IBM InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS , V4.6 offers enhanced information governance capabilities and tighter integration with the InfoSphere product portfolio

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-008
January 17, 2012

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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InfoSphere® Discovery for z/OS®, V4.6 offers:

  • Tighter integration and increased consistency with the InfoSphere product offerings, including InfoSphere Optim™ and InfoSphere Information Server
  • New sensitive data discovery capability based on fuzzy value matching
  • New GUI support for creation and deployment of custom algorithms
  • Other refinement in critical usability, including selective classification and individual thresholds for algorithms
  • Updated platform support, including Integrated Database Management System (IDMS) through InfoSphere Classic Federation Server, IBM® Database Encryption Expert, and Oracle Transparent Data Encryption

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).

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IBM InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 offers the following new capabilities:

  • Tighter integration and consistency with other InfoSphere products to streamline usage and transition between tools while promoting collaboration among team members:
    • Integration with IBM InfoSphere Metadata Asset Manager provides direct access from within InfoSphere Discovery. The enhanced integration capability helps you import connection data and metadata from Xmeta, and generate data models into Xmeta from within InfoSphere Discovery.
    • Archiving volume projection with IBM InfoSphere Optim helps you predict the savings achievable by archiving a data object using a filter.
    • Fuzzy value matching for sensitive data classification offers more flexibility in identifying sensitive elements, eliminating the need to identify an exact match.
  • User productivity enhancements throughout the product design further increase productivity:
    • The new custom algorithms creation wizard helps you create, test, and deploy custom algorithms. Algorithms can be deployed to a project or shared with other projects.
    • Selective classification and algorithm level thresholding provides more control over algorithm selection, eliminating the need to run all algorithms as in previous versions.
  • Improved performance of binding condition discovery as compared to the previous release
  • Additional enhancements and updates to support additional platforms and database management systems, including IDMS through InfoSphere Classic Federation Server, IBM Netezza®, IBM Database Encryption Expert, and Oracle Transparent Data Encryption

InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 is a recommended upgrade for all users of earlier versions of the product.

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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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January 20, 2012

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InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 helps you accelerate information-centric project deployment and reduce risk by creating a comprehensive view of data relationships across heterogeneous sources.

Before you implement any information-centric project such as archiving, data privacy, master data management (MDM), data warehousing, data lineage, or application data consolidation, you must know what data you have, where the data is located, and how the data is related between different systems.

For most organizations, the data discovery and analysis process is very manual, requiring months of human involvement to discover business objects, sensitive data, cross-source data relationships, and transformation logic. It results in a time-consuming and error-prone process that slows time-to-value, establishes doubt in the accuracy of the data within a new system, and creates the possibility that the new system never succeeds in becoming operational.

InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 provides a wide range of capabilities to help you automate the analysis process to go well beyond data profiling by performing sophisticated analysis that generates actionable results such as displaying a side-by-side preview of matching data across multiple sources. You can leverage these capabilities to automate single-source profiling, cross-source data overlap analysis, matching key discovery, prototyping and testing for data consolidation, and transformation discovery.

The InfoSphere Discovery analysis process helps you understand your data sources and how they relate to each other, generating actionable output that can be immediately consumed and put into action by other IBM products. A few examples include:

  • Archive, test data management, and data privacy: InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 helps you identify business objects and sensitive data elements that can be directly consumed via export to IBM Optim software for data archiving, test data management, and data privacy.
  • Data migration, consolidation, and master data management: The Unified Schema Builder and Transformation Analyzer output delivers the matching keys, transformation logic, and consolidation rules that can be used by the InfoSphere DataStage® extract, transform, and load (ETL) process and InfoSphere MDM Server to move or consolidate data.
  • Data integration: The Transformation Analyzer component helps you discover the de facto business rules that relate two data sources in your existing distributed data landscape. It then outputs actionable transformation logic that can be used by InfoSphere DataStage to move data from a source to a target.

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InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 provides distinguished capabilities in the data discovery and analysis space. It helps you understand your data sources and how they relate to each other, generating actionable output that can be immediately consumed and put into action by other IBM products.

The clear understanding of data and data relationships gained by using InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 can be applied to several types of integration projects. For example, managing data growth and determining how to archive a complete business object allows you to properly handle sensitive or private data elements in conjunction with IBM InfoSphere Optim solutions for data growth and test data management.

Additionally, the clear understanding of the data gained via InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 is directly applicable to data integration projects such as data warehouse, master data, and consolidation projects. Understanding how data is related, lets you more rapidly determine which data to move, how to transform the data, and how to correct data quality concerns before delivering that data via InfoSphere Information Server to your new project target.

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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 5655-W24      4.6.0   IBM InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS

Product identification number

                      Subscription and
Program PID number    Support PID number

5655-W24              5655-W25

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Education support will be provided for the products in this announcement.

IBM Training

Available from IBM training, the newest offerings to support your training needs, enhance your skills, and boost your success with IBM software. IBM offers a complete portfolio of training options including traditional classroom, private onsite, and eLearning courses. Many of our classroom courses are part of IBM's guaranteed to run program, ensuring your course will never be canceled. We have an eLearning portfolio including instructor-led online (ILO) courses. A perfect complement to classroom training, our eLearning portfolio offers something for every need and every budget, simply select the style that suits you.

Be sure to take advantage of our custom training plans to map your path to acquiring skills. Enjoy further savings when you purchase training at a discount with an IBM Education Pack - online account - flexible and convenient way to pay, track, and manage your education expenses online.

The following key education resources have been updated to reflect IBM InfoSphere Discovery. Check your local Information Management Training and Education website or with your training representative for the most recent training schedule.

                                  Instructor-   Self-paced
Course title          Classroom   led online   virtual      Web-based 

InfoSphere Discovery  DT10        3T10          2T10         1T10

Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are available at

For scheduling and enrollment, visit

Or you can call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322).

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 address 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 a comprehensive 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

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 significantly reduced 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

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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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).

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Information Center

When you install the product, the documentation is installed in the IBM InfoSphere Discovery Information Center. The Information Center is also available at

The IBM Publications Center

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 US) 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, free of charge.

The following table provides information that can be used to locate this product's publications on the IBM Publications Center.

Publication title                              Order number

IBM InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS License      GI11-9231
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Installation Guide    GC23-9878
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Release Notes         GI11-9320
IBM InfoSphere Discovery User Guide            SC23-9879
IBM InfoSphere Discovery Tutorials             SC19-3610

One copy of the following publication is supplied automatically to the customer.

Publication title                              Order number

IBM InfoSphere Discovery V4.5.1 DVD            LCD7-3741
License Information                            GI11-9231

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For detailed information on hardware requirements, refer to the InfoSphere Discovery system requirements at
Software requirements

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

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.

User group requirements


Planning information

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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

Security, auditability, and control

InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 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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Charge metric
                               Part number or
Program name                   PID number           Charge metric

InfoSphere Discovery for       5655-W24             Value Unit
z/OS, V4.6

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

number     Program name                           Value Unit exhibit

5655-W24   InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6    VUE007

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

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

Hardware     Value Units/machine
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00

Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at
Basic license

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 Discovery for z/OS, V4.6
Program PID:  5655-W24
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S015SD5      Licensed function            Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             InfoSphere Discovery for     Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC
             z/OS, V4.6
Supply ID    Language                     Distribution medium

S016KR6      US English                   3590 Tape Cartridge

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-W25
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric

S015RT3      InfoSphere Discovery    Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             for z/OS, V4.1.1 S&S    No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration

supply ID   Language                 Distribution medium

S015RD3     US English               Hardcopy pub

On/Off CoD

InfoSphere Discovery for z/OS, V4.6 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac®.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac, include:

  • 3590
  • 3592

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after general availability.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability due to additional customization, and data input verification.

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Volume orders (IVO)


Passport Advantage applies


Usage restrictions


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
IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel


System i Software Maintenance applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

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

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture® (64 bit) mode on a System z (or equivalent) server).

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

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 Discovery for z/OS, V4.6
Program PID:  5655-W24
Entitlement                               License option/
identifier   Description                  Pricing metric

S015SD5      InfoSphere Discovery for     Basic OTC, per Value Unit
             z/OS, V4.6                   Basic OTC, per MSU-day TUC

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-W25
Entitlement                          License option/
identifier   Description             Pricing metric

S015RT3      InfoSphere Discovery    Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
             for z/OS, V4.1.1 S&S    No charge, decline SW S&S
                                     Per MSU SW S&S registration

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