Compuware APM for Mainframe Enhanced With Greater Functionality - More Customers to See Mainframe Savings

Compuware APM for Mainframe Enhanced With Greater Functionality - More
Customers to See Mainframe Savings

Users of CTG and SOAP Connector Technologies to Benefit From Reduced MIPS
Usage, Deliver Faster Applications

DETROIT, June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced notable new
enhancements to Compuware APM for Mainframe, the industry's leading 24/7
end-to-end transaction management solution spanning the edge of the Internet,
through distributed systems and into mainframe environments. Compuware APM for
Mainframe has extended its support for CICS to include CICS Transaction
Gateway (CTG) and CICS Web Services (SOAP). These enhancements enable
customers who use these technologies to reduce MIPS usage, accelerate mean
time to resolution and deliver better performing applications to their end

CTG, SOAP and Websphere/MQ, which APM for Mainframe already supports, are
three of the most common ways to connect distributed applications to the CICS
region. These connector technologies have a role in facilitating billions of
banking, e-commerce and insurance transactions that happen each day across the
globe. Equipped with the ability to see the impact distributed applications
are having on mainframe transactions and workload, enterprises can develop
more efficient distributed applications and tune poorly performing ones on the

"Many organizations just don't have a good understanding of how their
mainframe is being utilized by distributed applications. They can see their
MIPS are clearly rising; yet, they're inclined to attribute the spike in MIPS
to increasing volume, when in fact it's often due to poorly tuned distributed
applications,"said Kris Manery, Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Compuware Mainframe Solutions. "Consequently, these organizations have
typically had little choice but to purchase more MIPS but, with APM for
Mainframe, more MIPS doesn't have to be their first choice. That's because our
solution identifies exactly how these critical business transactions are
getting the data from z/OS and, if it's not in an efficient manner,
organizations can pinpoint where the hotspots are and correct the issues to
reduce MIPS and postpone costly upgrades."

Introduced last November, Compuware APM for Mainframe traces all transactions
from all users, from the browser to the mainframe and back. With complete
end-to-end visibility - from the edge of the Internet through all distributed
application tiers and into the CICS region and DB2 - operators can immediately
determine the root cause of performance bottlenecks before they turn into
serious problems. With simple, unified dashboards and reporting, APM for
Mainframe eliminates "war room" finger pointing between teams, bridging
distributed and mainframe groups like never before. 

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About Compuware APM for Mainframe

Compuware APM for Mainframe is the industry's first and only 24/7 end-to-end
performance monitoring solution that traces every transaction from the browser
through distributed tiers and deep into the mainframe. Compuware APM for
Mainframe unites PurePath for z/OS with Compuware Strobe to provide an
exclusive level of visibility into mainframe applications that includes CICS
and Java transaction performance with deep root-cause analysis. With
unparalleled visibility across the enterprise, organizations can view the
impact distributed code has on mainframe workload, enabling them to reduce
MIPS and postpone upgrades, speed mean time to resolution, and improve
customer satisfaction. For more information, visit

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