Replace Static Reporting for Mainframe Performance Analytics

    Using SAS & MXG for z/OS performance management is costly, time-consuming, and requires analysts to manually create and maintain static reports that are difficult to pass on to future performance analysts.

    IntelliMagic Vision allows you to modernize your approach to mainframe performance management by moving away from static reports towards interactive, context-driven analytics.



    End-to-End z/OS Mainframe Infrastructure Performance and Capacity Analytics

    zSystems Performance Management

    Optimize z/OS Mainframe Systems Management with Availability Intelligence


    Optimize z/OS Systems performance management using AI-driven analytics to proactively monitor and manage your z/OS environment, prevent disruptions, reduce costs, and preserve the reliability and availability that mainframes are known for.
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    Db2 Performance Management

    Prevent Availability Risks and Optimize Db2 Performance


    The volume and complexity of Db2 Statistics data and Db2 Accounting data creates a major challenge for analysts who want to derive value from the rich metrics available.
    Easy visibility into key Db2 metrics through SMF records is crucial to proactively prevent availability risks and to effectively manage and optimize performance.
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    CICS Performance Management

    Monitor and Profile CICS Transactions and Regions with IntelliMagic Vision


    CICS SMF Transaction data is a rich source of performance insights, but its volume can make analysis challenging using traditional approaches that rely on static reports. Proactive assessment of key Statistics metrics across all regions is essential to identify potential risks to availability.
    IntelliMagic Vision enables performance analysts to manage and optimize their z/OS CICS transactions more effectively and efficiently, as well as proactively assess the health of their CICS regions.
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    Virtual Tape Performance Management

    Proactively Manage Virtual and Physical Tape Environments


    With tape virtualization, tape storage became easier and more economical, but at the same time, more difficult to understand which changes or hardware upgrades are the best choices. With tape libraries being shared across multiple z/OS images, the full picture can only be obtained by aggregating workload and tape hardware information from all z/OS LPARs.
    IntelliMagic Vision enables performance analysts to manage and optimize their z/OS Virtual Tape environments more effectively and efficiently.
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    Disk & Replication Performance Management

    Automatically Detect Disk Performance Risks & Quickly Resolve Issues


    As Disk speeds and throughputs have increased, z/OS applications have come to rely on fast and consistent storage performance. To respond quickly to unexpected disk and replication issues, it is essential that you have insight into the health of the various components in your storage environment.
    IntelliMagic Vision enables performance analysts to manage and optimize their z/OS Disk and Replication environment more effectively and efficiently.
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    MQ Performance Management

    Optimize and Analyze MQ Activity and Performance


    MQ is widely used across z/OS environments, but sites often find it challenging to derive the valuable performance insights potentially available from MQ SMF Statistics and Accounting data due to limitations in existing reporting and available tooling.
    IntelliMagic Vision enables performance analysts to manage and optimize their z/OS MQ configurations and activity more effectively and efficiently, as well as proactively assess the health of their queue managers.
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    z/OS Network Performance Management

    Automatically Monitor Mainframe Network Security and Protect Your Data


    TCP/IP is the core of the communication for the z/OS mainframe, both for traffic into and out of the mainframe and internal communication among z/OS images and processor complexes. Proper management is necessary to secure and protect system availability.
    IntelliMagic Vision automatically generates GUI-based, interactive, IBM best-practice compliant rated reports that proactively identify areas that indicate potential upcoming risk to TCP/IP health, performance, and security.
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    WebSphere Performance Management

    Track Response Time and Resource Consumption of WebSphere Transactions


    Technical specialists responsible for the health of WebSphere applications need performance-management level data to supplement deep-dive APM solutions and monitors. Understanding the overall environment and workload characteristics and the ability to drill down to narrow a problem space are extremely helpful.
    IntelliMagic Vision supports the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS transaction logging records (SMF 120 subtype 9), enabling you to track transaction response time and resource consumption.
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    Advanced z/OS Anomaly Detection and Statistical Analysis

    Statistically significant changes in key metrics are highlighted in Change Detection views. Variations that exceed + or – 2 standard deviations between the current day and the prior 30 days are highlighted.

    This can enable you to get an early jump on changes that may have a sustained impact, such as this example of increased CPU consumed by highest dispatching priority System work.


    WLM Importance Rating Change Detection


    Intuitive Visibility into SMF Data


    Intuitive Visibility into SMF Data

    In contrast to approaches today that require coding programs or mastering tooling siloed by technology to access various types of SMF data, a common, intuitive user interface eliminates effort spent mining data and instead frees up staff to focus entirely on high-value analysis.

    This single interface used across the entire z/OS platform greatly expedites learning, promotes collaboration, and enhances analytical effectiveness.


    Context Sensitive Drill Downs

    Context sensitive drill downs enable an analyst to identify alternative analytical paths based on the data currently being displayed and quickly investigate each hypothesis with just a few clicks, greatly reducing lost time when exploring what ends up being a “dead-end” path.

    When dealing with massive SMF data volumes, this capability to focus analysis on the desired subset of data becomes especially valuable.


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    Dynamic zOS Report Customization


    Dynamic Report Customization

    Advanced report customization capabilities facilitate quick ad hoc analysis without requiring programming or complicated steps and enable data to be viewed in the manner best suited to the current inquiry.

    In this example, transaction rate is added to a response time chart to evaluate possible correlation. Numerous intuitive customization options including report type, summarization level, filtering, and interval comparisons.


    Health Insights with Explainable Artificial Intelligence

    Prevent potential risks to availability and performance with built-in artificial intelligence automatically assessing more than 700 key z/OS metrics and using thresholds derived from built-in expert domain knowledge.

    The easily consumable view to the right assesses the overall health of all CICS regions, leveraging user defined CICSGROUPs to enable exceptions from among hundreds of regions to be quickly identified and proactively addressed.


    zOS Health Insights with Explainable AI


    Customized Mainframe Shared Dashboards


    Customized Shared Dashboards

    Customizable dashboards collect and display at a glance live views of any collection of metrics of interest to you. When shared, they promote collaboration and provide a common truth for an entire organization.

    Users can expand any report and leverage drill down capabilities to pursue further analysis of metrics they find of interest.


    AIOps via SaaS Delivery

    Advantages to adopting a cloud model include rapid implementation (no lead time to install and setup the product locally), minimal setup (only for transmitting SMF data), offloading staff resources required to deal with SMF processing issues or to install product maintenance, and easy access to IntelliMagic consulting services to supplement local skills.


    SaaS Cloud SAN Monitor


    IntelliMagic Supports Several of the Largest Mainframe Shops in the World


    Solutions for Your Problems

    Prevent Performance Problems

    Predict and Prevent many IT issues without incurring typical false positive and false negative issues.


    Automatically quantify risks in the z/OS infrastructure for peak workloads or configuration issues prior to production impact being felt by application end-users. Go beyond KPI to KRI (Key Risk Indicators) root cause monitoring.
    Continuous Health Assessment of application and infrastructure stress; assesses millions of metrics using context-specific expert knowledge and statistical techniques.

    Resolve Issues Quickly

    Accelerate Mean Time To Resolution for unpredictable problems with AI-augmented diagnosis.


    Rapidly identify where problems are occurring with infrastructure wide exception (anomaly) tables, intelligent navigation through the data from big picture to extremely granular levels, automated compare of time periods, and more.
    See and understand what applications are affected, what part of the infrastructure, what time frames, and get clues as to probable cause.

    Optimize & Reduce Costs Safely

    Save money without compromising service levels or availability.


    Reduce cost with superior visibility into drivers of cost such as inefficient CPU utilization, configuration and priority issues, imbalance of workloads across hardware resources, consolidation opportunities, etc.
    Reduce hardware spend without negative impact on service levels.
    Avoid the costs of service delivery problems without both human cost and application unavailability cost.

    Elevate IT Team Impact

    Empower new staff and experts. Replace antiquated reporting with automated, intelligent analytics.


    Artificial Intelligence using built-in expert knowledge and statistics assesses and rates key metrics as good versus bad from a performance or efficiency perspective for the analyst.
    Force multiplier - Invite AI to the team to help both new and expert team members in a tight job market.
    Cloud Delivery - Immediate access with no maintenance needed.

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