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Workload Performance Series® Software

The fast, easy way to optimize the performance of your
application software with pinpoint accuracy.

Automated, comprehensive and easy to install and use, Workload Performance Series software saves money, increases productivity and improves quality throughout your organization like never before. Workload Performance Series software focuses on critical aspects of performance and system management including: Monitoring and alerting; Source code and operating system-level analysis; and Database tuning. Working together, these tools optimize your application environment while helping eliminate inefficient use of resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my CPU only 20% consumed and my batch job still runs for 5 hours?

The job or your entire system is I/O bound. The CPU is sitting idle waiting for data off from disk. Memory is under utilized due to poor caching of data. The job is likely performing millions if not billions of logical I/Os to retrieve its data for processing. Most applications do a fairly good job of adding, updating and deleting records from your database files. They do a very poor job of reading only the necessary records for processing. Better database tuning for an SQL based application or more efficient keyed database access for your RPG or COBOL application might be just what is needed.

If your system has 5 processors and this job consumes 20% of the CPU, it is consuming 100% of 1 processor. Single threaded jobs only use 1 processor at a time.