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IBM Informix Growth Edition Warehouse V11.7 provides fast and predictable query response times for analytical workloads

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-502
October 25, 2011


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IBM® Informix® Growth Warehouse Edition:

  • Provides fast and predictable query response times on analytical workloads
  • Can help lower overall operating costs by significantly reducing requirements for database tuning
  • Significantly improves performance of analytical queries running on IBM Informix without requiring application changes
  • Enables mixed workloads (OLTP and OLAP)

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.

Reference: YE001



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IBM Informix Growth Warehouse Edition is a high-performance offering for delivering dramatically faster analytic query responses transparently to users when compared to an existing Informix environment without the capabilities available with the Informix Growth Warehouse Edition. It integrates into an IBM Informix data warehouse environment, providing high-performance query software that is based on advanced in-memory technology at an affordable price.

IBM Informix Growth Warehouse Edition consists of the following components:

  • IBM Informix Growth Edition
  • IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator

IBM Informix Growth Warehouse Edition V11.7 provides:

  • Faster query response times on unpredictable and long-running query workloads
  • Help in lowering operating costs by reducing database tuning efforts
  • Improved performance on analytical queries compared to your existing Informix environment
  • The ability to run mixed workloads

To accomplish these results, IBM Informix Growth Warehouse Edition does not require changes in the business intelligence or data warehouse application or the application framework in an existing Informix environment. Informix Growth Warehouse Edition remains the query engine and will offload the specific query to the Informix Warehouse Accelerator.

IBM Informix Growth Warehouse Edition can be deployed on a physical server that has 16 cores or less. The Informix Warehouse Accelerator can be configured for a maximum of 48 gigabytes of memory. The Informix Warehouse Accelerator component compresses data in memory and can, therefore, potentially hold up to 250 gigabytes of raw table data.

Informix Growth Warehouse Edition is designed to help mitigate database administration costs while significantly speeding up the performance of typical data warehouse or OLAP-specific workloads, in many cases, by an order of magnitude. The Informix Growth Warehouse solution enables selected Informix query workloads to be redirected to another processing entity, namely the Informix Warehouse Accelerator. The Informix Warehouse Accelerator is designed as a logical extension to the Informix engine for quick offloading and processing.

The implementation and administration of the IBM Smart Informix Growth Warehouse Edition is supported by graphical tooling within the IBM Smart Analytics Studio. This allows for a simple initial deployment, assisted by graphical tools followed by largely administration-free operations.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware and software requirements section.



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Planned availability date
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October 25, 2011: Electronic availability

November 18, 2011: Media availability



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Description
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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Informix Growth Warehouse Edition is capable as of November 18, 2011, 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 U.S. 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

The following third-party products are not covered under the IBM license agreement:

IBM product name                  Third-party product
 
Informix Ultimate Wrhs Ed         Sentinel Server Studio

IBM makes no representation about the Section 508 status of these third party products included in this offering. Contact the vendor for specific, current information on the Section 508 status of these products.



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IBM Informix Growth Warehouse Edition is part of the IBM Informix family and joins a comprehensive IBM data warehousing and business intelligence solution for IBM Informix. IBM Informix Growth Warehouse Edition provides mid-market customers, who have majority of their data maintained on IBM Informix, XPS, or Red Brick®, the opportunity to further leverage the Informix platform for cost-effective data warehousing and business intelligence solutions.



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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Growth Warehouse Edition       English         November 18, 2011
 V11.70.0
Informix Ultimate Wrhs Ed      English         April 7, 2011
 V11.70.0


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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5725-D14   11.70.0                      IBM Informix Ultimate
                                         Warehouse Edition
5725-F59   11.70.0                      Informix Growth Warehouse
                                         Edition


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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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 these products.

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 and software requirements

The following table lists the supported hardware and operating systems for the Informix Growth Edition component:

Processor/System        Operating system       Informix 11.70
 
IBM Power® (IBM System  AIX® V6.1 (64 bit)     64 bit
 p)                     AIX V7.1 (64 bit
Sun Sparc               Solaris 10 (64 bit)    64 bit
Intel x64 (Intel™       Linux™ RHEL 5 (64 bit) 64 bit
 EM64T)                 SUSE SLES 11 (64 bit)
HP Itanium™             HP-UX 11.31 (64 bit)   64 bit

The Informix Warehouse Accelerator component is supported on the following platform:

Processor/System       Operating system       Informix Warehouse
                                              Accelerator
 
Intel x64 (Intel       Linux RHEL 5 (64 bit   64 bit
EM64T)                 Linux RHEL 6 (64 bit)
                       SUSE SLES 11 (64 bit)

The Informix Warehouse Accelerator component can be installed on a machine that supports the above requirements. Additionally, the number of physical cores on the machine cannot be more than 16 cores. The amount of memory allocated with Informix Warehouse Accelerator for use of the data held in the database tables cannot exceed 48 gigabytes.

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.

Security, auditability, and control

Informix Growth Warehouse Edition uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet®.

For more information about IBM Software ValueNet, visit

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Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Informix Growth Warehouse       Informix        Informix
 Edition CPU Option
IBM Informix Ultimate Warehouse     IBM Informix    Informix
 Edition CPU Option                  Servers         Editions
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Informix Growth Warehouse         5725-F59   Per Processor
 Edition CPU Option                               Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Informix Ultimate Warehouse       5725-D14   Per Processor
 Edition CPU Option                               Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Informix Ultimate Warehouse       5725-D14   PROCESSOR-Day(s)
 Edition CPU Option

Charge metrics definitions

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

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.

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 webpage below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* 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

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

  • Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.
  • Express® and workgroup programs may be licensed with maximum use terms. In that case, the following applies. The maximum authorized use terms and conditions for PVU licensed IBM express and middleware programs can be found in the IBM Express and Middleware Licensing Guide.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Informix Growth Warehouse Edition

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Informix Growth Warehouse Edition CPU Option
Growth Warehouse Edition Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  E0D70LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Growth Warehouse Edition Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  D0N1ILL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Growth Warehouse Edition Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  D0N1JLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1

Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition CPU Option
Informix Ultimate Whse Ed Per Processor Value Unit       E0BQ7LL
 (PVU) Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Informix Ultimate Whse Ed Per Processor Value Unit       D0IJGLL
 (PVU) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Informix Ultimate Whse Ed Per Processor Value Unit       D0IJHLL
 (PVU) SW S&S Reinstate

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Trade-up
                                                        part
                                                        number
 
IBM Informix Ultimate
 Warehouse Edition CPU
 Option
IBM Informix Ultimate       Informix Ultimate Whse Ed   D0IJILL
 Edition CPU Option          PVU fr IFMX Ultimate Ed
                             PVU Trade Up Lic + SW
IBM Informix Growth         Informix Ultimate Whse Ed   D0IJKLL
 Warehouse Edition CPU       Per Processor Value Unit
 Option                      (PVU) Trade Up Lic + SW
IBM Informix Extended       Informix Ultimate Whse Ed   D0IJJLL
 Parallel Server (XPS)       Per Processor Value Unit
                             (PVU) Trade Up Lic + SW

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Growth Warehouse Edition V11.70.0
Growth Warehouse Edition AIX 6,SUSE Linux Enterprise     BB19IML
 Server (SLES),Solaris
Informix Ultimate Wrhs Ed V11.70.0
Informix Ultimate Wrhs Ed AIX 6,SUSE Linux Enterprise    BB16MML
 Server (SLES),Red Ha

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.

Informix Ultimate Wrhs Ed V11.70.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Informix Ultimate       Informix Ultimate Wrhs Ed   BB16MML
Warehouse Edition CPU       AIX 6,SUSE Linux
Option per Processor Value  Enterprise Server
Unit Metric                 (SLES),Red Ha

Growth Warehouse Edition V11.70.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Informix Ultimate       Growth Warehouse Edition    BB19IML
Growth Edition per          AIX 6,SUSE Linux
Processor Value Unit        Enterprise Server
Metric                      (SLES),Solaris

On/Off CoD

IBM Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition CPU Option

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
Informix Ultimate Whse Ed PROCESSOR-Days Per Use-Day     D0IK6LL
OOCoD


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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 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.

License Information form numbers
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
Informix Growth Warehouse Edition         5725-F59   L-RNAR-8L52R8
Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition       5725-D14   L-STTN-8CSNUJ

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Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

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IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.



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