Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Data Integration Facility V2.2 adds JVM 1.6 support to enable common messaging across the enterpriseUnited States Software Announcement 212-335
November 27, 2012
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Toshiba® Global Commerce Solutions, a Toshiba and IBM® Company, provides the Toshiba Data Integration Facility (DIF) as a Java application and toolkit, which enables integration of POS data to targeted destinations across the enterprise. DIF is installed on a 4690 POS controller and consists of a programmer's application programming interface (API) and a run-time process. DIF allows access to POS data through point-to-point intra-store communication, once-only assured delivery, response to queries from remote systems, and communication between legacy terminals and other in-store devices using standard messaging structures.
DIF helps retailers improve the customer shopping experience with near-real-time visibility of transaction data. It facilitates streamlining operations and reductions in operational costs by using a variety of open-standard formats to share data between applications.
Toshiba Data Integration Facility V2.2 still embeds the micro broker component of IBM Lotus® Expeditor product, which allows DIF to communicate with message-oriented middleware. Micro broker is an edge-of-the-network, lightweight messaging hub. DIF uses micro broker's point-to-point capabilities. DIF accepts message senders and receivers directly, and can forward those messages using micro broker bridging capability. This bridging capability can be configured by DIF to connect with IBM Lotus Expeditor micro broker, IBM WebSphere® MQ, or IBM WebSphere Message Broker.
Data Integration Facility V2.2 is now decoupled from ACE, minimizing the impact of updates and new installations.
Data Integration Facility V2.2 now includes support for JVM 1.6, allowing retailers to embrace edge-of-the-network technology to enable common messaging across the enterprise and leverage the latest software technologies.
Secure Data Access Writer is now a supported function with DIF V2.2. This allows a retailer to remotely and securely update a part of a file or record.
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Refer to the Technical information section for details.
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|Planned availability date|
November 30, 2012
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DIF connects store and enterprise processes by providing Java and non- Java applications (including CBASIC applications) with easy-to-use interfaces for:
DIF provides support for transforming 4690 sales data into standards-based XML. For example, transaction data can be converted from native binary format to International XML Retail Cooperative (IXRetail) standard POSLog XML documents. Transactions can 'trickle' in near-real time from the store to host systems. Additionally, DIF's TLOG trickle solution will continue to support message pacing and message bundling; and each transaction from TLOG trickle is delivered one time.
The DIF run-time process is a Java-based background application that serves as a messaging hub for the store. It allows non-Java applications, such as CBASIC or C applications, to communicate with message systems such as IBM WebSphere MQ, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, or IBM Lotus Expeditor. Examples include:
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Program Program number VRM name 5639-GG5 V2.2.0 Toshiba Data Integration Facility
Product identification number
Maintenance Maintenance Program PID number 1 year PID number 3 year PID number 5639-GG5 5639-GG6 IBM DIF 1 Yr Reg/Renewal 5639-GG7 IBM DIF 1 Yr After Lic 5639-GG8 IBM DIF 3 Yr Reg 5639-GG9 IBM DIF 3 Yr Renew 5639-GH0 IBM DIF 3 Yr After
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The following educational offerings are available for Business Partners and Toshiba representatives who sell or support Data Integration Facility. These are Internet-downloadable, self-study courses.
1 Data Integration Facility sales education is found in the Selling the IBM Store Integration Framework course.
2 RE3007 is a prerequisite to RE3008. RE3008 is a new course that will be available at product announce.
For course descriptions, or to enroll in these and other Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions (TGCS) Education courses, employees and Business Partner personnel should visit
The following training is available for customers who support the Data Integration Facility product:
3 RE3007C is a prerequisite to RE3008. RE3008 is a new course that will be available at product announce.
For course descriptions, or to enroll in these and other Retail Education courses, customers should visit
For questions about DIF education contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website
Business Partner information
If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).
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Displayable softcopy publications
Toshiba Data Integration Facility documentation is offered in displayable softcopy form on the Internet.
- Under Links, select Publications
- Under Store Integration Framework, select DIF
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Specified operating environment
Minimum controller hardware requirements
The minimum controller hardware requirements are selected to not only cover the runtime requirements of DIF but to also cover the other workloads that are likely to be running on the controller.
Currently DIF is running on some older/slower controller models. DIF continues to be able to run on these controllers at their current workloads. If additional DIF or store workload is to be added to the controllers, the controllers may need to be replaced with newer/faster controller models.
Operating System supported:
For current information and more details on specific product level requirements information, refer to the online Data Integration Facility User's Guide .
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.
The IBM Lotus Expeditor micro broker component code embedded in DIF V2.2 is for messaging with DIF application use only.
Toshiba Data Integration Facility is distributed with the following items when media is ordered:
Security, auditability, and control
Toshiba Data Integration Facility uses the security and auditability features of the IBM 4690 OS, which include authorization services (password) for each user. It also uses the security and auditability features of the POS application, such as operator authorization and control, ability to limit unique functions to specific terminals, and logging of significant events for audit purposes.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls. 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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Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric Toshiba DIF V2 5639-GG5 Per Store
Store is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. For programs licensed in a web commerce environment, a store is a web enabled mercantile establishment deployed and accessible to customers through the web storefront and to administrators through the program. For programs licensed in a physical retail setting, a store is each physical mercantile establishment where goods and services are offered for sale. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for every store where the program is installed.
The Product Identification (PID) number for the initial base license of Toshiba Data Integration Facility V2.2 is 5639-GG5. The following is a description of each of the new feature numbers:
Below represents how to order an initial base license for DIF V2. The econfig tool is available to help you create an DIF V2 order. If, for some reason, econfig is not available, you can place a basic order as follows:
You must also include either the 1-year or 3-year Software Maintenance PID to register for Software Maintenance and to be entitled for Software Subscription and Support. Refer to the section on Software Maintenance for additional information.
5639-GG5 Toshiba Data Integration Facility V2 Basic license one-time charge Feature Feature description number DIF V2 Per Store w/ 1 Year SW Maint 0001 DIF V2 Trade up fr/DIF V1 PA w/1 Year SW Maint 0002 DIF V2 Trade up fr/DIF V1 PRPQ w/1 Year SW Maint 0003
Customization options for 5639-GG5
Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial order.
Initial shipments Feature Description 3444 Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of media and documentation) 3445 Local IBM Office Expedite (for IBM use only)
Expedite shipments Feature Description 3446 Customer Expedite Process Charge ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time Delivery and Fulfillment (ISC) receives the order. ISC will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Software Maintenance for DIF
There are two options for Software Maintenance (SWMA) for DIF. You can choose either a one year or a three year option.
You must order Software Maintenance Registration with the initial order. It entitles the user to receive new versions or releases during the initial 12-month period, and also to receive support. It also registers them in the entitlement database, allowing them to open and report problems. If you do not include the Software Maintenance Registration PID with the initial order, it will not update the entitlement system to allow the user to get support.
Also, you must ensure that the number of base DIF licenses ordered matches the number of DIF software maintenance licenses. There should be a one-for-one match.
You do not need to order the SWMA Renewal the first year, since it is already included in the base license price of the package. This needs to be ordered once the registration period has expired (after the first 12 months). It starts with year number 2 through the life of the installation.
Make sure you always order the latest announced Software Maintenance PID for DIF. The DIF Software Maintenance PID number will always be the same PID number for the life of DIF.
The following are the Software Maintenance Product Identification (PID) numbers for DIF V2.2:
The following is a description of each of the feature numbers for DIF One Year Software Maintenance Registration/Renewal (5639-GG6):
The following is a description of each of the feature numbers for the DIF Software Maintenance One Year After License (5639-GG7):
The following is a description of the feature number for DIF Software Maintenance Three Year Registration (5639-GG8):
The following is a description of the feature number for DIF Software Maintenance Three Year Renewal (5639-GG9):
The following is a description of the feature number for the DIF Software Maintenance Three Year After License (5639-GH0):
5639-GG6 Software Maintenance Reg/Renewal, 1 Year Feature Feature description number DIF per store SWM NoChg Registration 0001 DIF Per store SWM Yr Renewal 0002
5639-GG7 Software Maintenance After License, 1 Year Feature Feature description number DIF per store SWM 1 Yr After License 0001
5639-GG8 Software Maintenance 3 year registration (2 year uplift) Feature Feature description number DIF per store SWM 3 Yr Registration 0001
5639-GG9 Software Maintenance 3 year Renewal Feature Feature description number DIF per store SWM 3 Yr Renewal 0001
5639-GH0 - Software Maintenance After License, 3 year Feature Feature description number DIF per store SWM 3 Yr After License 0001
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