BMC Delivers Capabilities to Increase Mainframe Developer Productivity, Announces Day One Support for Latest IBM Db2 13 and IBM z16

BMC has announced new capabilities and integrations across its BMC AMI (Automated Mainframe Intelligence) and BMC Compuware portfolios. These innovations are aimed at increasing developer productivity, helping to predict service impacts, and helping to prevent attackers from compromising mainframe environments.

Through the new BMC Compuware ISPW Git integration, mainframe development teams have the flexibility to fully adopt Git or use the ISPW feature-branching sandbox for a fully controlled and isolated environment to create and change code. With a simple right-click, Git users take full advantage of the ISPW mainframe build, test, and deploy capabilities in their CI/CD pipeline.

Using Veracode integration with BMC Compuware Topaz Workbench, organizations can now discover security risks in mainframe applications early in the development lifecycle. The modern integrated development environment (IDE) of the BMC Compuware Topaz Workbench solution edits and debugs code, followed by the Veracode IDE Scan that identifies vulnerabilities in the code written. The Veracode integration allows developers to shift left and scan code for security defects early in the development lifecycle, where it is easier and less costly to fix.

In what BMC describes as an industry-first for mainframe environments, the BMC Enterprise Connector for Illumio product allows customers to achieve a successful Zero Trust implementation by serving as a two-way translator between Illumio’s Zero Trust segmentation and the mainframe. In addition, the BMC AMI Command Center for Security system surfaces malicious performance activity for incident responders, reducing operating costs with the ability to automate password resets and offload security monitoring workloads to reduce usage charges. These innovations allow organizations to improve their security posture by preventing compromise at multiple layers to protect against damaging ransomware attacks.

Moreover, by combining predictive analysis and actionable details into a single interface, the BMC AMI Ops solution now assures operations teams of uninterrupted service by helping them respond to potential problems before they occur. The solution uses artificial intelligence (AI) ready out-of-the-box to begin surfacing the root cause of an issue through an intuitive interface that presents data in a prioritized, at-a-glance view for fast remediation. Smart card and certificate support provide an added level of security without additional complexity.

Separately, BMC also recently announced day one support for the IBM Db2 13 and IBM z16 releases.