Applying Analytics to IMS Data Helps Achieve Competitive Advantage

An IBM Redbooks Point-of-View publication

Published 09 October 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738454583
ISBN-13: 9780738454580
IBM Form #: REDP-5295-00
(12 pages)

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Authors: Kyle Charlet, Deepak Kohli


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 describes how DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS can be used to derive business insights and analytic results from IMS data. It also describes the business value and reasoning behind the use of DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS. Use cases in this publication provide examples of the value add this solution can have in various business settings. A high-level description of the steps that are used to make the data available for analysis is provided. Finally, this publication challenges you to look to the future and consider how analytics on IMS data can enrich your business.

Table of contents

The challenge to performing analytics on enterprise data
Delivering comprehensive real-time analytics on z Systems
What's next: How IBM can help

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