Software Announcement 299-273
September 21, 1999

IBM DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1, Greater Competitiveness Through Informed Decision Making

 ENUS299-273.PDF (47KB)

(Corrected on October 5, 1999)

In the customer letter, the Ordering Information section was updated under the Basic License heading.

At a Glance

Now even more business intelligence users can readily obtain the information they need to develop smart business strategies. The enhanced capabilities of this product let you:

  • Analyze business information more effectively with:
    • A new Associations Visualizer
    • Extended data exploration
  • Improve productivity through:
    • Export to spreadsheet
    • Copy to clipboard
    • Print Visualizations
  • Take advantage of powerful resources through enhanced mining solutions:
    • SAP Business Warehouse integration
    • SPSS integration at the glass
    • IBM GBIS consultants

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Overview

IBM DB2® Intelligent Miner™ for Data for AS/400® enables knowledge workers to identify and extract high-value business intelligence from large amounts of enterprise data. Version 6 Release 1 (V6R1) offers new analysis and data exploration options that enhance core data mining capability while making critical data more accessible to those who need it most. Business analysts and managers are empowered to make better informed decisions to improve customer relations, maximize profits, and reduce risk of fraud and abuse.

DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 places increased focus on bringing the value of data mining to more business intelligence users. Enhancements include integration with warehouse and business intelligence tools. Integrated business intelligence offerings leverage product enhancements to deliver end-to-end mining solutions to the business analyst.

SAP Business Warehouse: Joint SAP and IBM technology pilots are underway to enable SAP users to utilize Intelligent Miner to mine data sourced from their SAP Business Warehouse.

SPSS: SPSS integration can provide Intelligent Miner for Data users with additional statistical analysis and data exploration capabilities. Other recent SPSS announcements — Version 10 client-server implementation, and intent to develop a direct interface for DB2 access — further complement the solution.

IBM GBIS: Global Business Intelligence Solutions continues to offer data mining consultancy, recognized as the best in the industry.

DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 is based on a client/server architecture and mines data directly from DB2 as well as from other data sources via DB2 DataJoiner®. Data and metadata can also be exchanged with warehouses and business intelligence tools and applications. Supported clients are Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT™, AIX®, and OS/2®.

Key Prerequisites

  • The IBM DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 requires an AS/400 Advanced Series RISC System.
  • To run the Intelligent Miner, use the environment layer API or install one of the supported clients.

Planned Availability Date

September 24, 1999

Description

DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data enables knowledge workers to identify and extract high value business intelligence and communicate results to business users for further analysis and decision making. DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data is an integrated solution for the sophisticated analysis of large amounts of enterprise data.

From its initial release, the Intelligent Miner has embodied proven data mining technology with best-of-breed scalability and has been deployed in a variety of customer mining solutions. Version 2 enhancements included additional scalability options and placed significant emphasis on usability and productivity for data mining analysts. While V6R1 offers further enhancements in core capabilities, a new area of emphasis supports the emerging maturation of data mining in Intelligent Miner customer installations.

Version 6.1 (V6R1) Objectives: DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data V6R1 offers new analysis and data exploration options which enhance core data mining capability. In addition, V6R1 places increased focus on bringing the value of data mining to more business intelligence users by broadening access to mining function and results at the business analyst's desktop. Enhancements include integration with warehouse and business intelligence tools, and improved communication of data mining results to business analysts. Partner solutions leverage product enhancements to deliver custom mining solutions to business analysts.

Enhancements Targeted to the Data Mining Analyst: DB2 extended column names are utilized by the Intelligent Miner. DB2 DataJoiner can be used by the Intelligent Miner to mine non-DB2 databases, including both read and write operations.

Enhancements Targeted to the Business Analyst: A powerful new visualizer will be provided for interpreting the mining results created by the Associations Discovery algorithm. Actually comprised of a linked set of textual and graphical representations, the new visualizer is aimed at facilitating business communication.

Enablement features of the DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data provide the mechanisms for integration of business intelligence tools at the glass. Applying model results to the database enriches the information available to business analysts through familiar business intelligence tools they use every day. Seamless tool integration at the glass facilitates the iterative analysis process. The first tools targeted for integration will offer additional statistical analysis and data exploration options to analysts.

DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data is based on a client/server architecture and mines data directly from DB2 as well as from other data sources via DB2 DataJoiner. Data and metadata can also be exchanged with warehouses and business intelligence tools and applications. Supported clients are Windows™ 95/98/NT, AIX, and OS/2.

Enhanced Intelligent Miner Solutions

SAP Business Warehouse: Joint SAP and IBM technology pilots are underway to enable SAP users to utilize Intelligent Miner to mine data sourced from their SAP Business Warehouse. Generated models are applied and ported back to the warehouse. As both data and metadata are imported and exported, users will be able to define data once.

SPSS: SPSS integration will afford Intelligent Miner users additional statistical analysis and data exploration capabilities. Integration at the glass will provide a seamless user interface to utilize Intelligent Miner for Data and SPSS functions interactively during the data mining process. Concurrently, SPSS announces the availability of Version 10, a client-server implementation of its statistical analysis offerings. These announcements augment the recent SPSS stated intent to provide direct access to DB2.

IBM GBIS: Global Business Intelligence Solutions offers data mining consultancy which is recognized in the industry for excellence and expertise.

Version 6.1 (V6R1) Highlights

  • A new, highly interactive Associations Visualizer facilitates interpretation of mining results produced by Associations Discovery. A variety of textual and graphical representations are provided with user customization and filtering options.
  • DB2 extended column names are now supported.
  • DB2 DataJoiner can be used to mine non-DB2 relational data, including both read and write operations, thereby increasing Intelligent Miner's reach to enterprise data.
  • Print support is provided directly to printers — including network printers — for most visualizations, thereby improving communication capability.
  • Support for exporting to a comma separated variable (CSV) data format allows users of other business intelligence tools (for example, spreadsheet tools) to further drill down and interpret the significance of mining results. The import of CSV data into Intelligent Miner is supported by additional tools.
  • A new "copy to clipboard" capability allows users to copy selected output, with its graphical characteristics, to other business intelligence tools (such as spreadsheet products). This further increases communication to analysts downstream from the actual mining run.
  • Usability improvements to the user interface provide more intuitive usage, easier navigation, and better performance.
  • Some Intelligent Miner models can be exported to self-contained sample C code. This allows further deployment of models in any user application on any platform.
  • A fully documented example is provided to illustrate how some Intelligent Miner models can be exported to self-contained C code. This allows further deployment of models in any user application on any platform.
  • SAP Business Warehouse integration allows SAP users to mine Business Warehouse data using the Intelligent Miner for Data products.
  • SPSS and SPlus integration improve productivity during the data preparation stage by increasing data exploration and analysis functions available to Intelligent Miner users through one of these statistics packages. The implementation also provides an example of how other business intelligence tools might be seamlessly integrated at the glass.

Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is, therefore, Year 2000 ready.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data products provide a wide range of industrial-strength mining technologies within an integrated tool suite to support sophisticated data mining as well as application services to support development of customized mining applications. Intelligent Miner enables users to harvest valuable information from enterprise data sources and present that information to business users for analysis and decision making.

IBM is leading the way in helping users identify and extract high-value business intelligence from their data assets. Providing a new level of competitiveness and strategic decision-making power, this "mining" process is one of knowledge discovery and identifying hidden relationships, new trends, and previously undetected patterns hidden within a data store. Business managers, financial and fraud analysts, marketing managers, and a host of business decision makers are now better equipped to make more intuitive yet strategic decisions which ultimately affect a business' bottom line. Whether the problem is how to improve customer satisfaction, improve profitability, or reduce the risk of fraud abuse, the solution is the same — data mining using the DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data.

The Intelligent Miner features powerful mining algorithms supported by data processing, statistical analysis, and visualization facilities that enable analysts to discover patterns in enterprise data which would otherwise be unobserved. The Intelligent Miner algorithms enable analyses ranging from deviation detection, classification, and predicative modeling, to association discovery, sequential pattern discovery, and clustering.

For example, using a classification algorithm, a financial services company may be able to detect possible fraudulent usage of credit cards by examining deviations in the card usage patterns of its customers. Using predictive modeling, a retailer could forecast changes in customer buying patterns and keep abreast of comparisons of purchases over the Internet or through mail order with those through in-store buying.

Using association discovery, a supermarket chain could determine which products are most frequently sold in conjunction with other products, and stock these store items on shelves accordingly to maximize sales opportunities. An insurance company could use customer segmentation data to create target-marketing campaigns, or to cross-sell services among existing customers. Sequential Pattern analyses could help medical researchers identify common patterns of symptoms that lead to particular illnesses.

The Intelligent Miner also plays a central role in IBM's Business Intelligence Solution strategy.

DB2 OLAP Server®: The IBM DB2 OLAP Server is an online analytical processing (OLAP) server designed for a wide range of multidimensional planning, analysis, and reporting applications. DB2 OLAP Server integrates the powerful Essbase OLAP engine and application programming interfaces, developed by Hiperion with the IBM DB2 family of relational databases. The relational storage interface enables DB2 OLAP Server to store data directly into DB2 and other relational databases.

OLAP offerings have gained increased importance with the advent of data warehouses and advanced analytics. They allow users to query and analyze data to verify business hypotheses. Discovery driven mining tools extend the analysts' capabilities by enabling them to scan massive amounts of information and quickly determine associations, patterns, and trends which would previously have eluded them. The two approaches are complementary. Traditional and advanced decision support will continue to play a critical role in understanding, visualizing, and drilling-down to the detail required. Mining results may help users determine the dimensions and/or content of a multidimensional data store.

Mining Applications: Industry-specific mining application offerings leverage the benefits of mining by elevating access and analysis of mining results to be easily understood and applied by targeted business users or operational applications. Applications have been developed by IBM, customers, and IBM partners, and are becoming a primary vehicle for bringing the value of mining to the business community.

IBM Consulting and Services: IBM Data Mining Consultants, recognized in the industry as among the best, have deployed IBM mining technology in customer mining solutions worldwide, including customized versions applications to fit industry and customer requirements. IBM Consulting practices are organized to bring industry, data and text mining, as well as warehouse and database skills to bear on business problems such as customer relationship management, marketing, and fraud and abuse management. Resources are available to support all phases of a mining solution implementation, from conception through deployment.

IBM Partnership Programs: Partnership programs provide assistance and technical support to non-IBM Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), System Integrators (SIs), and Value-Added Resellers (VARs) to develop and market data mining offerings which leverage Intelligent Miner technology.

Reference Information

Refer to:

  • IBM Intelligent Miner Family — Announcement Highlights, Software Announcement 298-070 , dated February 24, 1998
  • Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 Version 2.1 Software Announcement 298-368 , dated September 22, 1998

Trademarks

 
Intelligent Miner is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AS/400, DB2, DataJoiner, AIX, OS/2, and DB2 OLAP Server are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Additional Information

To keep up-to-date on the latest IBM announcements, news, press, publications, customer briefs, FAQs, collateral, presentations, demos, and general information, visit the Intelligent Miner™ Web sites regularly.

Brochures are available now for ordering. They can also be found on the Web site and downloaded as PDF files:

  • Intelligent Miner for Data Brochure — GC26-8832
  • IBM Information Mining Solutions: Discovering Knowledge That Gives You an Edge — GC26-9310

White Papers can be found on the Internet Web site. Those currently available:

  • IBM's Data Mining Technology
  • Information Mining with the IBM Intelligent Miner Family

Redbooks:

  • Intelligent Miner for Data: Enhance Your Business Intelligence — SG24-5422
  • Mining Relational and Nonrelational Data with IBM Intelligent Miner for Data Using Oracle, SPSS, and SAS as Sample DataSources — SG24-5278
  • Intelligent Miner for Data Applications Guide — SG24-5252
  • Discovering DATA MINING from Concept to Implementation, for newcomers to data mining, with many examples of real-world applications, performance and scalability information — SG24-4839, ISBN-13-743980

For the latest Redbook information, refer to:

Education Support

IBM education classes available:

  • DW360 — Intelligent Miner Workshop
  • DW370 — Intelligent Miner Programming Workshop

For more information concerning the above offerings, including descriptions, schedules, and availability in your area, consult the IBM Education Web site at:

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules and enrollments.

Publications

The following updated Intelligent Miner for Data publications will be available for a fee at planned availability. To order these publications, contact your IBM representative.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
Using the Intelligent Miner for Data              SH12-6394
Application Programming Interface                 SH12-6395
 and Utility Reference
Using the Associations Visualizer                 SH12-6396

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The Using the Intelligent Miner for Data , the Application Programming Interface & Utility Reference , and the Using the Associations Visualizer are provided in displayable softcopy form. The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material at no extra charge. The files containing the books are shipped on the client CD-ROM. The books are provided in both HTML and Acrobat Reader format and are viewable with any Web browser.

Source File Publications: No files are provided to create unmodified printed copies of the Intelligent Miner manuals. Additional hardcopies can be ordered from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) by contacting your IBM representative.

Open Blueprint®: Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400® V6R1 provides the desktop screen look and feel. Its implementation is consistent with the User Interface function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It provides the following to facilitate open, distributed, multivendor interoperability:

  • Motif industry-standard interface from the Open Software Foundation (OSF)
  • Windows™ interface from Microsoft™ Corporation
  • OS/2® interface from IBM Corporation

Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 supports the relational database function described in IBM's Open Blueprint. It supports the Structured Query Language (SQL) industry-standard interface from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: The server software runs under the following operating system:

  • OS/400® Version 4.2, Version 4.3, and Version 4.4

For DBCS support, OS/400 Version 4.3, or higher, is required.

Supported clients are AIX®, Windows 95/98/NT, and OS/2.

AS/400 Servers

IBM Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 requires an AS/400 Advanced Series RISC System.

To run Intelligent Miner for Data, you need to install one of the supported clients on a remote machine.

AIX Clients

The Intelligent Miner client for AIX runs RS/6000® processors, including the following systems:

  • POWERstations (including SMP)
  • POWERservers (including SMP)
  • PowerPC
  • RS/6000 SP™ (single node)

These systems must be configured with at least one supported graphical display or an XStation including a keyboard and a mouse.

The following storage space is required for an AIX client:

Storage               For
Type                  Demonstration   Required    Recommended
 
RAM                   32 MB           64 MB       64 MB
Disk Space            85 MB           100 MB      >100 MB
Additional            4 MB            4 MB        4 MB
 Disk Space
 for Toolkit

Windows 95/98/NT Clients

The Intelligent Miner Windows client runs on a workstation with a 586-133 MHz processor or higher.

Depending on the amount of data processed, the following storage space is required:

Storage               For
Type                  Demonstration   Required    Recommended
 
RAM for               64 MB           64 MB       64 MB
 Windows
 Client
Disk Space            50 MB           50          >60 MB
Disk Space            60 MB           60          >60 MB
 for Toolkit
Disk Space            80 MB           80 MB       >80 MB
 for Client
 including
 Toolkit

Note: The disk space needed for demonstration purposes depends on the type of your hard drive partition. The values shown above are valid for NTFS partitions. If you use a FAT partition, you need about twice as much disk space.

OS/2 Clients

The Intelligent Miner for OS/2 client runs on a workstation with a 586-133 MHz processor or higher.

Depending on the amount of data processed, the following storage space is required:

Storage               For
Type                  Demonstration   Required    Recommended
 
RAM for               32 MB           64 MB       64 MB
 OS/2 Client
Disk Space            35 MB           40 MB       >50 MB
Additional            20 MB           20 MB       20 MB
 Disk Space
 for Toolkit

Software Requirements: IBM Intelligent Miner for Data V6R1 is a suite of statistical, processing, and mining functions that you can use to analyze large databases. It also provides visualization tools for viewing and interpreting mining results. The server software runs on the OS/400 operating system.

You can use AIX, OS/2, and Windows 95/98/NT clients, or any combination of them.

AS/400 Servers

To install and run Intelligent Miner for Data on an AS/400 server you need one of the following operating systems:

  • IBM OS/400 Version 4 Release 2 (Program Number 5769-SS1)
  • IBM OS/400 Version 4 Release 3 (Program Number 5769-SS1)
  • IBM OS/400 Version 4 Release 4 (Program Number 5769-SS1)

AIX Clients

The required and optional software needed for an Intelligent Miner AIX client:

                                          Program    Required/
Software                      Version     Number     Optional
 
IBM AIX                       4.1.5 (or   5765-C34   Required
                               higher)
 
Java(TM) Runtime              1.1.6       NA         Required
 Environment from
 Java Development
 Kit (JDK) for AIX
 
Netscape Navigator            3.0 (or     NA         Required
 for AIX                       higher)
 (needed to display
  online help)

Note: The Intelligent Miner client software requires a minimum resolution of 800 X 600 pixels. Use the maximum number of colors available on your graphics adapter card. If you use fewer than 65536 colors, you might lose information when using tools like the Clustering Visualizer.

Windows 95/98/NT Clients

The required and optional software needed for an Intelligent Miner Windows client:

                                                  Required/
Software                           Version        Optional
 
Microsoft Windows 95/98            NA             Required
 or Microsoft Windows NT(TM)       4.0
                                    (or higher)
 
Web Browser capable
of Frames, such as:
 
Microsoft Internet Explorer        3.0            Required
                                    (or higher)
Netscape Navigator for             3.01
 Windows 95/98/NT                   (or higher)
 (needed to display
 online help)

The Java Runtime Environment, which is also required, is part of your Intelligent Miner for Windows client package and installed automatically.

Note: Use the maximum number of available colors on your graphics adapter card. If you use fewer than 65536 colors, you may lose information when using tools like the Clustering Visualizer.

OS/2 Clients

The required and optional software needed for an Intelligent Miner OS/2 client:

                                                  Required/
Software                           Version        Optional
 
IBM OS/2                           4.0            Required
Java Runtime                       1.1.8          Required
 Environment from
 Java Development
 Kit (JDK) for OS/2
Netscape Navigator                 2.02           Optional
 for OS/2 (needed to                (or higher)
 display online help)

Normally, the Netscape Navigator is installed on your system because you used it to install the JDK. If you removed the Netscape Navigator after installing the JDK, you cannot view the online help of the Intelligent Miner.

Note: Use the maximum number of available colors on your graphics adapter card. If you use fewer than 65536 colors, you may lose information when using tools like the Clustering Visualizer.

Application Development: The VisualAge® C++ Compiler for Windows and OS/2 clients and the CSet++ Compiler for AIX clients is a software prerequisite for building Intelligent Miner applications using the Application Programming Interface. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) is not provided.

Limitations: To plan for optimum performance and capacity, contact your local IBM representative for pre-proposal review, in conjunction with development experts located in the following Data Mining Development Centers:


    IBM German Software Development Laboratory
    Boeblingen, Germany
    Mr. Werner Staub
    Phone: +49-7031-16-4683

For further reading about data mining, refer to the Intelligent Miner redbook Discovering Data Mining, from Concept to Implementation . (Refer to the Promotional Material section.)

Performance Considerations: The Intelligent Miner will support data mining against DB2® databases or flat files.

The performance of Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 depends upon a number of system factors, primarily, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Amount of data to be mined
  • Data mining techniques used
  • Variables specified for technique execution
  • Whether flat files or databases are used for mining
  • The capacity of the computer system used

Planning Information

Installation and Maintenance: Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 is installed using standard OS/400 procedures.

Installability: When upgrading to IBM Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1, both client and server packages must be replaced. A client at Version level 6.1 is required.

Packaging

Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1

  • IBM International Program License Agreement in multilanguage booklet
  • Proof of Entitlement for one server
  • One Server CD-ROM which includes the AS/400 server
  • Two Client CD-ROMs common for all supported platforms, one for the single-byte character set (SBCS) languages and one for English and the double-byte character set (DBCS) languages. Both CD-ROMs include:
    • API and GUIs for AIX, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and OS/2
    • Softcopy documentation in HTML and Acrobat Reader format:
      • Application Programming Interface and Utility Reference
      • Using the Intelligent Miner for Data
      • Using the Associations Visualizer
    • User assistance in HTML format
  • License information in multiple languages
  • Hardcopy documentation:
    • Application Programming Interface and Utility Reference
    • Using the Intelligent Miner for Data
    • Using the Associations Visualizer

Note: The Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 code will be delivered as object-code only. Header files and libraries required for programming against the API are also included on the media.

Security, Auditability, and Control

Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating environment and the network system used.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

The Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 license includes:

  • A CD-ROM for the OS/400 operating system
  • Two Client CD-ROMs common for all supported platforms, one for the LA and EMEA languages (including English) and one for English and the AP languages.

From a technical point of view, Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1 is a client/server program running with AS/400 servers.

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration as well as the feature number of the required package in the desired language.

The price model has only one charge unit: server install.

The client that runs on AIX, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and OS/2 is offered at no additional charge (number unlimited) regardless of the type of workstation.

Usage of the product on more than one server requires the customer to purchase a new license for each additional server installed.

Note: Upgrades from Intelligent Miner for AS/400 Version 2 (5733-IM2) to V6R1 must be done by purchasing the appropriate upgrade license. This upgrade is no-charge and requires the customer to have AS/400 Software Subscription to be eligible for the no-charge upgrade. Upgrades from Version 1 (5733-IM1) to V6R1 are priced and do not require the customer to have AS/400 Software Subscription.

Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1

                     Type-      OTC*      MRM
Order Type           Model      Feature   Feature
Description          Number     Number    Number
 
U.S. English
IM for Data for      5733-IM3   0001      5829
 AS/400 V6R1
Upgrade from V2      5733-IM3   0002      5829
 (5733-IM2)
Upgrade from V1      5733-IM3   2171      5829
 (5733-IM1)
 
* OTC = One-Time Charge

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

                                                    Feature
Description                                         Number
 
Initial Shipments
 
Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment             3444
 of media and documentation)
 
Ship Media Only (suppresses initial                 3470
 shipment of documentation)
 
Ship Documentation Only (suppresses                 3471
 initial shipment of media)
 
Expedite Shipments
 
Local IBM Office Expedite                           3445
 (for IBM use only)
 
Customer Expedite Process Charge                    3446
 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until: January 31, 2001

Money-back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Usage Restriction: Yes

Additional Server Use Authorization: The Intelligent Miner for Data license is restricted to one server install. If more than one server is used, an additional license must be purchased for each server.

Support Line: Yes

Volume Orders: Yes, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage Applies: No

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: No

Upgrades: Customers can acquire upgrades up to the currently authorized level of use of the qualifying programs.

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

AS/400 Software Subscription Applies: Yes

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified educational institution customers.

Charges

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

IBM Intelligent Miner for Data for AS/400 V6R1

Initial Order

                       Type-      OTC       MRM        One-
Order Type             Model      Feature   Feature    Time
Description            Number     Number    Number     Charge
 
Intelligent Miner      5733-IM3   0001      5829       $60,000
 for Data for
 AS/400 V6R1

Upgrades

                       Type-      OTC       MRM        One-
Order Type             Model      Feature   Feature    Time
Description            Number     Number    Number     Charge
 
Upgrade from V2        5733-IM3   0002      5829       $     0
 (5733-IM2)
 
Upgrade from V1        5733-IM3   2171      5829        12,000
 (5733-IM1)

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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Trademarks

 
Intelligent Miner and SP are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Open Blueprint, AS/400, OS/2, OS/400, AIX, RS/6000, VisualAge, and DB2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.