IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature 1.0 for applications compatible with Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-155
May 18, 2010

 
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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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IBM® DB2® SQL Skin Feature 1.0 for applications compatible with Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), an optional add on feature for IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition, makes it easier than ever before to migrate applications written for Sybase ASE 12.5, or earlier to DB2 Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows®.

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at: 800-IBM-CALL.

Reference: YE001


 
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IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature 1.0 for applications compatible with Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) can help you lower your overall cost of owning a database by helping to reduce migration and license costs as well as ongoing administration, hardware, and maintenance expenses. Benefits of the new feature include:

  • Greatly enhanced support of SQL, stored procedures, data types, and security constructs found in applications compatible with Sybase ASE 12.5, or earlier.
  • Full support for Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), .NET, JDBC, DB-LIB, and CT-LIB applications.
  • Application transparency where, in many cases, few if any application code changes should be required, and application behavior should not change, even though the underlying database has.
  • Features designed to allow skills reuse that can help application developers with Sybase ASE skills be immediately productive on DB2.
  • Accelerated migrations to DB2 by minimizing application code changes that are required to move to DB2, so that the time required to modify and test is likewise minimized.

IBM licensed key technology for DB2 SQL Skin Feature for applications compatible with Sybase ASE from ANTS Software Inc., an IBM Business Partner with strong expertise in migrating applications.

IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature 1.0 for applications compatible with Sybase ASE is an add on feature for IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (LUW). IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.7 for LUW delivers new capabilities that can help you manage costs and simplify migration to DB2. By moving to IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.7, you can reuse the skills of your programmers, help improve the productivity of your database administrators, take advantage of compression to help lower your hardware costs, and help reduce your overall database server license and maintenance costs with DB2's fair and flexible pricing options.


 
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Key prerequisites
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IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature for applications compatible with Sybase ASE is available as an option for DB2 9.7 Enterprise Server Edition only. You must acquire this feature under the same charge metric as the underlying DB2 data server.

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this document.


 
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Planned availability date
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May 28, 2010: Electronic availability

June 18, 2010: Media availability


 
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Description
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-Z68   1.0.0                        IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature
                                        for applications
                                        compatible with Sybase ASE

 
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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
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No hard-copy 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.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Minimum hardware requirements

Processors

  • All systems based on Intel® or AMD processors that are capable of running the supported Windows or Linux operating systems (x86 and x64 systems).
  • Solaris: Systems with UltraSPARC processors are required.
  • HP-UX: Itanium-based HP Integrity Series systems are required.

Memory requirement (RAM): 512 MB.

Disk space requirements: 250 MB, which does not include any DB2 databases. An empty DB2 database requires 200 MB of disk space.

The hardware requirements of DB2 products may be occasionally updated. To obtain the current information for supported hardware, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/udb/sysreqs.html
Software requirements

AIX®

  • AIX 5L™ V5.3
  • AIX V6.1

HP-UX

  • HP-UX 11i v2 for HP Integrity servers (Itanium-based systems)
  • HP-UX 11i v3 for HP Integrity servers (Itanium-based systems)

Linux

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5

Solaris

  • Solaris 9 for UltraSPARC or SPARC64 servers
  • Solaris 10 for UltraSPARC or SPARC64 servers

Windows

  • Windows Server 2003, Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter Editions; 32 bit and 64 bit (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions; 32 bit and 64 bit (x64)
  • Windows XP Professional; 32 bit and 64 bit (x64)
  • Windows Vista, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions; 32 bit and 64 bit (x64)
  • Windows 7, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions; 32 bit and 64 bit (x64)

Note:

  • DB2 SQL Skin Feature for applications compatible with Sybase ASE requires DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 9.7.2 as a prerequisite.

The operating system support level for various DB2 products is frequently updated. To obtain the current information for supported software levels, including recommended maintenance levels, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/db2/udb/sysreqs.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

Customer responsibilities

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

Media:

  • IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature for applications compatible with Sybase ASE for AIX, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and Windows -- DVD

Security, auditability, and control

The products in this announcement 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.


 
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Ordering information
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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 DB2 SQL Skin Feature for        IBM DataGuide   DATAGUIDE
Applications Compatible with
Sybase ASE
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature for          5724-Z68   Per Processor
 Applications Compatible with Sybase              Value Unit (PVU)
 ASE
IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature for          5724-Z68   Per Authorized
 Applications Compatible with Sybase              User
 ASE

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which this software product can be licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor technology (defined within the PVU table* by processor vendor, brand, type and model number). IBM continues to define a processor, for purposes of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. Each software product has a unique price per PVU. To determine the total cost of deploying an individual software product in a specific hardware environment, you must take the following steps:

  1. For each processor core in the hardware environment on which the software product is to be licensed, determine the PVU requirement based on its processor technology per the PVU table*.
  2. Add the PVU requirements for all processor cores in the hardware environment.
  3. Multiply the software product's price per PVU by the total number of PVUs required as determined in step 2 above.

PVU entitlements are specific to a software product and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with PVU entitlements of another software product.

Unless you have deployed eligible sub-capacity products according to the sub-capacity* terms, you must obtain PVU Proof of Entitlements (PoEs) for the maximum number of activated** physical processor cores in the hardware environment made available to or managed by the software product. This is also referred to as full capacity licensing.

* For information regarding PVU and sub-capacity licensing, including the latest PVU table, visit

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

** Activated processor cores are physical processor cores that are available for use in a server. They include processor cores:

  • That are activated (available for use) when the server is shipped by the manufacturer
  • That are activated subsequently through activation codes purchased from the server manufacturer by the customer
  • Whose capacity can be limited by the customer through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, and BIOS settings

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the PoE. You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage program licenses

DB2 SQL Skin Feature for app compat w Sybase AS

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM DB2 SQL Skin Feature for Applications Compatible
 with Sybase ASE
DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App Compatible w/Sybase ASE Per AU      E08NPLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App Compatible w/Sybase ASE Per AU Lic  D0CR3LL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App Compatible w/Sybase ASE Per AU SW   D0CR4LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App Compatible w/Sybase ASE Per PVU     E08NNLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App Compatible w/Sybase ASE Per PVU     D0CR1LL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App Compatible w/Sybase ASE Per PVU SW  D0CR2LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
DB2 SQL Skin Ftr AppComSybAS V1.0.0
DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App Compatible w/Sybase ASE V1.0 Media  BB14DEN
 Pack English

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.

DB2 SQL Skin Ftr AppComSybAS V1.0.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
DB2 SQL Skin Feature for    DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App        BB14DEN
 applications compatible     Compatible w/Sybase ASE
 with Sybase ASE Authorized  V1.0 Media Pack English
 User
DB2 SQL Skin Feature for    DB2 SQL Skin Ftr App        BB14DEN
 applications compatible     Compatible w/Sybase ASE
 with Sybase ASE Processor   V1.0 Media Pack English
 Value Unit

 
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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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
DB2 SQL Skin Feature for app compat w     5724-Z68   L-VACA-826UL8
Sybase AS

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

Limited warranty

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

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Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that 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 clarification, note that 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.

DB2 SQL Skin Feature for app compat w Sybase AS:  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
International Passport Agreement
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

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
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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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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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