BMC Improves Mainframe Resiliency and Advances Enterprise DevOps

BMC has made enhancements to the Db2 management solutions as part of the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) portfolio. The BMC AMI Data Management, Compuware Topaz for Total Test, and ISPW solutions include capabilities that help enterprises protect uptime and availability while intelligently managing their mainframe data and streamlining application development as part of their enterprise DevOps strategies.

According to BMC, the AMI Data Management for Db2 solutions powered by intelligent automation provide data management that enables 24/7 availability, foster greater resiliency, and drive agility.

The introduction of these new innovations from BMC addresses a rapidly changing and evolving mainframe market in which 68% of executives and technical professionals responding to the "2020 BMC Mainframe Survey" expect MIPS to grow, 54% report higher transaction volumes, and 47% report higher data volumes.

As part of the enhancements, new integration between Compuware Topaz for Total Test and Compuware ISPW empowers development organizations to quickly build sophisticated CI/CD pipelines that automate the build, deployment, and testing of mainframe applications. Through the integration, pipelines automatically execute the right tests based on changed source code only. This allows organizations to:

  • Improve code quality and speed software delivery by taking the guesswork out of determining which tests should run.
  • Reduce the skills necessary to create advanced CI/CD pipelines.
  • Optimize the development process and break down silos between teams by leveraging a modern, open development environment. Source code can be stored on the mainframe, or Git can be used as the application source code and test case repository by extending the existing ISPW/Git integration.

By driving intrinsic automation throughout a mainframe-inclusive CI/CD pipeline, developers are freed up to focus 100% on delivering critical digital innovations. 

"We are excited that we can deliver on our quarterly release cadence together as one company. BMC has successfully delivered more than 300 mainframe product releases over the last 3 years, and this marks Compuware's 24th consecutive quarterly release," said John McKenny, senior vice president of mainframe innovation and strategy at BMC. "We are committed to helping our customers automate their application development and operations processes so they can meet the needs of their business. We will continue to deliver innovative and open solutions that leverage advances in AI and machine learning to enable enterprise DevOps and modern, self-managing, and self-healing mainframe systems capable of scaling to meet workload demands."

Additionally, BMC introduced BMC AMI Cost Management (formerly BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise) to deliver new Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP) reporting and analysis—offering enterprises insight and management of their monthly TFP cost drivers.

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