IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution for z/OS for SAP Applications, V2.2 creates right-sized data subsets on demand

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-222
July 5, 2011


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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
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InfoSphere® Optim™ Test Data Management Solution for SAP Applications, V2.2 is a data subsetting solution that extracts data from production systems. It sends the data to development, test, and training systems on demand, helping to improve quality, reduce time and cost, and address risks across SAP life cycle events.

Usability enhancements in this release include the following:

  • Restriction is removed on the outbound structures for the name of record ID of four characters to align with the idoc name or automatically generate the four-character names for those structures.
  • Extractors can be run with or without privacy (with appropriate authorization profile).
  • Header and trailer records are automatically created when creating an outbound interface.

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



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InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution for SAP Applications can help reduce the preparation time, expense, and manual effort required to create and mask SAP data for the development, test, or training environments. You can create manageable real-world data scenarios to help improve the quality, reduce the time and cost, help protect the privacy of sensitive data, and address the risks of development, testing, and training.

The new masking functionality is integrated within Test Data Management. It provides out-of-the-box masking capabilities to help protect sensitive data from misuse and help support data privacy compliance initiatives. Leveraging the SAP GUI, you can apply a range of predefined or custom masking techniques at the business object level for your SAP applications to de-identify sensitive data without impeding test or development processes.

Out-of-the-box masking libraries include fictional values for names, addresses, national IDs and more, providing users -- including third-party integrators -- the ability to substitute confidential SAP test data with realistic, but fictional, values. The masking functionality also allows for SAP-specific country, language, gender, and other types of dynamic switching when applying masking policies, providing contextually aware data for testing.

New business objects in the Test Data Management Business Object library support sales and distribution processes as well as production planning modules.

New authorization profiles and roles apply to the different user roles of the Test Data Management and data masking processes. This can help to improve application security as well as visibility and execution authorization of the different functions in the application.

For more information on the IBM InfoSphere Optim family of products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/data-management/optim/


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  • Operating system: z/OS® V1.10 (5694-A01), or later
  • One of the following DB2® versions:
    • DB2 8 for z/OS (5625-DB2)
    • DB2 9 for z/OS (5635-DB2)
    • DB2 10 for z/OS (5605-DB2)
    • DB2 8 for z/OS VUE (5697-N29)
    • DB2 9 for z/OS VUE (5697-P12)
    • DB2 10 for z/OS VUE (5697-P31)


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Planned availability date
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July 8, 2011



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Description
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Secure application testing for quality and reliability has never been more important. Yet testing can be time consuming and expensive. How can you speed iterative testing, better control costs, and support efforts to keep test environments secure? InfoSphere Optim offers extensive test data management capabilities for creating right-sized fictionalized test databases that more accurately reflect end-to-end business processes. InfoSphere Optim can help you minimize costly cloning processes and address defects early in the development process -- where they are cheapest and easiest to fix. Most importantly, InfoSphere Optim scales along with your development and testing requirements, across applications, databases, operating systems, and hardware platforms. Help to secure your test environments, improve quality, accelerate release cycles, and cut costs today with InfoSphere Optim.

The InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management solution helps organizations by:

  • Creating referentially intact, right-sized test databases
  • Automating test result comparisons to identify hidden errors
  • Refreshing and maintaining production-like test environments more easily
  • Shortening iterative testing cycles to help accelerate time to market

The InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management solution supports heterogeneous enterprise environments, including custom applications, ERP solutions (JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM, SAP applications, and more), and all platforms, including Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX/Linux, and IBM z/OS.

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z® IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three-digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three-digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity. If you want to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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Program
number    VRM     Program name

5655-SAP  V2.2    InfoSphere Optim Test
                   Data Management Solution
                   for z/OS for SAP Applications

Product identification number

Program PID     Subscription and
number          Support PID number

5655-SAP        5655-SA2
 


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=211-222


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Publications
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All product publications are provided in softcopy format on the product CD-ROMs and DVDs.

In addition, a hardcopy License Information document is provided.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Refer to the Software requirements section for the website that lists all requirements.

Software requirements

All software requirements for InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution for z/OS for SAP Applications V2.2 are available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27020990

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

Direct customer support

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support
Packaging
  • License Information (GI13-1806)
  • DVD: InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution for z/OS for SAP Applications, V2.2 (LCD7-4747)
  • IBM standard IPLA license (Z125-3301)

Security, auditability, and control

The InfoSphere Optim family of products 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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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Ordering information
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Charge metric
PID       Charge
number    metric       Program name

5655-SAP  Value Units  InfoSphere Optim Test
                         Data Management Solution
                         for z/OS for SAP Applications
 
Value
unit     Program
exhibit  number     Program name

VUE007   5655-SAP   InfoSphere Optim Test
                     Data Management Solution
                     for z/OS for SAP Applications
 
 

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity
Basic license

On/Off CoD

All products in this announcement are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Program name:
InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
for z/OS for SAP Applications
Program PID: 5655-SAP
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S016LJP      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Optim Test
              MSU-day TUC      Data Management Solution
                               for z/OS for SAP Applications
 

To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
for z/OS for SAP Applications
Program PID: 5655-SAP
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S016LJP      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Optim Test Data
              Value Unit       Management Solution for z/OS
                               for SAP Applications
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S016LJN                English                    DVD
 
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-SA2
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S016LJF      Basic ASC, per   InfoSphere Optim Test Data
              Value Unit       Management Solution for z/OS
              SW S&S           for SAP Applications S&S
 
             No charge,
              decline SW S&S
 
             Per MSU SW S&S
              registration
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                   Distribution medium

S016LJD                English                    Hardcopy pub



 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.



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Terms and conditions
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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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number
Form          Product
number        number    Product name

GI13-1806     5655-SAP  InfoSphere Optim Test
                          Data Management Solution
                          for z/OS for SAP Applications
 

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

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

Yes

Limited 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. 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).

Program support

Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

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 clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

Yes. For information on usage restrictions, refer to the License Information document that is available for each product on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                            Parent,
number     Program name         Terms              if applicable
 
5655-SAP   InfoSphere Optim     Reference based    5625-DB2
            Test Data            to DB2            5635-DB2
            Management Solution                    5605-DB2
            for z/OS for SAP                       5697-N29
            Applications                           5697-P12
                                                   5697-P31
 
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit, Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex®. You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex. Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

  • Where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex
Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems.
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode.

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name:
InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
for z/OS for SAP Applications
Program PID: 5655-SAP
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric    Description

S016LJP      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Optim Test
              Value Unit        Data Management Solution
                                for z/OS for SAP Applications
 
             Basic OTC,
             per MSU-day TUC
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
for z/OS for SAP Applications
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-SA2
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric    Description

S016LJF      Basic ASC, per   InfoSphere Optim Test
              Value Unit       Data Management Solution
              SW S&S           for z/OS for SAP Applications
 
             Per MSU SW S&S
              registration
 
             No charge,
              decline SW S&S
 

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