CA Mainframe Application Tuner Review

DB2 feature enables us to find the source of performance problems in our environment


What is our primary use case?

Systematically monitor all CICS transactions and, eventually, batch jobs. We need reliable information and identification of the text of offending queries.

How has it helped my organization?

Beneath a specific transaction, you can see an example of optimization.

It has also helped in cost reduction.

What is most valuable?

The DB2 feature, because DB2 is the is the main source of performance problems in our environment.

What needs improvement?

When consumption occurs in program code.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I had used Strobe, but it was very expensive, though excellent. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

CA MAT is good software, with a good price and easy licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated TriTune from ASG, but CA MAT seemed superior.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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