Modern Mainframe Development and Testing


Advanced Modern Mainframe Development and Testing with Better Visibility and Knowledge

Mainframe-powered organizations are in desperate need of a force multiplier that lets their development teams accomplish more with less.

A recent study found 64 percent of these organizations plan on running over half their mission-critical workloads on the mainframe by 2019. Meanwhile, they are only replacing one-third of retiring experts. This is putting mainframe development quality, velocity and efficiency at risk.

Topaz® is that force multiplier, a modern Agile platform of mainframe development and testing tools that integrates into your DevOps toolchain, empowering any developer, regardless of experience, to understand and work on any program, no matter how old or complex, so your organization can easily maintain and innovate from its base of mainframe investments.

The Topaz suite includes:

Topaz Workbench
An Eclipse-based IDE that provides the essentials of mainframe application development, testing and maintenance and a single, modern interface to Compuware’s productivity tools.

Topaz for Program Analysis
Provides an instant static visual summary of what a developer needs to know about a program or a dynamic visualization via the Runtime Visualizer feature for a clear and accurate understanding of a program’s runtime behavior in either production or test environments.

Topaz for Enterprise Data
A single interface to manage both mainframe and non-mainframe data in a common, intuitive manner, helping developers and data architects to quickly and easily understand data and data relationships as well as create and mask test data.

Topaz for Total Test

Enables unit, functional and integrated testing within a Jenkins-orchestrated automated build-test-deploy process helping developers deliver higher quality code faster.

Topaz on AWS
Topaz can be deployed either on premise or on Amazon Web Services (AWS). By leveraging AWS, Topaz can be deployed securely, more quickly and scale without additional capital costs—and developers can begin using innovative new features as soon as they are delivered.

Additional products include:

Topaz Connect
Connects ISPW source code management to various leading IT service management (ITSM) solutions. Also allows developers to access required CA Endevor functionality through Topaz Workbench.

Topaz for Java Performance
Tracks the performance of Java batch programs and WebSphere transactions running on the mainframe and provides visibility into performance issues such as peak CPU usage, memory leaks, and blocked threads.

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