IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2 delivers a highly scalable, highly resilient, lower cost infrastructure for mission critical data warehousing

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-109
April 7, 2009

 
 ENUS209-109.PDF (125KB)

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InfoSphere Warehouse on System z® provides a highly scalable, lower-cost way to design, populate and optimize a DB2® for z/OS® data warehouse to support BI applications such as Cognos 8 BI.

  • Simplifies operational complexity through the deployment of both operational and warehouse data on a single platform.
  • Reduces costs related to data movement while providing more efficient access to DB2 data.
  • Significantly improves query performance for users who want to deploy OLAP capability to drill down into specific DB2 for z/OS data.
  • Supports near real-time analytics on core business data managed in DB2 for z/OS, helping customers gain additional competitive advantage and value from their operational data.

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 announces InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2 (also referred to herein as InfoSphere Warehouse on System z) which provides a highly scalable, lower-cost way to design, populate and optimize a DB2 for z/OS data warehouse to support business intelligence (BI) applications such as Cognos 8 BI.

This new offering is designed to simplify operational complexity through deployment of both operational and warehouse data on a single platform, reducing costs related to data movement while providing more efficient access to DB2 data. InfoSphere Warehouse on System z significantly improves query performance for users who want to employ OLAP techniques to drill down into specific data stored in DB2 for z/OS. The combination of the System z platform and InfoSphere Warehouse gives customers the ability to support near real-time analytics based on core business data managed in DB2 for z/OS, helping customers gain additional competitive advantage and value from their operational data.

InfoSphere Warehouse on System z provides powerful features which include:

  • Delivering multidimensional data with no-copy OLAP analytics
  • Building the data warehouse with advanced design and physical modeling with Design Studio
  • Populating the data warehouse with simplified SQL-based data movement and transformation with SQL Warehouse tool

IBM provides unparalleled cross-platform support for data warehousing and business intelligence from Windows® to the mainframe. As part of the InfoSphere product family, InfoSphere Warehouse on System z further strengthens the IBM data warehousing and business intelligence solution on System z that today includes DB2 for z/OS, InfoSphere Information Server for Linux® on System z, and Cognos 8 BI for Linux on System z. This comprehensive solution gives customers the data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities they need while also providing the scalability, reliability, availability, and security of the System z platform.

For more information on the IBM data warehousing and business intelligence Solution for System z, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/businessintelligence/systemz/

 
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  • April 10, 2009: Electronic software delivery
  • April 24, 2009: Media and documentation

 
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Features included in this offering of IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2:

  • Access to multidimensional data with no-copy OLAP analytics
  • Eclipse-based Design Studio
  • Browser-based Administration Console
  • Physical Modeling from Rational® Data Architect
  • Simplified SQL-based data movement and transformation with SQL Warehousing Tool (SQW)

Design Studio makes it easier to model, design, and implement analytic structures in the warehouse, and also helps populate and maintain them. This workbench can be extended with simple-to-build Eclipse-based plug-ins. Design Studio provides the plug-in for physical database design and provides the following capabilities:

  • Easy-to-use environment:
    • Flexible, extensible (plug-ins), easy-to-use eclipse environment
    • Design
      • Logical Entity Relationship design with Rational Data Architect (RDA) plug-in (optionally available from Rational)
      • Physical design
    • Extract, load, and transform
    • Data movement and transformation
    • Scripting
    • Cube and Materialized Query Table
    • Debugging and testing

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse on System z now enables DB2 for z/OS customers to leverage the powerful physical database modeling and implementation capabilities of Rational Data Architect, a rich extensible Eclipse-based design and modeling environment. Packed with graphical modeling, collaborative teaming, and model metadata synchronization and sharing features, RDA physical modeling provides the solid foundation on which more advanced data warehousing features can be delivered within the complete InfoSphere Warehouse on System z solution.

Also included as a foundation of the offering is the browser-based Administration Console which provides a common browser interface to manage data warehouse resources, schedule and monitor data warehouse processing jobs, and to configure and manage multidimensional cubes and cube servers. The Administration Console also provides troubleshooting, statistics, and logs and traces.

Customers can build and transform their physical data structures with the SQL Warehousing tool (SQW) provided in IBM InfoSphere Warehouse on System z. Designed as an extension to the Rational Data Architect Physical Modeling environment, SQW provides data flow, data transformation, and control flow operations required to load the data warehouse or data mart. SQW features include:

  • SQL-based data movement and transformation features
    • Load datasets from server
    • Staging table tuning: creating indexes, range partition, runstats
    • Order by "get first n rows"
    • Flow debugging and execution visual enhancements
    • Online and offline modes of flow designing
    • Virtual columns, expressions sorting, filtering enhancements
  • SQW Runtime features
    • Parallel execution in control flows
    • Sub-process modularizations
    • Delta Deployment
    • Variable enhancements, reserved system variables
    • Activity skip during execution
    • Enhanced diagnostics (user control with file write operator), logging

InfoSphere Warehouse on System z customers can also build and deploy multidimensional analytics with Cubing Services. It empowers users to create intuitive and complex ad hoc queries about their enterprise, such as a product's profitability for a defined quarter across a specific territory. This type of business query requires the grouping, aggregation, and calculation of information across various business dimensions, such as time, product, customer, and supplier. Cubing Services is designed to resolve just this type of multidimensional query, known as Online Analytical Processing (OLAP).

Cubing Services can lead to substantial cost savings and time-to-value reduction over traditional outboard cubing technologies. Leveraging data directly from the warehouse, Cubing Services does not require the overhead of copying data into a third-party technology. Fully integrated into the InfoSphere Warehouse on System z design and administrative warehouse tools, Cubing Services provides the ability to achieve lower design and maintenance costs over external cubing solutions.

Cubing Services supports the industry standard multidimensional (MDX) query language, as well as industry standard OLAP client APIs that immediately enable the following industry-leading BI tools:

  • OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO)
    • Microsoft® Excel
    • Third party vendors
  • XML for Analysis (XMLA)
    • Cognos 8 BI
    • Third party vendors

Cubing Services provides OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO) support that enables third-party BI tools to access multidimensional cubes. In addition, Excel Pivot Table Services support allows any Excel user to access the same cubes through a familiar tool. Because the cubes are accessed through Excel, this is available to users without requiring the installation of additional BI tools.

XMLA enablement allows Cognos 8 BI tools and applications to more fully leverage the power of the InfoSphere Warehouse on System z through first class access to Cubing Services cubes. Cognos 8.4 BI for Linux on System z can now query Cubing Services cubes, so you can now use these cubes to:

  • Execute simple ad hoc queries with Query Studio
  • Do advanced ad hoc analysis with Analysis Studio
  • Deliver standard reports with Report Studio
  • Use the results to build and deploy dashboards with Go Dashboards
  • Integrate with Cognos Go Office

For more information on the IBM Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solution for System z, please visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/businessintelligence/systemz/

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site

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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS is capable as of April 24, 2009 , 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. Please note that IBM assumes that Section 508 applies only to normal and routine end-user operations, and not to setup and service functions. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

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

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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InfoSphere Warehouse on System z is part of the broader IBM InfoSphere product family, as well as a key offering within the overall IBM data warehousing and business intelligence solution for System z. It offers IBM DB2 for z/OS customers a highly scalable, lower-cost way to design, populate, and optimize a DB2 for z/OS data warehouse to support BI applications such as Cognos 8 BI. It delivers key benefits including the ability to:

  • Reduce operational complexity through deployment of both operational and warehouse data on a single platform.
  • Reduce costs related to data duplication while providing more efficient access to DB2 data.
  • Improve query performance for users who want to drill down into specific data stored in DB2 for z/OS.
  • Gain additional competitive advantage and value from operational data through support for near real-time decisions based on core business data managed in DB2 for z/OS.

InfoSphere Warehouse on System z gives existing DB2 for z/OS customers with current or planned warehousing, data mart, or operation data store initiatives the capabilities they need to support a strong warehousing infrastructure while at the same time further leveraging their investment in the powerful and reliable System z platform.


 
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
InfoSp Whse for DB2 for z/OS   Multilingual    April 24, 2009
V9.5.2                         (English
                               International,
                               French,
                               Russian,
                               Korean,
                               Chinese -
                               Simplified,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-
                               Brazilian,
                               German,
                               Japanese,
                               Chinese -
                               Traditional,
                               Hungarian,
                               Czech,
                               Italian,
                               Polish)

 
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-E34   9.5.2                        IBM InfoSphere Warehouse

 
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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 Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

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

The following InfoSphere Warehouse courses are currently available. Check with your country's Information Management Training and Education Web site or contact person to determine exactly when the new course material will be available.

Information Management Training is now offering some of our most popular courses in a new learning format, instructor-led online (ILO). With this new format, you get the benefits of being in a classroom with the convenience and cost savings of online training.

The following educational offerings are available:

Category         Course           Course title     Course type
                 code
 
Introduction     DW03             Changing         Classroom
 courses                           Business with
                                   Data Insight
                 3W03             Changing         Instructor Led
                                   Business with    Online
                                   Data Insight
                 DW11             Architecting     Classroom
                                   the Data
                                   Warehouse
Advanced         DW82             Advanced Data    Classroom
 courses                           Warehousing
                                   Workshop:
                                   Multi-Dimensiona
                                   l Modeling
                 DW35             InfoSphere       Classroom
                                   Warehouse 9
                                   Components
                 3W35             InfoSphere       Instructor Led
                                   Warehouse 9      Online
                                   Components
                 DWA5             InfoSphere       Classroom
                                   Warehouse 9
                                   Components -
                                   SQL Warehouse
                                   Tool and
                                   Administration
                                   Console
                 3WA5             InfoSphere       Instructor Led
                                   Warehouse 9      Online
                                   Components -
                                   SQL Warehouse
                                   Tool and
                                   Administration
                                   Console
                 DWB5             InfoSphere       Classroom
                                   Warehouse 9
                                   Components -
                                   Cubing Services
                 3WB5             InfoSphere       Instructor Led
                                   Warehouse 9      Online
                                   Components -
                                   Cubing Services
                 DWC5             InfoSphere       Classroom
                                   Warehouse 9
                                   Components -
                                   Data Mining and
                                   Unstructured
                                   Text Analysis
                 3WC5             InfoSphere       Instructor Led
                                   Warehouse 9      Online
                                   Components -
                                   Data Mining and
                                   Unstructured
                                   Text Analysis
Category               IBM form Number        Title
 
Redbooks               SG24-7418-00           Dynamic Warehousing:
                                               Data Mining Made
                                               Easy
                       SG24-7138-00           Dimensional
                                               Modeling: In a
                                               Business
                                               Intelligence
                                               Environment
                       SG24-7274-00           Leveraging DB2 Data
                                               Warehouse Edition
                                               for Business
                                               Intelligence
                       SG24-7104-00           Moving Forward with
                                               the On Demand
                                               Real-time Enterprise
                       SG24-2238-00           Data Modeling
                                               Techniques for Data
                                               Warehousing
                       SG24-5174-00           From Multiplatform
                                               Operational Data to
                                               Data Warehousing and
                                               Business
                                               Intelligence
                       SG24-7582-00           InfoSphere
                                               Warehouse: Cubing
                                               Services and Client
                                               Access Interfaces

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are available at

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

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 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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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product.

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.

The InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS Installation Guide and SQL Warehousing Tool User's Guide are in PDF format in the Publications Center.

The InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2 information is included in the Information Management Software for z/OS Solutions Information Center.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/index.jsp

The following publications are available for IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2:

Description                       Form number
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2  GC19-2708
 for z/OS Installation Guide
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2  SC19-2709
 for z/OS Cubing Services User's
 Guide and Reference
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2  SC19-2710
 for z/OS SQL Warehousing Tool
 User's Guide

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS has a component-based architecture consisting of client and server component groups. You connect the client and server component groups of InfoSphere Warehouse to your existing databases to form a complete warehousing solution.

  • Warehouse database: It is required that DB2 for z/OS V8 or DB2 9 for z/OS already be installed
    • DB2 for z/OS, V8 (5625-DB2)
    • DB2 9 for z/OS, (5635-DB2)
    • DB2 8 for z/OS Value Unit Edition, (5697-N29)
    • DB2 9 for z/OS Value Unit Edition, (5697-P12)
  • Warehouse server: This group includes WebSphere® Application Server and applications that run on WebSphere (InfoSphere Warehouse Administration Console and the SQL Warehousing Tool). It also includes Cubing Services and DB2 Connect™ Personal Edition.
  • Warehouse client: This group includes the Design Studio, Cubing Services Client, and DB2 Connect Personal Edition.

Requirements for the warehouse database

For hardware and software requirements for DB2 for z/OS, refer to

Requirements for the warehouse server

The following documents the required hardware and software for the computer on which you install the server for InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2.

For detailed information about supported hardware and software for WebSphere, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/doc/latest/prereq.html

Linux

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP2 on 64-bit IBM System z

Supported Web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer V7.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 with SP 1
  • Firefox V3.0
  • Firefox V2.0

Disk space

Temporary space for installable images of the InfoSphere Warehouse components:

If you are a Passport Advantage customer, before you can install the product, you must download the installation images to the target computer. These images contain the installation executable files for the components that you are installing. The temporary space that is required for these images is different from the space that is required to run the installation program.

Approximately 1.2 GB of disk space is recommended for the installation images of the server components. If you also download the installation images for the client components on the same computer, you need a total of 2.5 GB of disk space.

Temporary space for running the installation program: Approximately 1.5 GB of disk space is recommended.

Permanent space for the installed components: Approximately 1.4 GB of disk space is recommended for the installation directory of the server components.

Memory

Memory for installing the product: Approximately 512 MB of memory is recommended to install the server components.

Memory for running the product: A minimum of 1 GB of memory is recommended to run the server components alone.

Requirements for the warehouse client computer

The following documents the required hardware and software for the client computer for InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2.

Linux

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2 on 32-bit AMD and Intel® x86 systems
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 SP2 and Intel x86 systems

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 on 32-bit x86 systems
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions on 32-bit x86 systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP and Vista SP2 with FDCC support on 32-bit x86 systems

Disk space

Temporary space for installable images of the warehouse components:

If you are a Passport Advantage customer, before you can install the product, you must download the installation images to the target computer. These images contain the installation executable files for the components that you are installing. The temporary space that is required for these images is different from the space that is required to run the installation program.

Approximately 1.5 GB of temporary disk space is recommended for the installation images of the client components.

Temporary space for running the installation program: Approximately 500 MB of disk space is recommended to run the installation program.

Permanent space for the installed components: Approximately 2 GB of disk space is recommended for the installed product.

Memory

Memory for installing the product: Approximately 1 GB of memory is recommended to install the client applications.

Memory for running the product: Approximately 1 GB of memory is recommended to run the client applications.

Software requirements

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

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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2 (IBM InfoSphere Warehouse on System z)

  • IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS Quick Start CD
  • IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS - Activation CD
  • IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Server for Linux on System z DVD
  • IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Client for Linux on 32-bit AMD and Intel systems (x86) DVD
  • IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Client for Windows on 32-bit AMD and Intel systems (x86) DVD

Security, auditability, and control

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS 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.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 IBM Database    DB2 Data
for z/OS                            Management      Warehouse
                                    Other
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for  5724-E34   Processor Value
 z/OS                                             Unit (PVU)
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for  5724-E34   Processor Value
 z/OS                                             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

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS
InfoSphere Whse for DB2 for z/OS PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl  E05ZQLL
InfoSphere Whse for DB2 for z/OS PVU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo  D06UDLL
InfoSphere Whse for DB2 for z/OS PVU SW S&S Reinst 12    D06UELL
 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
InfoSp Whse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS Lx on System   BB0XVML
 z v9.5.2 DVD MP ML

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.

InfoSp Whse for DB2 for z/OS V9.5.2

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse    IBM InfoSphere Warehouse    BB0XVML
 for DB2 for z/OS Per        for DB2 for z/OS Lx on
 Processor Value Unit for    System z v9.5.2 DVD MP ML
 Linux on System z
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse    IBM InfoSphere Warehouse    BB0XVML
 for DB2 for z/OS per        for DB2 for z/OS Lx on
 Processor Value Unit        System z v9.5.2 DVD MP ML

Cross-platform product for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when there is an intention to acquire this cross-platform product for deployment on the System z or S/390® platform. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement. The distinction is to identify the planned deployment platform.

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS
InfoSphere Whse for DB2 for z/OS PVU for Lx on System z  E05ZRLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
InfoSphere Whse for DB2 for z/OS PVU for Lx on System z  D06UFLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
InfoSphere Whse for DB2 for z/OS PVU for Lx on System z  D06UGLL
 SW S&S Reinst 12 Mo

 
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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 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).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for      5724-E34   L-DCLN-7NPV2N
z/OS

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

Warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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
 
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse                                      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

IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for DB2 for z/OS licensing terms are based on Processor Value Units (PVUs) of the application servers that the program serves. The initial licensing requires a purchase of a minimum capacity of PVUs to be eligible for the program. This minimum capacity must be at least equal to the number of PVUs equivalent to four IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processors on the given system. This initial license allows the software to be run on 1-4 IFL processors. You must acquire separate PVU licenses for each additional processor that is attached or available to the application server beyond the original licensing minimum. The total number of processors attached or available may not exceed the number authorized by the applicable Processor Value Unit PoEs.

For a complete copy of the enclosed license with all of the detail information regarding usage restrictions of the InfoSphere Warehouse products 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
International Passport Agreement
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)
Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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, 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.


 
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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

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

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

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

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

DB2 Connect and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

System z, DB2, z/OS, IBM, Rational, Passport Advantage, WebSphere, S/390 and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

 

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