IBM Spectrum Discover V2.0 metadata management software delivers visibility and classification to petabyte-scale file and object storage with support for IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Spectrum Scale

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP18-0517
October 23, 2018

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries


At a glance

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IBM Spectrum™ Discover is modern metadata management software that provides data insight for petabyte-scale, unstructured storage.

  • Accelerate large-scale analytics
  • Improve storage economics
  • Speed critical research
  • Mitigate risk


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Overview

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IBM Spectrum Discover is modern metadata management software that delivers data insight for petabyte-scale, unstructured storage. IBM Spectrum Discover easily connects to IBM Cloud™ Object Storage and IBM Spectrum Scale™ to rapidly ingest, consolidate, and index metadata for billions of files and objects, providing a rich layer of metadata on top of these storage sources. This metadata enables data scientists, storage administrators, and data stewards to efficiently manage, classify, and gain insights from massive amounts of unstructured data. The insights gained accelerate large-scale analytics, improve storage economics, and help with governance to create competitive advantage, speed critical research, and mitigate risk.

IBM Spectrum Discover highlights include:

  • Event-notifications and policy-based workflows to automate metadata ingestion and metadata indexing at a petabyte scale
  • Fine-grained views of storage consumption based on a wide range of system and custom metadata
  • Fast, efficient search through petabytes of data, resulting in highly relevant results for large-scale analytics
  • Ability to quickly differentiate mission-critical business data from data that can either be deleted or moved to a cheaper, colder tier
  • Policy-based custom tagging that enables organizations to classify and categorize data, and align this data with the needs of the business
  • A software developers kit (SDK) to build action agents that extract metadata from file headers and content, automate data movement, and provide integration to open source software, such as Apache Spark, Apache Tika, PyTorch, Caffe and TensorFlow, to facilitate data identification and speed large-scale data processing


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Key prerequisites

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  • For all users VMware ESXi 6.5, or higher, is required
  • For IBM Spectrum Scale users, IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.3, or higher, is required
  • For IBM Cloud Object Storage users, IBM Cloud Object Storage V3.14, or higher, is required


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Planned availability date

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November 2, 2018 (Electronic download only)



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Discover is a modern metadata management software that delivers data insight for petabyte-scale, unstructured storage. IBM Spectrum Discover easily connects to IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Spectrum Scale to rapidly ingest, consolidate, and index metadata for billions of files and objects, providing a rich layer of metadata on top of these storage sources. This metadata enables data scientists, storage administrators, and data stewards to efficiently manage, classify, and gain insights from massive amounts of unstructured data. The insights gained accelerate large-scale analytics, improve storage economics, and help with governance to create competitive advantage, speed critical research, and mitigate risk.

IBM Spectrum Discover highlights include:

  • Event-notifications and policy-based workflows to automate metadata ingestion and metadata indexing at petabyte-scale
  • Fine-grained views of storage consumption based on a wide range of system and custom metadata
  • Fast, efficient search involving petabytes of data, resulting in highly relevant results for large-scale analytics
  • Ability to quickly differentiate mission-critical business data from data that can either be deleted or moved to a cheaper, colder tier
  • Policy-based custom tagging that enables organizations to classify and categorize data and align this data with the needs of the business
  • A Software Developers Kit (SDK) to build Action Agents that extract metadata from file headers and content, automate data movement and provide integration to open source software, such as Apache Spark, Apache Tika, PyTorch, Caffe and TensorFlow, which facilitates data identification and speeds large-scale data processing



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Statement of general direction

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In the second half of 2019, IBM® plans to add support for third party storage systems, starting with Dell/EMC Isilon systems, as additional data sources for IBM Spectrum Discover.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-I32 (PPA) 2.0.0 IBM Spectrum Discover
5641-SG1 (AAS) 2.0.0 IBM Spectrum Discover 1Y
5641-SG2 (AAS) 2.0.0 IBM Spectrum Discover 2Y
5641-SG3 (AAS) 2.0.0 IBM Spectrum Discover 3Y
5641-SG4 (AAS) 2.0.0 IBM Spectrum Discover 4Y
5641-SG5 (AAS) 2.0.0 IBM Spectrum Discover 5Y

Product identification number

Program number Program name Maintenance
5641-SG1 (AAS) IBM Spectrum Discover 1Y 1-year maintenance
5641-SG2 (AAS) IBM Spectrum Discover 2Y 2-year maintenance
5641-SG3 (AAS) IBM Spectrum Discover 3Y 3-year maintenance
5641-SG4 (AAS) IBM Spectrum Discover 4Y 4-year maintenance
5641-SG5 (AAS) IBM Spectrum Discover 5Y 5-year maintenance


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Technical documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services

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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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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Single node

  • Memory: 128 GB
  • CPU: 16 cores, x86 with SSE4.2 Instruction Set; Intel™: Nehalem or newer; AMD: Jaguar or newer
  • Storage
    • Primary pool: 3 TB local SSD or 3 TB SAN-attached SSD/flash storage
    • Backup pool: 3 TB
  • Network: Single Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 10 GbE

Multinode (3 nodes)

  • Memory: 256 GB
  • CPU: 24 cores, x86 with SSE4.2 Instruction Set; Intel: Nehalem or newer; AMD: Jaguar or newer
  • Storage
    • Primary pool: 15 TB local SSD or 15 TB SAN-attached SSD/flash storage
    • Backup pool: 15 TB
  • Network: 10 Gb Ethernet
Software requirements
  • VMware ESXi 6.5, or higher
  • For IBM Spectrum Scale users, IBM Spectrum Scale V4.2.3 ,or higher
  • For IBM Cloud Object Storage users, IBM Cloud Object Storage V3.14, or higher

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Direct client support

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 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 to five years of Software Subscription and Support depending on which program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Spectrum Discover uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The client 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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Products announced as dual-pipe are available for ordering by program number and feature number or by part number. Products can be obtained by part number through Passport Advantage.

For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.

Product group: IBM Spectrum Discover

Product: IBM Spectrum Discover (5737-I32) (5641-SG1) (5641-SG2) (5641-SG3) (5641-SG4) (5641-SG5)

Product category: IBM Spectrum Discover


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Discover V2.0.0 eMedia Electronic download only
IBM Spectrum Discover Per Terabyte License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D20QQLL
IBM Spectrum Discover Per Terabyte SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement D20QRLL
IBM Spectrum Discover Per Terabyte Monthly License D20QSLL
IBM Spectrum Discover Per Terabyte Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0PM8LL


Passport Advantage client: Media pack entitlement details

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

Media packs description Part number
IBM Spectrum Discover V2.0.0 eMedia Electronic download only

5641-SG1 - IBM Spectrum Discover 1Y

Feature description Feature number
1 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 M2BRQE
1 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 X2BRZE

5641-SG2 - IBM Spectrum Discover 2Y

Feature description Feature number
Use-Based License 2 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 P2BSUE
Use-Based License 2 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 X2BS97

5641-SG3 - IBM Spectrum Discover 3Y

Feature description Feature number
Use-Based License 3 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 P2BTC1
Use-Based License 3 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 Q2BTAE

5641-SG4 - IBM Spectrum Discover 4Y

Feature description Feature number
Use-Based License 4 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 P2BUUD
Use-Based License 4 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 X2BU96

5641-SG5 - IBM Spectrum Discover 5Y

Feature description Feature number
Use-Based License 5 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 N2BVB5
Use-Based License 5 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 Y2BVBB

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

Extending coverage for a total of five years from the date of acquisition may be elected. Order the program number, feature number, and quantity to extend coverage for your software licenses. If maintenance has expired, specify the after license feature number.


Software license includes 1-5 year Software Maintenance

5641-SG1 - IBM Spectrum Discover 1Y

Feature description Feature number
1 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 M2BRQE
1 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 X2BRZE

5641-SG2 - IBM Spectrum Discover 2Y

Feature description Feature number
Use-Based License 2 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 P2BSUE
Use-Based License 2 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 X2BS97

5641-SG3 - IBM Spectrum Discover 3Y

Feature description Feature number
Use-Based License 3 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 P2BTC1
Use-Based License 3 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 Q2BTAE

5641-SG4 - IBM Spectrum Discover 4Y

Feature description Feature number
Use-Based License 4 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 P2BUUD
Use-Based License 4 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 X2BU96

5641-SG5 - IBM Spectrum Discover 5Y

Feature description Feature number
Use-Based License 5 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 1 N2BVB5
Use-Based License 5 Year SW S&S Per Terabyte Qty 250 Y2BVBB

Charge metric

The charge metric for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program name PID number Charge metric License Information document number
IBM Spectrum Discover 5737-I32 Per terabyte L-GMVS-B2U6FM
IBM Spectrum Discover 5641-SG1 Per terabyte L-GMVS-B2U6FM
IBM Spectrum Discover 5641-SG2 Per terabyte L-GMVS-B2U6FM
IBM Spectrum Discover 5641-SG3 Per terabyte L-GMVS-B2U6FM
IBM Spectrum Discover 5641-SG4 Per terabyte L-GMVS-B2U6FM
IBM Spectrum Discover 5641-SG5 Per terabyte L-GMVS-B2U6FM

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

Licensing examples

IBM Cloud Object Storage licensing example

A customer has IBM Cloud Object Storage installation of twelve IBM S01 Slicestors with forty-eight 8 TB drives.

  • Total raw capacity is 4,608 TB
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is licensed on raw capacity

Customer wants to purchase IBM Spectrum Discover:

  • Customer only wants to manage data on three vaults. The aggregate size of the objects that will be scanned by IBM Spectrum Discover in the three vaults is 1,382 TB.
  • Customer needs to purchase 1,382 TB of IBM Spectrum Discover.

IBM Spectrum Scale licensing example

A customer has IBM Spectrum Scale installation of 8 PB.

  • Total usable capacity is 8 PB
  • IBM Spectrum Scale is licensed on usable capacity

Customer wants to purchase IBM Spectrum Discover

  • Customer only wants to manage data on five file systems. The aggregate size of the files that will be scanned/indexed by IBM Spectrum Discover in the five file systems is 4,048 TB.
  • Customer needs to purchase 4,048 TB of IBM Spectrum Discover.


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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.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

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).

Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require client signatures.

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: 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.

License Information number

The following License Information documents applies to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-I32 IBM Spectrum Discover V2.0.0 L-GMVS-B2U6FM
5641-SG1 IBM Spectrum Discover 1Y V2.0.0 L-GMVS-B2U6FM
5641-SG2 IBM Spectrum Discover 2Y V2.0.0 L-GMVS-B2U6FM
5641-SG3 IBM Spectrum Discover 3Y V2.0.0 L-GMVS-B2U6FM
5641-SG4 IBM Spectrum Discover 4Y V2.0.0 L-GMVS-B2U6FM
5641-SG5 IBM Spectrum Discover 5Y V2.0.0 L-GMVS-B2U6FM

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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

Program technical support

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  • The program is still supported
  • Your Software Subscription and Support for this offering is in effect

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM for any individual program within this offering, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

For additional information about the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

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.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances client productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

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

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 by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see the IBM Software 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 this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition, may be elected.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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

Education software allowance program applies when ordering through the program number process.

For the part number ordering process, special education prices are available for qualified clients through Passport Advantage.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified clients.



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Statement of good security practices

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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate 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 clients.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

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