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"The initial setup was fairly easy."

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"IBM Application Performance Management helped us increased our response time by 80% and cost 60% less.""Because we have partnerships with other partners, I can share a bit about what I've noticed with IBM APM compared to other vendor solutions. Specifically, with IBM, the visibility into detailed process information is more tangible. On the OS level, APM displays all processes (or the top 10 processes) that are consuming CPU or resident memory. This is the most important thing that is not always available with other vendors.""The transaction tracking feature from IBM is the most important feature for us. It is something that provides a terrific value for us and our clients. It has a lot of data sources and agents that are collectors. It is also stable.""It's easy to use."

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"There are certain aspects of the configuration that could be simplified a bit."

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"It's still missing some platforms. For example, if you look to applications itself, it is missing the interface.""With APM, we noticed that the agent can cause a lot of issues for the application, making the agent very unreliable. Many issues are happening, and we've had to discuss it with support to try and get a fix. It affects application availability, and sometimes actions fail because of the agent, degrading the performance of the application.""The demo that was provided to us is not working very well. At times, there are errors.""Its web user interface is a little bit old in comparison to other solutions, such as New Relic, and it should be improved. Its scalability and technical support should also be improved. Currently, it is scalable, but only in a vertical way. They provide good technical support, but the initial steps for a new case can be improved to fasten the resolution process."

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  • "IBM APM is one of the cheaper products on the market, while everything necessary to get started is included in the license."
  • "The licensing fees can be paid every six months or on a yearly basis."
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    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
    The IBM Application Performance Management portfolio provides visibility, control and automation of your mission-critical applications. It helps pinpoint the root cause of application's issue more quickly and resolve the problem. The integrated capabilities cover the five key areas: discovery, end-use experience, transaction tracking, enterprise diagnostics and analytics. It also easily monitors applications to ensure optimal performance to extend your hybrid management environment capabilities, to measure the customer experience from multiple locations and to further eliminate blind spots in your application environment.
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    Sample Customers
    Chunghwa Telecom, Helvetia, Comerica Bank, Erste Group, Bank of Ireland, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company (SFBCIC)
    Mibtree, EatDrinkDeals.com, IT Performance Advisor
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company32%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business71%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Compuware Strobe is ranked 32nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while IBM Application Performance Management is ranked 39th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. Compuware Strobe is rated 8.0, while IBM Application Performance Management is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of Compuware Strobe writes "Stable with a good database and a good interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Application Performance Management writes "Agent can be unreliable, but is able to display detailed process information at the OS level". Compuware Strobe is most compared with IBM Application Performance Analyzer for zOS, CA Mainframe Application Tuner and Dynatrace, whereas IBM Application Performance Management is most compared with Dynatrace, IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager, AppDynamics, New Relic Browser and Splunk.

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