What is most valuable?
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.
What needs 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.
For how long have I used the solution?
I don't recall how long we've used it, but it's been a while.
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?
It deployed without any issue.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
We've not had any stability issues.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
We tried BMC, CA, and IBM. We tried IBM OMEGAMON for a very long time, 20+ years. CA offers SYSVIEW.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
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.
Dec 14 2015