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IBM TS7700 Release 4.2 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 Apr 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R4.2. 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. Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7760 now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. The TS7700 has supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is utilized by hundreds of organizations around the world. Using the same ... [more]


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Walmart and the CICS Asynchronous API: An Adoption Experience
IBM Z Software

Course, published 1 Apr 2019

This video series we follow the experience of the Walmart delivery team as they embrace asynchronous processing patterns in enterprise-grade applications. The series describes the methodology, design and thought process used by Walmart and the considerations of the choices made. By using IBM CICS asynchronous API, Walmart enhanced a complex search capability to achieve large scale transactions in minimal time. This video series is a companion to the IBM Redbooks publication Walmart and the CICS Asynchronous API: An Adoption ... [more]


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Getting Started with Docker Enterprise Edition on IBM Z
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 8 Mar 2019

What is the difference between a virtual machine and a Docker container? A virtual machine (VM) is like a house. It is fully contained with its own plumbing and heating and cooling system. If you want another house, you build a new foundation, with new walls, new plumbing, and its own heating and cooling system. VMs are large. They start their own operating systems. Containers are like apartments in an apartment building. They share infrastructure. They can be many different sizes. You can have different sizes depending on the needs. Containers “live” in a Docker host. If you build a ... [more]


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Walmart and the CICS Asynchronous API: An Adoption Experience
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 1 Mar 2019, last updated 3 Mar 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses practical uses of the IBM CICS asynchronous API capability. It describes the methodology, design and thought process used by a large client, Walmart, and the considerations of the choices made. The Redbooks publication provides real life examples and application patterns that benefit from the performance and scalability offered by the new API. The book discusses the homegrown methodology used by Walmart before the API was available and compares it with the design using the new API. A discussion of the process used to migrate older applications to ... [more]


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Accelerating Digital Transformation on Z Using Data Virtualization
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 17 Dec 2018, last updated 18 Dec 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces a new data virtualization capability that enables IBM z/OS® data to be combined with other enterprise data sources in real-time, which allows applications to access any live enterprise data anytime and use the power and efficiencies of the IBM Z® platform. Modern businesses need actionable and timely insight from current data. They cannot afford the time that is necessary to copy and transform data. They also cannot afford to secure and protect each copy of personally identifiable information and corporate intellectual property. Data virtualization ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning (Updated for Release 8.5)
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2017, last updated 8 Nov 2018

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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Best practices and Getting Started Guide for Oracle on IBM LinuxONE
IBM Z Software

Draft Redpaper, last updated 19 Oct 2018

This IBM Redpaper publication is focused on best practices on installing and getting Oracle DB, zVM and Linux up and running on IBM LinuxONE


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Db2 for z/OS Utilities in Practice
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 29 Jun 2018, last updated 25 Sep 2018

As IBM® continues to enhance the functionality, performance, and availability of IBM Db2®, the utilities have made significant strides towards self-management. IBM Db2 for z/OS utilities is leading the trend towards autonomics. During the last couple of versions of Db2 for z/OS, and through the maintenance stream, new features and enhancements have been delivered to further improve the performance and functionality of the Db2 utilities. The intent of this IBM Redpaper™ publication is to help Db2 Database Administrators, Db2 System Programmers, and anyone who runs Db2 for z/OS utilities ... [more]


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Scaling the Sysplex on IBM Z
IBM Z Software

Course, published 11 Sep 2018

This video series describes how one IBM client, Walmart, is utilizing IBM CICS and the IBM Coupling Facility in innovative and modern ways. The video series combines real-world examples from Walmart along with guidance and advice for creating your own solutions. You will learn how to perform new functions and have these functions benefit from the scalability and availability achieved only in a mainframe ecosystem. This video series is a companion to the IBM Redbooks publication IBM CICS and the Coupling ... [more]


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Turning Data into Insight with IBM Machine Learning for z/OS
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2018

The exponential growth in data over the last decade coupled with a drastic drop in cost of storage has enabled organizations to amass a large amount of data. This vast data becomes the new natural resource that these organizations must tap in to innovate and stay ahead of the competition, and they must do so in a secure environment that protects the data throughout its lifecyle and data access in real time at any time. When it comes to security, nothing can rival IBM® Z, the multi-workload transactional platform that powers the core business processes of the majority of the Fortune 500 ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS for z/OS V5 Performance Report
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 15 Mar 2018, last updated 27 Aug 2018

This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of several important concepts that are used when describing IBM CICS Transaction Server (TS) for IBM z/OS (CICS TS) performance. This publication also describes many of the significant performance improvements that can be realized by upgrading your environment to the most recent release of CICS TS. This book targets the following audience:
- Systems Architects wanting to understand the performance characteristics and capabilities of a specific CICS TS release.
- Capacity Planners and Performance Analysts wanting to ... [more]


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Managing Digital Certificates across the Enterprise
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2016, last updated 24 Aug 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first in a series of five books that relate to the implementation and management of digital certificates that are based on a public key infrastructure. Digital certificates play a major role in the protection of data communications and their use continues to grow. This Redbooks publication includes the following chapters: - Chapter 1, “Digital certificates overview” on page 1 provides an overview of digital certificates. It describes their purpose, gives a high-level overview of how they are created and their relationship to keys and encryption, and ... [more]


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Machine Learning with Business Rules on IBM Z: Acting on Your Insights
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 27 Jul 2018, last updated 30 Jul 2018

This Redpaper introduces the integration between two IBM products that you might like to consider when implementing a modern agile solution on your Z systems. The document briefly introduces Operational Decision Manager on z/OS and Machine learning on z/OS. In the case of Machine Learning we focus on the aspect of real-time scoring models and how these can be used with Business Rules to give better decisions.


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IBM Z Integration Guide for the Hybrid Cloud and API Economy
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 27 Jul 2018

Today, organizations are responding to market demands and regulatory requirements faster than ever by extending their applications and data to new digital applications. This drive to deliver new functions at speed has paved the way for a huge growth in cloud and microservices applications, such as those hosted in IBM® Cloud. One of the most widely adopted ways to integrate cloud applications with enterprise application logic and business data is the use of application programming interfaces (APIs). By extending enterprise applications to form a hybrid cloud environment, you can capitalize on ... [more]


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z/OS Introduction
IBM Z Software

Course, published 23 Apr 2018, last updated 31 May 2018

This series of short educational videos teaches you about the IBM Z environment. The IBM Z mainframe is essential technology of large enterprises handling critical data and services every second of every day. While the IBM mainframe initially transformed business during past decades, IBM Z mainframe technology advancements provide limitless potential to enable future business transformation. The IBM Redbooks video course starts from the beginning teaching IBM Z basics and the IBM Z flagship operating system z/OS. The course addresses z/OS access and interaction basics, data sets and data ... [more]


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ABCs of z/OS System Programming Volume 10
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 4 May 2018

The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is an 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. This IBM Redbooks® publication, Volume ... [more]


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Liberty in IBM CICS: Deploying and Managing Java EE Applications
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 18 Jan 2018, last updated 29 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for IBM CICS® system programmers and IBM Z architects. It describes how to deploy and manage Java EE 7 web-based applications in an IBM CICS Liberty JVM server and access data on IBM Db2® for IBM z/OS® and IBM MQ for z/OS sub systems. In this book, we describe the key steps to create and install a Liberty JVM server within a CICS region. We then describe how to best use the different deployment techniques for Java EE applications and the specific considerations when deploying applications that use JDBC, JMS, and the new CICS link to Liberty API. ... [more]


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zEDC Compression: DFSMShsm Sample Implementation
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 7 Apr 2015, last updated 29 Mar 2018

Before the announcement of zEDC hardware compression, DFSMShsm was already able to compress migration and backup data using its own compaction (based on Huffman frequency Encoding algorithm) on disk and tape data. This Redpaper shares a sample implementation of zEDC hardware compression performed in a controlled test environment and looks at the impact of zEDC compression up to Migration Level 1.


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Exploring IBM Db2 for z/OS Continuous Delivery
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 21 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides key information about continuous delivery in IBM Db2® 12 for z/OS®. It discusses how continuous delivery works and the changes that have been made in Db2 12 to support continuous delivery, such as adding a new catalog table and changing existing catalog tables. Also the paper covers the effects on applications and how to take advantage of new function provided using the continuous delivery model.


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IBM CICS and the Coupling Facility: Beyond the Basics
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 21 Feb 2018

It's easy to look at the title of a book and think "that's old news" or "I already know all there is to know on that subject." But before you dismiss this publication, consider just how far the IBM® Parallel Sysplex® architecture has come. From the early days the mainframe has embraced a shared everything approach. The original designers coded IBM z/OS® (called IBM MVS™ or IBM OS/390® back then) with the functionality necessary for the operating system to create the repositories, manage the data flow, and ensure the integrity of the systems involved. From there, the middleware systems ... [more]


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