Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS features

Maximizes z/Architecture

Generates code to take advantage of zEC12, z13™ 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.

Technical details

Software requirements

z/OS 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3 with required PTFs

    Hardware requirements

    • z14
    • z13 and 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 and 2.3
    • On z/OS 2.2 and 2.3, a new feature is available to automatically deploy optimized binaries
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