Compuware has identified and solved problems that had been ignored or considered to be unsolvable. They integrated with multiple open systems tools and solutions for the mainframe environment. A series of alliances, add-ons, extensions, and new products improved and sped up mainframe developer productivity and simplified operations management. Bringing the latest DevOps tools to the mainframe is helping to attract a new generation of developers. Not incidentally, this has contributed significantly to the breakdown of organizational silos that historically have separated and isolated mainframe operations from enterprise IT and business centers.
Compuware has attacked hardcore issues in multiple ways, including making mainframe capabilities accessible to the latest in management, DevOps, operation tools and solutions. They partnered with vendors to make mainframe solutions available on the AWS cloud and accessible via web interface services. They made open systems tools and solutions work with mainframe applications and data. They radically changed mainframe operations. Speeding up, improving and simplifying operations and management of the mainframe, all while bridging the gap between mainframe and open systems community activities.
Compuware delivered significant, game-changing products each quarter for the last three years. They have improved, simplified and sped up operations and management. They have introduced capabilities that were never thought possible; thus driving radical change in mainframe development and operations. With this latest release, they take another big leap to bring together automated unit testing and COBOL code coverage with the ability to get an accurate, unified view of quality metrics and milestones across platforms, thereby providing a data-driven basis for continuous improvement. These improvements and the resulting benefits will be realized in the quality of the code produced, testing process and in the overall quality of the resulting services.
Compuware advertises itself as delivering “Agility without Compromise” with “simple, elegant solutions that enable a blended development ecosystem.” In our opinion, they are delivering everything that they promise. They are providing solutions that set the standard for IT DevOps for the next decade. Just what you would expect from “The Mainframe Partner for the Next 50 Years.” Kudos to them.