IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop enables mainframe users to harness the power and cost-efficiencies of Hadoop with IBM z/OS data

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-343
October 28, 2014


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IBM® InfoSphere® System z® Connector for Hadoop helps customers bring the power of big data analytics to their z/OS® data by efficiently and rapidly delivering z/OS data into a Hadoop environment:

The combination of IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights™ running on Linux™ on System z:

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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For many organizations, IBM mainframes are the backbone of mission-critical business applications that securely and reliably store and process massive volumes of data day after day. Faced with spiraling data volume growth and accelerating business demands for new information-rich technology solutions, organizations look for price/performance ways to get more value out of their critical mainframe data without compromising data security and integrity.

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop delivers fast and seamless data connectivity between a variety of mainframe data sources and IBM's enterprise-grade Hadoop offering, InfoSphere BigInsights, as well as other third-party Hadoop environments. Once installed, users can extract z/OS data and load it into Hadoop, bringing the rich capabilities of big data to quickly and cost-efficiently process and analyze z/OS enterprise data. This is all without the need for SQL queries, custom programming, or specialized z/OS data programming skills.

Supporting DB2® for z/OS, IMS™, VSAM, and various system and application log files as sources, Hadoop processing can take place on an external cluster that is connected to the zEnterprise® mainframe or, for added security, directly on mainframe partitions in a Linux for System z environment running on a System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL). The InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop approach to loading HDFS and Hive is a fast and easy-to-implement "load" approach that complements other z/OS data integration with Hadoop, such as a transformation-rich ETL (extract, transform, load) or an incremental update (changed data only) replication data delivery model.

By extending the capabilities of System z with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights and the IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop, users benefit from a hybrid transaction and analytic processing platform for cost-effective deployment of mixed workloads with the high qualities of service, security, and integrity that IBM mainframe users have come to expect.



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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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November 25, 2014



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Description
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The volumes, velocity, and varieties of data users handle continue to increase exponentially. Big data has opened significant opportunities for users to deliver deeper insights and understanding into what is happening in their businesses by integrating and analyzing more data than ever before.

Users with System z platform data sources, such as DB2 for z/OS, IMS, VSAM, and more, have access to highly structured, rich data that forms the backbone of modern day, business-critical analytics. Newer technologies, such as Hadoop, allow flexible analysis of this data and analysis of all types of differently structured and unstructured data.

Moving analytics closer to the data allows System z users to benefit from a hybrid transaction and analytic processing platform that is capable of managing mixed workloads while still offering high quality service, security, and integrity features.

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop is a highly efficient, data transfer solution that will select z/OS data sources for processing by IBM InfoSphere BigInsights. Retaining data on System z preserves mainframe physical and operational security and delivers quick access to the data and the processing users need for secure and affordable analytics.

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop enables efficient sharing of mainframe data with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, running either on mainframe Linux for System z partitions or on external Intel™ or IBM Power® based clusters. When IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights are both installed on the mainframe, the System z platform behaves as a private cloud. Hadoop cluster nodes are virtualized, and all operations take place within the security perimeter of the mainframe, simplifying the environment. Although Linux for System z is supported on System z central processors, it is more common to deploy Linux on System z on IFL mainframe processors. IBM InfoSphere BigInsights clusters on the mainframe can run across one or multiple IFL processors.

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop includes native data collectors to deliver rapid access to users' most current data in DB2, IMS, VSAM, and other data stores on z/OS, without the need to schedule ETL operations. Using web-based, visual tools provided with IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop, users are able to easily transfer mainframe data to the HDFS file system associated with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights clusters, either on or off the mainframe. Translation of data formats (including EBCDIC to ASCII, and BCD code page translations) can happen either on Linux on System z nodes or on external Hadoop clusters to avoid using mainframe MIPs. Additional graphical tools, such as BigSheets, which is included in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, can then be used to analyze, manipulate, and visualize the extracted data.

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Program number
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Program              Program
number       VRM     name
 
5725-S33     110     IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop
 


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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 publications are shipped with this program.

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop documentation

The PDF documentation is available in English at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043667

IBM InfoSphere BigInsights documentation

You can access all of the IBM InfoSphere BigInsights documentation from IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSPT3X/SSPT3X_welcome.html


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information regarding hardware requirements, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043299
Software requirements

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http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043299

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.

Compatibility

Compatible or complementary IBM products:

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop provides a simple and secure way for mainframe users to harness the power of Hadoop, extracting data from DB2, VSAM, IMS, and other z/OS data sources into IBM InfoSphere BigInsights.

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Planning information

Packaging

Orderable components:

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.

Security, auditability, and control

InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop 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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Ordering information
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Product group: IBM InfoSphere
Product: InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop (5725-S33)
Product category: InfoSphere System z Connector

Passport Advantage

                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop BigInsights   D1B26LL
  Edition Virtual Server License + SW Subscription and
  Support 12 Months
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop BigInsights   E0KIHLL
  Edition Virtual Server Annual SW Subscription and
  Support Renewal
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop BigInsights   D1B2CLL
  Edition Virtual Server SW Subscription and Support
  Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop Enterprise    D1B2DLL
  Edition Virtual Server License + SW Subscription and
  Support 12 Months
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop Enterprise    E0KIILL
  Edition Virtual Server Annual SW Subscription and
  Support Renewal
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop Enterprise    D1B2ELL
  Edition Virtual Server SW Subscription and Support
  Reinstatement 12 Months
   
Media packs
 
                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop BigInsights   BB1J0EN
  Edition Version 1.1.0 Multiplatform English Media Pack
 
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop Enterprise    BB1J1EN
  Edition Version 1.1.0 Multiplatform English Media Pack
 

Charge metric

Program name                       PID number  Charge metric

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector  5725-S33    Per virtual server
  for Hadoop
 


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License Information numbers

License number   Description

L-MLOY-9LMMVA    IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop
                 V1.1 BigInsights Edition
 
L-MLOY-9N7NL8    IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop
                 V1.1 Enterprise Edition

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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Usage restriction

Yes

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.

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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

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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.

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IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

No

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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

                                                           Part
Program name/Description                                   number

IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop BigInsights   D1B26LL
  Edition Virtual Server License + SW Subscription and
  Support 12 Months
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop BigInsights   E0KIHLL
  Edition Virtual Server Annual SW Subscription and
  Support Renewal
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop BigInsights   D1B2CLL
  Edition Virtual Server SW Subscription and Support
  Reinstatement 12 Months
 
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop Enterprise    D1B2DLL
  Edition Virtual Server License + SW Subscription and
  Support 12 Months
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop Enterprise    E0KIILL
  Edition Virtual Server Annual SW Subscription and
  Support Renewal
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop Enterprise    D1B2ELL
  Edition Virtual Server SW Subscription and Support
  Reinstatement 12 Months
 

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BigInsights and IMS are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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