TechValidate Research on IBM DevOps

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1,199 Customers Surveyed

8,195 Data Points Collected

65 Published TechFacts

35 Published Charts

73 Published Case Studies

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Top Challenge Organizations Experienced

43% of surveyed IT organizations experienced overall low developer productivity before adopting IBM Rational Developer for System z.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Consumer Services Company


This case study of a medium enterprise consumer services company is based on a February 2014 survey of UrbanCode customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“UrbanCode tools have helped us by moving from error-prone, long deployments to fast, reliable ones. Developers can do their own deployments, and applications can be deployed to multiple environments with traceability. This has given us the ability to deploy more products.”


  • Solved the following challenges with UrbanCode:
    • Error-prone manual tasks and duplicative processes
    • Slow deployment to development and test environments
    • The risk of instability due to managing multiple configurations and versions
    • A lack of centralized deployment process
    • Too many mistakes & rework
    • Deploying the same versions to multiple environments

Use Case

  • Uses the following UrbanCode products:
    • uDeploy (IBM UrbanCode Deploy)
  • The respondent purchased UrbanCode.


  • Find the greatest benefits they’ve seen since implementing a continuous software delivery solution to be cost reduction; speed to market has improved; increased productivity around changes, releases, and new features; improved traceability, compliance, and audit controls; a decrease in maintenance; a decrease in errors; reduced deployment outages; and fast, more frequent deployments.
  • Purchased UrbanCode over the competition for the following differentiators:
    • Integrated artifact repository
  • Deployments are 90-100% faster with UrbanCode.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Insurance Company Gains Productivity with RDz


This case study of a medium enterprise insurance company is based on a May 2014 survey of IBM Rational Developer for System z customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


  • Experienced the following challenges before adopting IBM Rational Developer for System z:
    • Overall low developer productivity
    • Difficulty attracting new talent to work on heritage applications
    • Lack of developer skills portability across languages and platforms

Use Case

  • Can develop test and deliver new software the following percentage faster:
    • 26-50%
  • Finds the following features most beneficial to their organization:
    • Integrated source level debugging capability
    • Integrated content assist
    • Real-time syntax checking and highlighting
    • Integration with source control and collaborative lifecycle management systems
  • Experienced a positive return on investment in:
    • 1-3 months
  • Purchased the Rational Developer for System z over other offerings for the following reasons:
    • Modern, simple-to-use System z application development tool
    • Broad support for the technologies in their environment
    • Product functionality
    • Extended license agreement for their organization


  • Achieved the following benefits from implementing IBM Rational Developer for System z:
    • Improved code quality
    • Increased developer productivity
    • Reduced deployment time
    • Adopted a smoother process around changes, releases, and new features
  • Achieved the following improvements with IBM Rational Developer for System z:
    • Accelerated project deliveries: 10-25%
    • Improved productivity: 51-75%
    • Reduced time: 51-75%
    • Improved developer skills : 26-50%
    • Reduced development costs: 26-50%

Service virtualization delivers big results!

What benefits has your team experienced as a result of using IBM service virtualization and automated integration testing?

Faster project delivery
Fewer defects found in production
Easier to maintain test environments
Improved developer and tester productivity
Reduced testing cost

IBM UrbanCode Customer Research

How UrbanCode is Impacting Financial Services

What has been the greatest cultural impact of deployment automation within your organization?

"Release weekends" are less painless
Productivity is up
We’ve become less reactive, and more proactive with our work
Improvements to morale and employee satisfaction
Employee retention has improved

IBM service virtualization makes developers and testers more productive

50% of clients surveyed improved team productivity by 75% or more with IBM service virtualization.

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