CA Workload Automation Review

It extracts and externalizes data without having to be reengineered, which keeps the mainframe people happy.


Valuable Features:

CA7 is very robust and one of CA's legacy products. The batch platform varies depending on who installed it. The iDash feature sits on the top of it, but we're not using that. 

CA7 also extracts and externalizes data without having to be reengineered, which keeps the mainframe people happy.

Room for Improvement:

It's hard to share any information out of it for data analytics or anything like that because its siloed.

Also, we tried the INS data collection feature as well as the DB2 feature (except for data presentation). We're not very happy with those.

Use of Solution:

I don't recall how long we've used it, but it's been a while.

Deployment Issues:

It deployed without any issue.

Stability Issues:

We've not had any stability issues.

Scalability Issues:

It scales fine for us.

Previous Solutions:

We tried BMC, CA, and IBM. We tried IBM OMEGAMON for a very long time, 20+ years. CA offers SYSVIEW.

Other Solutions Considered:

MainView is a BMC product for monitoring. OMEGAMON is monitoring from IBM. Each one of them cover a different set of products.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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