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IBM US Announcement Letter

IBM solidDB V7.0 enhancements in the solidDB server ease the migration of applications from other enterprise data servers to solidDB

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-491
October 25, 2011

ENUS211-491.PDF ENUS211-491.PDF

Table of contents
Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now


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IBM® solidDB® V7.0 enhancements:

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.

Reference: YE001



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Overview
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IBM solidDB V7.0 provides an ideal platform to build in-memory, real-time, enterprise applications. Compatibility enhancements make migrating applications to solidDB V7.0 easy. Adapting to different application and deployment needs, solidDB provides powerful schema mapping and data transformation, which allows intergration to most popular databases. Enhanced scalability, transparent failover, low or no administration requirements, and low resource requirements delivered by solidDb V7.0 lowers total cost of ownership.

With solidDB V7.0 universal cache feature of IBM InfoSphere® Change Data Capture V6.5 (now bundled with solidDB 7.0), you get more reliability and faster performance to transaction processing (OLTP) workloads.

IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.5 (now bundled with solidDB 7.0) brings more reliability and faster performance to transaction processing (OLTP) workloads with solidDB V7.0 universal cache feature.

IBM solidDB server compatibility

solidDB V7.0 introduces several changes and enhancements in the solidDB server that ease the migration of applications from other enterprise data servers to solidDB. The changes include:

The shared memory access, introduced in V7.0, increases performance and reduces response times by linking multiple applications to a dynamic library comprised of the full solidDB server code. In V7.0, transparent connectivity that offers transparent failover and load balancing to high availability applications was available over TCP/IP-based connections only. V7.0 introduces two-node shared memory access configurations, bringing transparent connectivity capabilities to shared memory access applications. Full read/write loads can now be run against both the HotStandby primary and secondary servers of the two-node shared memory access setup, facilitating active-active configurations.

Horizontal scaling allows scaling out horizontally by adding a node, which increases capacity and allows more data to be accelerated since memory is now doubled. Horizontal scaling also provides HotStandby and load balancing by ensuring that solidDB's primary node is in sync with its secondary node.

HotStandby multiprocessing scaling improvements add parallelism to the apply processing in the secondary node. This improves performance as the secondary node can now process write operations using multiple threads. Using multiple threads eliminates or minimizes throttling in the primary node that was previously caused by the apply bottleneck in the secondary node.

InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.5 bundling

solidDB V7.0 bundles InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.5 for all supported backend data server types. InfoSphere Change Data Capture V6.5 enhancements include improved resiliency to component failures, improved performance of refresh and apply processing, and enhanced monitoring and debugging capabilities.

Performance and usability enhancements

Symmetrical multiprocessing optimization technology adds much more efficiency because it utilizes multicore system architectures to their full potential.



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware and software requirements section for details.



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Planned availability date
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October 31, 2011: Electronic availability

November 18, 2011: Media availability



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Description
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Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

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

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM solidDB is capable as of November 18, 2011 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

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


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solidDB V7.0 universal cache feature will provide performance improvements as an external cache for a variety of enterprise databases including DB2®, Informix®, and Oracle. New features in V 7.0 makes configuring even easier and completely transparent to the application.



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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-V17   7.0.0                        IBM solidDB


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

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

Instructor-led course listing

Course number          Course name            Brief description
 
CF180                  Relational Database    After an overview of
                       Design                 relational concepts
                                              that are important
                                              for designing
                                              relational
                                              databases, learn
                                              about the different
                                              views of the data of
                                              the application
                                              domain and the steps
                                              included in this
                                              comprehensive
                                              relational database
                                              design methodology.

Through our customer on-site training, you can get standard or customized training to meet your requirements.

For more information on available solidDB training, refer to

http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=page&c=F479061H65256U14
Category               Code                   Title
 
Core                   DA210                  solidDB Architecture
                       DA220                  solidDB
                                               Configuration
                       DA410                  solidDB Diagnostics
                                               and Troubleshooting
                       DA500                  solidDB In-Memory
                                               Tables
                       DA200                  solidDB Installation
                                               and Operation
Performance            DA430                  Data Distribution
                                               with IBM solidDB
                                               Advanced Replication
                       DA420                  solidDB CarrierGrade
                                               High Availability
                       DA510                  solidDB Linked
                                               Libraries
                       DA400                  solidDB Performance


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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 product.

The following publications will be available on the Internet and are shipped electronically with the solidDB products. The Internet site can be reached via

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/soliddb/v7r0/index.jsp


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware and software requirements

Linux

Windows

AIX®

HP-UX

Solaris

Memory requirements

The amount of memory required for the solidDB JDBC and ODBC clients depends on the operating system and the database applications that are running. In most cases, it should be sufficient to use the minimum memory requirements of the operating system as the minimum requirement for running the solidDB JDBC and ODBC clients.

The amount of memory required for the solidDB connector depends on the operating system and the database applications that are running. In most cases, it should be sufficient to use the minimum memory requirements for DB2 Linux, UNIX, and Windows, or Informix Dynamic Server as the minimum requirement for running the solidDB connector.

The amount of memory required for the solidDB in memory engine depends on the operating system and the database applications that are running. Memory requirements will primarily depend on the size of the database.

Disk space requirements

The minimum disk space is 10 MB for a typical installation. The actual space required will vary depending on the logging parameters selected, use of the on disk engine, and the size of the database stored on disk.

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

Customer responsibilities

Successful application operation and management of IBM products are the responsibility of the user. Examples of those responsibilities are:

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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license 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.

Packaging

IBM solidDB V7.0 Multiplatform (English only)

Security, auditability, and control

The products in this announcement use the security and auditability features of the host hardware and 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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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM solidDB                         solidDB         solidDB
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM solidDB                           5724-V17   Per Processor
                                                 Value Unit (PVU)

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the webpage below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes:

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM solidDB

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM solidDB
solidDB Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW S&S     E04WULL
 Rnwl
solidDB Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) Lic + SW S&S 12   D0461LL
 Mo
solidDB Per Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW S&S Reinstate  D0462LL
 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
solidDB V7.0.0
IBM solidDB V7.0.0 Multiplatform English Media Pack      BB193EN

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.

solidDB V7.0.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
solidDB per Processor       IBM solidDB V7.0.0          BB193EN
Value Unit                  Multiplatform English
                            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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM solidDB                               5724-V17   L-VACA-8K8NCA

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

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that 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 for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restriction

Yes.

For additional information refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
International Passport Agreement
Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license 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.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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, 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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
Other terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

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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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet®, if applicable. Additional information is also available at

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

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller


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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 1 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.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

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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