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IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 24 Aug 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides topics to help the technical community take advantage of the resilience, scalability, and performance of the IBM Power Systems™ platform to implement or integrate an IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark solution for analytics solutions to access, manage, and analyze data sets to improve business outcomes. This book documents topics to demonstrate and take advantage of the analytics strengths of the IBM POWER8® platform, the IBM analytics software portfolio, and selected third-party tools to help solve customer's data analytic workload requirements. ... [more]


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Apache Spark Implementation on IBM z/OS
Analytics

Redbooks, published 13 Aug 2016

The term big data refers to extremely large sets of data that are analyzed to reveal insights, such as patterns, trends, and associations. The algorithms that analyze this data to provide these insights must extract value from a wide range of data sources, including business data and live, streaming, social media data. However, the real value of these insights comes from their timeliness. Rapid delivery of insights enables anyone (not only data scientists) to make effective decisions, applying deep intelligence to every enterprise application. Apache Spark is an integrated ... [more]


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Enabling Real-time Analytics on IBM z Systems Platform
Analytics

Redbooks, published 8 Aug 2016

Regarding online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads, IBM® z Systems™ platform, with IBM DB2®, data sharing, Workload Manager (WLM), geoplex, and other high-end features, is the widely acknowledged leader. Most customers now integrate business analytics with OLTP by running, for example, scoring functions from transactional context for real-time analytics or by applying machine-learning algorithms on enterprise data that is kept on the mainframe. As a result, IBM adds investment so clients can keep the complete lifecycle for data analysis, modeling, and scoring on z Systems control in a ... [more]


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Accelerating Law Enforcement Investigations with IBM COPLINK
Smarter Cities

Redguide, published 20 Jul 2016

IBM® COPLINK® (“COPLINK”) software is designed to help law enforcement organizations solve crimes faster, keep officers safer, and disrupt crime and terrorism. COPLINK helps to consolidate data from many sources, aid collaboration, and generate tactical leads. It enables law enforcement professionals to generate photo lineups, save their search history, and organize investigations to generate reports more easily. COPLINK also provides comprehensive auditing of data access. IBM COPLINK software helps law enforcement officers accomplish the following objectives:
- Discover ... [more]


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IBM PureData System for Analytics: Improving Query Performance by Tuning Netezza Optimizer Through Postgres Configuration

Web Doc, published 23 Jun 2016

The IBM® PureData® System for Analytics, powered by Netezza® technology (“IBM Netezza”), is a data warehouse appliance that features a purpose-built analytics engine. Netezza generates a query plan for all queries that run on the system. The query plan describes the optimal execution query path as determined by the query optimizer component, which relies on statistics that are available about the database objects that are involved in the query. The Netezza query optimizer is a cost-based optimizer; that is, it determines the cost for the various execution alternatives and chooses the path ... [more]


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Implementing an Optimized Analytics Solution on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to use the virtualization strengths of the IBM POWER8® platform to solve clients' system resource utilization challenges and maximize systems' throughput and capacity. This book addresses performance tuning topics that will help answer clients' complex analytic workload requirements, help maximize systems' resources, and provide expert-level documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the worldwide teams. This book strengthens the position of IBM Analytics and Big Data solutions with a well-defined and documented deployment model within a ... [more]


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What to Consider When Switching IBM InfoSphere Information Server to Use LDAP Authentication
Analytics

Web Doc, published 18 Apr 2016

When changing IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server to authenticate with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), consider several aspects before making the switch. This document discusses the two types of LDAP registries, what to consider when deciding which registry is best for your company, what information is needed for the configuration, and what else can be done to optimize the configuration. This IBM Rebooks® Analytics Support Web Doc applies to IBM InfoSphere Information Server versions 9.1 through 11.5. This document is intended for systems and InfoSphere Information Server ... [more]


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IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics, Power Systems Edition
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics, IBM Power Systems™ edition on IBM POWER8®. It addresses topics such as why you would implement Life Sciences workloads on IBM POWER8, and shows how to use such solution to run Life Sciences workloads using IBM Platform™ Computing software to help set up the workloads. It also provides technical content to introduce the IBM POWER8 clustered solution for Life Sciences workloads. This book customizes and tests Life Sciences workloads with a combination of an IBM Platform Computing software solution stack, ... [more]


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IBM Operational Decision Manager: Enabling the Rule Engine to Augment the Decision Data
Smarter Process

Redpaper, published 18 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM), which is a set of tooling and interfaces that provides an architecture that can encapsulate your decision logic away from program code into rules. These rules are rendered as natural language. Decisions are now more agile, adaptable to change, and visible to those who need them. This Redpaper publication describes a means to use additional data with your rules.


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IBM Spectrum Scale and ECM FileNet Content Manager Are a Winning Combination: Deployment Variations and Value-added Features
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 4 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes various deployment options to configure IBM enterprise content management (ECM) FileNet® Content Manager components to use IBM Spectrum Scale™ (formerly known as IBM GPFS™) as back-end storage. The paper also describes various IBM Spectrum Scale value-added features with FileNet Content Manager to facilitate an efficient and effective data-management solution.


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Installing and Deploying IBM Connections 4.0
Analytics

Web Doc, published 27 Mar 2013, last updated 9 Feb 2016

IBM® Collaboration Solutions and IBM Redbooks® publications are partnered together to show you the installation and deployment process of IBM Connections V4. This wiki describes the architecture of IBM Connections, its deployment planning and considerations, and the installation details of IBM Connections and its integrated products such as IBM WebSphere® Application Server, IBM DB2® , and IBM Cognos.


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Achieving Real Business Value with IBM Connections 4.0
Analytics

Solution Guide, published 16 May 2013, last updated 9 Feb 2016

IBM® Connections is a leading social software platform that can help your organization engage the right people, accelerate innovation, and deliver results. This integrated, security-rich platform helps people engage with networks of experts in the context of critical business processes. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides a quick overview of the IBM Connections 4.0 features and architecure.


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IBM PureData System for Analytics Architecture: A Platform for High Performance Data Warehousing and Analytics
Analytics

Redguide, published 12 Nov 2014, last updated 8 Feb 2016

Success in any enterprise depends on having the best available information in time to make sound decisions. Anything less can waste opportunities, cost time and resources, and even put the organization at risk. But finding crucial information to guide the best possible actions can mean analyzing billions of data points and petabytes of data, whether to predict an outcome, identify a trend, or chart the best course through a sea of ambiguity. Companies with this type of intelligence on demand can react faster and make better decisions than their competitors. Continuing innovations in ... [more]


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Accelerating Data Transformation with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS
Information Management

Redbooks, published 10 Dec 2015, last updated 11 Dec 2015

Transforming data from operational data models to purpose-oriented data structures has been commonplace for the last decades. Data transformations are heavily used in all types of industries to provide information to various users at different levels. Depending on individual needs, the transformed data is stored in various different systems. Sending operational data to other systems for further processing is then required, and introduces much complexity to an existing information technology (IT) infrastructure. Although maintenance of additional hardware and software is one component, ... [more]


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Systems of Insight for Digital Transformation: Using IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced and Predictive Analytics
Smarter Process

Redbooks, published 3 Dec 2015

Systems of record (SORs) are engines that generates value for your business. Systems of engagement (SOE) are always evolving and generating new customer-centric experiences and new opportunities to capitalize on the value in the systems of record. The highest value is gained when systems of record and systems of engagement are brought together to deliver insight. Systems of insight (SOI) monitor and analyze what is going on with various behaviors in the systems of engagement and information being stored or transacted in the systems of record. SOIs seek new opportunities, risks, and ... [more]


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Big Data Analytics with IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes
Analytics

Solution Guide, published 14 Sep 2015, last updated 27 Nov 2015

With IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence, you have a proven enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform with an open-data access strategy. Because Cognos Business Intelligence uses a business language that is relevant to consumers, you can pull data from various data sources. Then, you can package it into a business model and make it available to consumers in various interfaces that are suited to the task. IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes, which is a feature of the Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 software, complements the existing query engine. As explained in this IBM Redbooks® Solution ... [more]


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Systems of Insight Overview
Smarter Process

Solution Guide, published 17 Nov 2015

Decision making is a critical function in any enterprise. The decision-making process that is enhanced by analytics can be described as consuming and collecting data, detecting relationships and patterns, applying sophisticated analysis techniques, reporting, and automation of the follow-on action. The IT system that supports decision making is composed of the traditional "systems of record", “systems of engagement”, and the “systems of insight”. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide introduces the concept of systems of insight based on what is detailed in the IBM Redbooks publication ... [more]


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SAS Business Analytics Deployment on IBM POWER8 Processor-Based Systems: With IBM XIV Storage System and IBM FlashSystem
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 13 Oct 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the performance tuning guidelines that can help you successfully deploy SAS business analytics on IBM POWER8® processor-based servers. The paper describes the test environment, the testing that was performed, and SAS analytics performance results. The test environment includes the SAS business analytics solution running on an IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server with IBM AIX® 7.1 operating system and IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™). This paper also describes the deployment of SAS analytics on IBM ... [more]


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Managing Ever-Increasing Amounts of Data with IBM DB2 for z/OS: Using Temporal Data Management, Archive Transparency, and the DB2 Analytics Accelerator
Analytics

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2015, last updated 20 Oct 2015

IBM® DB2® Version 11.1 for z/OS® (DB2 11 for z/OS or just DB2 11 throughout this book) is the fifteenth release of DB2 for IBM MVS™. The DB2 11 environment is available either for new installations of DB2 or for migrations from DB2 10 for z/OS subsystems only. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes enhancements that are available with DB2 11 for z/OS. The contents help database administrators to understand the new extensions and performance enhancements, to plan for ways to use the key new capabilities, and to justify the investment in installing or migrating to DB2 11. Businesses are ... [more]


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Applying Analytics to IMS Data Helps Achieve Competitive Advantage
z Systems Software

Point-of-View, published 9 Oct 2015

Business intelligence and analytics helps organization use insights that are drawn from their operational data, which gives them a competitive edge. Traditional copying of data from the source platform to data warehouses is costly and can be a security exposure. Copying data ages data out of its productive use and impedes the delivery of business insight. Data warehouses traditionally do not lend themselves to data intensive analytics. The solution is to bring analytics to the data while retaining the quality of service required by organizations. This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication ... [more]


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