“Providing an intuitive interface helps diverse teams across the performance management spectrum work together more effectively,” said Julie Craig, Enterprise Management Associates’ Research Director. “Both new and experienced users will appreciate the rich visualization the new release of CA Mainframe Application Tuner offers and the ability to see and compare multiple data views without having to remember commands.”
CA Mainframe Application Tuner 9.0 extends the company’s cross-platform application performance management solution and builds on last year’s release, which combined automated performance management with drill-down performance metrics. By providing a graphical user interface that displays performance data from multiple sources in a single view, CA Mainframe Application Tuner discovers tuning opportunities, simplifies root cause analysis and speeds resolution of application performance problems to drive improved business service performance.
“We are focused on enabling the next generation of IT professionals to more effectively manage the cross-platform, hybrid computing environment of mainframe, distributed and cloud,” said Aline Gerew, senior vice president, Software Engineering, CA Technologies. “The graphical interface in CA Mainframe Application Tuner 9.0 has a look and feel similar to other CA Application Quality and Testing Tools, which helps lower the learning curve for next-generation technologists and helps them to resolve performance problems more quickly.”
“Adding a graphical interface to CA Mainframe Application Tuner 9.0 is a great advancement in the CA Technologies strategy to modernize the mainframe environment for today’s IT worker,” said Jurgen Falk, Performance Management Specialist, LVM. “As our IT staffing needs shift and cross-platform skills are more in demand, we are very pleased that CA Technologies is developing its solutions to meet the needs of the next IT generation.”
The new Eclipse-based user interface for CA Mainframe Application Tuner 9.0 supports IBM Rational Developer for System z® and comes at no additional cost. In addition, CA Mainframe Application Tuner 9.0 provides enhanced support for applications that use IBM DB2® for z/OS®, IBM IMS for z/OS and CA IDMS™ databases.