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October 2020 Release Highlights

Introducing BMC AMI Data for Db2®

BMC AMI Data solutions are powered by intelligent automation, to provide world-class data management that enables 24x7 availability, fosters greater resiliency, and drives the agility needed to provide a transcendent customer experience.

  • Easily manage Db2 databases in BMC AMI Command Center for Db2®, with an intuitive, persona-based experience that brings developers and database administrators together to enable your DevOps processes.
  • Improve time to recover data by up to 80% with BMC AMI Recovery for Db2®, which also integrates with BMC AMI Command Center for Db2® to ensure business resiliency and compliance.
  • Continually improve the response time of applications with BMC AMI Performance for Db2® SQL—a lightweight, real-time tuning tool that offers actionable information.
  • Improve the speed of test data refresh by up to 90% with BMC AMI Load for Db2® and BMC AMI Unload for Db2®, increasing development velocity.
  • Increase agility and velocity of CI/CD pipelines through automating database changes via integrations with Jenkins and IBM UrbanCode.
BMC AMI Data for Db2
Compuware Topaz

Intelligent, automated testing to accelerate agile development

A new integration between Compuware Topaz for Total Test and Compuware ISPW empowers customers to quickly build sophisticated CI/CD pipelines that automate the build, deployment, and testing of mainframe applications. Pipelines automatically execute the right tests based on changed source code only. Organizations are able to:

  • Improve code quality and speed software delivery by taking the guesswork out of determining which tests should run.
  • Reduce the skills necessary to create advanced CI/CD pipelines.
  • Optimize the development process and break down silos between teams by leveraging a modern, open development environment.
  • Store source code on the mainframe, or use Git as the application source code and test repository by extending the existing ISPW/Git integration.

Product Innovations

BMC High Speed Utilities for Db2® becomes BMC AMI Utilities for Db2®

Modernize Db2 data management with centralized, intelligent architecture.

  • Increased limits for BMC AMI Reorg for Db2 on numbers of overflow pointers in a partition
  • Improved BMC AMI Load performance with increased zIIP usage to speed test data refresh process, ensuring efficient quality assurance in your agile environment
  • Improved performance on recovering system level backups for BMC AMI Recover for Db2
  • BMC AMI Utilities for Db2® consists of the following products:
    • BMC AMI Check for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Check for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Copy for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Copy for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Load for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Load for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Unload for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Unload for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Recover for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Recover for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Reorg for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Reorg for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Stats for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Stats for Db2 z/OS

BMC Object Administration for Db2® becomes BMC AMI Database Administration for Db2®

Automate database administration tasks, manage multiple Db2 environments seamlessly, and synchronize changes across them.

  • Improved support for BMC AMI Catalog Manager for Db2 on PBR2, Move Table, and running Plus utilities on V12
  • Improved scalability for BMC AMI Change Manager for Db2 to allow data and index partition sizes up to 1 TB each, for greater flexibility in growing partitions and improving availability
  • BMC AMI Database Administration for Db2® consists of the following products:
    • BMC AMI Change Manager for Db2® formerly Change Manager for Db2
    • BMC AMI Catalog Manager for Db2® formerly Catalog Manager for Db2
    • BMC AMI Load for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Load for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Unload for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Unload for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Copy for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Copy for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Command Center for Db2® formerly BMC Workbench for Db2

BMC Recovery for Db2® becomes BMC AMI Recovery for Db2®

Automate, accelerate, and streamline local and disaster backup and recovery tasks to reduce the impact of unplanned downtime.

  • Improved performance on recovering system level backups for BMC AMI Recover for Db2
  • Simplified implementation of Log Master to shorten time-to-value
  • Integrates with Command Center for estimation and simulation to ensure compliance
  • BMC AMI Recovery for Db2® consists of the following products:
    • BMC AMI Recovery Manager for Db2® formerly BMC Recovery Manager for Db2
    • BMC AMI Recover for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Recover for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Copy for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Copy for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Check for Db2® formerly BMC Workbench for Db2
    • BMC AMI Log Master for Db2® formerly BMC Log Master for Db2

BMC Performance for Db2® databases becomes BMC AMI Database Performance for Db2®

Optimize IBM® Db2® data to improve performance and increase cost savings.

  • Increased limits for BMC AMI Reorg for Db2 on number of overflow pointers in a partition
  • BMC AMI Database Performance for Db2® consists of the following products:
    • BMC AMI Reorg for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Reorg for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Utility Manager for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Utility Manager for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Stats for Db2® formerly Next Generation Technology Stats for Db2 z/OS
    • BMC AMI Command Center for Db2® formerly BMC Workbench for Db2

BMC Performance for Db2® SQL becomes BMC AMI SQL Performance for Db2®

Eliminate wasteful SQL statements, manage performance throughout the application lifecycle, and audit privileged access to reduce risk.

  • BMC AMI SQL Performance for Db2® consists of the following products:
    • BMC AMI Apptune for Db2® formerly APPTUNE for Db2
    • BMC AMI Pool Advisor for Db2® formerly BMC Pool Advisor for Db2
    • BMC AMI SQL Explorer for Db2® formerly BMC SQL Explorer for Db2
    • BMC AMI Command Center for Db2® formerly BMC Workbench for Db2

BMC Workbench for Db2® becomes BMC AMI Command Center for Db2®

Intuitive, persona-based GUI that brings developers and database administrators together to enable DevOps processes.

  • Persona-based interface allows users to create workspaces for their most frequently used tasks
  • Simplifies daily data management tasks to reduce the necessary skill level for efficient processing
  • Brings together development and data management on one intuitive platform
  • Enables graphical view of DevOps processes, SQL tuning, data optimization and more
  • Formerly known as BMC Workbench for Db2

BMC LOBMaster FOR Db2® becomes BMC AMI LOBMaster for Db2®

Consolidate all of the required steps to validate, maintain, and correct errors in LOBs into a single, high-speed, automated solution.

  • Formerly known as BMC LOBMaster for Db2

Compuware Topaz for Total Test

Applies automation to enable developers and testers at all skill levels to test sub-segments and functionality of a program.

  • Automatic JCL generation: Unit/virtualized testing now removes the need for manual handling of JCL for test cases

Compuware ISPW

Agile-enabling build and deploy capabilities.

  • Git integration improvements: When importing components from Git, the Commit information is now stored in ISPW and shown in Assignment and Release views

Compuware Storage Performance

Solutions for storage performance, backup and recovery, migration to improve storage utilization, migration services, and disk and tape manageability.

  • IAM single product offering: A new version combines IAM with IAM/AIX and IAM Dynamic Reorg to provide a single product offering
  • FDR IBM Transparent Cloud Tiering: Allows commands to be sent directly from the disk system to the cloud
  • FDR IBM Cascading FlashCopy: Enables a set of tracks or a volume to be both a source and target of a FlashCopy relationship
  • FDRPAS concurrent migration: Allows for non-disruptive large-scale concurrent migrations of over 8,000 source and target volumes
  • FATSCOPY BMC Control M/Tape integration: Now supports the BMC Control-M/Tape management system

Compuware zAdviser

Discovers correlations between developer behaviors and KPIs based on DevOps toolchain data and Compuware product usage data.

  • ISPW developer productivity: ISPW users gain insights for improving SCM productivity by discovering and eliminating bottlenecks
  • Benchmarking: Companies can now compare themselves against industry benchmarks to get a feel for what "good" looks like across the mainframe industry

Compuware Topaz Workbench

Enables developers to initiate tasks with Compuware and non-Compuware developer tools.

  • Full line hex edit: Lines in the Topaz editors can be edited in EBCDIC hex
  • Usability improvements: Bookmarks and tasks can now be added in the Topaz editors

Compuware Strobe

Provides mainframe application performance monitoring and analysis to pinpoint application inefficiencies, optimizing CPU usage and cost.

  • New Insight Date parameter: Session date selection allows dates to be pulled forward to other Insight reports during the web session
  • Updated Summary Compare report: Inclusion of percentage changed allows the viewer to better understand performance differences

Compuware Abend-AID

Enables quick diagnosis, analysis, and resolution of application failures.

  • Format CICS Containers for PL/I programs: Map storage in a CICS Container to a PL/I program's "01" data structure
  • Enhanced ESS support: Users can now enter alternative PDSEs, or Program Object Libraries, to obtain ESS for an Abend-AID report

Compuware Xpediter

Interactive debugging and code coverage to analyze, understand, debug, and test applications across multiple environments.

  • Code Coverage by CSS name: Users can now limit what data is collected by the CSS Member Name
  • Expanded requests in Extended Batch Facility: The ability to add, delete, and list DDF and COPE requests has been added to the Extended Batch Facility
  • Resource Summary Screen improvements: Developers can easily coordinate debugging activity across multiple users, especially when working remotely

Compuware ThruPut Manager

Automatically and intelligently optimizes batch job processing.

  • Service Level Manager performance focus: A single command can change how batch workload is handled depending on priority and need
  • Maintenance delivery: Maintenance can now be received similarly to other Compuware products

BMC AMI Cost Management

Plan, predict, and optimize mainframe software license costs up to 20%.

  • Formerly BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise®
  • Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP): Monthly reporting support to identify TFP cost drivers

BMC AMI Security

Automated detection and response to threats on your mainframe.

  • Session View: See and report on every connection to your mainframe in real time
  • Policy Drift Detection: Establish a policy baseline, detect and report changes in real time, and take action on suspicious changes or potential risks

MainView for IMS

Delivers an comprehensive view of everything that happens in your IMS environment.

  • Adds last DLI call
  • Identifies AOI exits order and return codes with an easier method
  • Simplification of IBINIT in OLT

MainView SRM

Simplify complex mainframe storage environments and manage from a single point of control.

  • Adds a date value column in the capacity planning views for volumes

MainView for CICS®

Centralized control to maximixe the efficiency of your CICS subsystems.

  • Ensures currency with the latest release of CICS by implementing a view to manage the new CICS JVMENDPOINT resource
  • Provides new directory information for the existing JVMSERVER resources

MainView for MQ

Complete, digital business-ready, central management of IBM MQ resources.

  • Provides support for the latest release of IBM MQ
  • Aligns with the requirements of the Common Vendor Install along with various customer enhancements

MainView for IP

Keeps digital business running smoothly by proactively monitoring mission-critical TCP/IP, SNA, and VTAM resources, and preventing costly slowdowns or outages associated with network connectivity and performance.

  • Adds support for all IPSEC actions available through the IBM NMI interface
  • Provides dynamic allocation of trace files for socket, data, and OSA tracing
  • Requires command to either delete, add, or change a filter rule
  • NEXTE and PREVE actions available for socket trace

See previous launch announcements