IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.3 delivers real-time data integration for the global market under Passport Advantage

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-456
December 16, 2008

 
 ENUS208-456.PDF (111KB)

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IBM® InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.3 can help you:

  • Load real-time information into a data warehouse or operational data store
  • Eliminate the batch window by providing continuous delivery of changed data into target systems
  • Integrate real-time inventory and sales information with other commercial sites
  • Integrate product and customer data across multiple branches, outlets, and offices
  • Keep production systems running 24 x 7 for worldwide operations

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.3 delivers real-time data integration across diverse data stores and platforms for the global market to:

  • Integrate high volumes of data with minimal impact to the production system.
  • Support continuous delivery of changed data throughout the organization. Changes are captured as they happen, allowing up-to-the-minute data to flow between systems to support real-time reporting, business intelligence, and synchronization of applications.
  • Provide a localizable user interface and support global character sets for data and metadata.

InfoSphere Change Data Capture can be deployed quickly using a graphical user interface.

Features

  • High performance: InfoSphere Change Data Capture can scale to high-volume replication environments with minimal impact on the performance of source databases. Using native log-based change data capture, it can handle increasing volumes of data to provide data integration at the pace of business.
  • Log-based change data capture: Whether data is integrated periodically or in real-time, only changed data is captured and transferred from source to target systems. Instead of performing queries directly against the database, InfoSphere Change Data Capture captures changed data directly from the database logs.
  • Change data capture can help improve operational efficiency and can help save time and resources by eliminating redundant data transfer and saving network bandwidth. By accessing data from the logs, InfoSphere Change Data Capture is designed to minimize performance impact on mission-critical applications.
  • Data integrity: Delivery of data is achieved by synchronizing positional information between the source and target. Transactional integrity is achieved by applying transactions in the same order on the target as on the source.
  • Ease of use: An intuitive user interface that consolidates configuration and monitoring of the replication environment can help lower total cost of ownership.
  • With no programming required, you can invest your effort in higher value IT projects. Your company can leverage its legacy systems and integrate data across all supported platforms with minimal changes to the existing environment. Future changes in the computing environment can also be easily accommodated to protect your company's investment.
  • InfoSphere Change Data Capture provides out-of-the-box, programming-free data integration with DB2®, Oracle, Sybase, and Informix® Dynamic Server across many operating platforms.
  • InfoSphere Change Data Capture provides integration with message queues to supply data-enriched business events to business applications.
  • InfoSphere Change Data Capture provides flat file integration to improve your ability to integrate data across systems.

 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.


 
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Planned availability dates
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December 16, 2008: Electronic software delivery

January 9, 2009: Media and documentation


 
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Description
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IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.3, a flexible product for many business scenarios, supports a variety of enterprise architectures and replication configurations whether it's unidirectional, bidirectional, cascading, or a data distribution environment.

Custom business logic can be integrated at several points within the replication process. Transformations, custom expressions, and custom business logic add to the flexibility of InfoSphere Change Data Capture enabling you to customize your data integration flow and configure your replication environment.

Throughput and latency statistics provide visibility into replication processes for monitoring and troubleshooting. Graphs are displayed for a visual representation of throughput and latency. This enables a quicker assessment of the health and status of the environment. A replication diagram displays the relationships between data stores in the replication environment. This assists with monitoring as well as problem detection and diagnosis. The result for you is increased peace of mind since the state of the replication environment is readily available, and less time and effort are typically required to troubleshoot problems.

Sub-capacity licensing

Because of the complexity of distributed sub-capacity server environments, IBM requires that you agree to additional terms beyond those required for the default full-capacity licensing terms. These additional terms are outlined in the IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement -- Attachment for Sub-capacity (Z125-7174). To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing, you must accept these terms.

You can order sub-capacity licensed products deployed in a full-capacity environment (or, likewise, operate on multiple partitions that add up to full capacity). You remain responsible for having the requisite number of license authorizations to comply with the requirements described in Section 2 (Authorizations) of the Sub-capacity Attachment, and for complying with all other terms of the attachment. For more information, refer to

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/subcapacityattachments.html

Use of the IBM License Metric Tool is mandatory for most clients with Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing. This software is free of charge under any active Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express terms. For more information regarding this tool, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/7/897/ENUS208-197/index.html

The quantity of sub-capacity licenses required in a partition is equal to the maximum number of processor cores available to that partition where the software product is available times the number of PVUs required for that processor technology.

Upgrades, migrations, and trade ups

Over time, you will be contacted by IBM to migrate your use entitlements from the current DataMirror heritage portfolio to the replacement portfolio. You must be current on maintenance to be eligible for migrations. If not current, you will have to pay a maintenance reinstatement fee.

Migration is for the same capacity as currently licensed when converted to the pricing metric announced for the replacement offering (for example, conversion of Value Units for a particular server tier to Processor Value Units). Initial migration quotes are generated using standard ratios. Migration also ensures that you are entitled to use the software on the same systems you are currently managing by adjusting the Processor Value Unit quantities as required.

You do not have to migrate your existing offerings prior to purchasing additional capacity in Passport Advantage.

The following table shows the mapping of DataMirror heritage products to the respective replacement offerings.

DataMirror heritage product       Replacement offering
 
DataMirror Transformation Server® IBM InfoSphere Change Data
                                   Capture
DataMirror Transformation         IBM InfoSphere Change Data
 Server/Event Server               Capture
DataMirror Live Audit             IBM InfoSphere Change Data
                                   Capture
DataMirror Transformation Server IBM InfoSphere Change Data
 for DB2 on OS/390®                 Capture for z/OS® (refer to note
                                   1)
DataMirror iReflect               IBM InfoSphere Change Data
                                   Capture for Oracle Replication
DataMirror Constellar Hub         No replacement available in
                                   Passport Advantage
DataMirror DB/XML                 No replacement available in
                                   Passport Advantage
DataMirror ERP Gateway            No replacement available in
                                   Passport Advantage
IBM DataMirror iCluster           Available as an IBM Power
                                   Systems software product (refer
                                   to note 2)
IBM DataMirror iCluster SMB       Available as an IBM Power
                                   Systems software product (refer
                                   to note 2)

Note 1: Refer to Software Announcement 208-255, dated August 12, 2008.

Note 2: Refer to Software Announcement 208-019, dated January 29, 2008.

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.


 
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IBM currently plans to deliver the following components of IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.3 during the first half of 2009:

  • IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for Teradata
  • IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for EventServer
  • IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for Microsoft® SQL Server
  • IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for Informix Dynamic Server

The information in this statement of direction is based on IBM's current product goals and objectives only, and are subject to change or withdrawal by IBM without notice.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


 
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-U70   6.3.0                        IBM InfoSphere Change Data
                                        Capture

 
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Education support
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Available training offerings include client on-site training, public training at IBM facilities, and remote learning via FlexLearning. Through client on-site training, IBM delivers standard or customized training to meet the requirements of its clients. IBM can also provide mobile academies for a rental fee to minimize clients' setup activities.

IBM public training simplifies the process by providing the complete environment for standard course deliveries and giving students the ability to learn without the distractions of everyday responsibilities. Public training is offered on a regular schedule worldwide. For more information on public instructor-led training, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/ips/services/learning.html

The newly enhanced FlexLearning program enables clients to attend training on their own schedule at their own location. This program offers state-of-the-art technology to deliver highly valuable training at minimum cost. All current courses are approximately three hours in length and offer a valuable learn-by-doing, self-paced format.

For more information on any of the training offerings, contact

iiseduc@us.ibm.com

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage Web site

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

 
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Publications are provided only in electronic form for this product.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Minimum recommended requirements:

  • Disk space: 20 GB
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
Software requirements

For detailed information, refer to the InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.3 system requirements Web site at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/change-data-capture/requirements.html

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

Packaging

DVDs for the supported platforms.

Security, auditability, and control

These products use 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.

Software Services

Services from IBM Information Platform and Solutions complement the IBM InfoSphere platform. You can leverage the deep technical skills and proven methodologies based on years of accumulated knowledge and experience, gained through hundreds of successful implementations. The IBM Information Platform and Solutions Professional Services team offers a wide range of services-related packages that are designed to help you achieve success in the design, implementation, and rollout of your information integration projects.

To learn more about IBM Information Platform and Solution Professional Services or contact a services representative, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/ips/services/

We also extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an unmatched portfolio of capabilities. Together we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support any critical business need. To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/solutions/isv

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

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture  Change Data     InfoSphere
                                     Capture         Change Data
                                                     Capture
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture  Change Data     InfoSphere
 for Non Production                  Capture         Change Data
                                                     Capture
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture    5724-U70   SubCapacity
                                                  Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture    5724-U70   Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture    5724-U70   Processor Value
 for Non Production                               Unit (PVU)
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture    5724-U70   SubCapacity
 for Non Production                               Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor families (vendors and brands). A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for the appropriate number of PVUs based on the level or tier of all processor cores activated and available for use by the Program on the server. Some programs allow licensing to less than the full capacity of the server's activated processor cores, sometimes referred to as sub-capacity licensing. For programs which offer sub-capacity licensing, if a server is partitioned utilizing eligible partitioning technologies, then a PoE must be obtained for the appropriate number of PVUs based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition where the program runs or is managed by the program. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Terms or the program's License Information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms. The PVU entitlements are specific to the program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with PVU entitlements of another program.

For general overview of PVUs for processor families (vendors and brands), go to

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

To calculate the exact PVU entitlements required for the program, go to

https://www-112.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/valueunitcalculator/vucalc.wss

Passport Advantage program licenses

InfoSphere Change Data Capture

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture
InfoSphere CDC Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S  E04S9LL
 Rnwl
InfoSphere CDC Processor Value Unit (PVU) Lic + SW S&S   D0406LL
 12 Mo
InfoSphere CDC Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S         D0407LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

InfoSphere Change Data Capture

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for Non Production
InfoSphere CDC NP Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW   E04SALL
 S&S Rnwl
InfoSphere CDC NP Processor Value Unit (PVU) Lic + SW    D0408LL
 S&S 12 Mo
InfoSphere CDC NP Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S      D0409LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
InfoSphere CDC V6.3.0
InfoSphere CDC V6.3.0 Windows®, Linux®, UNIX Media Pack    BY03YML
 Multilingual

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.

InfoSphere CDC V6.3.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM InfoSphere Change Data  InfoSphere CDC V6.3.0       BY03YML
 Capture Non Production      Windows, Linux, UNIX Media
 Subcapacity Processor       Pack Multilingual
 Value Unit (PVU)
IBM InfoSphere Change Data  InfoSphere CDC V6.3.0       BY03YML
 Capture Subcapacity         Windows, Linux, UNIX Media
 Processor Value Unit (PVU)  Pack Multilingual
InfoSphere Change Data      InfoSphere CDC V6.3.0       BY03YML
 Capture Non Production      Windows, Linux, UNIX Media
 Processor Value Unit        Pack Multilingual
InfoSphere Change Data      InfoSphere CDC V6.3.0       BY03YML
 Capture Processor Value     Windows, Linux, UNIX Media
 Unit                        Pack Multilingual

Sub-capacity

IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture

Part number                       Part description
 
E05AULL                           InfoSphere CDC SubCapacity
                                   Processor Value Unit (PVU)
                                   Annual SW S&S Rnwl
D04XCLL                           InfoSphere CDC SubCapacity
                                   Processor Value Unit (PVU) Lic
                                   + SW S&S 12 Mo
D04XDLL                           InfoSphere CDC SubCapacity
                                   Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW
                                   S&S Reinstate 12

IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for Non Production

Part number                       Part description
 
E05AVLL                           InfoSphere CDC NP SubCapacity
                                   Processor Value Unit (PVU)
                                   Annual SW S&S Rnwl
D04XELL                           InfoSphere CDC NP SubCapacity
                                   Processor Value Unit (PVU) Lic
                                   + SW S&S 12 Mo
D04XFLL                           InfoSphere CDC NP SubCapacity
                                   Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW
                                   S&S Reinstate

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products

Sub-capacity licensing on a per processor or per Value Unit basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli® License Compliance Manager within their offerings so that you can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on the use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing

To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub-capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a primary business contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting, refer to Software Announcement 205-093, dated April 19, 2005.

If you order this product under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process.) You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/cgibin/pbi.cgi?
Publication                       Form
 
Planning, Installation, and       SC32-1431
 Configuration
Administration                    SC32-1430
Problem Determination             SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                   SC32-1432
Release Notes                     SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to

http://www.lotus.com/sub-capacity

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.


 
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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
 
InfoSphere Change Data Capture            5724-U70   L-GHUN-7L3SSG

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

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 programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
Authorization for use on home/portable computer

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
InfoSphere Change Data Capture:  No
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

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

Usage restriction

Yes

For additional information refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Other terms
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

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http://www.ibm.com/financing

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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Identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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Reference: YE001

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