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IBM PureData System for Analytics Architecture: A Platform for High Performance Data Warehousing and Analytics
Analytics

Redguide, published 12 Nov 2014, last updated 8 Feb 2016

Success in any enterprise depends on having the best available information in time to make sound decisions. Anything less can waste opportunities, cost time and resources, and even put the organization at risk. But finding crucial information to guide the best possible actions can mean analyzing billions of data points and petabytes of data, whether to predict an outcome, identify a trend, or chart the best course through a sea of ambiguity. Companies with this type of intelligence on demand can react faster and make better decisions than their competitors. Continuing innovations in ... [more]


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Industrial Controls Security
Security

Redguide, published 30 Dec 2015, last updated 6 Jan 2016

As cybersecurity threats evolve, we must adapt the way to fight them. The typical countermeasures are no longer adequate, given that advanced persistent threats (APTs) are the most imminent attacks that we face today. This IBM® Redguide™ publication explains why industrial installations are an attractive target and why it is so important to protect them in a new way. To help you better understand what you might be facing, we explain how attacks work, who the potential attackers are, what they want to achieve, and how they work to achieve it. We give you insights into a world that seems like ... [more]


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Building an API Bridge to Your IBM z Systems Applications and Data
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 4 Dec 2015

Enterprises worldwide have a wealth of application logic and capabilities that have formed the backbone of their online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads for decades. This application logic and these capabilities are core business assets and are industrial strength, proven, and time-tested. The question enterprises are pondering today is: How can they extend the value these applications provide and reuse parts of the applications to reach new audiences? Application programming interfaces (APIs) make it possible for the enterprise's core assets to be reused, shared, and even monetized ... [more]


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Always On: Considerations When Adopting the Cloud
Cloud

Redguide, published 13 Oct 2015

As organizations look to differentiate in the marketplace, they are increasingly shifting their focus to the cloud as a preferred model for developing and hosting their solutions. The use of application programming interfaces (APIs) in the API economy is accelerating the rate by which organizations can deliver their solutions. Although the business value of the use of cloud computing and the API economy can be understood, the operational requirements to realize the business value are not understood; specifically, the operational expectation of the cloud being Always On. We assert that ... [more]


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Applying Analytics to IMS Data Helps Achieve Competitive Advantage
z Systems Software

Point-of-View, published 9 Oct 2015

Business intelligence and analytics helps organization use insights that are drawn from their operational data, which gives them a competitive edge. Traditional copying of data from the source platform to data warehouses is costly and can be a security exposure. Copying data ages data out of its productive use and impedes the delivery of business insight. Data warehouses traditionally do not lend themselves to data intensive analytics. The solution is to bring analytics to the data while retaining the quality of service required by organizations. This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication ... [more]


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