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High Performant File System Workloads for AI and HPC on AWS using IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 31 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication is intended to facilitate the deployment and configuration of the IBM Spectrum® Scale based high-performance storage solutions for the scalable data and AI solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Configuration, testing results, and tuning guidelines for running the IBM Spectrum Scale based high-performance storage solutions for the data and AI workloads on AWS are the focus areas of the paper. The LAB Validation was conducted with the Red Hat Linux nodes to IBM Spectrum Scale by using the various Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Simultaneous ... [more]


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IBM Integrated Synchronization: Incremental Updates Unleashed
Data and Analytics

Redpaper, published 27 Jan 2021

The IBM® Db2® Analytics Accelerator (Accelerator) is a logical extension of Db2 for IBM z/OS® that provides a high-speed query engine that efficiently and cost-effectively runs analytics workloads. The Accelerator is an integrated back-end component of Db2 for z/OS. Together, they provide a hybrid workload-optimized database management system that seamlessly manages queries that are found in transactional workloads to Db2 for z/OS and queries that are found in analytics applications to Accelerator. Each query runs in its optimal environment for maximum speed and cost efficiency. The ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAS Analytics using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 Version 1 Release 1
Data and Analytics

Redpaper, published 6 Oct 2020

This IBM® Redpaper® publication is a blueprint for configuration, testing results, and tuning guidelines for running SAS workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux that use IBM Spectrum® Scale and IBM Elastic Storage® System (ESS) 3000. IBM lab validation was conducted with the Red Hat Linux nodes running with the SAS simulator scripts that are connected to the IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM ESS 3000. Simultaneous workloads are simulated across multiple x-86 nodes running with Red Hat Linux to determine scalability against the IBM Spectrum Scale clustered file system and ESS 3000 array. This paper ... [more]


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Converting Adabas to IBM DB2 for z/OS with ConsistADS
Data and Analytics

Redpaper, published 13 Jan 2015, last updated 4 Jun 2020

Consist Advanced Development Solution (ConsistADS) is an end-to-end conversion solution that conversion and transparency methods for migrating to IBM® DB2® for z/OS® software. The solution includes DB2 for z/OS and several DB2 tools as part of the package. This IBM Redpaper™ publication explains the Natural and Adabas conversion to DB2 for z/OS by using ConsistADS. It includes prerequisite technical assessment requirements and conversion challenges. It also describes a real customer conversion scenario that was provided by the IBM Business Partners that facilitated these conversions for ... [more]


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IBM DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview
Data and Analytics

Redbooks, published 13 Dec 2016, last updated 3 Jul 2019

IBM® DB2® 12 for z/OS® delivers key innovations that increase availability, reliability, scalability, and security for your business-critical information. In addition, DB2 12 for z/OS offers performance and functional improvements for both transactional and analytical workloads and makes installation and migration simpler and faster. DB2 12 for z/OS also allows you to develop applications for the cloud and mobile devices by providing self-provisioning, multitenancy, and self-managing capabilities in an agile development environment. DB2 12 for z/OS is also the first version of DB2 built for ... [more]


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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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Enhancing the IBM Power Systems Platform with IBM Watson Services
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to the IBM POWER® processor architecture. It describes the IBM POWER processor and IBM Power Systems™ servers, highlighting the advantages and benefits of IBM Power Systems servers, IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux on Power. This publication showcases typical business scenarios that are powered by Power Systems servers. It provides an introduction to the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that IBM Watson® services enable, and how these AI capabilities can be augmented in existing applications by using an agile approach to embed ... [more]


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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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The Journey Continues: From Data Lake to Data-Driven Organization

Redguide, published 19 Feb 2018

This IBM Redguide™ publication looks back on the key decisions that made the data lake successful and looks forward to the future. It proposes that the metadata management and governance approaches developed for the data lake can be adopted more broadly to increase the value that an organization gets from its data. Delivering this broader vision, however, requires a new generation of data catalogs and governance tools built on open standards that are adopted by a multi-vendor ecosystem of data platforms and tools. Work is already underway to define and deliver this capability, and there are ... [more]


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Managing IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator by using IBM Data Server Manager
Data and Analytics

Web Doc, published 4 Dec 2017, last updated 11 Dec 2017

IBM® Data Server Manager is a web-based, integrated database management tools platform that manages IBM Db2® and IBM Db2 for z/OS® databases. With IBM Data Server Manager, you can manage and administer IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator (Accelerator). This IBM Redbooks® Analytics Support web document describes the various functions that are available in Data Server Manager to manage the Accelerator server. This document is targeted at database administrators who work with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator. It applies to IBM Data Server Manager Version 2.1.5 and ... [more]


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IBM Decision Optimization and Data Science
Data and Analytics

Web Doc, published 6 Dec 2017

This document introduces IBM Decision Optimization to a data science audience. The goals are to identify possible uses of IBM Decision Optimization in data science projects and demonstrate where additional value can be captured by adding an optimization step.


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Db2 Skeleton Cloning: Protecting Your Production Environment
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 17 Nov 2017, last updated 27 Nov 2017

IBM Db2® for z/OS® is well known as the gold-standard information steward. Deep synergy with the z/OS operating system and System Z platform provides support for the highest transaction volumes with the ultimate levels of availability. Just like any high-performance engine, occasional maintenance or upgrades are needed to maintain peak performance and to incorporate new features. Those that demand the highest standards and protection of their production environments know that you want to test changes outside of production first. It is common to have development or test environments for ... [more]


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Sharing Box Content in IBM Content Navigator
Enterprise Content Management

Web Doc, published 8 Nov 2017

Collaboration is a popular approach to delivering global solutions. If Box Share is enabled, you can select a document to share, and IBM® Content Navigator creates a link to the specific version of the document. You can send the link to other people if you specify one or more email addresses. Anyone with the link can access the document. This IBM Redbooks Analytics Web Doc provides information on how to successfully enable and configure Box Share in IBM Content ... [more]


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Zero to Cognitive
Data and Analytics

Course, published 27 Sep 2017

This video series lets anyone get started easily with IBM Bluemix and the IBM Watson services, developed and presented by IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO Bob Dill. This twelve part video series lets you learn how to build cognitive applications using the IBM Bluemix Cloud.


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IBM Db2 12 for z/OS Performance Topics
Data and Analytics

Redbooks, published 19 Sep 2017

Db2 12 for IBM z/OS® delivers several significant business values, such as cost reductions, scalability improvement, and improved application enablement for cloud and mobile environment. Db2 12 also introduces a foundation of continuous delivery. In continuous delivery, new capabilities and enhancements, including performance features, are delivered through function levels without waiting for a new release. Function levels 100 and 500 activate the initial set of enhancements and capabilities in Db2 12. For migration from Db2 11, most new capabilities become available in Db2 12 only after the ... [more]


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Understanding IBM Db2 Restore
Data and Analytics

Web Doc, published 10 Aug 2017

Creating regular backups is a critical step to recovering from a disaster. Restoring the database is arguably the most important and time-critical portion of the backup and restore process. This IBM® Redbooks® web doc describes the following elements that are critical to a successful restore process:
- The process model
- Restore to existing and non-existing databases
- Restore individual table spaces
- Restore a subset of table spaces to a new database
- Change the database path
- Change the container path
- Considerations for the Database Partitioning ... [more]


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Governing Operational Decisions in an Enterprise Scalable Way
Data and Analytics

Redbooks, published 2 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces operational decision governance and describes in detail how to implement it using the IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) platform. ODM allows businesses to automate and manage day-to-day operational decisions. It provides an integrated repository and management components for line-of-business, subject-matter experts to directly participate in the definition and governance of rules-based decision logic, organized in decision services. Governance of changes to decision services is of particular importance and value. This book describes how ... [more]


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IBM Db2: Investigating Automatic Storage Table Spaces and Data Skew
Data and Analytics

Redpaper, published 17 Jul 2017, last updated 20 Jul 2017

The scope of this IBM® Redpaper™ publication is to provide a high-level overview of automatic storage table spaces, table space maps, table space extent maps, and physically unbalanced data across automatic storage table space containers (that is, data skew). The objective of this paper is to investigate causes of data skew and make suggestions for how to resolve it. This paper is for Database Administrators (DBAs) of IBM Db2®; the DBAs should have general Db2 knowledge and skills. The environment used for the creation of this document is Db2 Version 11.1, and an IBM AIX® operating system. ... [more]


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DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview and Highlights
Data and Analytics

Product Guide, published 30 Jun 2017, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This paper provides a high-level overview of the functions, features, and improvements that were introduced in IBM DB2® 12 for z/OS®. These businesses gain a competitive advantage, improve business efficiency and effectiveness, and discover business insights from their existing data. The paper is intended for DB2 system administrators, database administrators, and application programmers, but might also be of interest to IT managers and executives. A more detailed description of DB2 12 is available in IBM DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview, SG24-8383. The purpose of this paper is to provide ... [more]


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Setting Up IBM Data Server Manager as a Highly Available Service
Data and Analytics

Web Doc, published 11 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® web doc describes how to build, configure, and deploy IBM Data Server Manager as a high availability (HA) service on a Linux system. Data Server Manager runs on an HA cluster that includes one master node and one backup node. If Data Server Manager stops running on one of the nodes, the other instance of Data Server Manager starts to ensure that the Data Server Manager service is always available. Critical configuration and user data for Data Server Manager are continuously synchronized between the two Data Server Manager nodes. This web doc guides you through building a ... [more]


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