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IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.2, a highly scalable software infrastructure, performs in-motion analytics on relational and non-relational data

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-495
October 22, 2013

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
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IBM® InfoSphere® Streams V3.2 delivers the following new features and functions:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



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Overview
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IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.2 (referred to as Streams) delivers a highly scalable, agile software infrastructure to perform in-motion analytics on a wide variety of relational and non-relational data types that enter the enterprise at unprecedented volumes and speed, and from thousands of real-time sources. Streams V3.2 includes new features and functions designed to instantly analyze and fuse massive volumes of data and integrates with existing infrastructures. It delivers new capabilities to improve usability, support enterprise readiness, and streamline enterprise integration.

Streams V3.2 includes the following new features and functions:



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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October 25, 2013: Electronic availability

November 22, 2013: Media availability



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Description
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To stay competitive, organizations need to harness the power of all enterprise data and adapt in real time. The need for continuous, real-time analysis of extremely large structured and unstructured data volumes requires a new approach. InfoSphere Streams delivers innovative technology and enables organizations to process extremely large data volumes at unprecedented speeds. It includes new capabilities to improve usability, support enterprise readiness, and streamline enterprise integration.

New capabilities in Streams V3.2

Usability

Streams comes with an impressive suite of comprehensive development tools, sophisticated analytics toolkits, and accelerators, all designed to make it easier for users to develop Streams applications and work with a variety of data. Streams V3.2 greatly enhances usability with new features and upgrades designed to simplify the user experience.

Enterprise readiness

Streams has always been enterprise-ready, with its scale-out architecture and clustered runtime for near-limitless capacity. Streams 3.2 contains new features that increase the robustness of this real-time analytics processing platform.

Enterprise integration

Streams is designed to be compatible with a variety of software and tools, making it easy to integrate Streams applications with other software. In Streams 3.2, new adapters and operators further extend Streams integration and make integration quicker and easier.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Accessibility features supported by InfoSphere Streams V3.2:

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM InfoSphere Streams is capable as of November 22, 2013 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated 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), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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IBM InfoSphere Streams offers an ultra-high performance analytics platform for real-time analytic processing. Real-time analytic processing (RTAP) extends online analytic processing (OLAP) by doing analysis on data in motion instead of on data at rest to provide higher volume and lower latency analysis. It represents a new evolution in business intelligence and complex event processing (CEP) markets characterized by incredible throughput rates of disparate types of structured and unstructured information that must be processed with millisecond or microsecond latencies using complex correlations and powerful analytics.

A key difference between Streams and other business intelligence offerings, such as OLAP, is that the latter requires data to be at rest before running analytics. However, InfoSphere Streams analyzes data in-motion -- a faster process, since disk storage is not required. This can lead to ultra-low latencies as compared to existing technologies.

Streams can persist data or data subsets as the business demands. In addition, while OLAP offerings are traditionally limited to supporting only structured data, Streams technology can support both structured and unstructured data. While being radically different from existing business intelligence solutions, Streams can efficiently extend and add value to existing business intelligence offerings. For example, Streams can reuse and continually refine existing analytics expressed in Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) standards.

Streams V3.2 comes standard with several toolkits and accelerators to help provide quicker time to value. These include Financial Toolkit, Data Mining Toolkit, Telecommunications Event Data Analytics, Machine Data Analytics, Social Media Analytics, Messaging Toolkit, Internet, Big Data, Complex Event Processing Toolkit, and Advanced Text Analytics.

Streams serves the complex event processing market, by delivering market leading capabilities and beyond. The complex event processing market is evolving. InfoSphere Streams addresses the next generation requirements with capabilities to read in and process much higher discrete event throughput rates and continuous streams of information, such as audio feeds from hydrophones or video feeds from television with ultra-low latencies. Furthermore, Streams also provides the incremental capabilities to process unstructured data such as audio, video, text, and EKG.



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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-Y95   3.2.0                        IBM InfoSphere Streams


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product.

Softcopy publications shipped with this product include:

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
Software requirements

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Compatibility

InfoSphere Streams V3.2 is compatible with applications that were developed for use on InfoSphere Streams V3.0 and V3.1.

Performance considerations

Performance of InfoSphere Streams applications is dependent on many things, including, but not limited to:

InfoSphere Streams V3.1, using quadcore x86 3.0 GHz machines in a cluster, an application with simple analytics, and WebSphere® MQ Low Latency Messaging using InfiniBand (IB), with 256-byte tuples, achieved a throughput of over one million tuples with just two machines instead of using six machines as in V1.0.

Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment. Therefore, the results obtained in other operating environments may vary significantly. Some measurements may have been made on development-level systems, and there is no guarantee that these measurements will be the same on generally available systems. Furthermore, some measurements may have been estimated through extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their specific environment.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Successful application operation and management of InfoSphere Streams is the responsibility of the user. Examples of those responsibilities include:

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® . Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging


Note: InfoSphere Streams includes development tools ( InfoSphere Streams Studio), runtime ( InfoSphere Streams Runtime), and toolkits (database, big data, messaging, text, mining, geospatial, Complex Event Processing, time series, and financial markets toolkits).

IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.2

Security, auditability, and control

IBM InfoSphere Streams uses the security and auditability features of the Linux operating system and, optionally, may use Security Environment Linux (SE Linux ).

Security and auditability features of IBM InfoSphere Streams are:

Some of the security functions of IBM InfoSphere Streams depend on SELinux.

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 information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams              IBM InfoSphere  IBM InfoSphere
                                     Streams         Streams
IBM InfoSphere Streams Developer    IBM InfoSphere  IBM InfoSphere
 Edition                             Streams         Streams
IBM InfoSphere Streams for          IBM InfoSphere  IBM InfoSphere
 Non-Production Environment          Streams         Streams
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams                5724-Y95   Per Resource
                                                  Value Unit
IBM InfoSphere Streams Developer      5724-Y95   PA Per
 Edition                                          Authorized User
IBM InfoSphere Streams for            5724-Y95   Per Resource
 Non-Production Environment                       Value Unit

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.


Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

RVU is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. RVU entitlements are based on the quantity of a specific designated measurement for the given program. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of RVUs required for your environment as defined by the specific program terms. The RVU entitlements are specific to the program and may include, but are not limited to the following: Client Devices, data source records, messages, and servers, and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program. To understand these benefits of RVU licensing, and to determine how many RVUs to obtain for the program, contact your IBM representative.

For IBM InfoSphere Streams and IBM InfoSphere Streams

RVU table

Minimum Cores          Maximum Cores          RVUs per Core
 
1                      12                     1.00
13                     32                     0.84
33                     64                     0.61
65                     100                    0.46
101                    250                    0.38
251                    max                    0.30

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM InfoSphere Streams

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams Developer Edition
IBM InfoSphere Streams PA Per Authorized User Annual SW  E0AY6LL
 S&S Rnwl
IBM InfoSphere Streams PA Per Authorized User Lic + SW   D0H5BLL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM InfoSphere Streams PA Per Authorized User SW S&S     D0H5CLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM InfoSphere Streams

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams
IBM InfoSphere Streams per Resource Value Unit Annual    E0F5ZLL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM InfoSphere Streams per Resource Value Unit Lic + SW  D0V9GLL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM InfoSphere Streams per Resource Value Unit SW S&S    D0V9HLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM InfoSphere Streams

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams for Non-Production Environment
InfoSphere Streams Non-Production Environment RVU        E0F5YLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
InfoSphere Streams Non-Production Environment RVU Lic +  D0V9ELL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
InfoSphere Streams Non-Production Environment RVU SW     D0V9FLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Developer Edition V3.2.0
IBM InfoSphere Streams Developer Edition V3.2 RHEL       BB1GBEN
 English Media Pack
IBM InfoSphere Streams NPE V3.2.0
IBM InfoSphere Streams Non-Production Environm V3.2      BB1GCEN
 RHEL English Media Pack
IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.2.0
IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.2 RHEL English Media Pack      BB1GAEN

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams per  IBM InfoSphere Streams      BB1GAEN
Resource Value Unit         V3.2 RHEL English Media
                            Pack

IBM InfoSphere Streams NPE V3.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams for  IBM InfoSphere Streams      BB1GCEN
Non-Production Environment  Non-Production Environm
per Resource Value Unit     V3.2 RHEL English Media
                            Pack

Developer Edition V3.2.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams      IBM InfoSphere Streams      BB1GBEN
Developer Edition per       Developer Edition V3.2
Authorized User             RHEL English Media Pack


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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form numbers
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM InfoSphere Streams                    5724-Y95   L-JPRE-8Y6S8K
                                                     L-JPRE-8Y73JA
                                                     L-JPRE-8Y73M2

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that if for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restriction

Yes

For additional information refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express . Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type "smitty esa_main", and select "Configure Electronic Service Agent ." In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the "symptoms," diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security

The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting

Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support

Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus, Additional information is also available at

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM , you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller


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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: LE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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