In this paper we examine CA Technologies’ credentials as a supplier of database management tools for the mainframe databases IMS and DB2. CA Technologies is, of course, a leader (arguably the leader) in this space. What we have not done is to look in detail at individual tools but rather at CA Technologies’ tools suite as a whole. With such a large set of products it would be tedious to go through each one separately and examine its benefits. Instead, we have attempted to gather an overall view as to the effectiveness of using CA Technologies’ tools by talking to a number of its users. In particular, we have surveyed and interviewed three significant users of CA Technologies’ tools.