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Creating IBM z/OS Cloud Services
z Systems

Redbooks, published 8 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the real world experience of an enterprise that developed and implemented IBM z/OS® cloud services. This book shares the experience of a team at Walmart Technology, Walmart Stores, Inc.® and some of the decisions they made to create business critical cloud services. These experiences and approaches relate to the z/OS platform, and might not apply to other hybrid cloud approaches. This book highlights the strengths and characteristics of z/OS that led the Walmart infrastructure and software engineers to use this platform as they transitioned from a ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: Web Services Performance in CICS TS V5.3
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 20 Jan 2016, last updated 21 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes a set of benchmarks comparing an IBM CICS® web services workload running in various configuration scenarios. This paper starts with an IBM CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.2 benchmark running on an IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12), and shows the performance characteristics of that same workload running on a similarly configured IBM z13™ (z13). We then compare the same workload running on IBM CICS TS V5.3 and demonstrate the performance benefits of CICS TS V5.3 as compared with CICS TS V5.2 for various scenarios, including Secure Sockets Layer ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS V5.3 Benchmark on IBM z13
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 15 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication documents the performance characteristic benchmarks of two high-transaction rate IBM CICS® Transaction Server for IBM z/OS® workloads:
- The first workload executes on a single IBM z13™ logical partition (LPAR) with 18 central processors (CPs) up to a rate of 174,000 CICS transactions per second.
- The second workload executes on a single z13 LPAR with 26 CPs up to a rate of 227,000 CICS transactions per second (TPS).
The motivation for the benchmark is to demonstrate some of the benefits of CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.3, ... [more]


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CICS and DevOps: What You Need to Know
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 12 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an example approach of an agile IT team that implements development and operations (DevOps) capabilities into an IBM CICS® application. Several tools are used to show how teams can achieve transparency, traceability, and automation in their application lifecycle with the assistance of all the stakeholders to deliver high-quality application changes that meet the requirements. The application changes that are built highlight the composable and dynamic nature of using CICS, the Liberty JVM runtime server, and IBM UrbanCode™ Deploy, which allows ... [more]


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Securing Your Mobile Mainframe
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 29 Dec 2015

To achieve business goals today, Systems of Record (SoR) that are serving transactional and data services must interface with Systems of Engagement (SoE) that are increasingly represented by mobile devices. System security and integrity is an IBM commitment and a focus for this Point of View. This document is for businesses that are interested in end-to-end security from the mobile device to the transactional end point. The following critical topics are covered: - Secured mobile transaction challenges - The mainframe as the backbone for secure mobile workloads - The four pillars of security ... [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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IBM CICS Interdependency Analyzer
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 8 Dec 2015

The IBM® CICS® Interdependency Analyzer (CICS IA®) is a runtime tool for use with IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS®. CICS IA allows both system programmers and application developers to get an understanding of the relationships and dependencies of your CICS applications and the environment on which they run. By analyzing data collected by CICS IA, you can make changes to your environment in a safe and controlled but timely manner to address changing demands on your business applications. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we first provide a detailed overview of what CICS IA is and what ... [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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IBM z Systems: Performance Report on Exploiting SMT for SAP Application Servers on z13
z Systems

Redpaper, published 13 Oct 2015

With the recent availability of the IBM z13™ machine, the new processor chip offers intelligently implemented 2-way simultaneous multithreading. Simultaneous multithreading (SMT) allows two active instruction streams per core, each dynamically sharing the core's execution resources. The SMT feature is available in IBM® z13 for workloads running on the Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) and the z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP). SAP on IBM z Systems™ is an excellent candidate in employing zIIP processors for the SAP database server, and IFL processors for SAP application servers. ... [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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IBM CICS Performance Series: Comparing Type 2 and Type 4 JDBC Driver Performance with IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 Liberty JVM server
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 28 Aug 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a study of the performance of a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application that is hosted by an IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS) V5.2 Liberty Java virtual machine (JVM) server that connects to an IBM DB2® for z/OS database server. The use of type 2 and type 4 Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) drivers supplied by DB2 for z/OS is described, and performance comparisons are made using processor (CPU) resource use and response time data. CPU usage data includes measurement of offload eligibility using IBM System z® Integrated ... [more]


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Securely Expose Business Assets and Fuel Innovation
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 26 Aug 2015

Cloud computing is an obvious technology option considered by many C-level executives. However, understanding when and how to use it can make all the difference when it comes to business success or catastrophic failure.
- The cloud is arguably an appropriate platform for many Systems of Engagement applications.
- Systems of Record, with exceptionally high security requirements, are best hosted locally.
- IBM® mainframes, the de facto Systems of Record for businesses today, require absolutely secure connectivity to off-premises cloud-based Systems of Engagement. IBM ... [more]


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Secure Hybrid Cloud Connectivity with IBM Bluemix and z Systems
z Systems

Redpaper, published 24 Jul 2015, last updated 21 Aug 2015

In demand-intensive mobile and web applications, an emerging pattern is to host the Systems of Engagement in the cloud (for maximum responsiveness) but keep the Systems of Record with the other important business systems in the company datacenter, often on a tightly-secured mainframe. But what about the space in between? In this IBM Redpaper publication, we show that the IBM Bluemix cloud platform offers technologies that make it easy for cloud-based SoEs to securely connect to on-premises IBM mainframes, creating a fully secure, end-to-end, SoE-SoR ... [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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Manage Your Clouds with IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2
z Systems

Solution Guide, published 20 Aug 2015

New services and capabilities are being made available to cloud computing environments on an ongoing basis. Taking advantage of these new services and capabilities is important to enhancing and improving your cloud environment and your business. Being able to manage these changes and your overall cloud environment is critical to ensuring you are providing a reliable operating environment for your organization. IBM® Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems™, V4.2 provides advanced OpenStack integration and cloud virtualization and management capabilities for IBM z™ Systems. Incorporating ... [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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Flexible Decision Management with Business Rules on IBM z Systems
Smarter Process

Redbooks, published 26 Jun 2015

The IBM® Operational Decision Manager product family provides value to organizations that want to improve the responsiveness and precision of automated decisions. This decision management platform on IBM z/OS® provides comprehensive automation and governance of operational decisions that are made within mainframe applications. These decisions can be shared with other cross-platform applications, providing true enterprise decision management. This IBM Redbooks® publication makes the case for using Operational Decision Manager for z/OS and provides an overview of its components. It is aimed at ... [more]


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ARCHIVED: Pooled JVM in CICS Transaction Server V3
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 17 Jun 2015

NOTE: This book contains information about technologies that have been superseded and it is retained for historical purposes only. IBM CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) has supported the deployment of Java applications since the 1990’s. In CICS TS V1.3 (1999), IBM introduced the 'Pooled JVM' style of JVM infrastructure within CICS TS. This infrastructure was designed to be similar in nature to that which a CICS application developer for a language such as COBOL would be used to. It brought the benefits of the new Java language to CICS TS, without a dramatic change to the way CICS users ... [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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