Compare Compuware Topaz Workbench vs. IBM Rational Developer for z Systems

Compuware Topaz Workbench is ranked 1st in Mainframe Application Development with 7 reviews while IBM Rational Developer for z Systems is ranked 3rd in Mainframe Application Development. Compuware Topaz Workbench is rated 7.2, while IBM Rational Developer for z Systems is rated 0. The top reviewer of Compuware Topaz Workbench writes "Replacing ISPF tasks with Topaz Workbench". On the other hand, Compuware Topaz Workbench is most compared with CA Gen, CA Brightside, Compuware Xpediter and Bonita, whereas IBM Rational Developer for z Systems is most compared with CA Brightside and CA Gen.
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In general, Compuware tools are very competitive.It has saved our developers time and effort when working on documentation, which is now more readable and fluent.In terms of pricing, there isn't an extra charge for the parts of it we use. It comes with the licenses we purchased for other products, so no complaints there. The licensing is built in with the other products that you purchase from Compuware.The only thing I would mention related to the licensing and/or the pricing, is that they have some visualization features in there that are licensed by concurrent users. We're starting to trip up on that. We're looking to probably increase the number of concurrent licenses that we have. But those types of licensing strategies, where they license by concurrent users or the number of seats is confusing for some people. They don't understand why it works sometimes and doesn't work other times.

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Topaz Workbench provides an intuitive interface that enables developers of all experience levels to initiate Compuware’s industry-leading developer tools, Abend-AID, File-AID, HiperstationXpediter and Strobe, as well as non-Compuware products and distributed solutions in the same environment.

Through Topaz Workbench, mainframe teams can:

  • Access Compuware development tools, providing the ability to visualize complex application logic and data relationships, make changes to code, test and debug, and performance tune
  • Leverage existing Eclipse frameworks and integrations with popular open-system tools
  • Manage source code and promote artifacts through the development lifecycle via integration with ISPW
  • Leverage a multi-language, multi-platform source code editor
  • Use JES functions like job submission, review, print and purge
  • Use Host Explorer for z/OS navigation, including dataset management (i.e., allocation, recall, deletion); build mainframe projects to isolate and quickly access files associated with a unit of work
  • Copy files from one LPAR to another with a simple drag and drop or right click; data is compressed and the processing is zIIP enabled for optimal performance
  • Leverage integrations with other industry-leading tools
IBM Rational Developer for z Systems is an integrated development tool that you can use to design, develop, deploy, and test mainframe software applications, Web, and composite applications. IBM Rational Developer for z Systems offers integration for a variety of source code management (SCM) tools in addition to providing a framework for creating your own SCM integration. It provides a common workbench and tools for the following: Development of COBOL, PL/I, C++, high-level assembler, Java and Web Services programs, Interactive access to z/OS systems, Support for IMS, CICS, Batch, USS, DB2 stored procedures, application servers and CICS and IMS application development for Web Services and SOA.
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