage of the LPAR each month, which follows IBM's standard for subcapacity usage. Monthly variations in LPAR usage above the licensed capacity may result in changes in software billing.

Full CEC

Full CEC licensing is a license model similar to IBM's PSLC model in which pricing is based on the rated capacity of the machines on which SYSB-AJR runs. The model offers you the flexibility to manage your SYSB-AJR-related workload on the entire CEC.

Contact H&W today to find out more about SYSB-AJR and the pricing option that fits your needs.

SYSB-AJR :: Specifications

SYSB-AJR technical specifications

Current releases

  • The most current release of the SYSB-AJR software is release 6.7.


Note: Historically SYSB-AJR has been upward compatible with new IBM operating system releases.


Unless otherwise specified, the compatibility specifications listed below apply to all supported releases of SYSB-AJR.

z/OS CICS Compatible?
2.3 Not applicable Yes
2.2 Not applicable Yes
2.1* Not applicable Yes

*z/OS 2.1

IBM announced that after 9/30/18, it will no longer support z/OS 2.1. As of 9/30/18, H&W will no longer test or guarantee that future product releases are backward compatible with z/OS 2.1.


Automated recovery for batch reduces recovery time and complexity

If you're struggling with the time-consuming and error-prone nature of manual file recovery for batch abends, then SYSB-AJR can help. SYSB-AJR is mainframe software that starts automated recovery for your VSAM files immediately after an abend.

With SYSB-AJR, organizations can:

  • Automatically restore VSAM files to the preupdate versions as soon as a batch job abends.
  • End manual decision-making about which updates to back out, which is important because the manual process is difficult and prone to errors.
  • Reduce intervention time and stress on employees, who can spend hours recovering manually.
  • Restore test environments easily to be prepared to retest more quickly.
  • Minimize the need to do file backups so you can restore files if a batch job abends.

SYSB-AJR provides simple, worry-free recovery

SYSB-AJR is based on the proven recovery functionality already found in H&W's industry-leading SYSB-II software, but it works with native batch, or batch that isn't sharing VSAM files with CICS. SYSB-AJR automatically restores the VSAM files to the prebatch job or step status by backing out only the records that batch modified before the abend. Traditionally, you had to determine manually which files to recover – and where to recover in multi-step processes – and then restore many or all of the files before restarting the batch jobs.

Easily implement for a quick win

SYSB-AJR typically takes only a few hours to install, and H&W is ready to help.

  • Set up recovery easily using the control file, a method that is time efficient even for large numbers of batch jobs with many steps each.
  • Implement without making source-code changes to your batch programs or JCL, making implementation seamless to your existing applications.
  • Use SMS-managed or non-SMS-managed data sets for journaling. Integrate easily using existing skill sets to avoid retraining.
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