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Best Practices for DB2 on AIX 6.1 for POWER Systems
Analytics

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2010, last updated 27 Aug 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a best practices guide for DB2® and InfoSphere™ Warehouse performance on a AIX® 6L with Power Systems™ virtualization environment. It covers Power hardware features such as PowerVM™, multi-page support, Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) and how to best exploit them with DB2 LUW workloads for both transactional and data warehousing systems. The popularity and reach of DB2 and InfoSphere Warehouse has grown in recent years. Enterprises are relying more on these products for their mission-critical transactional and data warehousing ... [more]


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IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes
Analytics

Redbooks, published 31 Jul 2015

IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) provides a proven enterprise BI platform with an open data strategy. Cognos BI provides customers with the ability to use data from any source, package it into a business model, and make it available to consumers in various interfaces that are tailored to the task. IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes complements the existing Cognos BI capabilities and continues the tradition of an open data model. It focuses on extending the scalability of the IBM Cognos platform to enable speed-of-thought analytics over terabytes of enterprise data, without having to invest in a ... [more]


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IBM Software Defined Infrastructure for Big Data Analytics Workloads
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents how IBM Platform Computing, with its IBM Platform Symphony® MapReduce framework, IBM Spectrum Scale (based Upon IBM GPFS™), IBM Platform LSF®, the Advanced Service Controller for Platform Symphony are work together as an infrastructure to manage not just Hadoop-related offerings, but many popular industry offeringsm such as Apach Spark, Storm, MongoDB, Cassandra, and so on. It describes the different ways to run Hadoop in a big data environment, and demonstrates how IBM Platform Computing solutions, such as Platform Symphony and Platform LSF with ... [more]


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IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality 2.0 Technical Overview
Analytics

Redpaper, published 29 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication updated technical overview provides essential details about the data processing steps, message flows, and analytical models that power IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality (PMQ) Version 2.0. The new version of PMQ builds on the first one, released in 2013, to help companies efficiently monitor and maintain production assets and improve their overall availability, utilization, and performance. It analyzes various types of data to detect failure patterns and poor quality parts earlier than traditional quality control methods, with the goal of reducing ... [more]


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IBM Platform Computing Solutions for High Performance and Technical Computing Workloads
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 19 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a refresh of IBM Technical Computing Clouds, SG24-8144, Enhance Inbound and Outbound Marketing with a Trusted Single View of the Customer, SG24-8173, and IBM Platform Computing Integration Solutions, SG24-8081, with a focus on High Performance and Technical Computing on IBM Power Systems™. This book describes synergies across the IBM product portfolio by using case scenarios and showing solutions such as IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly GPFS™). This book also reflects and documents the IBM Platform Computing Cloud Services as part of IBM Platform Symphony® ... [more]


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Implementing an IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Cluster using Linux on Power
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 16 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication demonstrates and documents how to implement and manage an IBM PowerLinux™ cluster for big data focusing on hardware management, operating systems provisioning, application provisioning, cluster readiness check, hardware, operating system, IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights™, IBM Platform Symphony®, IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™), applications monitoring, and performance tuning. This publication shows that IBM PowerLinux clustering solutions (hardware and software) deliver significant value to clients that need cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust ... [more]


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Designing and Operating a Data Reservoir
Analytics

Redbooks, published 26 May 2015

Together, big data and analytics have tremendous potential to improve the way we use precious resources, to provide more personalized services, and to protect ourselves from unexpected and ill-intentioned activities. To fully use big data and analytics, an organization needs a system of insight. This is an ecosystem where individuals can locate and access data, and build visualizations and new analytical models that can be deployed into the IT systems to improve the operations of the organization. The data that is most valuable for analytics is also valuable in its own right and typically ... [more]


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Transforming Warranty Processes with the IBM Warranty Analytics Solution
Analytics

Solution Guide, published 12 May 2015

Analyzing warranty data is a complex challenge for companies because the needed insights are often hidden deep within historical claims records. Yet significant cost savings are possible when a detailed examination of claims, including predictive analysis, uncovers warranty fraud, persistent production flaws, errors in published warranty terms, or new ways of resolving product issues faster than before. The IBM® Warranty Analytics solution helps companies automatically integrate great volumes of warranty-related data from across the enterprise and apply advanced analytics to learn where ... [more]


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Implementation Best Practices for IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration with SAP BW on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 11 May 2015

BLU Acceleration is a new technology that has been developed by IBM® and integrated directly into the IBM DB2® engine. BLU Acceleration is a new storage engine along with integrated run time (directly into the core DB2 engine) to support the storage and analysis of column-organized tables. The BLU Acceleration processing is parallel to the regular, row-based table processing found in the DB2 engine. This is not a bolt-on technology nor is it a separate analytic engine that sits outside of DB2. Much like when IBM added XML data as a first class object within the database along with all the ... [more]


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Reliability and Performance with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1
Information Management

Redbooks, published 24 Sep 2014, last updated 11 May 2015

The IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator for IBM z/OS® is a high-performance appliance that integrates the IBM zEnterprise® infrastructure with IBM PureData™ for Analytics, powered by IBM Netezza® technology. With this integration, you can accelerate data-intensive and complex queries in a DB2 for z/OS highly secure and available environment. DB2 and the Analytics Accelerator appliance form a self-managing hybrid environment running online transaction processing and online transactional analytical processing concurrently and efficiently. These online transactions run together with business ... [more]


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Smarter Infrastructure: Thoughts On Big Data and Analytics, A selection of posts published on the IBM Smarter Computing blog
Analytics

Redguide, published 7 May 2015

This IBM® Redblook publication is a collection of selected posts that are published on the IBM Smarter Computing blog (http://smartercomputingblog.com). The Smarter Computing blog is the IBM official smarter computing or smarter infrastructure blog, contributed to by IBM specialists worldwide. Most of the authors have hands on experience implementing smarter computing solutions for various industries and on various IBM system platforms. The goal of the blog is to provide readers with a forum to discuss and debate the following smarter computing and smarter infrastructure topics:
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Advanced Case Management with IBM Case Manager
Analytics

Redbooks, published 2 Jun 2014, last updated 28 Apr 2015

Organizations face case management challenges that require insight, responsiveness, and collaboration. IBM® Case Manager, Version 5.2, is an advanced case management product that unites information, process, and people to provide the 360-degree view of case information and achieve optimized outcomes. With IBM Case Manager, knowledge workers can extract critical case information through integrated business rules, collaboration, and analytics. This easy access to information enhances decision-making ability and leads to more successful case outcomes. IBM Case Manager also helps capture ... [more]


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IBM Cloudant: Database as a Service Advanced Topics
Information Management

Redpaper, published 17 Apr 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes advanced topics for IBM Cloudant, a NoSQL JSON document store that is optimized for handling heavy workloads of concurrent reads and writes in the cloud, a workload that is typical of large, fast-growing web and mobile apps. You can use Cloudant as a fully-managed DBaaS running on public cloud platforms like IBM SoftLayer or via an on-premise version called Cloudant Local that you can run yourself on any private, public, or hybrid cloud platform. This paper is the third in a series of IBM Redbooks® publications on Cloudant. Be sure to read the ... [more]


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Analytics, Cloud Still Dominant, but More Looms on IT Horizon
z Systems Software

Point-of-View, published 15 Apr 2015

A new survey of thousands of IBM experts puts analytics, cloud, and mobile at the top of the IT trend list worldwide, reinforcing the company’s leadership and investment in these critical areas. Analytics remains atop of the ranking for the fourth straight year, as companies continue to seek more and better insight from their data. Cloud and mobile, too, remain firmly near the top, reflecting both continued demand for cost-saving hosted infrastructures and a growing reliance on devices that help users conduct business while on the move. But lists of trends are interesting for more than just ... [more]


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Deployment Guide for InfoSphere Guardium
Analytics

Redbooks, published 19 Mar 2014, last updated 14 Apr 2015

IBM® InfoSphere® Guardium® provides the simplest, most robust solution for data security and data privacy by assuring the integrity of trusted information in your data center. InfoSphere Guardium helps you reduce support costs by automating the entire compliance auditing process across heterogeneous environments. InfoSphere Guardium offers a flexible and scalable solution to support varying customer architecture requirements. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a guide for deploying the Guardium solutions. This book also provides a roadmap process for implementing an InfoSphere Guardium ... [more]


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Disaster Recovery and Backup Solutions for IBM FileNet P8 Version 4.5.1 Systems
Analytics

Redbooks, published 16 Jun 2010, last updated 13 Apr 2015

Many organizations require continuous operation of their mission-critical, IBM® FileNet P8® systems after a failure has occurred. Loss of system resources and services as a result of any failure can translate directly into lost customers and lost revenue. The goal, therefore, is to design and implement a FileNet P8 system that ensures continuous operation even after a failure happens. This IBM Redbooks® publication focuses on FileNet P8 Version 4.5.1 systems disaster recovery. The book covers strategies, preparation levels, site sizing, data replication, testing, and what to do during a ... [more]


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Customizing and Extending IBM Content Navigator
Analytics

Redbooks, published 30 May 2014, last updated 13 Apr 2015

IBM® Content Navigator provides a unified user interface for your Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions. It also provides a robust development platform so you can build customized user interface and applications to deliver value and an intelligent, business-centric experience. This IBM Redbooks® publication guides you through the Content Navigator platform, its architecture, and the available programming interfaces. It describes how you can configure and customize the user interface with the administration tools provided, and how you can customize and extend Content Navigator using ... [more]


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Data Integration in the Big Data World Using IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Analytics

Solution Guide, published 29 Mar 2015

An Apache Hadoop infrastructure offers great promise for drastically reducing the costs of storing and processing large data volumes and increasing ROI. However, Hadoop cannot deliver the opportunities by using only its infrastructure. Success with Hadoop requires effectively managing data movement, data transformation and integration, data cleansing, data governance, data security, data privacy, and data analytics and reports. Many organizations are considering implementing a data lake solution. This is a set of one or more data repositories that have been created to support data discovery, ... [more]


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IBM Cloudant: Database as a Service Fundamentals
Information Management

Redpaper, published 24 Mar 2015, last updated 25 Mar 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows how the IBM Cloudant fully-managed database as a service (DaaS) enables applications and their developers to be more agile. As a part of its data layer, clients have access to multi-master replication and mobile device synchronization capabilities for occasionally connected devices. Applications can take advantage of Cloudant advance real-time indexing features for ad hoc full text search via Apache Lucene, online analytics via MapReduce, and advance geospatial querying. Mobile applications can use a durable replication protocol for offline sync and ... [more]


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Our Experience Converting an IBM Forecasting Solution from R to IBM SPSS Modeler
Analytics

Redpaper, published 6 Mar 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication presents the process and steps that were taken to move from an R language forecasting solution to an IBM SPSS® Modeler solution. The paper identifies the key challenges that the team faced and the lessons they learned. It describes the journey from analysis through design to key actions that were taken during development to make the conversion successful. The solution approach is described in detail so that you can learn how the team broke the original R solution architecture into logical components in order to plan for the conversion project. You see key ... [more]


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