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Getting Started with Docker Enterprise Edition on IBM Z
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 8 Mar 2019

What is the difference between a virtual machine and a Docker container? A virtual machine (VM) is like a house. It is fully contained with its own plumbing and heating and cooling system. If you want another house, you build a new foundation, with new walls, new plumbing, and its own heating and cooling system. VMs are large. They start their own operating systems. Containers are like apartments in an apartment building. They share infrastructure. They can be many different sizes. You can have different sizes depending on the needs. Containers “live” in a Docker host. If you build a ... [more]


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Walmart and the CICS Asynchronous API: An Adoption Experience
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 1 Mar 2019, last updated 3 Mar 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses practical uses of the IBM CICS asynchronous API capability. It describes the methodology, design and thought process used by a large client, Walmart, and the considerations of the choices made. The Redbooks publication provides real life examples and application patterns that benefit from the performance and scalability offered by the new API. The book discusses the homegrown methodology used by Walmart before the API was available and compares it with the design using the new API. A discussion of the process used to migrate older applications to ... [more]


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Accelerating Digital Transformation on Z Using Data Virtualization
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 17 Dec 2018, last updated 18 Dec 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces a new data virtualization capability that enables IBM z/OS® data to be combined with other enterprise data sources in real-time, which allows applications to access any live enterprise data anytime and use the power and efficiencies of the IBM Z® platform. Modern businesses need actionable and timely insight from current data. They cannot afford the time that is necessary to copy and transform data. They also cannot afford to secure and protect each copy of personally identifiable information and corporate intellectual property. Data virtualization ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning (Updated for Release 8.5)
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2017, last updated 8 Nov 2018

Ever-increasing storage demands have a negative effect on an organization's IT budget and complicate the overall storage infrastructure and management. Companies are looking at ways to use their storage resources more efficiently. Thin provisioning can help by reducing the amount of unused storage that is typically allocated to applications or users. Now available for the IBM® DS8880 for Fixed Block (FB) and Count Key Data (CKD) volumes, thin provisioning defers the allocation of actual space on the storage system until the time that the data must effectively be written to disk. This IBM ... [more]


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Db2 for z/OS Utilities in Practice
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 29 Jun 2018, last updated 25 Sep 2018

As IBM® continues to enhance the functionality, performance, and availability of IBM Db2®, the utilities have made significant strides towards self-management. IBM Db2 for z/OS utilities is leading the trend towards autonomics. During the last couple of versions of Db2 for z/OS, and through the maintenance stream, new features and enhancements have been delivered to further improve the performance and functionality of the Db2 utilities. The intent of this IBM Redpaper™ publication is to help Db2 Database Administrators, Db2 System Programmers, and anyone who runs Db2 for z/OS utilities ... [more]


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Scaling the Sysplex on IBM Z
IBM Z Software

Course, published 11 Sep 2018

This video series describes how one IBM client, Walmart, is utilizing IBM CICS and the IBM Coupling Facility in innovative and modern ways. The video series combines real-world examples from Walmart along with guidance and advice for creating your own solutions. You will learn how to perform new functions and have these functions benefit from the scalability and availability achieved only in a mainframe ecosystem. This video series is a companion to the IBM Redbooks publication IBM CICS and the Coupling ... [more]


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Turning Data into Insight with IBM Machine Learning for z/OS
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2018

The exponential growth in data over the last decade coupled with a drastic drop in cost of storage has enabled organizations to amass a large amount of data. This vast data becomes the new natural resource that these organizations must tap in to innovate and stay ahead of the competition, and they must do so in a secure environment that protects the data throughout its lifecyle and data access in real time at any time. When it comes to security, nothing can rival IBM® Z, the multi-workload transactional platform that powers the core business processes of the majority of the Fortune 500 ... [more]


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Managing Digital Certificates across the Enterprise
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2016, last updated 24 Aug 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first in a series of five books that relate to the implementation and management of digital certificates that are based on a public key infrastructure. Digital certificates play a major role in the protection of data communications and their use continues to grow. This Redbooks publication includes the following chapters: - Chapter 1, “Digital certificates overview” on page 1 provides an overview of digital certificates. It describes their purpose, gives a high-level overview of how they are created and their relationship to keys and encryption, and ... [more]


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z/OS Introduction
IBM Z Software

Course, published 23 Apr 2018, last updated 31 May 2018

This series of short educational videos teaches you about the IBM Z environment. The IBM Z mainframe is essential technology of large enterprises handling critical data and services every second of every day. While the IBM mainframe initially transformed business during past decades, IBM Z mainframe technology advancements provide limitless potential to enable future business transformation. The IBM Redbooks video course starts from the beginning teaching IBM Z basics and the IBM Z flagship operating system z/OS. The course addresses z/OS access and interaction basics, data sets and data ... [more]


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ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 10
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 4 May 2018

The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is an 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. This IBM Redbooks® publication, Volume ... [more]


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