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IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator V7 High Availability and Disaster Recovery

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 14 May 2019, updated 21 October 2020

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ISBN-10: 073845768x
ISBN-13: 9780738457680
IBM Form #: REDP-5536-00

Authors: Ute Baumbach and Frank Neumann

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    IBM® Db2® Analytics Accelerator is a workload optimized appliance add-on to IBM DB2® for IBM z/OS® that enables the integration of analytic insights into operational processes to drive business critical analytics and exceptional business value. Together, the Db2 Analytics Accelerator and DB2 for z/OS form an integrated hybrid environment that can run transaction processing, complex analytical, and reporting workloads concurrently and efficiently.

    With IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7, the following flexible deployment options are introduced:

    • Accelerator on IBM Integrated Analytics System (IIAS): Deployment on pre-configured hardware and software
    • Accelerator on IBM Z®: Deployment within an IBM Secure Service Container LPAR

    For using the accelerator for business-critical environments, the need arose to integrate the accelerator into High Availability (HA) architectures and Disaster Recovery (DR) processes. This IBM Redpaper™ publication focuses on different integration aspects of both deployment options of the IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator into HA and DR environments. It also shares best practices to provide wanted Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).

    HA systems often are a requirement in business-critical environments and can be implemented by redundant, independent components. A failure of one of these components is detected automatically and their tasks are taken over by another component. Depending on business requirements, a system can be implemented in a way that users do not notice outages (continuous availability), or in a major disaster, users notice an outage and systems resume services after a defined period, potentially with loss of data from previous work.

    IBM Z was strong for decades regarding HA and DR. By design, storage and operating systems are implemented in a way to support enhanced availability requirements. IBM Parallel Sysplex® and IBM Globally Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (IBM GDPS®) offer a unique architecture to support various degrees of automated failover and availability concepts.

    This IBM Redpaper publication shows how IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator V7 can easily integrate into or complement existing IBM Z topologies for HA and DR.

    If you are using IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator V5.1 or lower, see IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator: High Availability and Disaster Recovery, REDP-5104.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Business continuity and disaster recovery

    Chapter 2. High availability and disaster recovery in IBM Z enterprise environments concepts

    Chapter 3. Introducing high availability concepts for IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator

    Chapter 4. Combining versions and deployment platforms

    Chapter 5. Planning for HA and DR with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator on IIAS

    Chapter 6. Planning for HA and DR with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator on Z

    Chapter 7. Summary


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