IBM DB2 Entity Analytics adds new dimension to recognizing identity

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-027
February 1, 2005


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TOC link At a glance TOC link Technical information
TOC link Overview TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Education support TOC link Prices
TOC link Offering Information TOC link Order now
TOC link Publications  
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At a glance

DB2 Entity Analytics brings new levels of accuracy to identity resolution and business intelligence. Included are two component programs:

  • DB2 Identity Resolution
  • DB2 Relationship Resolution

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
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DB2® Identity Resolution and DB2 Relationship Resolution form a new family of products — DB2 Entity Analytics — that allows you to build repositories of identity and relationship information that are sourced from multiple databases. The processes used to build the repositories create resolved identity and relationship information, which can be used directly or in your applications.

The DB2 Identity Resolution software can determine unique identities across data using multiple name variations, addresses, ID numbers, and other commonly used personal data. The DB2 Relationship Resolution software adds the ability to understand nonobvious relationships and connections between individuals, such as shared phone numbers or bank accounts.

The software requires a relational database, such as DB2 Universal Database®.

The DB2 Entity Analytics family of software strengthens IBM's middleware portfolio through a multidimensional approach to analytics that dramatically extends the capabilities of identity-based applications. The combination of DB2 Identity Resolution and DB2 Relationship Resolution provides value to business partners who deliver business intelligence and other applications that might require a single customer view, fraud detection, or Customer Relationship Management across many industries, such as government, banking, insurance, and healthcare.

The Identity Resolution and Relationship Resolution technology is based on both SQL and the Java™ industry standard J2EE, allowing developers to more easily develop, deploy, and maintain analytical business applications. It also complements IBM's open computing approach through its ability to work with both IBM and non-IBM data sources, including Oracle and Microsoft™ databases, enabling customers to integrate this sophisticated technology with their existing technology infrastructure.

DB2 Entity Analytics further extends investments IBM is making in support of analytical solutions, which include DB2 Data Warehouse Edition, DB2 Cube Views, and DB2 Alphablox. IBM also enables industry-specific business intelligence solutions, including the IBM Banking Data Warehouse for financial institutions and the IBM Crime Information Warehouse® for law enforcement.
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Key prerequisites


  • (AIX®) IBM JDK 1.4
  • (Non-AIX) Sun JDK 1.4.2
  • Oracle
  • DB2 8.2
  • MS SQL 2000 SP3a, MDAC 2.7 SP1®
  • (Windows™) MS MessageQueueing
  • (AIX) WebSphere® MQ 5.3 FP8
  • (Non-AIX UNIX®) WebSphere MQ 5.3 FP8, only if used
  • JBoss 3.2.3

Operating systems

  • Windows 2000 Server (IA32)
  • Solaris 8 (UltraSparc)
  • Solaris 9 (UltraSparc)
  • AIX 5.2L (POWER4™)
  • Red Hat Linux™ AS 3.0 (IA32)
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (IA64)

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Planned availability date
  • For electronic download: March 15, 2005
  • For availability on CDs: April 11, 2005


POWER4 is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
DB2, DB2 Universal Database, Information Warehouse, AIX, SP1, and WebSphere are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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Education support

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM IT Education Services Web site

Refer to the IBM IT Education Services Web site for information on course locations and availability dates.

Call IBM Global Services, IT Education Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

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No publications are shipped with this program.

The following content will be posted on IBM's XL Web site: DB2® Identity and Relationship Resolution User Install Guide.

The IBM Publications Center

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

The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS) enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive e-mail notifications of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded from the Publications Center

The site is available in English and Canadian French.
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

Hardware requirements are specific to each environment and are based on data requirements.

Software requirements

DB2 Entity Analytics is supported by the following platforms:

  • AIX® 5L (for POWER4™ and POWER5™)
  • SUSE Linux™ x86
  • Red Hat Linux AS x86
  • Solaris 8
  • Solaris 9
  • Windows™ 2000
  • Windows 2003

The following databases:

  • DB2 V8
  • Oracle 9i
  • Oracle 10g
  • Microsoft™ SqlServer

Application server:

  • JBoss
  • Tomcat

Planning information

Packaging: Electronic software distribution (ESD)

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

Security, auditability, and control

DB2 Entity Analytics 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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Ordering information

To order the product on CDs, specify the following part numbers:

                           Short                  Part
Description                description            number
Media Pack
IBM DB2 Identity           DB2 IdRes V3.8         BB0NJNA
 Reolution, V3.8,           U.S. Eng MP
 U.S. English,
 Media Pack
IBM DB2 Relationship       DB2 RelRes V3.8        BB0NKNA
 Resolution, V3.8,          U.S. Eng MP
 U.S. English,
 Media Pack

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

Product Group: DB2 Entity Analytics

Product Identifier Description (PID): DB2 Entity Analytics (5724-L71)

Product Category: 7323

The charge structure provides for:

  • DB2 Identity Resolution Processor
  • DB2 Relationship Resolution Processor
  • Upgrade from DB2 Identity Resolution Processor to include DB2 Relationship Resolution Processor
  • DB2 Entity Analytics — Number of processors
  • DB2 Entity Analytics — Each one million data source records

Program name                                      number
DB2 Entity Analytics                              5724-L71
Charge Unit Description                           number
DB2 Identity Resolution Processor V3.8
 including LIC+SW Maintenance 12 Months           D54XJLL
 including Annual SW Maintenance Renewal          E01R5LL
 including SW Maintenance Reinstate               D54XKLL
  12 Months
DB2 Relationship Resolution Processor V3.8
 including LIC+SW Maintenance 12 Months           D54XHLL
 including Annual SW Maintenance Renewal          E01R4LL
 including SW Maintenance Reinstate               D54XILL
  12 Months
DB2 Relationship Resolution Processor V3.8
 Tradeup from DB2 Identity Resolution V3.8
 including LIC+SW Maintenance 12 Months           D54XQLL
DB2 Entity Analytics - per one million
  data source records
 including LIC+SW Maintenance 12 Months           D54XMLL
 including Annual SW Maintenance Renewal          E01R6LL
 including SW Maintenance Reinstate               D54XNLL
  12 Months

Definition of Charge Metrics

Level of Use

Your use of a program may not exceed the level defined by the number of use authorizations (PoEs) you have acquired.

Processor — The "Processor" charge metric is full capacity charging. PoEs must be acquired for all processors that are active on the server where the program or a component of the program is run.

As an example, a customer has ordered a server with four (4) processors. The server is shipped with six (6) processors, but two (2) of them are inactive. Thus, four (4) processors are active for the customer.

  1. IBM defines a physical processor in a computer as a functional unit that interprets and executes instructions. A physical processor consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic and logic units.
  2. Multi-core technology allows two or more processors (commonly called "cores") to be active on a single silicon chip. With multi-core technology, IBM considers each core to be a physical processor. For example, in a dual-core chip, there are two physical processors residing on the single silicon chip.
  3. Threading, a technique that makes a single processor seem to perform as two or more, does not affect the count of physical processors.
  4. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server and charging is based upon the total number of processors on the blade on which the program is run.

Data Source Record

"Data Source Record" (DSR) charge metric is a discrete association to the specific identity of a person, place, or thing that has a set of data elements (relative information) entered into the program from a data source (DS). The relative information of a DSR can be modified so as long as it is modified from the original DS that created it.

A DSR "Proof of Entitlement" (PoE) must be acquired for each 1-1,000,000 (one to 1 million) DSRs entered into the program from any DS.
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Terms and conditions

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

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement 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 number: L-JGDS-68RR6M

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

Usage restriction: Yes.

Licenses are restricted by number of data source accounts.

Software Maintenance applies: Yes.

Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support, is included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option that is available.

While your Software Maintenance 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, 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at

Software Maintenance 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, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer®. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the following Passport Advantage Web site

IBM Global Financing

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

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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.
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Order now

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

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

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


POWER4, POWER5, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
Passport Advantage, DB2, AIX, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
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