SPARTA Meeting

December 4, 2018 SPARTA meeting at the SAS Theater, SAS Campus


Frank Kyne works for Watson & Walker as the Editor of Cheryl Watson’s Tuning Letter, technical consultant, official company chauffeur, and Cheryl’s roadie.  Prior to joining Watson & Walker, Frank was a project leader in the IBM Redbooks organization, responsible for Redbooks on Parallel Sysplex, high availability, and performance.

Abstract: Software Pricing – The New Frontier in System Tuning

We (mainframers) have years of experience with addressing poor application response times (break down the response time, find the largest component, and address with faster I/O, more buffers, eliminate paging, etc) or batch job turnaround delays (Analyze submit-to-completion times, find the largest component, and address with initiator tuning, I/O reduction, service class adjustments, etc).   So why not view software pricing through the same lens?  The metric is dollars rather than seconds, but the approach is similar - Analyze your bill to identify its constituent parts, eliminate waste (no longer used products), then focus on reducing the peak MSUs or the cost of those MSUs – the toolkit is the same, except that you now have even more tools (software pricing options) to address your problem.

For details go to our SPARTA Website