IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer V8.2 delivers a rich application framework and optimized SharePoint connector to support claims-based authentication

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-458
October 23, 2012


Table of contents
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
Program number Program number Order now Order now
Publications Publications


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InfoSphere® Data Explorer V8.2, based on the Vivisimo Velocity Platform, can help organizations discover, navigate, and visualize vast amounts of structured and unstructured information across many enterprise systems and data repositories. It also offers a cost-effective and efficient entry point for exploring the value of big data technologies through a powerful framework for developing applications that leverage existing enterprise data.

InfoSphere Data Explorer V8.2 offers the following benefits:

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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Overview
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InfoSphere Data Explorer V8.2 delivers a rich application framework and changes to the business administrative console to optimize the way organizations access, analyze, and view structured and unstructured information.

Key features in the application framework

Contextual User Interface pushes information to users based on their roles and current context.

Application Builder is the application framework component of InfoSphere Data Explorer from which organizations build big data applications using Data Explorer.

Results Module enables business users and content owners to manage terms, spotlight key items, and improve the overall discovery process for end users. Spotlighting enables business users to promote specific documents based on query terms at the top of the result set. This component is enhanced to improve overall scalability, increasing the number of terms that can be imported and providing usability enhancements to the spotlight creation capability.

These features enable you to:



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Support information and Software requirements sections of this announcement.



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Planned availability date
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Description
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InfoSphere Data Explorer is a quick-to-implement solution that finds, extracts, and delivers relevant information no matter what format it is in or where it resides. Use its web console to configure access to diverse document, email, database, and web page repositories, and import their access rights so that information users receive is what they are authorized to view and nothing more. Use the console to spotlight high-value information, package repositories into search tabs, enable clustered results by topic or metadata, enliven the information presented with embedded images, and more, all without custom programming.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Program number
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5725-I17       820     IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer
 


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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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Support information

Entitled customers should continue to access the Customer Support Portal at the following site

https://support.Vivisimo.com/self-service/

When accessing the Support Portal, you are required to enter your Data Explorer Support user name and password. In addition, you can call 412-422-2499, extension 203 or send email to support@vivisimo.com

You should be prepared to provide the following information when opening a Vivisimo support service request.

Supported hardware

Hardware that supports the following:

The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating systems are strongly recommended when deploying Data Explorer on Microsoft Windows systems.

Web server

Data Explorer includes an embedded web server, but is most commonly used in enterprise environments with web servers such as Apache, Apache Tomcat, or Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). When integrating with an enterprise web server, while Data Explorer has been shown to run on a wide variety of web server software, one of the following is recommended:

Server hardware recommendations

This section discusses the minimum hardware and operating system requirements for a server system on which you want to develop or deploy Data Explorer applications. Simply satisfying these minimum requirements will not provide an optimal development or deployment experience.

The suggested minimum hardware and operating system configurations for Data Explorer development and deployment are the following:

Development system:

Deployable Data Explorer Server:

Software requirements

Data Explorer fully supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, or later, Firefox 3, or later, and no issues have been reported when using Data Explorer search applications with other modern standards-based browsers such as Safari 3, or later, Opera 8, or later, and Google Chrome.

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

Packaging

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Software Services
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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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Charge metric
 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric

 IBM InfoSphere  5725-I17              RVU
 Data Explorer
 

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

RVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for licensee's environment for the specific resources as specified in the program specific table. RVU entitlements are specific to the program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource. Refer to the program specific RVU table.

Notes :

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

Program
number      Program name      Value Unit exhibit
 
5725-I17    IBM InfoSphere    RVU
            Data Explorer

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:

Passport Advantage

                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer RVU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo       D0V2JLL
IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl       E0F3JLL
IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer RVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo   D0V2KLL
 
Query Routing for InfSphr Data Explor per App Inst        D0V2MLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Query Routing for InfSphr Data Explor per App Inst        E0F3KLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Query Routing for InfSphr Data Explor per App Inst        D0V2NLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

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.

 
Media packs
description                                      Part number
 
IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer 8.2 English         BB00ZEN
 Multiplatform  
 Media Pack
 


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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. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

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. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. 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.

License Information form number

L-KCHS-8WBJ36

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

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® . Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices
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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

 IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer RVU Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo       D0V2JLL
 IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl       E0F3JLL
 IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer RVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo   D0V2KLL
 
 Query Routing for InfSphr Data Explor per App Inst        D0V2MLL
  Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 Query Routing for InfSphr Data Explor per App Inst        E0F3KLL
  Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 Query Routing for InfSphr Data Explor per App Inst        D0V2NLL
  SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

For current prices, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools



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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)
Internet:   callserv@ca.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

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
Trademarks

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