IBM InfoSphere QualityStage modules cleanse, verify, and enrich address data for IBM InfoSphere QualityStage V8.5 customers

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-150
December 14, 2010


Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
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IBM® InfoSphere™ QualityStage™ product modules cleanse, verify, and enrich address data to help your organization derive more value from the complex, heterogeneous information spread across systems. The effectiveness of this information depends on the quality of data driving the systems and business processes of enterprises.

Organizations are unable to remain competitive without the ability to have accurate, concise information to drive decisions and interact with customers and business partners. The concept of trusted information necessitates a comprehensive approach to data quality, and InfoSphere QualityStage modules support InfoSphere QualityStage and help clients maintain the accuracy of the global and region-specific address information across their systems.

The modules being updated in this release include:

  • IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for SERP (for Canadian addresses)
  • IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for DPID (for Australian addresses)

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



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Planned availability date
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December 14, 2010, electronic availability

January 7, 2011, media availability



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Description
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Handling global address information is more complex than looking up an address and comparing it against postal reference data. IBM InfoSphere QualityStage modules help ease the complexity of managing global address information, enabling you to standardize, cleanse, verify, correct, and enhance international address information. In addition, relevant specifically to this product release, IBM has certifications for address accuracy in countries such as Australia (DPID) and Canada (SERP). Enabling a certified level of precision helps organizations take advantage of postal discounts that may be available. These discounts translate into a direct return on investment on your global data quality. In particular, businesses that depend on direct mailings can receive significant discounts.

As part of this release, IBM is introducing InfoSphere QualityStage Module for SERP 8.5, which enables you to standardize, verify, correct, and enhance Canadian address information.

Also part of this release is IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for DPID 8.5, which enables you to standardize, verify, correct, and enhance Australian address information.

Additionally, IBM is also refreshing IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Address Verification Interface 8.1 so that it now supports IBM InfoSphere QualityStage 8.5. This module provides comprehensive address parsing, standardization, and validation. It is available in selected packages against postal reference files for 240 countries and territories.



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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 208-455, dated December 16, 2008.



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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date

IS QS Module DPID V8.5.0       English         January 7, 2011
IS QS Module for SERP V8.5.0   English         January 7, 2011



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Program
number     VRM                          Program name

5724-Q42   8.5.0                        IBM InfoSphere
                                         QualityStage Module for
                                         DPID
5724-Q41   8.5.0                        IBM InfoSphere
                                         QualityStage Module for
                                         SERP


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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.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 website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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


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A printed Quick Start Guide is provided in each product's package. The Quick Start Guide is also available from the product's Support page on ibm.com®.

Information Center

Documentation for IBM InfoSphere Information Server is installed in the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Information Center when you install the product. The Information Center is also available at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iisinfsv/v8r5/index.jsp


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The exact configuration you need to support your environment with satisfactory processing time will vary, depending on multiple factors. Processing times vary, depending on server speed, memory, and network and server workload. The minimum recommended configurations listed below need to be evaluated and adjusted according to your unique requirements. Disk space recommendations are for the product installation and working space only. The actual hard disk space required varies, depending upon your installation.

Refer to the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Planning, Configuration, and Installation Guide for more information. Refer also to the Release Notes found on the product media.

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage modules are only available for purchase for a particular platform if support for that platform is listed on the web for that specific module. For a list of the latest supported platforms, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/qualitystage/requirements.html

The following platforms are supported with this announcement:

Platforms    Windows® Windows  Windows  Windows  IBM     Red     SUSE
             XP Pro   Vista    7        Server   AIX®     Hat     Linux
             SP3      SP1      (x86-32, 2003     5.3     Enterpr 10
                      (x86-32) WinXP    SP2,     and     ise     and
                               Mode)    2008     6.1     Linux®   11
                                        SP2              AS 5    (x86-64)
                                        (x86-32)         (x86-64)
                                
IBM          Client   Client   Client   X        X       X       X
 InfoSphere  only     only     only
 Quality
 Stage
 Module
 for
 SERP
IBM          Client   Client   Client   X        X
 InfoSphere  only     only     only
 Quality
 Stage
 Module
 for
 DPID

Notes:

  • If you are installing the Services and Engine tiers on separate machines, each machine must have the same operating system.
  • InfoSphere Metadata Server consists of the Repository tier and Services tier.

Recommended hardware:

  • Processor: 2.5 GHz (minimum required); faster processors are recommended.
  • Memory: 6 GB of RAM (minimum required); 8+ GB of RAM recommended.
  • When you install IBM InfoSphere Information Server, 50 MB of temporary files are added and removed after the installation process is complete.

The IBM InfoSphere Information Server architecture consists of multiple tiers. Depending on the product required by the user, different tiers will be installed. These tiers include:

  • Repository tier: The Repository tier is a relational database that stores the metadata for IBM InfoSphere Information Server.
  • Services tier: The Services tier is hosted by InfoSphere Application Server and includes services that are shared across multiple Information Server components.
  • Engine tier: The Engine tier consists of the core components of the Information Server that do specific types of work.
  • Client tier: The Client tier enables users to interact with the Information Server.

Repository tier

  • DB2® ESE 9.1 (Fixpack 2) and IBM DB2 ESE 9.5
  • Oracle 10gR2 (data direct JDBC drivers 3.6)
  • SQL Server 2005 (Windows only; data direct JDBC drivers 3.6)

Notes:

  • DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition 9 is included with IBM InfoSphere Information Server and is an optional part of the installation that requires an additional 390 MB of disk space. If DB2 Restricted Enterprise Edition 9 is optionally installed, it is only licensed for use with IBM InfoSphere Information Server.
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Server does not support the Database Partitioning Feature of IBM DB2 ESE 9 for use in the Repository tier.
  • The database needs to have 700 MB of initial free space. With added projects and continued usage, additional disk space will be required.

Services tier

IBM InfoSphere Information Server requires InfoSphere Application Server 6.0.2.27. InfoSphere Application Server is included as a part of IBM InfoSphere Information Server and is an optional part of the installation that requires an additional 1 GB of disk space. If InfoSphere Application Server is optionally installed, it is only licensed for use with IBM InfoSphere Information Server.

Disk space required: 4 GB

Engine tier:

InfoSphere DataStage™ and InfoSphere QualityStage requirements

Disk space required: 600 MB

Compiler:

  • Windows: Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET 2005/2008 C++ or Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2005/2008 Express Edition C++
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: gcc 4.1.2
  • SUSE Linux: gcc 4.1.2

Requirements:

  • 750 MB in the InfoSphere DataStage installation directory
  • Sufficient disk space for temporary data storage while an InfoSphere DataStage or InfoSphere QualityStage job is running
Software requirements

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage modules are only available for purchase for a particular platform if support for that platform is listed on the web for that specific module. For a list of the latest supported platforms, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/qualitystage/requirements.html

The following platforms are supported with this announcement:

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for SERP V8.5

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP2 and Windows 2008 Server SP2 (32 bit)
  • IBM AIX 5.3 and 6.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.0
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • Microsoft Windows XP (client only)

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for DPID V8.5

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP2 and Windows 2008 Server SP2 (32 bit)
  • IBM AIX 5.3 and 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows XP (client only)

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

Refer to Software Announcement 208-109, dated May 20, 2008.

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 InfoSphere Professional Services complement the IBM Information Server platform. You can leverage the extensive technical skills and proven methodologies based on years of accumulated knowledge and experience, gained through hundreds of successful implementations. The IBM InfoSphere 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 InfoSphere Professional Services or contact a services representative, visit

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

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-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/gsd/homepage.do


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These products are only available via Passport Advantage. They are not available as shrinkwrap.

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

For more information about IBM Software ValueNet, visit

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To locate IBM Business Partners for a specific Software ValueNet portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module  Information     IBM
 for DPID                            Integration     Information
                                     Solutions       Server
                                                     Companion
                                                     Products
IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module  Information     IBM
 for SERP                            Integration     Information
                                     Solutions       Server
                                                     Companion
                                                     Products

                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module    5724-Q42   FTL per Install
 for DPID
IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module    5724-Q41   FTL per Install
 for SERP

Charge metrics definitions

Install

Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Install is an installed copy of the program on a physical or virtual disk made available to be executed on a computer. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each Install of the program.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for DPID

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for DPID
IS QS Module DPID FTL per Install Initl FT Lic+S&S 12    D0ESKLL
 Mo
IS QS Module DPID FTL per Install Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12    E09SSLL
 Mo

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for SERP

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for SERP
IS QS Module for SERP FTL per Install Initl FT Lic+S&S   D0ESILL
 12 Mo
IS QS Module for SERP FTL per Install Subsq FT Lic+S&S   E09SQLL
 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number

IS QS Module DPID V8.5.0
InfoSphere QualityStage Module for DPID 8.5 MP EN MPK    BY056EN
IS QS Module for SERP V8.5.0
InfoSphere QualityStage Module for SERP 8.5 English MPK  BY055EN

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 QualityStage Module for SERP V8.5.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number

IBM InfoSphere              InfoSphere QualityStage     BY055EN
QualityStage Module for     Module for SERP 8.5
SERP FTL per Install        English MPK

InfoSphere QualityStage Module for DPID V8.5.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number

IBM InfoSphere              InfoSphere QualityStage     BY056EN
QualityStage Module for     Module for DPID 8.5 MP EN
DPID FTL per Install        MPK



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License Information form numbers
                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for    5724-Q42   L-JCHN-7YT3YT
 DPID
IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Module for    5724-Q41   L-JCHN-7YT4AJ
 SERP

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