DETROIT (WWJ) — Detroit-based Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR) Thursday announced “day one” support for IBM DB2 11 for z/OS.

When customers are ready to migrate their production applications to DB2 11, they can immediately begin using Compuware’s suite of mainframe developer productivity software for DB2, including Abend-AID, File-AID, Xpediter and Strobe.

DB2 11 promises additional DB2 CPU savings, greater security and more sophisticated analytics.

“As Compuware has done with all IBM releases, we collaborated with IBM to ensure our solutions work seamlessly with the new version of DB2,” said Kris Manery, senior vice president and general manager of the Mainframe Solutions business unit of Compuware. “We are committed to helping our customers get the most they can from their mainframe investment and that includes maximizing the benefits of all System z advancements and upgrades.”

Compuware’s DB2 source-level support will continue to provide unmatched debugging and fast, reliable problem resolution with minimal developer involvement.

The software is available within the Compuware Workbench, an open development environment that features an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface. The Workbench makes common mainframe tasks faster and simpler to perform for both experienced mainframers, as well as those new to the mainframe, enabling companies to develop new services faster, more efficiently and with higher quality using existing resources.

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