This IBM® Redbooks publication is the first of two explaining the approach and implementation of a workload integrated within the Smarter Banking® showcase, hosted at IBM Montpellier. The volumes contain:
Volume 1 Assessment: This volume describes how to evaluate the requirements of a new Smarter Analytics™ workload, addressing the user, system resources, and data processing profiles to identify the most optimal configuration using IBM methodologies, such as Fit for Purpose. Given the existing showcase is based upon zEnterprise®, the deployment options include z/OS®, Linux on System z®, AIX® running on Power blades within the zBladecenter Extension (zBX) and Windows 2008 Server running on x blades also within zBX.
Volume 2 Implementation: This volume describes the steps involved in deploying the Smarter Analytics workload within the showcase. With multiple components, including COGNOS BI, COGNOS TM1®, COGNOS Metrics Studio, DB2® for z/OS and a number of application design tools, the workload spans multiple operating environments. The use of application clustering, setting up performance policies using Unified Resource Manager and simulation test execution results are included.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction and objectives
Chapter 2. Current infrastructure
Chapter 3. Overview of the banking analytical workload
Chapter 4. zEnterprise hybrid workload placement approach
Chapter 5. Stage 1: Initiate project
Chapter 6. Stage 2: Perform zEnterprise business value assessment
Chapter 7. Stage 3: Assess new workload
Chapter 8. Stage 4: List solution architecture alternatives
Chapter 9. Stage 5: Prioritize solution architecture alternatives
Chapter 10. Stage 6: Sizing and capacity planning
Chapter 11. Stage 7: Execute TCO analysis
Chapter 12. Stage 8: Create business case
Appendix A. IBM product offerings for BAO
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