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Ongoing Improvement

“Nothing is permanent but change”
Heraclitus of Ephesus (c.535 BC - 475 BC), a Greek philosopher

Reaching a perfectly optimized system in dynamic environments is an unrealistic mission, regardless of the domain. Optimum at a certain moment becomes obsolete almost immediately, as conditions change. This is especially true for complex and heterogeneous computerized environments.

The complexity in computerized environments, on both Mainframe and open systems, derives from the constantly changing hardware, software, network, data volumes and other components, both internal and external to the organization. Software components for instance, are dynamic, with functionality modifications, upgrades and new versions added on a regular basis.

So, as the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, suggested 2,500 years ago, change is a part of life and has to be embraced and dealt with.

In optimizing Mainframe systems, this understanding means continuous analysis over time in order to ensure that performance optimization, when done correctly, is maintained. A one-off approach, regardless of how good it is, will lose its effectiveness when things will start to change and performance will deteriorate again.

Performance improvement has to be done as a way of life, as an ongoing methodology that is a part of routine tasks. Performing ongoing optimization manually or with tools that are not designed for it (such as: Monitoring tools) is a Sisyphean task, as systems grow in size and complexity.

Using a one-time “house cleaning” project as an opportunity to put in place a best of breed tool that can keep performance optimization going on a regular basis is probably the best option. InnovizeIT boosts the performance of enterprise-scale, data-intensive applications for significant operational cost savings. A new paradigm in DB2 application analysis and optimization, InnovizeIT’s unique methodology quickly identifies performance bottlenecks and delivers powerful insights, targeted solutions and notable cost efficiencies while empowering personnel. All these tasks can be done with minimal human intervention on a regular basis.