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Solution Expert Sessions

Sharing what we know to make your life easier

BMC Compuware products during a typical working day

Automation, visibility, and integration are key components of successful DevOps and Continuous Delivery transformations. They enable teams to be more productive, in part, by reducing manual steps and hand-offs. But if you're like most large, enterprise organizations, these components also need to apply to your mainframe to get the most from your IT investments. The mainframe’s historically siloed, slow, waterfall culture can often conflict with, and constrain, IT from meeting the needs of the business. For this reason, we must mainstream the mainframe to break down organizational silos and create a single, unified DevOps culture.

On this basis, the webinar “BMC Compuware Products during a typical working day” will show you how solutions that have made mainframe history can be used in a modern way and especially how these tools can be used by today's generation of programmers, who have no mainframe experience.

Date: October 11, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Date: October 19, 2021
Time: 14:00 - 14:30 MEST

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Storage Management: Improve VSAM Performance with IAM

Many legacy mainframe applications built on VSAM technology are still very critical to your business. If you could make them use less resources, get better performance and reduce DASD used to house the data – without having to change the application – would you be interested?

In this webinar we will talk about IAM – A way to replace your VSAM datasets in a non-intrusive way and share your data between CICS and Batch without a complicated setup. We will talk high level about the benefits and a dig a bit deeper to understand why IAM is giving you all the benefits with minimal effort.

Date: October 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Automated Backup and Recovery: Improve Speed, Reduce Costs

Taking backups of your data if one of the most important tasks. You need a reliable, consistent, and flexible solution that make you sleep well at night and at the same time reduce your resource consumption – CPU and I/O – improve your elapse times when creating backups or recover data, compared to other tools available.

In this webinar we will talk about FDR/ABR - a backup solution that will allow you to get visibility into and be proactive about backup and recovery before they have an impact on users or your business and at the same time save CPU and I/O

Date: October 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Software Change Management: BMC Compuware ISPW – Un gestor de Ciclo de Vida del Software moderno

Es un gestor moderno del software aplicativo del entorno Mainframe que permite a los desarrolladores comprender, generar, probar y desplegar el código del mainframe de forma rápida y segura.

En esta sesión vamos a hablar de las principales funciones de la herramienta y de lo sencillo que resulta su utilización para los desarrolladores.

Date: October 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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BMC Compuware ISPW – A modern Software Life Cycle Manager

It is a modern application software manager for the mainframe environment that allows developers to understand, generate, test and deploy mainframe code quickly and securely.

In this session we will cover the main functions of the tool and how easy it is for developers to use.

Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 14:00 - 14:30 MEST

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ISPW – Impact Analysis

Immediately see how a code change might impact the rest of your mainframe environment.  Impact Analysis is an important capability given the risk that even a minor code change can negatively impact multiple other programs due to complex and undocumented interrelationships.

Date: October 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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ISPW – Mainframe development with Git/ISPW

You have decided to go Agile and DevOps with your mainframe development, and while you are at it, isn’t it obvious to use the same Source Code Management (SCM) tool for all development teams – mainframe and distributed? In that case Git will be a likely candidate for that SCM. So far, so good. But what next? Git is “only” an SCM. And while there is a wide ecosystem of build and deploy tools for non-mainframe platforms, how can you make sure that your mainframe code gets built on the mainframe and the right way? And once it has been built, how do you make sure that it is deployed at the right time to the right environments?

See how one of the industry’s leading mainframe build and deploy tools – BMC Compuware’s ISPW – provides the missing link from Git into the mainframe.

Date: October 26, 2021
Time: 14:00 - 14:30 MEST

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ISPW - Using VS Code for mainframe development

Time does not stand still! And while many of us mainframe veterans still try to get our heads around using Eclipse and Graphical User Interfaces to work with our mainframe applications, a lot of developers have moved on: Being open source, light weight and providing hundreds of extensions, Visual Studio Code (VSCode) has become one of the most popular alternatives to heavy-weight, Eclipse based IDEs.

So, why not use VSCode for mainframe development? Extensions for COBOL and PLI are available making it a powerful editor for mainframe code already. Let’s find out, how BMC Compuware’s extensions help developers take the natural next steps once their code is finished and how they can compile their code on the mainframe, run test jobs and review their results. These are just the first steps into opening up VSCode for mainframe development, and more is sure to come.

Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Code Coverage

Testing applications is a must. But no matter how much your teams test, when and how do you know that they have tested enough or tested the “right thing”?

Find out how Xpediter/Code Coverage allows your mainframe teams to determine how much of their code and which parts have been executed by their testing efforts. This allows your development and testing staff to identify and close gaps and thereby increase and document the quality of your mainframe quality assurance.

Date: October 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Code Coverage Test Data Optimization

Time is crucial! The idea of test automation is to apply changes and to immediately test them in small increments, thus resulting in high frequencies of test runs. Therefore, every second we can save per test iteration counts. How can we make sure that we do not waste time?

Understand how Xpediter/Code Coverage’s Test Data Automation allows mainframe teams to “right-size” their test data by making sure that every test record executes a different part of your application instead of wasting time by testing the same part “over and over”.

Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 14:00 - 14:30 MEST

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Test data for Db2 applications

Explore a few simple ways to automate data management tasks.

Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Data Disguise Made Easy

Easily disguise sensitive data on all platforms dynamically while refreshing test environments.

Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Automating your Mainframe Testing

Nowadays, it has become mandatory for IT teams to deliver new functionality with ever increasing velocity. But how can you deliver changes with high frequency without compromising the quality of your software?

“Shift Left” – testing earlier in the life cycle – has been the response by many teams. See how Topaz for Total Test allows mainframe teams to automate their developer tests and by spending their time more efficiently helps them to achieve a true shift left of mainframe testing.

Date: October 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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HPM – Holistic Performance Management

Have you evaluated your mainframe estate lately when it comes to resource consumption, MSU Management, Batch Management , usage of zIIP, address space performance etc.? BMC Compuware’s HPM – Holistic Performance Management – is a process designed to help you get a better view – a holistic view - of your mainframe estate performance and were there are opportunities to reduce MSU’s, get the most out of your investments (hardware) and automate manual efforts to manage your workload.

In this webinar we will talk about how BMC Compuware’s HPM would do a “Discover, validate & implement” process on your estate and discuss what data we need and the outcome of an HPM

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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Modern Batch Processing

IBM has automated everything it seems but batch processing.  Operators must juggle while spinning plates and tapdancing to get through each batch cycle… But no more. No more typing commands, staring at system monitors and chasing up and down job queues. See what fully automated batch processing, that gives you time for your customers again, really looks like.

Date: October 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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BMC Compuware Strobe a modern Application Performance Management

Identify tuning opportunities to reduce monthly software costs (MLC)

  • Measure activity of both online and batch-processing applications in single and multiple-system environments
  • Automatically detect performance problems using CPU & elapsed-time metrics

Date: October 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 MEST

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