Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS features

Maximizes z/Architecture

Generates code to take advantage of zEC12, zBC12, z13®, z13s®, and z14 processors.

Improves COBOL application performance

Improves the performance of COBOL program modules without changing program logic.

Supports problem determination

Supports problem determination with the IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z Systems® family of products, including IBM Debug for z Systems, IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS, and IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS.

ABO Usage Scenario – Manual

User selects objects to be optimized and deploys them using JCL on z/OS 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.

ABO Usage Scenario – Automatic

User selects and deploys objects using configuration optimization on z/OS 2.2 and 2.3.

Customer case studies

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    BBVA Francés: Improve Performance with ABO

    BBVA Francés
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    ABO client optimized 30,000 CICS COBOL programs and realized CPU savings up to 12%.

    Top European Insurance Company
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Technical details

Software requirements

z/OS 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3 with required PTFs

    Hardware requirements

    • z14
    • z13
    • z13s
    • zEnterprise EC12
    • zEnterprise BC12

    Technical specifications

    • Optimizes program modules compiled by VS COBOL II 1.3 through to Enterprise COBOL Version 4
    • Runs on z/OS 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3
    • On z/OS 2.2 or 2.3, a new feature is available to automatically deploy optimized binaries
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