By Adrian Bridgwater

Mainframe democracy

Topaz’s program visualization capabilities are in addition to the data visualization capabilities provided in the initial release of Topaz. Combined, the firm insists that this data and program visualization gives newer younger programmers of all skill levels a chance to work with all types of applications—regardless of their familiarity with any underlying data formats, computing platforms or programming languages.

z13-mainframe_large“IBM z Systems support the core systems of record for many of today’s enterprises. Leveraging those investments to improve customer engagement and enhance employee effectiveness is critical for such organizations as they compete in a mobile-first digital world,” said Jason Bloomberg, president at agile digital transformation analyst firm Intellyx.

Topaz provides its code visualization, data visualization and collaboration capabilities within the familiar look-and-feel of the Eclipse IDE. Compuware will release new capabilities on a quarterly release cycle.

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