Support for mixed environments
FreezeFrame measures programs running in batch and under CICS, IMS, Java JVM, WebSphere Application Server and ADABAS environments, and can extract details of calls to CICS, Db2, IMS and WebSphereMQ.
Observations can be started manually, scheduled for a specific time or triggered by reaching a threshold such as a specified CPU time; CICS transaction monitoring can also be initiated by ExpeTune if a transaction exceeds its threshold execution time.
Low-impact performance measurement
During an observation session, FreezeFrame's non-intrusive Stealth Sampling Technology records system activity without slowing it down, as the measurement engine never schedules I/O or any other task in the target address space.
Variable sampling times and frequency provide a detailed picture of how resources are consumed that identifies all performance issues.
Db2 and SQL activity monitoring
Badly performing SQL can cause the most serious performance problems; FreezeFrame monitors all Db2 SQL requests in an observation and provides full reporting of the Db2 SQL activity.
Users can view performance analysis reports online and drill down to progressive levels of detail; this makes reporting clear and easy to understand; reports can also be printed, or run in batch.
Source program mapping
Many reports can be mapped onto application program source listings to determine which specific lines of code are causing performance problems.
Eclipse and 3270 access
Native and Eclipse interfaces can be used interchangeably to provide flexible user access.