IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V2.1 enables a new class of business intelligence and data warehousing workloads for the IBM System z platformIBM United States Software Announcement 211-454
October 12, 2011
|Table of contents|
(Corrected on January 26, 2012)The Overview and Hardware requirements sections are revised.
|At a glance|
DB2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS®, V2.1 offers fast and predictable query response times on unpredictable query workloads.
- Includes a design that can help lower overall operating costs by reducing database tuning efforts and off-loading query workload to a platform optimized for price and performance
- Delivers significant improvement in the performance of analytic queries on existing IBM® data systems
- Capitalizes on data in existing systems
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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1, together with related, prerequisite hardware, is a high performance, software offering that is part of an integrated hardware/software solution designed to work with IBM System z® to deliver dramatically faster analytic query responses transparently to users. It integrates into DB2 9 for z/OS or DB2 10 for z/OS data warehouse environments, forming, along with the prerequisite hardware, a high-performance analytic query appliance that is powered by Netezza® technology. The total solution is an integration of IBM hardware, software, storage and advanced technologies focused on business analytics that combine to give IBM clients a high performance analytic capability, to extract business insight from information assets, to help users provide the right answers to the right questions at the right time. It extends System z qualities of service of manageability, security, and availability to analytic applications, working seamlessly with the prerequisite IBM hardware.
DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1 when combined with the Netezza technology using DB2 for z/OS (the "Solution") provides:
- Extreme performance for complex business analysis
- Helps deliver analytic information to decision makers faster through breakthrough technologies.
- Helps enable decision makers to perform business analysis to help analyze trends, better predict outcomes, and help produce better business results.
- Database performance appliance
- The DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1, with the related, prerequisite hardware, is a database performance appliance, providing high speed query performance coupled with the ease of installation of an appliance.
- DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1 software is integrated with the Netezza technology to make it easy to get the software up and running on the Netezza hardware.
- Capitalizes on the hardware and software accelerators in the Netezza hardware, dramatically accelerating DB2 query responses.
- Helps substantially reduce operational costs by removing the need for complex query tuning.
- Allows for rapid addition of new applications which can help drive greater business value.
- Reduces costs by leveraging the price/performance of multiple system technologies combined into an integrated and optimized IBM solution.
- Demonstrated operational characteristics
- Extends the qualities of service in security and availability of System z, enabling operational business analytics to deliver analytics to key business processes by extending the attributes of DB2 into the Netezza data.
- Leverages the solid leading edge technologies of the Smart Analytics Optimizer V1 with the Netezza technology to create the next evolution of DB2 query acceleration - the new DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS 1 v2.1.
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V 2.1, when pared with the prerequisite hardware, offers a query accelerator solution that consists of:
- New IBM software -- DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1.
This software is built from these major parts:
- DB2 Analytics Accelerator - server kit. This software runs on the IBM Netezza 1000 technology.
- DB2 Analytics Accelerator - stored procedures. These are stored procedures for loading and managing the data from the System z environment.
- DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio. This client resident, Eclipse-based GUI is used by database administrators for data mart definitions and other administration tasks.
- An IBM System Netezza 1000 - Providing a combination of massively parallel processing with hardware I/O accelerators.
The total DB2 Analytics Accelerator Solution is designed to help mitigate database administration costs while speeding up the performance of typical data warehouse or OLAP-specific workloads by an order-of-magnitude when compared to traditional database only access. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator Solution uses the DB2 optimizer to direct queries to an optimal environment for execution. It does this without requiring any modification to the DB2 applications.
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator for DB2 for z/OS V2 can only be is only used in conjunction with the prerequisite products (refer to Key prerequisites, Hardware requirements, and Software requirements) as an integrated solution.
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|Planned availability date|
November 25, 2011
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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS addresses the following customer challenges:
- Long-running queries with unpredictable response time that do not allow for ad hoc processing
- Need for top database administrator (DBA) expertise to tune the database management system (DBMS) system, with increasingly inadequate results, due to the ad hoc, unpredictable nature of the data warehouse and business intelligence requests
- Escalating and uncontrollable costs with existing systems infrastructure
- The need to migrate data to another platform to achieve train-of-thought analysis of large complex data stores
DB2 Analytics Accelerator provides:
- Faster query response times on unpredictable and long-running query workloads
- Lower operating costs by reducing database tuning efforts
- Improved performance at a lower overall cost by offloading query workload to price/performance-optimized platform
To accomplish these results, the DB2 Analytics Accelerator solution does not always require changes in the BI/DW application or the application framework because DB2 remains the query engine and will offload the specific query to the accelerator. Thus, due to the transparent integration with DB2 data server, changes are not always required to existing business applications. The implementation and administration of the DB2 Analytics.
Accelerator solution is supported by graphical tooling. This allows for a simple initial deployment, assisted by graphical tools followed by largely administration-free operations.
To ensure that the proposed solution addresses your needs, it is important to complete a free-of-charge workload assessment process before acquiring DB2 Analytics Accelerator.
Contact your IBM representative for further information.
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator is a query accelerator solution designed to increase your business's agility by quickly delivering insight customers can use where and when it's of value. It enables the ability to process complex, long running queries that have traditionally been the bane of organizations, without additional tuning, indices, or materialized query tables (MQTs), providing greater speed, enabling them to quickly enhance business value.
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator is a high-performance, integrated hardware and software accelerator for IBM System z, delivering dramatically faster analytic query responses transparently to all users.
- Marries the best Netezza technologies with the DB2 for z/OS transaction and query abilities to provide extreme performance for a variety of workloads
- Removes the costs of traditional performance tuning such as indices, MQTs and query plan tuning that had required extensive time and expensive resources
- Optimized for complex analytic queries that frequently do full table scans that better enable customers to get quick results to gain business insights
- Enables the ability to run queries that were removed from the system in the past, due to their long-running, high-resource requirements
All components leverage the same foundation system making it easier to maintain, preserving existing investments, while routinely delivering results in sub-seconds rather than hours. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator plugs into a DB2 for z/OS environment to complement traditional query processing. This add-on offering interfaces directly with DB2, enabling deeply embedded capabilities behind the application layer, providing full transparency to applications that submit queries to DB2 for z/OS. No changes are required to the application to take immediate advantage of the DB2 Analytics Accelerator
Like the zIIP engine, the DB2 Analytics Accelerator is a workload-optimized platform designed for special purpose processing. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator accelerates DB2 queries without incurring system z usage charges, while enabling dramatically faster response times. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator V2 exploits two of the major trends in data warehouse technology; massively parallel processing and efficient data filtering by early SQL projections and restrictions through Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
Utilizing this breakthrough technology, the DB2 Analytics Accelerator accelerates business analytics to quickly deliver business insights in unprecedented speed and scales based on the company's ever-changing analytics needs. It offers faster business value at lower cost by combining the simplicity and rapid deployment characteristics of an appliance, while retaining the benefits of having the data managed and secured by the reliable database platform DB2 for z/OS.
DB2 Analytics Accelerator is part of the System z analytics family. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator joins a comprehensive IBM data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) solution for System z (including InfoSphere® Warehouse for System z and Cognos® 10 BI for Linux , Query Management Facility (QMF), Mashup Center, and SPSS®), giving customers that have the majority of their data on System z the opportunity to further leverage the platform to support a more complete and cost-effective data warehousing and BI solution.
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator software is implemented as a logical extension of DB2 for z/OS, and thus is deeply integrated with the DB2 for z/OS. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator software is shipped as SMP/E installable for the DB2-related stored procedures and the acceleration software is preinstalled on the IBM Netezza 1000. Updates to the software are installed as PTFs, which are then propagated to the Netezza 1000 appliance by calling a stored procedure.
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS is only offered as an integrated solution that combines IBM software and hardware.
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DB2 Analytics Accelerator is part of the System z analytics family. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator joins a comprehensive IBM data warehousing and BI solution for System z (including InfoSphere Warehouse for System z and Cognos 10 BI for Linux , QMF, Mashup Center, and SPSS), giving customers that have the majority of their data on System z the opportunity to further leverage the platform to support a more complete and cost-effective data warehousing and business intelligence solution.
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Program Program number VRM name 5697-SAO 2.1.0 DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS
Product identification number
Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number 5697-SAO 5697-SAS
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One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.
The following publications are English only, except as noted.
DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V2.1 Form number Document GI19-0052 - Program Directory GH12-6956 - License Information (17 languages) GH12-6957 - Quick Start Guide (English, French, and Japanese)
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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V2.1 Form number Document SH12-6960 - User's Guide SH12-6958 - Installation Guide SH12-6959 - Stored Procedures Reference
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Specified operating environment
DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS requires an appropriately sized Netezza 1000 appliance.
The size is determined by the required performance given the amount of data, number of users, the complexity of queries and their arrival rate. This drives the configuration of the IBM Netezza 1000 that is needed.
DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio is a component of the DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS program, providing a GUI. for the administration of DB2. Analytics Accelerator. DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio consists of a number of administration plug-ins and is hosted by an integrated IBM Data Studio V188.8.131.52 (stand-alone) client.
For the latest hardware requirements, and Netezza 1000 configurations supported with this offering, refer to the following websites.
For DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS
For Data Studio V184.108.40.206 (stand-alone) at
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS software requires:
- z/OS 1.11, or later
- DB2 V9.1 for z/OS, or
- DB2 V10.1 for z/OS
- DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS, V9.1 or
- DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS, V10.1
- XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.10
- IBM Ported Tools for z/OS, V1.2.0
To enable DB2 for z/OS to route queries to an attached IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator a particular PTF needs to be applied. For details and for additional information regarding hardware and software requirements refer to the DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS support website at
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The value and benefits of this offering depends on your BI or data warehouse environment and data structure. To ensure that the proposed solution best fits your needs it is important to complete a free-of-charge workload assessment before acquiring DB2 Analytics Accelerator. Contact your IBM representative or business partner for further information.
DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1:
- DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1- 3590 Cartridge
- One DVD with DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V1.1 (including DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio V2.1) (LCD7-2619)
- Hardcopy Quick Start Guide (Installation overview document) (GH12-6957)
- Hardcopy License Information document (GH12-6956)
- Hardcopy Program Directory document (GI19-0052)
Security, auditability, and control
DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1 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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Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric DB2 Analytics Accelerator 5697-SAO Per Blade for z/OS, V2.1 DB2 Analytics Accelerator 5697-SAS Per Blade for z/OS, V2.1 S&S
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Program name: DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1 Program PID: 5697-SAO Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S016VRX DB2 Analytics Accelerator Basic OTC, per blade for z/OS, V2.1 Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S016T92 English 3590 tape Subscription and Support PID: 5697-SAS Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S016VRZ DB2 Analytics Basic ASC, per blade Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S016T94 English Hardcopy pub
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Program name: DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V2.1 Program PID: 5697-SAO Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S016VRX DB2 Analytics Accelerator Basic OTC, per blade for z/OS Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S016T92 English 3590 tape Subscription and Support PID: 5697-SAS Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric S016VRZ DB2 Analytics Basic ASC, per blade Accelerator No charge, decline SW S&S for z/OS S&S Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S016T94 English Hardcopy pub
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