IBM® IMS™ Performance Analyzer for z/OS® is a tool in the Performance and Tuning suite of products from IBM. It provides a wide variety of performance, resource usage, and availability reports to assist IMS specialists to tune their IMS systems and to help managers to verify service levels and predict trends.

Reports are available at various levels of detail, from high-level management summaries and graphical reports to detailed traces for in-depth analysis. These reports can help you to analyze transaction response time and measure the usage and availability of important resources (including databases, programs, regions, buffers, and queues). You can analyze the impact of IMS Connect on transaction performance, as well as monitoring significant system events such as System and Batch Messaging Program (BMP) checkpoints and deadlocks that can adversely affect system performance and availability.

You can tailor the format of reports to suit your personal requirements, or you can choose from the many pre-built reports that IMS Performance Analyzer provides. These include reports on Transaction Resource Usage, Database Update Activity, Message Queue Utilization, Fast Path Buffer Usage, Deadlock Summary, System Checkpoint, Internal Resource Usage, OMEGAMON® ATF, and many more. The Transaction Index feature can significantly reduce the time and overhead of running transit reports and improve interactive problem diagnosis.

This information can also help with planning for the operational management of IMS, from checking adherence to service levels and optimally scheduling database reorganizations to charge-back accounting and longer term capacity planning.

IMS Performance Analyzer for z/OS is an out-of-the-box solution that is part of an affordable, comprehensive portfolio of IBM database performance management tools. It complements IBM IMS Problem Investigator for z/OS to provide enhanced log analysis and reporting. The result can be improved productivity for problem analysts, more efficient IMS application performance, and higher system availability.

IMS PA is branded and distributed internationally by IBM.

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  • Delivers end-to-end transit analysis for all types of transaction workloads across the IMS enterprise
  • Measures the usage and availability of critical resources such as databases, programs, regions, buffers, and queues
  • Offers automatic log file selection using DBRC for quick and easy report requests
  • Allows you to design your own form-based transit reports and export to DB2® or to CSV for input to a Business Analytics tool such as IBM Cognos® Insight
  • Provides a complete end-to-end picture of the transaction life cycle by combined reporting from IMS logs and IMS Connect Extensions journals
  • Complements IMS Problem Investigator in the investigation of IMS performance related problems
 
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