As part of a series of enhancements to Compuware Mainframe Solutions, Compuware has released Strobe 4.3, the latest version of the Strobe mainframe application performance management solution.
Strobe now includes the ability to automatically measure batch jobs that exceed dynamically calculated thresholds.
Other new capabilities include:
- Integration with existing monitoring tools
- Improved CICS transaction reporting
- New views of DB2 accounting statistics
With iStrobe 4.3, users can now view historical performance data from a variety of perspectives, including the ability to establish baseline performance benchmarks.
In addition, Strobe can now easily initiate measurements from within Compuware's Workbench as part of the development process.
Key business risks addressed:
- Not meeting user expectations
- Reduced competitive advantages
- Excessive CPU consumption resulting in reduced revenue.
"Mainframe applications power the top retailers, banks, insurance companies, telecommunications and manufacturing companies worldwide. At the same time, as experienced developers retire, fewer developers are acquiring the mainframe skills needed to maintain these complex applications. This puts enterprises at significant risk for financial losses," said Kris Manery, Sr VP and GM, Mainframe Solutions Business Unit, Compuware. "It's never been more important to have the tools and people in place to ensure mainframe applications deliver superior quality and performance."
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