Omegamon was Candle’s first software product. It’s purpose was to help data center technicians at large Fortune 500 size companies monitor and analyze a new IBM Mainframe operating system called MVS. This new MVS operating system marked a transition period for companies from batch to online computer processing (for airline reservations, claims processing, financial services, etc). As such companies needed a real time way to monitor real time problems that could affect thousands of employees around the world that might be using the corporate computer system.
The Name Omegamon. Early software programs at that time were called variations of “mon” (sirmon, apemon) for “monitor”. I wanted to create the “last word in monitoring” and used “Omega” as the last letter of the Greek alphabet to create “Omegamon”. Although I didn’t understand the definition of branding at that time, I wanted a product name that was both mysterious and exotic and Omegamon also help to serve those aspirations.