Compuware Strobe Overview

Compuware Strobe is the #32 ranked solution in our list of APM tools. It is most often compared to IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS: Compuware Strobe vs IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS

What is Compuware Strobe?

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
Buyer's Guide

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Compuware Strobe Customers

Chunghwa Telecom, Helvetia, Comerica Bank, Erste Group, Bank of Ireland, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company (SFBCIC)

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Top 5
Stable with a good database and a good interface

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution to deal with problems in the production environment.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup was fairly easy."
  • "There are certain aspects of the configuration that could be simplified a bit."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. Overall, I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a quality product.