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IBM z/OS Continuous Delivery
z Systems

Redpaper, published 18 Mar 2016, last updated 17 Aug 2016

Consumer expectations rose with the advent of the digital age, and are likely to continue to rise as technologies continue their advancement. The adoption of agile methods and new approaches to delivering business applications that use the new technologies, such as mobile, cloud, and real-time analytics, present demands on IBM® z/OS® and related areas, such as IBM DB2® and IBM CICS®. Each area changed its approach and provides new functionality regularly to meet the demands. How z/OS, CICS, and DB2 provide continuous delivery differs because of the unique role each plays. This IBM Redpaper™ ... [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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Synchronizing IBM RACF Data by using IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator
z Systems

Redpaper, published 16 May 2013, last updated 25 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides an example of a solution to synchronize an IBM RACF® user ID, password, and password phrase data between IBM z/OS® and IBM z/VM® systems, or just between z/VM systems. Topics that are covered are the installation and customization of IBM Tivoli® Directory Integrator, IBM Tivoli Directory Server, and RACF. Using this basic infrastructure, a sample Tivoli Directory Integrator configuration is presented, which allows for a flexible and extensible means for synchronizing RACF ... [more]


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IBM z Systems: The Heart of the Mobile and API Economy
Mobile

Point-of-View, published 15 Jul 2016

Digital channels are the primary way to start consumer and business engagements by providing accessibility to a global audience and a cost-effective means to conduct business. In recent years, mobile devices became the preferred way in which consumers, business partners, and employees interact with companies and each other. The of mobile users sets the expectation that information is at their fingertips whenever they require it. Increasingly, this information must be the right information, delivered in context, and almost certainly drawn from multiple sources to enhance the mobile user’s ... [more]


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Getting Started with KVM for IBM z Systems
z Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) for IBM z Systems™ (KVM for IBM z Systems) and how it uses the architecture of IBM z Systems platforms. It focuses on the planning of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build and manage KVM for IBM z Systems. This publication is useful to IT architects and system administrators who plan for and install KVM for IBM z Systems. The reader is expected to have a good understanding of IBM z Systems hardware, KVM for IBM z Systems, Linux on ... [more]


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DFSMS: Extended Address Volume
z Systems

Redpaper, published 5 Jul 2016

The rapid growth of big data and the storage of all that data is creating a critical problem for many organizations with IBM® z Systems™ environments. This situation occurs because the data that is stored is using all of the addressable device storage that is available. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes how extended addressable volume (EAV) for IBM 3390 Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) devices can solve the lack of addressable device storage space problem. The paper also describes the design points of EAV, the value of implementing EAV, and the use of ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3
z Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Aug 2015, last updated 27 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first volume of a series of three books called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other two volumes relate to Red Hat and SUSE:
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.1, SG24-8303
- The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
It is recommended that you start with Volume 1 of this series because IBM z/VM® is the base “layer” when you install Linux on z Systems. Volume 1 starts with an introduction, ... [more]


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DFSMS: From Storage Tears to Storage Tiers
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how class transitions differ from the classic migration processes and how they can influence application performance levels. Performance is focused on the following goals:
- Reduce the number of I/Os required to manage the storage
- Optimize data locations to the appropriate device type during its lifecycle
This paper applies to the IBM z/OS® V2.2 level.


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IBM Mainframe Bits: Understanding the Platform Hardware
z Systems

Redpaper, published 25 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the hardware components and three high-level scenarios of how the IBM z Systems™ platform is used within organizations. The components and the configurations are designed and built to conform to the z/Architecture.


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