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What's New in Mainframe Solutions

Learn what’s in our October 2021 release

Featured Innovations

  • Speed mainframe software delivery without compromising quality. Automated testing reduces testing time by 90% and improves the user experience. Accelerate delivery with non-virtualized testing for PL/I programs.
  • Improve application quality by measuring the percentage of bugs escaping into production while accelerating meantime to detect application abends since compile.
  • Automate more compliance and simplify the audit process. Be ready for auditors and easily prove compliance by automating DISA STIG audits.
  • Address performance issues faster with greater accuracy while delivering a simpler, faster experience designed for the next generation of talent.
  • Eliminate wait time and hand-offs between your developers and your DBAs by automatically integrating mainframe database changes into your DevOps toolchain.

BMC AMI & BMC Compuware Capabilities

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Executive Success

Accelerate innovation

Modernize and automate mainframe software development and delivery while increasing quality, velocity, and efficiency through a mainframe-inclusive DevOps toolchain

  • Find and fix bugs and errors earlier in the SDLC with BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test shift-left automated testing for PL/1 mainframe applications
  • Reduce mainframe application testing time from 3-4 days to 2-3 hours with BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test
  • Understand how well development teams are testing the code prior to deployment to reduce the number of bugs causing negative end user experiences with BMC Compuware zAdviser
  • Spend less time testing bugs and more time coding by automating performance testing of 64-bit applications with BMC Compuware Strobe

BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test

Replace manual processes and shift left with automated non-virtualized testing for PL/I programs. Create PL/I components using an Eclipse-based IDE, use various test scenarios to run components, reuse commonly shared test components, allow tests to be created and shared with the team, automate reporting, and provide auditability.

BMC Compuware zAdviser

Gain visibility into how many bugs are escaping into production with the new Escaped Abend Ratio feature. This metric indicates how well development teams are testing and finding bugs prior to production/deployment.

Leverage zAdviser and BMC Compuware Topaz for Total Test together to assess code coverage. Understand what percentage of code has been tested and the outcome of the tests. These capabilities help teams identify gaps in requirements, test cases, and defects at early stages of the SDLC.

BMC Compuware Strobe

Shift left and conduct performance tests on 64-bit applications early in the development lifecycle to reduce costly performance issues in production. Empower next-gen developers to conduct performance tests with intuitive UI. React quicker to surges in CPU usage with data analytics.

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All compliance Reports

Harden security

BMC AMI Security automatically detects and responds to mainframe threats, provides real-time visibility when they occur, and creates audit trails to help address growing compliance requirements. New capabilities enable users to:

  • Focus on high priority threats by automating DISA STIG audits and maintaining compliance
  • Prevent compliance drift through real-time, automatic alerts on changes to settings
  • Maintain optimal security posture by removing configuration vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit

Empower resilience

BMC AMI Ops transforms mainframe operations with predictive intelligence and automated probable cause analysis to increase uptime and improve availability. New capabilities enable users to:

  • Detect a wider range of problems and uncover even more causes of performance issues with more coverage now available for z/OS® and Db2® I/O issues
  • Directly respond to performance issues with an expanded list of diagnostic actions and simplified workflows within the UI instead of pivoting to other tools
  • Uncover the root cause of a larger number of performance problems in seconds with the industry’s most advanced AI-powered analysis
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Optimize ecosystem

BMC AMI Data ensures infrastructure and its data is always available while empowering DevOps collaboration with advanced database change management. New capabilities in BMC AMI DevOps for Db2 empower users to:

  • Shift left to validate Db2 SQL quality and performance earlier in development
  • Make database changes earlier in the development process
  • Eliminate wait time and hand-offs between developers and DBAs with shift-left automation
  • Integrate mainframe database change management into a modern DevOps toolchain
  • Compare changes and enforce Db2 schema standards during the DevOps process
“Mainframe is still the system of choice for companies that need high-transaction throughput with guaranteed reliability and consistent data. As mainframe data steadily becomes more complex with new uses for web and mobile applications, the need for mainframe DevOps adoption and AI-driven monitoring solutions rises exponentially. Organizations leveraging the mainframe should be adopting modern DevOps and AIOps solutions that improve visibility and management across the entire software and services chain to the end user.” — Stephen Elliot, Group Vice President, I&O, Cloud Operations, and DevOps, IDC

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