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IBM Cloudant: The Do-More NoSQL Data Layer
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 6 Jun 2014, last updated 27 Mar 2015

Cloudant represents a strategic acquisition by IBM® that extends the company’s Big Data and Analytics portfolio to include a fully managed, NoSQL cloud service. Cloudant simplifies the development cycle for creators of fast-growing web and mobile applications, by alleviating the burdens of mundane database administration tasks. Developers are then able to focus on building the next generation of systems of engagement – social and mobile applications – without losing time, money, or sleep managing their database infrastructure and growth. Critically, Cloudant is an enterprise-ready service ... [more]


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IBM Cloudant: Database as a Service Fundamentals
Information Management

Redpaper, published 24 Mar 2015, last updated 25 Mar 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows how the IBM Cloudant fully-managed database as a service (DaaS) enables applications and their developers to be more agile. As a part of its data layer, clients have access to multi-master replication and mobile device synchronization capabilities for occasionally connected devices. Applications can take advantage of Cloudant advance real-time indexing features for ad hoc full text search via Apache Lucene, online analytics via MapReduce, and advance geospatial querying. Mobile applications can use a durable replication protocol for offline sync and ... [more]


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DB2 for z/OS: Configuring TLS/SSL for Secure Client/Server Communications
Information Management

Redpaper, published 19 Oct 2014, last updated 19 Mar 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about how to set up and configure IBM DB2® for z/OS® with Transport Layer Security (TLS), the modern version of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). This configuration is accomplished using the IBM z/OS Communications Server Application Transparent Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS) services. This paper also describes the steps for configuring TLS/SSL support for the IBM Data Server Driver Package (DS Driver) for IBM Data Server Provider for .NET, Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and call level interface (CLI) clients to access a DB2 for z/OS ... [more]


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The Value of Active-Active Sites with Q Replication for IBM DB2 for z/OS An Innovative IBM Client's Experience
Information Management

Redpaper, published 23 Jan 2015

Any business interruption is a potential loss of revenue. Achieving business continuity involves a tradeoff between the cost of an outage or data loss with the investment required for achieving the recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO). Continuous system availability requires scalability, as well as failover capability for maintenance, outages, and disasters. It also requires a shift from standby to active-active systems. Active-active sites are geographically distant transaction processing centers, each with the infrastructure to run business operations and with ... [more]


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Exploring Data Insights with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management and IBM Watson Explorer
Information Management

Solution Guide, published 13 Aug 2014, last updated 8 Dec 2014

Today’s businesses, applications, social media, and online transactions generate more data than ever before. This data can be explored and analyzed to provide tremendous business value. IBM® Watson™ Explorer and IBM InfoSphere® Master Data Management (InfoSphere MDM) enable organizations to simultaneously explore and derive insights from enterprise data that was traditionally stored in "silos" in enterprise applications, different data repositories, and in different data formats. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides a quick overview of the 360-degree view of the enterprise data that ... [more]


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Streamline Business with Consolidation and Conversion to DB2 for z/OS
Information Management

Redbooks, published 26 Sep 2012, last updated 5 Nov 2014

Time to market, flexibility, and cost reduction are among the top concerns common to all IT executives. If significant resource investments are placed in mature systems, IT organizations need to balance old and new technology. Older technology, such as non-IBM pre-relational databases, is costly, inflexible, and non-standard. Users store their information on the mainframe and thus preserve the skills and qualities of service their business needs. But users also benefit from standards-based modernization by migrating to IBM® DB2® for z/OS®. With this migration, users deliver new application ... [more]


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Making Smart Storage Decisions for DB2 in a Flash and SSD World
Information Management

Redpaper, published 24 Oct 2014

The tight integration that IBM DB2® for z/OS® has with the IBM System z® architecture and the z/OS environment creates a synergy that allows DB2 to use advanced z/OS platform functions. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a brief review of storage hard technology and the latest innovation in flash technology. It explains how solid-state drives (SSD) and High-Performance Flash Enclosures (HPFE) can contribute to the performance improvements of DB2 applications. It then provides a guide through disk configuration alternatives, which include Flash, SSDs, and spinning disks. It also ... [more]


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IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Integration with SaaS Applications using WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud
Information Management

Solution Guide, published 19 Sep 2014

Enterprises today understand the value of employing a master data management (MDM) solution for managing and governing mission critical information assets. IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (InfoSphere MDM) is the most complete, proven, and powerful MDM solution with collaborative and operational capabilities. IBMWebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud Integration products help enable you to integrate cloud and on-premises applications in days, reduce integration costs, and optimize resources and productivity in software as a service (SaaS) and cloud models. Together, these two products can ... [more]


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IBM DB2 11 for z/OS Performance Topics
Information Management

Redbooks, published 25 Jul 2014, last updated 11 Aug 2014

IBM® DB2® 10 for z/OS® provided a strong performance improvement that drove great value for IBM clients. DB2 11 for z/OS continues the trend by focusing on further CPU savings and performance improvement through innovations within DB2 and the synergy with IBM System z® hardware and software. Most of CPU reductions are built in directly to DB2, requiring no application changes. Enhancements often take effect after the REBIND in the case of static applications, while some enhancements require user actions such as Data Definition Language (DDL) updates. DB2 11 CPU reduction can potentially ... [more]


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IBM DB2 11 for z/OS Buffer Pool Monitoring and Tuning
Information Management

Redpaper, published 10 Jul 2014, last updated 31 Jul 2014

IBM® DB2® buffer pools are still a key resource for ensuring good performance. This has become increasingly important as the difference between processor speed and disk response time for a random access I/O widens in each new generation of processor. An IBM System z® processor can be configured with large amounts of storage, which if used wisely, can help compensate by using storage to avoid synchronous I/O. Several changes in buffer pool management have been provided by DB2 10 and DB2 11. The purpose of this IBM Redpaper™ is to cover the following topics:
- Describe the ... [more]


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