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"The integration of IMS commands is very useful, because you do not have to switch to another tool to problem solve solutions.""Enabled me to solve production problems faster or even avoid them preemptively with warnings."

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"Thresholds with alerts are valuable, enabling us to fix a problem before it has an impact.""The scalability is absolutely fine.""​The stability is very reliable. We have not had any issues.""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.""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.""Ability for system diagnostics""We have not had any major issues in approximately 15 years.""It is easy to see if anything is wrong. The queues on the system are fast, and it is very intuitive to locate something."

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"An expansion for distributed systems would be great, but probably not workable.""More visualisation and support for mobile devices would be good."

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"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.""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.""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 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.""The documentation, like installation guides and stuff, put it all in one place.​""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.""​We are using Datacom as the database system, so maybe a little bit more integration with that.​"

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  • "If you already use other products from BMC, you might be able to get a package deal from BMC's sales department."
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  • "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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    CA SYSVIEW Performance Management, CA SYSVIEW, Unicenter CA-SYSVIEW Realtime Performance Management
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    To keep your business running smoothly, you need mainframe management that does more than just monitor and display. BMC MainView gives you the power to diagnose problems, minimize risk, and cut costs.

    • Lower costs with more efficient monitoring.
    • Find and fix problems early to prevent costly outages and slowdowns.
    • Improve availability and productivity by automating and simplifying performance tasks.
    • Streamline application performance tuning using BMC's seamless integration with Compuware Strobe.
    CA SYSVIEW Performance Management offers new levels of visibility into critical business transactions that provide 24x7 monitoring for complex application environments. This real-time visibility is a critical asset to simplify mainframe performance management by monitoring against alerts, drilling down for intuitive problem identification, and basing automation on performance intelligence. Instead of using different tools, processes and people to support each environment, now there's an enterprise-wide solution that monitors the real-time performance of mainframe subsystems, providing additional integrated data.
    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)
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Insurance Company10%
    Financial Services Firm42%
    Insurance Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Company Size
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Small Business4%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise89%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise76%

    BMC MainView is ranked 3rd in Mainframe Management while SYSVIEW Performance Intelligence is ranked 5th in Mainframe Management. BMC MainView is rated 9.0, while SYSVIEW Performance Intelligence is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of BMC MainView writes "Enabled me to solve production problems faster or even avoid them preemptively with warnings". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SYSVIEW Performance Intelligence writes "Applications see what's wrong with a transaction and make corrections". BMC MainView is most compared with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON, OPS/MVS Automation Intelligence, Rocket Software Mainframe and ASG TMON, whereas SYSVIEW Performance Intelligence is most compared with IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON, ASG TMON and BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence.

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