New Compuware Strobe Broadens And Speeds Proactive Performance Problem Resolution;

Integration With Compuware APM ® PurePath for z/OS Unifies Transaction Visibility; Advances in Automation, Intelligent Analytics and Ease of Use for Mainframe Operations Reduce Costs, Increase Customer Satisfaction and Drive Business Growth

DETROIT, Oct. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware, (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced major enhancements to Compuware Strobe, the company's mainframe application performance measurement and analysis solution. Strobe now includes advanced automation, intelligent analytics and improved ease of use. These enhancements further enable developers to quickly identify and resolve poorly performing transactions, thereby reducing costs, increasing customer satisfaction and supporting business growth.

In response to the rapidly increasing demands that web and mobile applications are placing on the mainframe, Strobe now seamlessly integrates with Compuware APM PurePath for z/OS technology to create Compuware APM ® for Mainframe, announced earlier today.

Compuware APM for Mainframe is the industry's first and only transaction management tool that provides end-to-end visibility across the entire application delivery chain. By combining Compuware dynaTrace's patented PurePath Technology ® with Strobe's unrivaled mainframe application management expertise, distributed system and mainframe teams can resolve performance problems faster, reduce MIPS costs, postpone hardware upgrades and accelerate time-to-market.

Once an offending transaction has been pinpointed with PurePath for z/OS, a single click initiates Strobe to provide deep analysis of application code and logic. With this new capability, mainframe specialists can now determine how distributed application activity impacts mainframe CPU cycles for faster problem solving and smarter MIPS management.

"For far too long the mainframe has been treated as an isolated citizen from a broader APM and service management perspective. Compuware's introduction of APM for Mainframe provides both a component and transaction-centric set of unified analytics that should help break down barriers in both triage and application and infrastructure planning across the distributed and mainframe skill groups. Compuware's ability to link this continuum to true user experience and business outcomes makes the technical drill downs all the more compelling and relevant," Dennis Drogseth, Vice President, Enterprise Management Associates.

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