Compuware Strobe APM Integrations

How to Elevate Operations Through Holistic APM with Compuware Strobe

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As systems grow in complexity and size, spanning platforms, geographies and time zones, the challenge of keeping availability high and performance great has become daunting. Simplification is critical. The good news is you have a way to do it better and more easily with Strobe, Compuware’s application performance management (APM) and monitoring tool, and iStrobe, Strobe’s browser-based reporting and analytics interface. That’s because Strobe integrates with several other leading performance and analytics tools, creating a holistic APM solution for your operations.

Compuware Strobe APM Integrations

To learn about these integrations, watch the webcast replay of “Strobe Integration Points: Taking Application Performance Management to the Next Level,” from our monthly “Did You Know?” series.

With a DevOps mindset, Compuware is continuing to develop a logical mainframe APM “stack” that ensures deep performance analysis with Strobe through any integration. Here’s a little taste of what you will learn about the Strobe APM integrations during the webcast:

Compuware Strobe and Topaz Integration

Launch iStrobe Within Compuware Topaz

Much of the performance production applications deliver was baked into them as they were developed, making it hard to determine how changes could affect performance. Today, developers can launch Strobe from within Compuware Topaz Workbench, an Eclipse-based IDE, making it much easier for them to understand the implication of code choices early in the development lifecycle.

Strobe and ThruPut Manager Integration

Strobe Measurement from Compuware ThruPut Manager

One of the latest stars in the Compuware lineup, ThruPut Manager—which automatically and intelligently optimizes the processing of batch jobs—allows you to add a Strobe card to your JCL and run a measurement of a step or an entire job. Simply include the /*Strobe JECL to your JCL. You can include the stepname, program name, duration, number of samples and a destination email for the report as part of the JCL card.

Strobe BMC CAzE Integration

iStrobe Measurement from BMC CAzE

From a cost perspective, you want to be able to identify problems in the rolling four-hour average early, analyze what is causing them, plan alternatives and model them before you make a potentially bad choice. Strobe integrates with BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise (CAzE), which does online transaction processing analysis and modeling with Strobe, providing specific, real-time data about workloads as needed.

Strobe BMC MainView Integration

iStrobe Measurement from BMC MainView

To boot, how would you like to be able to launch a Strobe measurement as soon as you see an issue in BMC Mainview? The results make it easier and faster to solve problems, may avert outages or slowdowns and increase customer satisfaction with the systems you manage. Define the URL for iStrobe in Mainview Explorer and you’re ready to rock and roll.

Strobe AppDynamics Integration

iStrobe DB2 SQLAF on Demand from Cisco AppDynamics

AppDynamics captures SQL statements that run via JDBC to DB2 for z/OS as well as elapsed times, but there’s no data on why the SQL was slow. Strobe’s integration with AppDynamics allows you to right-click the SQL statement for on-demand iStrobe SQL analysis. This lets the you see the access path and relevant catalog statistics for the SQL statement.

Strobe ConicIT Integration

iStrobe Measurement from ConicIT

ConicIT provides anomaly detection and classification, which is critical to anticipating and correcting problems before they impact users. But just detecting isn’t always enough. iStrobe comes into play to allow you to deep-dive into a problem, making it easier to understand and solve.

Do these Strobe APM integrations sound too good to be true? Watch the webcast replay for “Strobe Integration Points: Taking Application Performance Management to the Next Level,” to learn how these Strobe APM integrations can really save you time, money and frustration.

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Jim Young and Mike Wingfield

Jim Young is a Compuware Account Consultant. Mike Wingfield is a Compuware Solution Consultant.

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