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IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 6 Dec 2016, last updated 24 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data (8001-22C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power S822LC for Big Data offerings and their relevant functions as related to targeted application workloads. The new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, and low acquisition cost, including:
- Consolidated server footprint with up to 66% more virtual machines (VMs) per ... [more]


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Oracle on LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 18 Apr 2017, last updated 22 Apr 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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POWER8 High-performance Computing Guide IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB) Edition
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 18 Apr 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 exploit IBM Power Systems hardware architecture. This publication explores, tests, and documents the solution looking to take advantage of leverage the architectural technologies and the software solutions available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems. This publication demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM high performance computing (HPC) solutions (hardware and software) ... [more]


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IBM GDPS Family: An introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) offerings and the roles they play in delivering a business IT resilience solution. The book begins with general concepts of business IT resilience and disaster recovery, along with issues related to high application availability, data integrity, and performance. These topics are considered within the framework of government regulation, increasing application and infrastructure complexity, and the competitive and rapidly changing modern business environment. Next, it ... [more]


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IBM zPDT Guide and Reference System z Personal Development Tool
Application Platform

Draft Redbooks, last updated 15 Apr 2017

Documentation includes basic system overview; installation; operation; z/OS distribution; FAQs.


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IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Oct 2016, last updated 14 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S822LC for High Performance Computing (HPC) server (8335-GTB model). The S822LC for HPC server is designed for high-performance computing applications that support the Linux operating system and high-performance data analytics, the enterprise data center, and accelerated cloud deployments. This paper introduces the major innovative S822LC for HPC server features and their relevant functions:
- Powerful IBM POWER8® processors that offer 16 cores at 3.259 GHz with 3.857 GHz turbo ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 14 Apr 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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IBM DB2 Web Query for i Tutorials
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 13 Apr 2017

Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad term relating to applications designed to analyze data for purposes of understanding and acting on the key metrics that drive profitability in an enterprise. Essential 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 end user. At the core of any business intelligence solution are end user query and reporting tools that provide intuitive access to data supporting a spectrum of end users, from executives to "power users," from spreadsheet aficionados to the external internet ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 3.3
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 May 2016, last updated 11 Apr 2017

Note: The IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide, SG24-8366 is available at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248366.html IBM® TS7700 is a family of mainframe virtual tape solutions that optimize data protection and business continuance for IBM z Systems™ data. Through the use of virtualization and disk cache, the TS7700 family operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. Its fully integrated tiered storage hierarchy takes advantage of both disk and tape technologies to deliver performance for active data and best economics for inactive and archive ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 21 Jan 2017, last updated 11 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights IBM TS7700 Release 4.0. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. The IBM TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performance architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM z™ Systems environment. It is a fully integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management microcode with extensive self-management ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 11 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize V7.8. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. Then it provides performance guidelines for SAN Volume ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions
Spectrum Computing

Draft Redbooks, last updated 11 Apr 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 IBM Redbooks 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 ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7.8
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 10 Apr 2017

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, which is an innovative storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, raising the standard for storage ... [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

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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IBM Power System S812LC Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2015, last updated 10 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S812LC (8347-21C) servers that use the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S812LC offerings and their relevant functions:
- Powerful POWER8 processors that offer 3.32 GHz or 2.92 GHz performance with eight or ten fully activated cores
- Superior throughput and performance for high-value Linux workloads, such as Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP (LAMP), Hadoop, Spark, ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 3 High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
z Systems

Redbooks, published 15 Aug 2016, last updated 7 Apr 2017

For more than 50 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world's computing work, providing centralized corporate databases and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. IBM z Systems™ platform, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R1 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation Volume 3: High Availability, Scalability, and Performance
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2013, last updated 7 Apr 2017

For more than 40 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world's computing work, providing centralized corporate databases and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. IBM System z®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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Architecting Java solutions for CICS
z Systems Software

Course, published 3 Apr 2017

This course presents the compelling reasons for developing Java applications in CICS Transaction Server. The course covers the various usage models of Java applications in CICS, along with an explanation of the technologies involved.


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Employing Strategies for Optimizing your IBM POWER8 (and Earlier) Processor-based Systems
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 8 May 2014, last updated 3 Apr 2017

Critical business needs can be met with more assurance in an optimized, well-tuned environment. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes some of the strategies for optimizing and tuning application code to run on IBM POWER8™ and earlier processor-based systems (IBM Power Systems™). These strategies are drawn from performance optimization efforts across many types of code running on IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux®. The guidance ranges from simple to complex and is usable across a broad set of IBM POWER® processor chips and systems. Some of the techniques can be performed without extensive ... [more]


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Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Power Systems Processors Including IBM POWER8
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Aug 2015, last updated 31 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on gathering the correct technical information, and laying out simple guidance for optimizing code performance on IBM POWER8® processor-based systems that run the IBM AIX®, IBM i, or Linux operating systems. There is straightforward performance optimization that can be performed with a minimum of effort and without extensive previous experience or in-depth knowledge. The POWER8 processor contains many new and important performance features, such as support for eight hardware threads in each core and support for transactional memory. The POWER8 ... [more]


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