Process high-cost mainframe software applications off-host

Luminex MDI SAS Language Processor

Preserve Mainframe MIPS While Reducing Cost

Many mainframe applications have been written in the SAS language and continue to contribute to the overall success of mainframe operations. However, several applications, such as MXG, have Linux versions which enable data centers to offload those applications from the mainframe, reduce operating costs and, in many cases, take advantage of additional features.

Luminex MDI SAS Language Processor (MDI:SLP) is designed to use the mainframe's native FICON channels to move SMF and other large reports off-host for processing, significantly reducing mainframe MIPS usage.

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Move SMF reporting processes off-host to save MIPS and reduce licensing fees

MDI SAS Language Processor enables efficient off-host processing of SAS language-based processes, such as SMF reporting.

Why Process SMF Records Using MXG Off-Host?

SMF reporting is integral to system performance, efficient software usage and processor utilization. However, converting raw SMF records into the MXG Performance Database (PDB) to produce performance measurements, graphs, and charts can make it a costly user of CPU cycles, and is often one of the largest users of MIPS.

MDI:SLP moves the batch job and reporting down the FICON channel to the MDI Platform where code can be processed and the PDB can be built, resulting in a substantial reduction in mainframe overhead.

Whether you are charged by MIPS usage, workload or peak operations, Luminex will work with you to better understand your system activity and provide a cost reduction strategy using MDI:SLP to off-host appropriate applications.

Reduce the Cost of SAS Language Application Licensing Fees

Another benefit of MDI:SLP is our partnership with World Programming. MDI:SLP includes a WPS license which can process most of your commonly used SAS Language applications without any code changes. Not only can you reduce MIPS by processing applications off the mainframe, you can eliminate one of the largest overhead costs as well.

Luminex Professional Services will review your current SAS language application usage, present alternative solutions and work with you to design and implement more cost effective strategies around SAS language applications.

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