IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V3.1, together with related prerequisite hardware, is a high-performance software offering that delivers fast analytic query responsesIBM United States Software Announcement 212-396
October 3, 2012
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DB2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS® , V3.1 offers fast and predictable query response times on typically unpredictable query workloads.
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IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V3.1, 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 10 for z/OS data warehouse environments forming a high-performance analytic query appliance powered by Netezza® technology. The total solution is an integration of IBM hardware, software, storage, and advanced technologies focused on business analytics. They combine to enable you to extract business insight from information assets and to help users get the right answers at the right time. DB2 Analytics Accelerator extends System z qualities of service of manageability, security, and availability to analytic applications, working seamlessly with the prerequisite IBM hardware.
What's new in Version 3.1
This new release extends the function of the V2.1 offering and consolidates the midyear updates into a cohesive release. It expands the use and size of the solution and helps to further improve possible savings. The adherence to an easy-to-use appliance remains unchanged.
High-performance storage saver
This feature stores a DB2 table partition or full table of data solely on the accelerator, reducing the need for host storage. This feature removes the requirement for the data to be replicated on both the DB2 storage and the Accelerator storage. Tables can now be divided between traditional database resident partitions on DB2 for z/OS and high-performance storage saver on the DB2 Analytics Accelerator.
IBM zEnterprise® EC12 support: Extending the unmatched scalability and performance of System z
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator supports the current z196 and z114 series of System z and the new next-generation System z zEnterprise EC 12 (zEC12) This new system has up to 50% system capacity performance improvement over z196 80-way, with a 25% performance improvement over the z196 uniprocessor. In addition, it includes 33% more L2 cache for instructions and data. This zEC12 has industry standard 8 GBps InfiniBand, supporting high-speed connectivity and high bandwidth. Further, it includes the new IBM zAware offering, which monitors large quantities of message logs for smarter monitoring with high-speed analytics.
Query Prioritization - Extending the value of System z workload management
Mixed workloads refers to an environment that contains a variety of types of processing and end users, each with differing levels of importance. Each of these workloads has unique users with distinct needs and the priority of meeting those needs can vary greatly. In Version 2, workload management was adhered to throughout DB2 , but when it was routed to the Accelerator those priorities were not enforced. This release brings System z workload management down to the individual query being routed to the accelerator. This helps users see to it that the most important work is completed first, while still enabling robust overall throughput.
Incremental Update - Introducing near real-time currency for all business analytics
With the new incremental update capability, tables within the accelerator are continually updated throughout the day. This technology reads the log of the database residing on DB2 for z/OS and applies those updates to the DB2 Analytics Accelerator. With this feature enabled, queries off-loaded to the DB2 Analytics Accelerator operate on a near real-time version of the data. This feature helps dramatically lower the latency of data, enabling decisions to be made based on the most up-to-date information available. You can use this feature when the workload being accelerated requires high currency of data for applications such as operational Business Intelligence (BI). The incremental update is included in the accelerator and integrated into the existing appliance form factor.
High Capacity - Extending the size and scalability
The entire Netezza 1000 product line is now supported. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator scales from one cabinet to 10 cabinets of Netezza 1000. This change reflects the demand for larger and larger accelerators to meet the needs of the larger data warehouses present on System z .
Accelerating SAP - Delivering transparent speed and real savings
DB2 for z/OS is an SAP-certified database, and the DB2 Analytics Accelerator is a natural extension to the SAP NetWeaver BW. Clients who want to transparently speed up their SAP environment will find the DB2 Analytics Accelerator a fast and easy way to deploy solution that meets their needs. This is a Plug and Play solution that most find requires no change to an existing SAP application. All queries are still sent to DB2 unchanged. Beyond the speed improvement it can also reduces processing cost by freeing up MIPS and storage space used for indexing.
UNLOAD Lite - Continuing to reduce overhead costs
UNLOAD Lite offloads z/OS MIPS when transferring data to the DB2 Analytics Accelerator via table or partition load. The current approach uses the normal DB2 UNLOAD Utility to extract the data from DB2 and to write it to an USS pipe, where it is sent via TCP/IP to the accelerator. With UNLOAD Lite, the data conversions are done on the accelerator and not on z/OS .
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator for DB2 for z/OS V3.1 can be used only in conjunction with the prerequisite products as an integrated solution. Refer to the Key prerequisites , Hardware requirements , and Software requirements sections.
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|Planned availability date|
November 30, 2012
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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS addresses the following challenges:
DB2 Analytics Accelerator delivers the following:
To accomplish these results, the DB2 Analytics Accelerator solution does not always require changes in the business intelligence (BI) or data warehouse application or the application framework. This is because DB2 remains the query engine and will offload the specific query to the accelerator. Thus, due to the transparent integration with the 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 simple initial deployment, assisted by graphical tools and largely administration-free operations.
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator is a query accelerator solution designed to increase your business's agility by quickly delivering insight you can use where and when it's of value. It enables you to process complex, long-running queries with greater speed.
The DB2 Analytics Accelerator provides a high-performance, integrated hardware and software accelerator for IBM System z . It delivers dramatically faster analytic query responses transparently to all users.
It delivers these features and benefits:
All components use the same foundation system, making it easier to maintain, preserving existing investments, while routinely delivering results for complex analytics queries that do table scans in seconds rather than in hours when compared to the system without the Accelarator
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. This enables 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.
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 V3.1 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).
Using this breakthrough technology, the DB2 Analytics Accelerator quickly delivers 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. It retains 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 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® ). It gives clients who 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. 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.
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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 Cognos 10 BI for Linux , QMF , and SPSS ), giving clients who 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-DAA 3.1.0 DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS
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Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number 5697-DAA 5697-SAA
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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 V3.1 Form number Document GI19-5006 - Program Directory GH12-6981 - License Information (17 languages) GH12-6982 - Quick Start Guide (English, French, and Japanese) GH12-6986 - Getting Started
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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V3.1 Form number Document SH12-6983 - Installation Guide SH12-6984 - Stored Procedures and Messaged Reference SH12-6985 - User's Guide
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Specified operating environment
DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS requires an appropriately sized Netezza 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 appliance 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 IBM Data Studio Administration Client 3.1.1.
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The DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS software requires:
To enable DB2 for z/OS to route queries to an attached 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
- http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/Information_Management/DB2_An alytics_Accelerator_for_z~OS
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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V3.1:
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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V3.0 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-DAA Per PVU for z/OS, V3.1 DB2 Analytics Accelerator 5697-SAA Per PVU for z/OS, V1.1 S&S
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Program name: DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V3.1 Program PID: 5697-DAA Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017320 DB2 Analytics Accelerator Basic OTC, per PVU for z/OS, V3.1 Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S01731Z English 3590 tape
Subscription and Support PID: 5697-SAA
Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017323 DB2 Analytics Basic ASC, per PVU Accelerator No charge, decline SW S&S for z/OS S&S Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S017322 English Hardcopy pub
When upgrading from DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V2.1 to DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V3.1 customers are entitled to trade-in one blade entitlement for 560 PVU entitlements.
Trade-up terms for IPLA program
Licensees of Replaced Program IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for zOS V2.1 (IDAA V2) with Subscription & Support (S&S) Annual Support Charges (ASC) are entitled to trade-up to Replacement Program IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for zOS V3.1 (IDAA V3). The replaced/replacement programs value metric conversion is specified below.
Trade-up Value Metric Conversion Replaced Replacement IPLA and S&S Program IPLA and S&S Program Program Name Quantity/Value Program Name Quantity/Value and SWO Metric and SWO Metric IPLA IBM DB2 1 Blade IBM DB2 560 Processor Analytics Analytics Value Units Accelerator Accelerator (PVUs) for zOS V2.1 for V3.1 (IDAA) 5697-SAO 5697-DAA IPLA IBM DB2 1 Blade IBM DB2 560 Processor Analytics Analytics Value Units Accelerator Accelerator (PVUs) for zOS V2.1 for V3.1 (IDAA) 5697-SAS 5697-SAA
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Replacement IDAA V3.1 S&S ASC will be waived up to the anniversary date 1 of the prepaid Replaced IDAA V2.1 S&S ASC.
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License information form number: L-MOES-8VTF56
Document Product Product name form number number GH12-6981 5697-DAA DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V3.1
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Program name: DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V3.1 Program PID: 5697-DAA Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017320 DB2 Analytics Accelerator Basic OTC, per PVU for z/OS Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S01731Z English 3590 tape Subscription and Support PID: 5697-SAA Entitlement License option/ identifier Description Pricing metric S017323 DB2 Analytics Basic ASC, per PVU accelerator No charge, decline SW S&S for z/OS S&S Orderable supply ID Language Distribution medium S017322 English Hardcopy pub
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