IBM InfoSphere Discovery V4.5 offers enhanced language support and new asset classification capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-413
December 7, 2010


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Overview Overview Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices
Publications Publications Order now Order now
Technical information Technical information


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InfoSphere™ Discovery V4.5 offers:

  • Automatic discovery of hidden data relationships for data-related projects
    • Foreign keys, data objects, classifications, and transformations
  • Cross-source, data-driven analysis supporting information integration projects
  • Prototyping data consolidation rules for new projects
  • Identification of sensitive data
  • Integration with other IBM® products

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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This release of InfoSphere Discovery V4.5 adds the following new capabilities:

  • Extended language support, allowing analysis and discovery of source data in Chinese and other Unicode character sets
  • New asset classification workflow that applies advanced algorithms for improved value matching and classification
  • Improvements to the user interface for interacting with large data sets
  • Scalability and performance enhancements for working with larger databases and more tables during source analysis
  • Integration with InfoSphere Business Glossary for capturing and defining terminology during the discovery and analysis process

Migrations

InfoSphere Discovery V4.5 is a recommended upgrade for all users of previous versions of InfoSphere Discovery.



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Planned availability date
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December 10, 2010, electronic availability

January 14, 2011, media availability



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Program
number     VRM                          Program name
 
5724-Y78   4.5.0                        IBM InfoSphere Discovery
5725-B25   4.5.0                        IBM InfoSphere Discovery
                                         for Information
                                         Integration


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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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Publications
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Publications provided with the product

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

The IBM Publications Center

Publications for IBM InfoSphere Discovery products are provided on a DVD in the product package. Publications can also be obtained from the IBM Publications Center at

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. Printed publications can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center; 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 those with order numbers that begin with SC or GC (or GI) can be downloaded by all countries free of charge. Books with order numbers that begin with LC can be purchased by customers with an active product license for the related product.

The following table includes the title and publication number that can be used to locate the applicable publications on the IBM Publications Center.

Title                             Publication number
 
IBM InfoSphere Discovery          GC23-9878
 Installation Guide
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Release  GI11-9230
 Notes
IBM InfoSphere Discovery User     SC23-9879
 Guide
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Sample   SC23-9880
 Projects
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Quick    SC23-9882
 Reference



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The exact configuration you need to support your environment with satisfactory performance will vary, depending on multiple factors like data volume, source DBMS performance, and staging DBMS performance. The minimum recommended configurations listed below need to be evaluated and adjusted according to your unique requirements. Given below are the typical hardware requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements

             Engine       Server       Studio       Combination
             separate     separate     separate     install
 
CPU          Minimum 3    Minimum 3    Minimum 3    Minimum 3
              GHz Pentium®  GHz Pentium  GHz Pentium  GHz dual
              4, or        4, or        4, or        core, or
              higher       higher       higher       higher
RAM          2 GB         2 GB         2 GB         3 GB
              minimum      minimum      minimum      minimum
Disk space   2 GB         2 GB         2 GB         4 GB
 for          minimum      minimum      minimum      minimum
 installation
Monitor      NA           NA           Minimum      Minimum
                                        resolution   resolution
                                        1280x1024    1280x1024

Software requirements

When using InfoSphere Discovery, there are several dimensions to software requirements, the operating system platforms that the product components will support, the types of data sources the product is capable of analyzing, and the types of DBMSs the product would use to perform much of the processing of data in order to deliver analysis results.

Supported operating systems (OS)

Component                         Supported OS
 
Discovery Studio                  o   Windows® XP 32-bit SP2, or
                                       later
                                   o   Windows Server 2003 32-bit
                                       SP2, or later
                                   o   Windows 7 professional
                                       32-bit
                                   o   Windows Server 2008 32-bit
Discovery Engine                  o   Windows XP 32-bit SP2, or
                                       later
                                   o   Windows Server 2003 32-bit
                                       SP2, or later
                                   o   Windows 7 professional
                                       32-bit
                                   o   Windows Server 2008 32-bit
Discovery Server                  o   Windows XP 32-bit SP2, or
                                       later
                                   o   Windows Server 2003 32-bit
                                       SP2, or later
                                   o   Windows 7 professional
                                       32-bit
                                   o   Windows Server 2008 32-bit
                                       Windows Server 2008 32-bit

Supported DBMS for processing use

DBMS                   Versions               ODBC (JDBC) driver
 
Oracle                 o   10g R2 32-/64-bit  Corresponding Oracle
                        o   11g R1 32-/64-bit  drivers
DB2                    o   UDB 9.1 LUW non    Corresponding DB2
                            partitioned        drivers
                            32-/64-bit
                        o   UDB 9.5 LUW non
                            partitioned
                            32-/64-bit
                        o   UDB 9.7 LUW non
                            partitioned
                            32-/64-bit

Supported Source/target DBMS: in addition to flat files

Note: In addition to these certified platforms, we have experience with a wider variety of source types. Visit the system requirement website for additional source type support.

DBMS                   Version                ODBC driver
 
MS SQL Server          2005                   Corresponding MS SQL
                                               Server ODBC driver
Oracle                 o   10g R2 32-/64-bit  Corresponding Oracle
                        o   11g R1 32-/64-bit  ODBC driver
IBM DB2® z/OS®           o   DB2 UDB V9.1 z/OS  DB2 9.1 LUW EE fix
                        o   OS Level: 1.7      pack 3a or DB2 9.5.
                                               Other ODBC drivers
                                               are not supported.
IBM DB2 UDB            o   UDB 9.1 LUW        Corresponding IBM
                            32-/64-bit         DB2 ODBC driver
                        o   UDB 9.5 LUW
                            32-/64-bit
                        o   UDB 9.7 LUW
                            32-/64-bit
Teradata               Server version         ODBC driver
                        6.01.01.17             3.05.00.04
Datacom through        Datacom r11, Classic   Classic Federation
 WebSphere® Classic      Federation 9.5         9.5 ODBC driver
 Federation Server for
 z/OS
IMS through WebSphere  IMS™ V10, Classic       Classic Federation
 Classic Federation     Federation 9.5         9.5 ODBC driver
 Server for z/OS
VSAM through           VSAM on zOS V1.10      Classic Federation
 WebSphere Classic      through Classic        9.5 ODBC driver
 Federation Server for  Federation 9.5
 z/OS
Netezza                5.0.4                  Netezza ODBC driver
                                               5.0.4
Sybase                 12.5.4                 Corresponding Sybase
                                               ODBC driver

For detailed information, refer to the InfoSphere Discovery system requirements website at

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/discovery/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

Security, auditability, and control

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 Discovery            Optim™          Optim
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for        Optim           Optim
 Information Integration

                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM InfoSphere Discovery              5724-Y78   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for          5725-B25   Per Processor
 Information Integration                          Value Unit (PVU)
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for          5725-B25   Per Authorized
 Information Integration                          User

Charge metrics definitions

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 Proof of Entitlement (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.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

Processor Value Unit (PVU) is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by Processor Value, Brand, Type, and Model Number at the following website) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores

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

Licensee can deploy the program using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (see web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores1 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html
1
An Activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes:

  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies: Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.
  • Express and Workgroup programs may be licensed with maximum use terms. In that case, the following applies: The maximum authorized use terms and conditions for PVU licensed IBM Express and Middleware Programs can be found in the IBM Express and Middleware Licensing Guide.

Passport Advantage program licenses

InfoSphere Discovery

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Discovery
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  E086BLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  D0BQBLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  D0BQCLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1

InfoSphere Discovery for Information Integration

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for Information Integration
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for II Per Authorized User      E0AY0LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for II Per Authorized User Lic  D0H52LL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for II Per Authorized User SW   D0H53LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for II Per PVU Annual SW S&S    E0AXZLL
 Rnwl
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for II Per PVU Lic + SW S&S 12  D0H50LL
 Mo
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for II Per PVU SW S&S           D0H51LL
 Reinstate 12

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number

IBM InfoSphere Discovery V4.5.0
IBM InfoSphere Discovery V4.5 Windows English Media      BB167EN
 Pack
InfoSp Discovery for II V4.5.0
IBM InfoSphere Discovery for II 4.5.0 Windows English    BB168EN
 Media Pack

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 Discovery for Information Integration V4.5.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number

InfoSphere Discovery for    IBM InfoSphere Discovery    BB168EN
 Information Integration     for II 4.5.0 Windows
 Authorized User             English Media Pack
InfoSphere Discovery for    IBM InfoSphere Discovery    BB168EN
 Information Integration     for II 4.5.0 Windows
 Processor Value Unit        English Media Pack

InfoSphere Discovery V4.5.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number

InfoSphere Discovery        IBM InfoSphere Discovery    BB167EN
Processor Value Unit        V4.5 Windows English Media
                            Pack



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License Information form numbers
                                          Program
Program name                              number     Form number
 
InfoSphere Discovery                      5724-Y78   L_RVEN-887MDN
InfoSphere Discovery for II               5725-B25   L_RVEN-887
                                                      N9X

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No

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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)
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For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.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

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InfoSphere, IMS and Optim are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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