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Compuware reveals latest offerings

With this release, the technology firms said it is offering the first and only free mobile performance management solution for native mobile applications that combines performance, crash and usage analytics in a unified platform. It is, according to Compuware, the most comprehensive solution of its kind available for understanding mobile application user experience, performance and user behaviour.

Compuware’s free mobile solution aims to deliver unprecedented value across mobile development, testing and production teams and can be deployed in minutes. The free offering allows organisations to optimise, troubleshoot and manage business-critical native mobile apps. Customers get immediate insight into end-user responsiveness, crash analysis down to the line of code, and performance analysis by geography, carrier and more.

Julie Craig, research director of application management at Enterprise Management Associates, said: "Modern mobile applications have become far more business critical as consumers increasingly utilise mobile devices for online transactions. So having a dependable tool to ensure mobile application integrity is crucial.

"Compuware’s new Mobile Application Monitoring Free Edition is one of the few free mobile tools available from a large, established APM vendor and the only one that delivers deep visibility into client-side glitches in native applications. It puts a quality product within reach of mobile development shops of every size.
"The combination of performance, crash and usage analytics enables application owners to make better decisions when prioritizing remediation efforts. This a major step forward for Compuware’s mobile freemium strategy, and one that has significant value for customers and prospects."

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Compuware has also revealed new enhancements to Compuware APM for Mainframe, its 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 users.

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 fly.

Kris Manery, senior VP and general manager, Compuware Mainframe Solutions, commented: "Many organisations just don’t have a good understanding of how their mainframe is being utilised 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.

"Consequently, these organisations 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."
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