Capacity Planning for Business Intelligence Applications: Approaches and Methodologies

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 15 November 2000, updated 13 December 2000

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ISBN-10: 0738418994
ISBN-13: 9780738418995
IBM Form #: SG24-5689-00
(208 pages)

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Authors: Seungrahn Hahn, M.H. Ann Jackson, Bruce Kabath, Ashraf Kamel, Caryn Meyers, Ana Rivera Matias, Merrilee Osterhoudt, Gary Robinson


Businesses of all sizes are recognizing the powerful effect that data analysis can have on decision-making, resulting in the increasing deployment of Business Intelligence (BI) applications and solutions. This IBM Redbooks publication contains approaches and methodologies that help you do capacity planning for the system resources that support BI applications accessing DB2 on OS/390.

Written for S/390 capacity planners, it includes the following:
A discussion of the fundamental concepts of BI environments
A structured methodology for doing a capacity plan for the S/390 BI hardware and software infrastructure
A detailed description of how experienced capacity planners can modify traditional S/390 capacity planning techniques to address the unique characteristics of BI environments
A set of worksheets to help you and your team members develop a S/390 BI infrastructure capacity plan

This book addresses capacity planning for the S/390 Business Intelligence infrastructure, which includes processors, memory, I/O subsystems and DASD; it does not address capacity planning of network or non-S/390 hardware platforms.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to capacity planning
Chapter 2. Resource usage attributes of a query workload
Chapter 3. Data maintenance
Chapter 4. Characterization of existing workloads
Chapter 5. Establishing current system usage
Chapter 6. Growing existing workloads
Chapter 7. Sizing methodologies for new applications
Chapter 8. Estimating model size for IBM DB2 OLAP Server
Chapter 9. Sizing IM for Data for performance
Appendix A. Sample worksheets
Appendix B. Data models
Appendix C. Data Propagator Relational( DPropR)
Appendix D. Capture ratios

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