ITBI™ for Z

IT Business Intelligence for z/OS (ITBI for Z) supports capacity management and performance analysis for z/OS. ITBI gathers log data such as SMF (System Management Facility), RMF (Resource Measurement Facility) and others.

An advanced business intelligence analytics tool allows the customer to analyze and understand the data in order to reduce capacity related costs, improve performance and improve availability.

ITBI includes extensive standard reports and a rich end user tool for building own reports, allowing customers to quickly identify cost drivers, performance bottlenecks and changes that have impacted cost or quality of service. The technical data can be enriched with business dimensions, allowing the customer to create transparency into the relationship between capacity costs and applications, business units or business activities. This mapping can form the basis of activity-based costing.

ITBI ensures clear fact-based communication between IT operations and the rest of the organization including software development, IT finance, vendor management, and business units. For outsourced customers, ITBI provides a unique ability to understand and optimize capacity costs and quality of service.

ITBI is normally delivered as a cloud-based solution – ITBI as a Service (ITBIaaS) – but can also be installed on a Windows server in the customer’s environment. ITBI supports analyzing performance and capacity data from z/OS, WLM, CICS, DB2, IMS, WAS, MQ, DCOLLECT, and more.

Main functions

An easy to use analysis tool to build new reports and customize standard reports

Scheduled or alert-based distribution of data to csv, excel, jpeg, pdf and other formats

Analysis and reporting of performance and capacity based on SMF, RMF, etc.

Delivered as SaaS (Cloud) or on-site solution

Strategic, operational and tactical views of the data allowing drill down to understand the details of the cost drivers and performance bottlenecks

Mapping of technical terms such as job, transaction, plan or package to business terms such as application, business unit or business activity

Extensive standard reports covering z/OS, WLM, CICS, DB2, IMS, WAS, MQ, DCOLLECT and more