IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 delivers rich capabilities in the areas of visualization, performance, and big data accessIBM United States Software Announcement 213-341
July 23, 2013
|Table of contents|
|At a glance|
New in IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence for z/OS® , V10.2.1:
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Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 is an integral part of the IBM Business Analytics and Data Warehousing on System z® portfolio. It provides a complete range of business intelligence (BI) capabilities such as reporting, analysis, dashboards, collaboration, and mobile BI on a single infrastructure. Optimized to work with IBM DB2® on z/OS , it provides the BI capabilities that IBM z/OS customers require to compete in today's aggressive business environment. You can author, share, and analyze reports that draw on data from all enterprise sources, including Hadoop, to enable you to make better business decisions.
IBM business analytics solutions on zEnterprise are designed to cost effectively exploit the unique capabilities of the zEnterprise platform for delivering fast, reliable, and scalable business information for optimized business performance. zEnterprise helps you start with your most critical issues and quickly realize business value. In addition, it supports the positioning of your business analytics and data warehousing strategy to grow and evolve to satisfy your business and market demands.
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Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 requires z/OS V1.12 or z/OS V1.13.
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|Planned availability date|
July 26, 2013
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Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 delivers the complete range of BI capabilities that include query and reporting, analysis, dashboarding, collaboration, and mobile BI on a single infrastructure. Optimized to work with DB2 on z/OS , it provides the BI capabilities that z/OS customers require to compete in today's aggressive business environment. You can author, share, and analyze reports that draw on data from all enterprise sources, including Hadoop, for better business decisions.
Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 extends its rich capabilities in the following areas:
Cognos Active Report now provides the flexibility to incorporate new and innovative chart types as well as more interactive versions of existing charts. RAVE visualizations enhance the Cognos Active Report consumption experience across consumption environments that include mobile devices. Report authors benefit from an improved authoring experience when RAVE visualizations are used. Enhanced flexibility affords the opportunity to customize charts to meet business-specific needs. Highly adaptive, the RAVE framework represents a paradigm shift for delivering value to organizations through visualization.
Big data support
If you have deployed big data technologies, Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 delivers Big SQL support for IBM InfoSphere BigInsights V2.1 and Hive support for Apache Hive version 0.8 or version 0.9. This allows you to capitalize on the scale, performance, and availability of zEnterprise for the analysis of Hadoop data at its source.
IBM business analytics solutions on zEnterprise are designed to cost effectively exploit the unique capabilities of the zEnterprise platform for delivering fast, reliable, and scalable business information for optimized business performance. zEnterprise helps you start with your most critical issues and quickly realize business value. In addition, it supports the positioning of your business analytics and data warehousing strategy to grow and evolve as your business and the market demands.
Accessibility by people with disabilities
A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at
Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 is capable as of July 26, 2013, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website
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Program Program number VRM name 5655-Y26 V10.2.1 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS 5655-R79 V8.4.1 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS Software Subscription and Support
Product identification number
Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number 5655-Y26 5655-R79
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Specified operating environment
For complete details concerning the minimum hardware requirements to install and run IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS software, refer to the Installation and Configuration Guide for each product. The guide can be found at
For complete details concerning the minimum software requirements to install and run Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS software, refer to the following documents:
This documentation is also available with the Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS software at:
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Direct customer support
Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.
Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).
For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit
Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1
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Security, auditability, and control
Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 uses the security and auditability features of the system operating system. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Ordering z/OS through the Internet
ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at
Program name PID number Charge metric IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 5655-Y26 Per Value Unit for z/OS IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 5655-R79 Per Value Unit for z/OS Software Subscription and Support
Program Number Program Name Value Unit Exhibit 5655-Y26 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence VUE007 for z/OS
Value Unit exhibit VUE007
MSUs MSUs minimum maximum Value Units/MSU Base 1 3 1 Tier A 4 45 0.45 Tier B 46 175 0.36 Tier C 176 315 0.27 Tier D 316 + 0.2
Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:
Hardware Value Units/machine MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL models 2
The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.
If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs * Value Units/MSU = Value Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80 Tier D 1,185 * .20 = 237.00 Total 1,500 343.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
Program name: Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1 Program PID: 5655-Y26 Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S016ZPJ Cognos Business Intelligence Basic OTC, per Value Unit for z/OS, V10.2.1 Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S016ZPH English 3590
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-R79 Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S01665K Cognos Business Intelligence Basic ASC, per Value Unit for z/OS SW S&S Software Subscription No charge, decline SW S&S and Support Per MSU SW S&S registration Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S01665J English Hardcopy publication
Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS , V10.2.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.
Program name: Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1 Program PID: 5655-Y26 Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S016ZPJ Cognos Business Basic OTC, Per MSU-day TUC Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1
Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the Shopz help information at
You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options include:
Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and ServerPac at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.
Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at
Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.
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Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance
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Software Subscription and Support applies
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Variable charges apply
Educational allowance available
Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
Sub-capacity utilization determination
Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.
On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)
To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.
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Program name: Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1 Program PID: 5655-Y26 Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S016ZPJ Cognos Business Basic OTC, per Intelligence for z/OS, Value Unit V10.2.1 Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S016ZPH English 3590
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-R79 Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S01665K Cognos Business Basic ASC, per Value Unit Intelligence for z/OS SW S&S Software Subscription No charge, decline SW S&S and Support Per MSU SWW S&S registration Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S01665J English Hardcopy publication
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