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Building an API Bridge to Your IBM z Systems Applications and Data
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 4 Dec 2015

Enterprises worldwide have a wealth of application logic and capabilities that have formed the backbone of their online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads for decades. This application logic and these capabilities are core business assets and are industrial strength, proven, and time-tested. The question enterprises are pondering today is: How can they extend the value these applications provide and reuse parts of the applications to reach new audiences? Application programming interfaces (APIs) make it possible for the enterprise's core assets to be reused, shared, and even monetized ... [more]


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Modernize Your IBM DB2 for IBM z/OS Maintenance with Utility Autonomics
Information Management

Redbooks, published 20 Aug 2015

IBM® DB2® for IBM z/OS® helps lower the cost of managing data by automating administration, increasing storage efficiency, improving performance, and simplifying the deployment of virtual appliances. By automating tasks such as memory allocation, storage management, and business policy maintenance, DB2 is able to perform many management tasks itself, freeing up Database Administrators to focus on new projects. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces autonomics for DB2 for z/OS. IBM provides several different components that, when combined, can create an autonomic database environment. All ... [more]


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Subsystem and Transaction Monitoring and Tuning with DB2 11 for z/OS
Information Management

Redbooks, published 28 Feb 2014, last updated 29 Jul 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses in detail the facilities of DB2® for z/OS®, which allow complete monitoring of a DB2 environment. It focuses on the use of the DB2 instrumentation facility component (IFC) to provide monitoring of DB2 data and events and includes suggestions for related tuning. We discuss the collection of statistics for the verification of performance of the various components of the DB2 system and accounting for tracking the behavior of the applications. We have intentionally omitted considerations for query optimization; they are worth a separate document. Use ... [more]


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Optimizing Database Administration with IBM DB2 Autonomics for z/OS
Information Management

Solution Guide, published 17 Jul 2015

We live in an age when data is one of an organization’s most important assets. Companies want the ability to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Being agile and applying predictive analytics is the key to the insights needed to grow business so that it remains at a peak competitive edge. The cost of database administration can greatly exceed the cost of the database software and hardware, so it is critical that your database administrator’s time is used effectively and efficiently. IBM® DB2® for z/OS® helps lower the cost of managing data by automating ... [more]


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Converting Adabas to IBM DB2 for z/OS with ConsistADS
Information Management

Redpaper, published 13 Jan 2015, last updated 12 Jun 2015

Consist Advanced Development Solution (ConsistADS) is an end-to-end conversion solution that conversion and transparency methods for migrating to IBM® DB2® for z/OS® software. The solution includes DB2 for z/OS and several DB2 tools as part of the package. This IBM Redpaper™ publication explains the Natural and Adabas conversion to DB2 for z/OS by using ConsistADS. It includes prerequisite technical assessment requirements and conversion challenges. It also describes a real customer conversion scenario that was provided by the IBM Business Partners that facilitated these conversions for ... [more]


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Architecting and Deploying DB2 with BLU Acceleration
Information Management

Redbooks, published 13 Oct 2014, last updated 11 May 2015

IBM® DB2® with BLU Acceleration is a revolutionary technology that is delivered in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Release 10.5. BLU Acceleration delivers breakthrough performance improvements for analytic queries by using dynamic in-memory columnar technologies. Different from other vendor solutions, BLU Acceleration allows the unified computing of OLTP and analytics data inside a single database, therefore, removing barriers and accelerating results for users. With observed hundredfold improvement in query response time, BLU Acceleration provides a simple, fast, and easy-to-use solution ... [more]


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Implementation Best Practices for IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration with SAP BW on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 11 May 2015

BLU Acceleration is a new technology that has been developed by IBM® and integrated directly into the IBM DB2® engine. BLU Acceleration is a new storage engine along with integrated run time (directly into the core DB2 engine) to support the storage and analysis of column-organized tables. The BLU Acceleration processing is parallel to the regular, row-based table processing found in the DB2 engine. This is not a bolt-on technology nor is it a separate analytic engine that sits outside of DB2. Much like when IBM added XML data as a first class object within the database along with all the ... [more]


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Reliability and Performance with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1
Information Management

Redbooks, published 24 Sep 2014, last updated 11 May 2015

The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator for IBM z/OS® is a high-performance appliance that integrates the IBM zEnterprise® infrastructure with IBM PureData™ for Analytics, powered by IBM Netezza® technology. With this integration, you can accelerate data-intensive and complex queries in a DB2 for z/OS highly secure and available environment. DB2 and the Analytics Accelerator appliance form a self-managing hybrid environment running online transaction processing and online transactional analytical processing concurrently and efficiently. These online transactions run together with business ... [more]


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IBM Cloudant: Database as a Service Advanced Topics
Information Management

Redpaper, published 17 Apr 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes advanced topics for IBM Cloudant, a NoSQL JSON document store that is optimized for handling heavy workloads of concurrent reads and writes in the cloud, a workload that is typical of large, fast-growing web and mobile apps. You can use Cloudant as a fully-managed DBaaS running on public cloud platforms like IBM SoftLayer or via an on-premise version called Cloudant Local that you can run yourself on any private, public, or hybrid cloud platform. This paper is the third in a series of IBM Redbooks® publications on Cloudant. Be sure to read the ... [more]


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Data Integration in the Big Data World Using IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Analytics

Solution Guide, published 29 Mar 2015

An Apache Hadoop infrastructure offers great promise for drastically reducing the costs of storing and processing large data volumes and increasing ROI. However, Hadoop cannot deliver the opportunities by using only its infrastructure. Success with Hadoop requires effectively managing data movement, data transformation and integration, data cleansing, data governance, data security, data privacy, and data analytics and reports. Many organizations are considering implementing a data lake solution. This is a set of one or more data repositories that have been created to support data discovery, ... [more]


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