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    New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.

    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

    CA Mainframe Application Tuner (CA MAT) is designed to identify the root causes of application performance inefficiencies in your mainframe application modules.

    CA MAT can help improve your application response times and identify areas where you can lower CPU consumption.

    CA MAT can help your performance management teams proactively identify problems by automatically finding and prioritizing concealed tuning opportunities, initiating measurements and analyzing the results.

    CA MAT features an intuitive Eclipse-based GUI that you can customize according to your needs, enabling you to group related modules for quicker referencing. It delivers application-specific delay information to help you fix problems—as well as anticipate and avoid bottlenecks before they occur. This mainframe testing solution helps organizations get proactive with mainframe performance tuning as well as:

    • Pinpoint code inefficiencies.
    • Improve customer service.
    • Meet SLAs.
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    Dow Jones, Microsoft, Nike, Groupon, NBC, Sony, Fox, Adobe, Best Buy, Walmart, and WebMD, Cirque du Soleil,, France Télévisions SA, Hachette Book Group, Hy-Vee, Inc., Isolation Network, Inc., Lighthouse eDiscovery, Major League Soccer, NYC-DOT, New Zealand Media and Entertainment, Office Depot International in Europe, Royal Opera House, Adobe Systems Incorporated, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Citrix,, Eastern Bank Corporation, Fox Sports, Globosat, Hogg Robinson plc, iHeartMedia, Jive, Kent State University, Multiplus, NBCUniversal, Ocado, REI, Sensis, VenueNext, Yellow Pages Limited and Zenefits
    Chunghwa Telecom, Helvetia, Comerica Bank, Erste Group, Bank of Ireland, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company (SFBCIC)
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Media Company11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company10%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise32%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise79%
    Small Business3%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise93%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Performance Management (APM)
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and others in Application Performance Management (APM). Updated: August 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BMC Compuware Strobe is ranked 35th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while CA Mainframe Application Tuner is ranked 8th in Mainframe Testing Tools. BMC Compuware Strobe is rated 8.0, while CA Mainframe Application Tuner is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of BMC Compuware Strobe writes "Stable with a good database and a good interface". On the other hand, BMC Compuware Strobe is most compared with IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS, IBM Application Performance Management and Dynatrace, whereas CA Mainframe Application Tuner is most compared with IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS.

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