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Highlights of IBM® WebSphere® Transformation Extender for z/OS® V8.4.1:
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IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS delivers the data transformation and validation required in your IT infrastructure.
Summary of new technical features in IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS V8.4.1 base editions
Removes the following obsolete support:
|Planned availability date|
June 14, 2013
IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender ( WebSphere TX) for z/OS V8.4.1 delivers the data transformation and validation required in your IT infrastructure.
Base editions of Websphere TX provide the core engine, associated infrastructure, and components necessary for production data transformation environments. All implementations require one or more base editions, depending on the enterprise architecture and location where WebSphere TX is implemented. Technology adapters for integrating with other technologies in the enterprise, such as IBM WebSphere MQ, are included in the base products.
Note: Not all adapters are supported on all platforms. For example, a subset of adapters is supported on IBM System z® and includes WebSphere MQ, file, and FTP. The adapters not included are those with royalty bearing encryption and security protocols, and those delivered in optional packs.
The following editions are available on the IBM System z platform:
Development tooling runs on Windows only and includes Design Studio tools that run standalone or plugged into an existing Eclipse standard workbench, and a Software Developer Kit for interfacing to WebSphere TX in a custom programming environment. WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio is capable of importing nearly any industry format when available to industry communities such as XML schema. All WebSphere TX implementations require at least one order of WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio to develop, test, and deploy transformations.
WebSphere Transformation Extender industry packs provide capabilities that are ready to use to integrate a range of industry standard data formats with your enterprise infrastructure. Industry packs can enable developers to accelerate the delivery of transformation solutions by providing predefined type tree templates, conversion maps, and in selected packs, provide validation maps and tools to help remove risk from projects that require conformance to mandatory and advisory guidelines required by the regulatory body or industry service provider.
WebSphere Transformation Extender industry packs, used in conjunction with WebSphere Transformation Extender, a universal data transformation engine, provide organizations with an infrastructure that can help:
WebSphere Transformation Extender industry packs support the following standards:
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WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS V8.4.1 is capable as of April 23, 2013, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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 US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested at
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Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.
Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. 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 . Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.
Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity . If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.
For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:
To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website
Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.
To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.
Program Program number VRM name 5655-R95 8.4.1 WebSphere Transformation Extender for z/OS
Subscription and Program PID number Support PID number 5655-R95 5655-R96
Product information is available via the Offering Information website
The following publications are included with the z/OS product:
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z/OS 1.11 System z (and future versions and fix packs)
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The following publications are included with the z/OS product:
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Ordering z/OS through the Internet
ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the US and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries website at
To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
Part number or Program name PID number Charge metric IBM WebSphere 5655-R95 Value Unit Transformation Extender for z/OS
The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.
Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit 5655-R95 IBM WebSphere per Value Unit Transformation per MSU-day TUC Extender for z/OS
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:
Value Unit exhibit VUE007
MSUs MSUs minimum maximum Value Units/MSU Base 1 3 1 Tier A 4 45 0.45 Tier B 46 175 0.36 Tier C 176 315 0.27 Tier D 316 + 0.2
Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:
Hardware Value Units/machine MP3000 H30 6 MP3000 H50 8 MP3000 H70 12 ESL models 2
The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.
If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:
Translation from MSUs to Value Units MSUs * Value Units/MSU = Value Units Base 3 * 1.00 = 3.00 Tier A 42 * .45 = 18.90 Tier B 130 * .36 = 46.80 Tier C 140 * .27 = 37.80 Tier D 1,185 * .20 = 237.00 Total 1,500 343.50
When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.
Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the Shopz help information at
You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options include:
Most products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via CBPDO and , ServerPac. at general availability. Many products will also be orderable in a Product ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.
Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the Product ServerPac, visit the Help section on the Shopz website at
Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.
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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.
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.
The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:
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. 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.
IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.
License Information Program name form number WebSphere Transformation Extender L-TWOM-8KFQHX for z/OS V8.4
The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
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
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).
Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.
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 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.
No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) offering.
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Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
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