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On-Demand Webinar

Reengineering SMF Data Management for Operational Intelligence & Analytics

IBM Z Mainframes are complex and robust ecosystems that provide many data sources to analyze system health. SMF is the prime and most reliable z/OS machine data producer for performance, workload activity, network, and security information. 

However, mining SMF data for operational intelligence and data analytics is challenging due to the enormous amount of SMF records, and because DevOps organizations lack an easy way to visualize Mainframe information for data management and real-time analysis for just-in-time root cause analysis. 

In this webinar, we will explore and discuss how IBM Z enterprises can:

•    Stream and transform SMF data into functional traces and metrics that can be ingested by APM, DevOps, big data, and other platforms

•    Use OpenTelemetry support for open-source & vendor-neutral SMF visibility 

•    Integrate SMF with time-series databases for monitoring, querying and analyzing IBM Z performance over time

•    Understand common IBM Z visibility use cases for problem analysis, data management & root cause analysis

Please view this Webinar to see how to reengineer actionable mainframe SMF data for enterprise problem detection and analysis.

Our Speakers

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Alfredo Perez

Alfredo Perez is an International Senior Consultant and Product Manager for Software Engineering of America. He has over 25 years’ experience in different data center positions. Before joining Software Engineering of America  Alfredo was a Mainframe consultant for Diversified Software Systems, IBM Global Services, and large information technology and outsourcing services company in the Latin America region. 

He has worked in many areas of data processing as a system programmer and consultant, including automated operations, batch management, DevOps, accounting and chargeback, performance management, data security, operating system administration (z/OS, VM, VSE, and Unix), project management, research, and data center outsourcing strategies. He has developed and taught various courses including VM fundamentals, Accounting/Chargeback, Automated Operations, and RACF administration. Alfredo is a regular speaker at z/OS Conferences and Forums.  

Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan is the Director of Sales for Software Engineering of America. Jim has extensive experience in Enterprise Software for Build and Run organizations. Jim specializes in providing modernized IBM Z products for JCL testing, batch output management and IBM Z observability for DevOps Enterprises.