HOUSTON – October 1, 2020 – BMC, a global leader celebrating 40 years of delivering IT solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, today announced enhancements to the Db2® management solutions as part of the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) portfolio. The BMC AMI Data Management, Compuware Topaz for Total Test, and ISPW solutions include capabilities that help enterprises protect uptime and availability while intelligently managing their mainframe data and streamlining application development as part of their enterprise DevOps strategies.
Increased Availability, Operational Resilience, and Agility
Intelligent Data Management for Db2
The BMC AMI Data Management for Db2 solutions powered by intelligent automation provide world-class data management that enable 24/7 availability, foster greater resiliency, and drive the agility needed to provide a transcendent customer experience. BMC’s data shows that BMC AMI Data Management for Db2 solutions help customers to:
“Organizations that rely on Db2 for z/OS® require highly available, resilient systems, and the tools to keep them that way. Automation that BMC delivers with its BMC AMI solutions can help to assure that enterprises have optimal access to their vital mainframe data,” said Craig S. Mullins, President, Mullins Consulting, Inc.
Intelligent Automated Testing to Accelerate Agile Development
A new integration between Compuware Topaz for Total Test and Compuware ISPW empowers development organizations to quickly build sophisticated CI/CD pipelines that automate the build, deployment, and testing of mainframe applications. Through the new integration, pipelines automatically execute the right tests based on changed source code only. Organizations are empowered to:
By driving intrinsic automation throughout a mainframe-inclusive CI/CD pipeline, developers are freed up to focus 100% on delivering critical digital innovations.
“We are excited that we can deliver on our quarterly release cadence together as one company. BMC has successfully delivered more than 300 mainframe product releases over the last three years, and this marks Compuware’s 24th consecutive quarterly release,” said John McKenny, SVP of Mainframe Innovation and Strategy at BMC. “We are committed to helping our customers automate their application development and operations processes so they can meet the needs of their business. We will continue to deliver innovative and open solutions that leverage advances in AI and machine learning to enable enterprise DevOps and modern, self-managing, and self-healing mainframe systems capable of scaling to meet workload demands.”
Additionally, BMC introduced BMC AMI Cost Management (formerly BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise®) to deliver new Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP) reporting and analysis – offering enterprises insight and management of their monthly TFP cost drivers.
The introduction of these new innovations from BMC address a rapidly changing and evolving mainframe market where 68% of executives and technical professionals responding to the 2020 BMC Mainframe Survey expect MIPS to grow, 54% report higher transaction volumes, and 47% report higher data volumes.
From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.
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