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Overview

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

Compuware Strobe is the industry-leading mainframe application performance management and analysis solution for mainframe applications. With Strobe, IT departments can pinpoint application inefficiencies that cause excessive CPU consumption, elongated elapsed times and reduce hardware and software costs while increasing customer satisfaction.

With Strobe, mainframe teams can:

  • Locate and improve resource-consumptive database calls
  • Identify tuning opportunities to reduce monthly software licensing costs (MLC)
  • Resolve performance issues before they impact application service levels
  • Apply analytics to captured data to produce reports showing high-resource consumption and applications that need tuning
  • Measure activity of both online and batch-processing applications in single and multiple- system environments
  • Identify several I/O problems, including inefficient VSAM file buffering
  • Create and schedule automatic, reusable measurements
  • Automatically detect performance problems by using a rolling average of CPU consumption and elapsed-time metrics

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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Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftChunghwa Telecom, Helvetia, Comerica Bank, Erste Group, Bank of Ireland, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company (SFBCIC)
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Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer5%
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Computer Software Company35%
Insurance Company24%
Comms Service Provider8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Insurance Company23%
Comms Service Provider8%
Mining And Metals Company3%
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Compuware Strobe is ranked 42nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS is ranked 3rd in Mainframe Testing Tools. Compuware Strobe is rated 8.0, while IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Compuware Strobe writes "Stable with a good database and a good interface". On the other hand, Compuware Strobe is most compared with CA Mainframe Application Tuner, Dynatrace, IBM Application Performance Management and CA InterTest, whereas IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS is most compared with CA Mainframe Application Tuner and Compuware Hiperstation.

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