Reduce Peak 4HRA and Software MLC Costs

ThruPut Manager manages workload demand to reduce capacity utilization, based on the 4HRA, when sub-capacity pricing is used with or without capping. More »

Automate z/OS Batch

ThruPut Manager balances workload arrival, importance, and resource availability. More »

Make the most of scarce resources

Because money doesn’t grow on trees, let us lower your MSU consumption and MLC costs. More »

Make Way for Mobile

As mobile applications take up more CPU at unpredictable times, let ThruPut Manager take low importance batch out of the equation and make room for your high priority workload. More »

Country Multiplex Pricing is here

Use ThruPut Manager automation to lower your MSU baseline today and find software license savings, with or without capping, when you move to CMP. More »

Automate production control

Manage z/OS execution according to your CA 7 schedule and due-out times, ensuring automated on-time completion with minimal intervention that frees you for other valuable tasks. More »

Our Customers

ThruPut Manager installations range from individual corporate datacenters to global outsourcing providers in the major industry sectors, including banking, insurance, and government. More »


Tag Archives: batch workload

Step into the 21st century of IT

21st century of IT

In the 21st century, we’ve given up our tool belts, relinquished the tape robots, and enjoyed the ease of keying in parameters, code fixes, and more on a PC dedicated to our needs. So, perhaps, it’s time to give up things like hand-managing batch performance. Sometimes, we stick with things because they’ve become habit. We know there is probably a better way to do them; but, we don’t want to fight the battle to get new software and face a learning curve.

LPAR sets – Saving your bacon without soft capping

LPAR sets - Saving your bacon

Companies are more cost-focused than ever before. While some industries have always had narrow margins, every company is looking for cost-savings wherever possible. Soft-capping can be scary, but you still need to save money. So what do you do? The solution is LPAR sets.

SHAREing is Caring: Plan for Atlanta


Attending SHARE Atlanta 2016? While building your schedule, there’s three sessions you’ll want to add. You’ll especially benefit if you have an interest in capacity planning or performance. John Baker, industry expert, is offering three great talks you’ll really love. As a long-time customer and more recently a technical vendor specialist, John knows the challenges you face and will offer concrete solutions to some difficult problems.

Spring cleaning for your batch workload

spring cleaning for your batch

Every year, when the switch to daylight savings time takes away an hour of sleep but gives you back light in the evening, many of us think about doing some spring cleaning. Have you ever considered how you could do some spring cleaning around the office? While cleaning your workspace is a great idea and one too rarely considered, you’re going to get more points from looking at some ‘systems spring cleaning.’ What would that look like?

Designed for scalability, how does PCS keep up?

system scalability

Key to the scalability of ThruPut Manager Production Control Services (PCS) is the use of proprietary, high-performance algorithms. Though often not mentioned, the use of the right algorithms can make all the difference when volumes increase. Another important capability is automated recovery. When recovery isn’t possible, PCS ensures that operations are notified to select an action. Any product that interacts with z/OS needs to keep up with IBM releases or scalability will be in doubt.

R4HA cost contributors you could be overlooking

For those exploiting the benefits of sub-capacity pricing to reduce IBM software costs, the Rolling 4-Hour Average (R4HA) is a critical measure to watch—but are you watching it effectively? If you’re like many systems programmers and capacity managers, you’ve probably created a specific job to keep your company’s R4HA in check.

This job likely focuses on key online workloads—those that impact the costs of CICS, IMS, DB2 and other licenses—and monitor changes to transaction mixes, new workloads and code, which can all cause your average to creep up, leading to increased software charges. Despite this effort, however, you may continue to see your R4HA rise, because you’re missing one sneaky cost contributor: batch.

Drowning in data

In previous posts, we’ve talked about how you can reclaim time for more important tasks by automating batch and getting it off your plate using ThruPut Manager. But many are wondering: what types of important tasks can ThruPut Manager really alleviate?

A current and very real example is the challenge of transforming gobs of data into usable information. It’s not getting any easier. Have you ever seen a hardware or software release from IBM that reduced the amount of data you had to process? With more capabilities, you get more data to process, analyze, correlate, and understand. The problem with data is that it isn’t actually information. And in going through it to find the information you need to do your job, you find the time is simply sucked away.