BMC MainView vs SYSVIEW Performance Intelligence comparison


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BMC MainView
Ranking in Mainframe Management
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SYSVIEW Performance Intelli...
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Mainframe Management category, the mindshare of BMC MainView is 19.8%, up from 13.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SYSVIEW Performance Intelligence is 15.6%, down from 17.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

it_user676302 - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 19, 2017
Enabled me to solve production problems faster or even avoid them preemptively with warnings
MainView is used as a central point of view to control and monitor systems on the mainframe like z/OS, CICS, MQSeries IMS, or DB2.  MainView has enabled me, in the past, to solve production problems faster, or even avoid them preemptively with warnings. The integration of IMS commands is very…
it_user558480 - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 4, 2016
With experience, you can find any problems and resolve them. It makes the machine reliable and stable.
It makes life easier because if you are experienced enough you can find any problems and resolve them easily. Thus, making the machine more reliable and stable We would like to see better graphics in the next version, so that even less experienced individuals can find problems without much…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Enabled me to solve production problems faster or even avoid them preemptively with warnings."
"The integration of IMS commands is very useful, because you do not have to switch to another tool to problem solve solutions."
"The scalability is absolutely fine."
"Thresholds with alerts are valuable, enabling us to fix a problem before it has an impact."
"Ability for system diagnostics"
"​The stability is very reliable. We have not had any issues."
"When we changed to JES3, the programmers didn't have to know anything. The product provided the same interface with the same look and feel."
"I also really appreciated all the work that everybody did to get it functional for JES3, and they continue to do so, even though IBM said they are going to do away with JES3."
"Between the tech support and the person I was working with, they have been extraordinary."
"We have not had any major issues in approximately 15 years."


"More visualisation and support for mobile devices would be good."
"An expansion for distributed systems would be great, but probably not workable."
"They are already working on improvements. One of them is the operational intelligence, which is a lot of stuff I am trying to learn and work on right now, which SYSVIEW reports to that all the system things which are going on."
"The things that I would think about would be in relation to JES3. However, I don't know if they'll be able to do much more with that because I don't know how much longer IBM is going to be supporting JES3. So I can understand not doing additional development. But if I were to suggest something it would be the JES3 initiators, the JES3 queues."
"​We are using Datacom as the database system, so maybe a little bit more integration with that.​"
"The documentation, like installation guides and stuff, put it all in one place.​"
"If a unit of work ID is associated with a CICS, a DB2, and a MQ transaction, and having that capability correlate to those different technologies via one business application transaction which would be beneficial."
"The documentation format could be better. I noticed with the last release that all of the manuals were bundled into one. It used to have a separate installation guide, user guide, etc."
"It confuses a lot of people because there are so many features, but when they see me bouncing around they say, "I didn't know it did that, I didn't know it did that." It takes a long time to find all the different features that are available."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"If you already use other products from BMC, you might be able to get a package deal from BMC's sales department."
"Pricing is a little steep, but there are a lot of other functions that it brings together. It gives you one window to look through to get to a lot of different features. The more products you have from CA, the better pricing they have, the more you can get them doing more things for you."
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Sample Customers

Costco, Dell, Apple, Citi, AT&T, FedEx, Johnson&Johnson, Comcast, Caterpillar, Vodafone, Sysco, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Walt Disney
Tieto, Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU)