IBM Smart Analytics Cloud

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 30 September 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738434647
ISBN-13: 9780738434643
IBM Form #: SG24-7873-00
(364 pages)

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Authors: Lydia Parziale, Andrey Avramenko, Simon Chan, Foulques de Valence, Christopher Dziekan, Michael Dziekan, Andrea Greggo, Christian Hagen, Douglas Lin, James Machung, Nicole Roik


This IBM Redbooks® publication presents a Smart Analytics Cloud. The IBM Smart Analytics Cloud is an IBM offering to enable delivery of business intelligence and analytics at the customer location in a private cloud deployment. The offering leverages a combination of IBM hardware, software and services to offer customers a complete solution that is enabled at their site. In this publication, we provide the background and product information for decision-makers to proceed with a cloud solution.

The content ranges from an introduction to cloud computing to details about our lab implementation. The core of the book discusses the business value, architecture, and functionality of a Smart Analytics Cloud. To provide deeper perspective, documentation is also provided about implementation of one specific Smart Analytics Cloud solution that we created in our lab environment. Additionally, we also describe the IBM Smart Analytics Cloud service offering that can help you create your own Smart Analytics cloud solution that is tailored to your business needs.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction to cloud computing
Chapter 1. IBM Smart Analytics Cloud
Chapter 2. Building a Smart Analytics Cloud
Part 2. Business
Chapter 3. Business objectives
Chapter 4. Scope of the Smart Analytics Cloud
Part 3. Architecture
Chapter 5. Architecture overview
Chapter 6. Functional architecture
Chapter 7. Operational architecture
Chapter 8. Cloud Management architecture
Part 4. Implementation
Chapter 9. WebSphere infrastructure for Cognos 8 BI
Chapter 10. Cognos installation
Chapter 11. Infrastructure security
Chapter 12. Onboarding application
Chapter 13. Provisioning and resource reallocation
Chapter 14. Tivoli Monitoring agent implementation
Part 5. Driving the cloud
Chapter 15. Service life cycle
Chapter 16. Onboarding
Chapter 17. Provisioning and resource management
Chapter 18. Monitoring
Chapter 19. Metering and billing
Chapter 20. Scenario: The cloud in action
Appendix A. WebSphere Application Server post-provisioning scripts
Appendix B. Competency centers: Sustained success through operational efficiency

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