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Top Answer: I like the ability that it has to format copy books in a presentable manner. So, you will be able to see the starting offset in length of each field within the layout.
Top Answer: Technical support has gotten better over the years, though there's always room for improvement.
Top Answer: We use it to update data in Compuware File-AID for IMS and File-AID MBF. We also use it in test cases. Compuware File-AID can be used for DB2 as well.
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File-AID is Compuware’s cross-platform file and data management solution that enables developers and QA staff to quickly and conveniently access necessary data and files instead of hunting around for them. In turn, developers devote less time to data-related tasks and spend more time developing new functionality and managing production problems. Rightsizing your test data provides confidence to make code changes without unintended consequences.

File-AID gives developers the ability to:

  • Effectively manage files and data across platforms
  • Access all standard file types regardless of record length or format for application integration
  • Automatically compare data files or objects to simplify the test results validation process
  • Reformat files by easily modifying an existing file format instead of starting from scratch
  • Extract and load related subsets of data from multiple databases and files
  • Ensure all test conditions are met by selecting the precise application test data you need
  • Customize test data for a particular application and specific conditions
  • Automate these activities using tools you already own, such as Jenkins

IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS measures and reports how applications use available resources. This easy to use tool helps you identify system constraints and improve application performance.

Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS:

  • Helps you maximize the performance of your existing applications and improve response time of online transactions and batch turnaround times.
  • Gives you the information needed to isolate performance problems in applications and test the effect of increased workloads on your systems.
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports the performance of CICS, Assembler, COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, DB2, IMS WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Application Server applications.
  • Collects samples from the monitored address space and analyzes the system or resource application usage of CPU, DASD, I/O or the total address space.
  • Features online analysis reports that can be created as PDF or XML files, so that you can view them on workstations or transfer them easily to other applications.
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Compuware File-AID is ranked 5th in Test Data Management with 1 review while IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS is ranked 4th in Mainframe Testing Tools. Compuware File-AID is rated 9.0, while IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Compuware File-AID writes "Easy to use and integrate, and can map out control sections within load modules or program objects". On the other hand, Compuware File-AID is most compared with IBM File Manager, CA File Master Plus, Informatica Test Data Management (TDM), Broadcom Test Data Manager and Compuware Topaz Program Analysis, whereas IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS is most compared with Compuware Strobe, Compuware Hiperstation, CA Mainframe Application Tuner and Compuware Xpediter.

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