Phoenix Software Updates 'Hotspot Analysis' of Mainframe Transactions

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Phoenix Software International plans to soon release an update to the company's mainframe software consumption measurement and analysis tool. The tool, zHISR 2.0, will interface directly with z/OS Hardware Instrumentation Services on IBM System z10 or zEnterprise processors to collect data for hotspot analysis of customer, vendor, or operating system program execution.

"Now program developers and system administrators can find problem code quicker and with more precision than ever before," said Fred Hoschett, president of Phoenix Software.

New features in zHISR 2.0 include support for up to 128 simultaneous data collection events, as well as an application programming interface to COBOL and Assembler for starting and stopping data collections. Collection lengths for API-generated collections have a time range of one second or more, the vendor said.

The software also now includes the ability to schedule a collection with JCL so that collection starts when a given job or step begins, as well as the ability to store data collections as z/OS data sets. Previously, only UNIX files were supported.

The new release will ship on September 20, 2013. For more information, visit the Phoenix Software site