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Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services: Volume 3 Visual Recognition
Watson

Redbooks, published 22 May 2017

The Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services series is a seven-volume collection that introduces IBM® Watson cognitive computing services. The series includes an overview of specific Watson services with their associated architectures and simple code examples. Each volume describes how you can use and implement these services in your applications through practical use cases. The series includes the following volumes:

  • Volume 1 Getting Started, SG24-8387
  • Volume 2 Conversation, SG24-8394
  • Volume 3 Visual ... [more]


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Oracle on IBM z Systems
z Systems

Redbooks, published 22 May 2017

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 running on Linux is available for deployment on IBM® z Systems®. The enterprise-grade Linux on IBM z Systems solution is designed to add value to Oracle Database solutions, including the new functions that are introduced in Oracle Database 12c. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we explore the IBM and Oracle Alliance and describe how Oracle Database benefits from IBM z Systems®. We then explain how to set up Linux guests to install Oracle Database 12c. We also describe how to use the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle Database 12c ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 19 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ software only and how it fits into to the IBM SAN Volume Control and IBM Storwize® families. It also provides use cases for cloud, Cloud Service Provider (CSP), and Managed Service Provider (MSP) implementations. This publication helps storage and networking administrators install, tailor, and configure IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only. It also provides a detailed description of supported hardware and troubleshooting tips. In April 2017, this paper was updated to include information about ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Architecture and Implementation (Release 8.2.1)
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 25 Jan 2017, last updated 18 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8880 family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8880 systems. The IBM DS8000® family is a high-performance, high-capacity, highly secure, and resilient series of disk storage systems. The DS8880 family is the latest and most advanced of the DS8000 offerings to date. The high availability, multiplatform support, including IBM z Systems®, and simplified management tools help provide a cost-effective path to an on-demand ... [more]


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Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services: Volume 7 Natural Language Understanding
Watson

Draft Redbooks, last updated 17 May 2017

The Building Cognitive Applications with IBM® Watson Services series is a seven-volume collection that introduces IBM Watson® cognitive computing services. The series includes an overview of specific Watson services with their associated architectures and simple code examples. Each volume describes how you can use and implement these services in your applications through practical use cases. The series includes the following volumes:

  • Volume 1 Getting Started, SG24-8387
  • Volume 2 Conversation, SG24-8394
  • Volume 3 Visual Recognition, SG24-8393
  • Volume 4 Natural ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 24 Aug 2016, last updated 16 May 2017

Ever-increasing storage demands have a negative effect on an organization’s IT budget and complicate the overall storage infrastructure and management. Companies are looking at ways to use their storage resources more efficiently. Thin provisioning can help by reducing the amount of unused storage that is typically allocated to applications or users. Now available for the IBM® DS8880 for Fixed Block (FB) and Count Key Data (CKD) volumes, thin provisioning defers the allocation of actual space on the storage system until the time that the data must effectively be written to disk. This IBM ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7.8
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 10 Apr 2017, last updated 16 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller, which is powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ Version 7.8. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution, which maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it had ... [more]


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Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 23 Feb 2015, last updated 16 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage® (9710-E06). The MDS 9706 is a director-class SAN switch that is designed for deployment in small- to medium-sized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric. MDS 9706 addresses the stringent requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments. It delivers uncompromising availability, security, scalability, ease of ... [more]


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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 9 Jul 2013, last updated 16 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide introduces Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking (9710-E08). It is a director-class storage area network (SAN) switch that is designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds and business transformation. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support IBM FICON® connectivity, MDS 9710 delivers a high performing and reliable FICON infrastructure that is designed to support fast and scalable IBM z Systems™ servers. With the Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Module ... [more]


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Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 25 Oct 2016, last updated 15 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking (9710-E16). The MDS 9718 has the industry’s highest port density for a storage area network (SAN) director and features 768 line-rate 32 gigabits per second (Gbps) or 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. Designed to support multiprotocol workloads, MDS 9718 enables SAN consolidation and collapsed-core solutions for large enterprises, which reduces the number of managed switches and leads to easy-to-manage deployments. The MDS 9718 supports the 48-Port 32 Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, ... [more]


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Extending a CICS web application using JCICS
z Systems Software

Course, published 15 May 2017

This course provides Java application developers with a step-by-step guide to CICS Java development, demonstrating how to access common CICS resources using the JCICS API. Topics covered include:

  • Fundamentals of using the JCICS API
  • Using JZOS to map native record-based language structures to Java data types
  • Communicating with other CICS programs using a COMMAREA
  • LINKing to a Java application deployed in Liberty
  • Accessing CICS resources, including VSAM and temporary storage queues
  • Managing the CICS unit of work scope in Java
  • Handling errors in Java
... [more]


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IBM Power System S822 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 15 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server that supports the IBM AIX® and Linux operating systems (OSes) running on bare metal, and the IBM i OS running under the VIOS. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822 offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.42 GHz, and 3.89 GHz
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
  • Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth ... [more]


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IBM Power System S824L Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 Dec 2014, last updated 15 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S824L (8247-42L) server that supports the Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S824L offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz and 3.42 GHz
      A processor that is designed to accommodate high-wattage adapters, such as NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), that provide acceleration for scientific, engineering, Java, big data analytics, and other ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems S814 and S824 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 15 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S814 (8286-41A) and IBM Power System S824 (8286-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S814 and Power S824 offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, 3.52 GHz, 3.72 GHz, 3.89 GHz, and 4.15 GHz
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
  • Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using Geographic Mirroring (Volume 4 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 31 May 2016, last updated 15 May 2017

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When PowerHA for i is combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster-recovery (DR) solution for business applications that are running in an IBM i environment. Use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i to use with ... [more]


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POWER8 High-performance Computing Guide IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB) Edition
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 14 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents and addresses topics to provide step-by-step customizable application and programming solutions to tune application and workloads to use IBM Power Systems™ hardware architecture. This publication explores, tests, and documents the solution to use the architectural technologies and the software solutions that are available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems. This publication also demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM high-performance computing (HPC) solutions (hardware and software) delivers ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions
Spectrum Computing

Redbooks, published 12 May 2017

This IBM® Spectrum Computing Solutions Redbooks® publication is a follow-up book to update each of the available offerings that are part of the IBM portfolio of Cloud, analytics, technical computing, and high-performance computing (HPC) solutions for our clients. This publication delivers descriptions of the available offerings from IBM Spectrum™ Computing (formerly IBM Platform Computing) that address challenges for our clients in each industry. We include a few implementation and testing scenarios with selected solutions. This publication helps strengthen the position of IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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IBM DB2 Web Query for i: The Nuts and Bolts
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 14 Apr 2017, last updated 11 May 2017

Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad term that relates to applications that analyze data to understand and act on the key metrics that drive profitability in an enterprise. Key to analyzing that data is providing fast, easy access to it while delivering it in formats or tools that best fit the needs of the user. At the core of any BI solution are user query and reporting tools that provide intuitive access to data supporting a spectrum of users from executives to “power users,” from spreadsheet aficionados to the external Internet consumer. IBM® DB2® Web Query for i offers a set of ... [more]


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Oracle on LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 18 Apr 2017, last updated 11 May 2017

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 running on Linux is available for deployment on IBM® LinuxONE. The enterprise-grade Linux on LinuxONE solution is designed to add value to Oracle Database solutions, including the new functions that are introduced in Oracle Database 12c. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we explore the IBM and Oracle Alliance and describe how Oracle Database benefits from LinuxONE. We then explain how to set up Linux guests to install Oracle Database 12c. We also describe how to use the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Agent to manage Oracle Database 12c Release 1. We ... [more]


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Migration to CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE V2.1
z Systems

Redbooks, published 10 May 2017

The IBM® CICS® Transaction Server for z/VSE® (CICS TS for z/VSE) 2.1 provides functions to improve application programming, system programming, system management, and data security and availability. With CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1, you can use the extended functionality of Basic Security Manager. CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 can be administrated by the IBM CICS Explorer® function on a workstation, which allows CICS management in a convenient way. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information to help you install, tailor, and configure the CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 product. The book is intended for IBM ... [more]


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