IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS helps improve application availability

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP13-0596
October 29, 2013

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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Announcement countries Announcement countries
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IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS® , V1.1 (5639-OLA) enables you to quickly load data from DB2 for z/OS , as well as from external sources, into IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS without interrupting access to production objects while reducing CPU consumption and elapsed time.

DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader, V1.1:

This information provides only general descriptions of the types and portions of workloads that are eligible for execution on specialty engines (SEs). IBM authorizes customers to use IBM SEs such as zIIPs, zAAPs, and IFLs only to execute the processing of Eligible Workloads of specific programs expressly authorized by IBM as specified in the Authorized Use Table for IBM Machines (AUT) provided at

No other workload processing is authorized for execution on an SE. IBM offers SEs at a lower price than General Processors/Central Processors because customers are authorized to use SEs only to process certain types or amounts of workloads as specified by IBM in the AUT.

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IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS , V1.1 (5639-OLA) provides enhanced capabilities and options when you are loading data into IBM DB2 for z/OS and IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS . These capabilities give you the flexibility to select the load options that best meet your business needs when populating data into DB2 Analytics Accelerator. Depending on the type of processing, you may experience some of the following:

See note 1 above.

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Key prerequisites
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The product in this announcement will operate on any System z configuration that supports the required hardware and software. Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.

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Planned availability date
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December 6, 2013

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DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS , V1.1 (5639-OLA) enables you to load operational DB2 for z/OS data into IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS . This minimizes the application impact when loading related tables into DB2 Analytics Accelerator. It also gives you the flexibility to specify a historical point-in-time as of which you want a consistent set of data to be loaded into DB2 Analytics Accelerator to meet your business needs. DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader will use existing recovery assets to establish this consistent point-in-time data and then load it into DB2 Analytics Accelerator.

With DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader, you can load data from external sources, including nonmainframe. Sources include data from other DB2 for z/OS systems, VSAM, IMS™ , and nonmainframe data to facilitate enterprise business analytics on System z . When data has been extracted from another source into a format that is compatible with IBM DB2 load utility, it can then be loaded into DB2 for z/OS and also into DB2 Analytics Accelerator. This type of load operation may be performed in parallel, which may improve availability and reduce system resources, such as CPU.

DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader also allows the option of loading directly into DB2 Analytics Accelerator, thereby eliminating loading data into DB2 for z/OS . The option of loading non-DB2 data directly into DB2 Analytics Accelerator and not into DB2 for z/OS requires manual user management. This user management includes creating DB2 tables to specify table structure, application-controlled routing of queries to the accelerator, and preventing update activity. A client considering using this feature should use caution and engage IBM for guidance.

DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader V1.1 exploits the speed and efficiency of FlashCopy by optionally allowing you to create a new FlashCopy consistent image copy of the data being loaded from DB2 for z/OS into DB2 Analytics Accelerator. DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader uses this consistent copy as input to load the data into DB2 Analytics Accelerator, which eliminates the need to lock the production tables for update during the load.

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Program                 Program
number        VRM       name

5639-OLA      1.1.0     IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS
5639-OLB      1.1.0     IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS
                        Subscription and Support

Product identification number

                      Subscription and
Program PID number    Support PID number

5639-OLA              5639-OLB

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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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The IBM Publications Center portal is at

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. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.

One copy of each of the following publications is supplied automatically with the material.

Title                                                    Order number

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS, V1.1
 License Information3                                    GC19-4164
 Program Directory                                       GI10-8981
Included with this publication order number are the Base License Agreements: IBM International Program License Agreement (form Z125-3301) and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (form Z125-6011).

The publications for products in this announcement cannot be ordered in hardcopy. All the publications in this announcement are available at
Title                                                    Order number

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS, V1.1
  User's Guide                                           SC19-4165

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The product in this announcement will operate on any System z hardware configuration that supports the required versions of DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V3.1, DB2 for z/OS , and z/OS .

For a complete list of hardware requirements for DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V3.1, refer to
Software requirements

Mandatory installation requirements

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS , V1.1 (5639-OLA) requires:

Mandatory operational requirements

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS , V1.1 (5639-OLA) operates with:

For post installation customization, FMID HTCZ110 IBM Tools Customizer for z/OS at the latest maintenance level which is delivered in IBM Tools Base, V1.4 (5655-V93), is required.

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.

Planning information


The programs in this announcement are distributed with the following content:

Security, auditability, and control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Global Technology Services®

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.

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Ordering information
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Consult your IBM representative.

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

Charge metric

                                                PID       Charge
Program name                                    number    metric

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS   5639-OLA  Per PVU

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage® Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores4 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at ecific_virtualization_technologies.html
An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes :

Basic license

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: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS, V1.1
Program PID: 5639-OLA
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S017B7W      DB2 Analytics Accelerator       Basic OTC, Per PVU
             Loader for z/OS
Orderable supply ID    Language          Distribution medium

S017B7V                English           3590 Tape cartridge
Subscription and Support PID: 5639-OLB
Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S017B80      DB2 Analytics            Basic MSC, Per PVU
             Accelerator Loader       No charge, decline SW S&S
             for z/OS S&S
Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium

S017B7Z                English          Hardcopy publication

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac, FunctionPac, and ProductPac® .

All of these customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where Shopz 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, SystemPac, FunctionPac, and ProductPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac 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 CFS W will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz web site at

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

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Terms and conditions
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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.


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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number
                                                 Program     License
Program name                                     number      Information

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader for z/OS    5639-OLA    GC19-4164

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


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

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

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

There is no charge for this program. Therefore, the "Money Back Guarantee" section of the International Program License Agreement does not apply to this program.

Volume orders (IVO)


Passport Advantage applies


Software Subscription and Support applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit
System i® Software Maintenance applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Education Software Allowance Program applies when ordering through the program number process.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified customers.

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Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries except Iran, Sudan, and Syria.


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