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Apache Spark for the Enterprise: Setting the Business Free
z Systems

Redpaper, published 9 Feb 2016, last updated 9 Feb 2016

Analytics is increasingly an integral part of day-to-day operations at today's leading businesses, and transformation is also occurring through huge growth in mobile and digital channels. Enterprise organizations are attempting to leverage analytics in new ways and transition existing analytics capabilities to respond with more flexibility while making the most efficient use of highly valuable data science skills. The recent growth and adoption of Apache Spark as an analytics framework and platform is very timely and helps meet these challenging demands. The Apache Spark environment on IBM ... [more]


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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 z/OS V2R2: Diagnostics
z Systems

Redbooks, published 26 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the Diagnostics area with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book is one of a series of IBM Redbooks publications that take a modular approach to providing information about the updates that are included with z/OS V2R2. This approach has the following goals: - Provide modular content - Group the technical changes into a topic - Provide a more streamlined way of finding relevant information that is based on the topic We hope you find this approach useful, and we welcome your ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3: Preview
z Systems

Web Doc, published 5 Nov 2013, last updated 26 Jan 2016

The IBM® Redbooks® publication The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3, SG24-8147 explains how to set up your own Linux virtual servers on IBM System z® hardware under IBM z/VM® by using step-by-step instructions. It adopts a cookbook format that provides a concise, repeatable set of procedures for installing and configuring z/VM in an LPAR and then installing and customizing Linux. In this Web Doc, we explain how the book is not just a cookbook of different recipes, but is a lesson about how to create a whole z/VM and Linux on System z dinner, from soup to ... [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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IBM z/OS V2R2: Availability Management
z Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Dec 2015, last updated 17 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the Availability Management areas with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book is one of a series of IBM Redbooks that take a modular approach to providing information about the updates that are included with z/OS V2R2. This approach has the following goals: - Provide modular content - Group the technical changes into a topic - Provide a more streamlined way of finding relevant information that is based on the topic We hope you find this approach useful and we welcome your ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2: Storage Management and Utilities
z Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Dec 2015, last updated 17 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the Storage Management and Utilities areas with IBM z/OS V2R2. This book is one of a series of IBM Redbooks that take a modular approach to providing information about the updates that are included with z/OS V2R2. This approach has the following goals: - Provide modular content - Group the technical changes into a topic - Provide a more streamlined way of finding relevant information that is based on the topic We hope you find this approach useful and we welcome your ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2: Performance
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the performance areas with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book is one of a series of IBM Redbooks publications that take a modular approach to providing information about the updates that are contained within z/OS V2R2. This approach has the following goals: - Provide modular content - Group the technical changes into a topic - Provide a more streamlined way of finding relevant information based on the topic. We hope you find this approach is useful. We value your ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2: Security
z Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Dec 2015, last updated 17 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced to the security areas with IBM z/OS® V2R2. The following chapters are included: - Chapter 1, “RACF updates” on page 1: In this chapter, we describe the read-only auditor attribute, password security enhancements, RACDCERT (granular certificate administration), UNIX search authority, and RACF Remote sharing facility (RRSF). - Chapter 2, “LDAP updates” on page 13: In this chapter, we describe the activity log enhancements, compatibility level upgrade without LDAP outage, dynamic ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2: User Interfaces
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the User Interface areas of IBM z/OS® V2R2. This publication is one in a series of IBM Redbooks publications that take a modular approach to providing information about the updates within z/OS V2R2. This approach has the following goals: - Provide modular content - Group the technical changes into a topic - Provide a more streamlined way of finding relevant information that is based on the topic It is our hope that this approach is useful. We value your ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2: Unix Systems Services
z Systems

Redbooks, published 16 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication familiarizes you with the technical changes that were introduced into the UNIX System Services areas with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book is one of a series of IBM Redbooks publications that take a modular approach to providing information about the updates that are included within z/OS V2R2. This approach has the following goals: - Provide modular content - Group the technical changes into a topic - Provide a more streamlined way of finding relevant information that is based on the topic We hope you find this approach useful. We value your ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2: Sysplex
z Systems

Redbooks, published 16 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the Sysplex areas with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book is one of a series of IBM Redbooks publications that takes a modular approach to providing information about the updates that are contained within z/OS V2R2. This approach includes the following goals: - Provide modular content - Group the technical changes into topics - Provide a more streamlined way of finding relevant information that is based on the topic We hope you find this approach useful and value your ... [more]


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IBM GDPS Active/Active Overview and Planning
z Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Apr 2015, last updated 15 Dec 2015

IBM® Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS®) is a collection of several offerings, each addressing a different set of IT resiliency goals. It can be tailored to meet the recovery point objective (RPO), which is how much data can you are willing to lose or recreate, and the recovery time objective (RTO), which identifies how long can you afford to be without your systems for your business from the initial outage to having your critical business processes available to users. Each offering uses a combination of server and storage hardware or software-based replication, and ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2: JES2, JES3, and SDSF
z Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the JES2 JES3, and SDSF areas with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book includes the following chapters: - Chapter 1, “JES2” on page 1: This chapter describes the JES2 updates that are related to z/OS V2R2. - Chapter 2, “JES3” on page 29: This chapter describes the enhancements that are provided in JES3 by z/OS V2R. - Chapter 3, “System Display and Search Facility” on page 39: This chapter describes the changes in SDSF in z/OS V2R2. This book is one of a series of IBM Redbooks that ... [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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IBM Wave for z/VM Installation, Implementation, and Exploitation
z Systems

Redbooks, published 8 Dec 2015

IBM® Wave for z/VM® (IBM Wave) is a virtualization management solution for IBM z/VM and Linux on z Systems™. This virtualization management software provides a simplified and cost-effective way for companies to harness the consolidation capabilities of the IBM z™ Systems platform and its ability to host the workloads of tens of thousands of commodity servers. IBM Wave is a complete management solution for z Systems based virtual server farms. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a guide to understanding IBM Wave by providing information about the IBM Wave architecture and how it fits ... [more]


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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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