IBM WebSphere Decision Server V7.1 combines business rules management and business event processing to accelerate decision making across the enterprise

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-344
October 5, 2010

ENUS210-344.PDF ENUS210-344.PDF

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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IBM® Websphere Decision Server V7.1:

For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.
For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
Reference: YE001


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IBM WebSphere® Decision Server V7.1, a combined offering of WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere ILOG® JRules, provides businesses in virtually every industry, the ability to automate and improve decision making.

WebSphere Decision Server helps your organization work smarter by enabling applications that can:

With WebSphere Decision Server, business situations or patterns in data can be identified as they occur and automated reasoning can be applied to the data to make better, faster decisions across the enterprise.



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Supported environments include:

Note: Not all components are supported on all environments shown. For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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The ability to effectively automate decision making with operational business systems is imperative for maximizing organizational efficiency and improving employee productivity. In many cases, making the best decision at a given moment requires an understanding of a number of different factors, including:

IBM WebSphere Decision Server V7.1 addresses decision management challenges by bringing together IBM's market-leading capabilities in business rules management and business event processing. The combination of these technologies enables organizations to flexibly build solutions that can detect and react to data patterns as they occur within a specified time period, and then provide the appropriate automated decision response to transactional and process-oriented business systems.

Websphere Decision Server V7.1 includes the following WebSphere products:

With WebSphere Decision Server, organizations can monitor a business network to discover and take action on event-based data patterns, and then process this information against business rules in order to determine how to respond within both front-end and back-end systems. Some examples of these kinds of decision management applications include:

In addition, WebSphere Decision Server allows decision logic to be defined in a non-technical syntax so that it can be understood and maintained by business users, facilitating implementation of changes needed to succeed in today's rapidly evolving marketplace. WebSphere Decision Server provides the ability to work smarter, to improve responsiveness, and to achieve better business outcomes.

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Decision management is an approach combining software and expertise to automate and improve decision making within critical business systems. It involves both being able to make the best possible decision at the current moment based on data and situational context, as well as being able to use data to discover insights that can be used to continually improve decisions over time. These decisions may be fully automated (for example, through an online application or a self-service point-of-sale system) or they may be used to provide decision support to people (for example, through a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system used at a call center, branch or store location, or in the back-office).

There are three primary technology areas that fit within the decision management concept:

While these three technology areas are highly complementary, they can be used separately or together as part of a decision management solution. Each area brings a different focus and strength to automating and improving operational decisions. IBM's decision management offerings include:

IBM brings a proven track record across its product portfolio as shown above. In addition, IBM has a number of other technologies that provide strong synergies to decision management solutions, such as application infrastructure technologies for running scalable and secure applications, connectivity technologies to provide integration with data and systems across the enterprise, and business process management technologies for utilizing decision execution within orchestrated processes.



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Reference information
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Refer to:



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Program number
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Program                  Program
number         VRM       name
 
5725-B69       7.1.0     IBM WebSphere Decision Server
 


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Professional Services are available to help clients get into production quickly and, if desirable, to assist with planning and growing into full-blown business integration solutions. These services can be provided through our IBM Business Partner community or through IBM Global Services.

To contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services


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Education support
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Training is available for:

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

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Refer to the WebSphere Education website for information on course locations and availability dates. Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

The WebSphere Education team delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers and IBM Business Partners successfully deploy service-oriented architecture (SOA) and integrate WebSphere middleware products to achieve the maximum benefit.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. A study by the WebSphere Support Team has shown that a lack of training is the third most common cause of deployment issues for three years running. Our curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge direct from IBM developers cemented with expert instructors and flexible time and cost-saving training options. The IBM WebSphere Education team works closely with product developers and services organizations to ensure that the courses we offer provide the most up-to-the-minute technical and product information. Our courses place an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these sources can provide. We draw from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of our courses, and pass that knowledge on to our students.

With over 200 courses across eight curriculums, WebSphere Education provides training that spans the spectrum of skills needs from introductory product overviews to advanced programming and administration. Hands-on labs let you work with fully functional versions of the software you are studying to round out your training experience. Several training options are available, including classroom, private customized courses, or instructor-led or self-paced online learning letting you train from your office without traveling.

For more information about available education offerings, visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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Also, visit the Passport Advantage website

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Publications
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A Quick Start Guide is shipped with the products.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

WebSphere Decision Server is available for a range of operating environments. Basic supported environments are listed below, but specific hardware, operating system, and supporting software requirements depend on the actual components to be deployed from this combined offering of WebSphere Business Events and WebSphere ILOG JRules. Not all components are supported on all environments shown. Details of supported environments by component are available as follows:

Software requirements

Refer to the Hardware requirements section.

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.

Limitations

Refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Direct customer support

Direct customer support is provided by IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel. This fee service enhances your productivity by providing voice and electronic access into the IBM support organization. IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel helps answer questions pertaining to usage and suspected software defects for eligible products.

Installation and technical support is provided by Global Services. For more information call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

For technical support or assistance, contact your IBM representative or visit

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

The WebSphere Decision Server V7.1 product package includes:

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, 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

IBM WebSphere Decision Server V7.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host 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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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.

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

 
Product group: Application and Integration Middleware
 
                                                Product Identifier Description (PID)
 
IBM WebSphere Decision Server V7.1              5725-B69
 
Product category: WebSphere 
Charge metric
 
                 Part number or
Program name     PID number           Charge metric
 
IBM WebSphere    5725-B69             Processor Value Unit
 Decision Server 

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 name/Description                               Part
                                                       number
 
WebSphere Decision Server PVU License + SW             D0G80LL
 S&S 12 Months
WebSphere Decision Server PVU Annual SW                E0AI1LL  
 S&S Renewal
WebSphere Decision Server PVU SW S&S                   D0G81LL
 Reinstate 12 Months 

Passport Advantage trade up

Below is a list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part number.

Precursor product     Trade-up product        Trade-up part number
 
WebSphere Business    WebSphere Decision      D0G83LL
 Events                Server V7.1
 
WebSphere Business    WebSphere Decision      D0G7MLL
 Events                Server V7.1 for
                       Linux on System z
 
WebSphere ILOG        WebSphere Decision      D0G82LL
 JRules                Server V7.1
 
WebSphere ILOG        WebSphere Decision      D0G7LLL
 JRules                Server V7.1 for
                       Linux on System z® 

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

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.

 
Entitled maintenance offerings                   Part
 description                                     number
 
IBM WebSphere Decision Server                    5725-B69
 
Media packs                                      Part
 description                                     number
 
IBM WebSphere Decision Server                    B800QML
 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack 

Cross-platform product for use on System z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

                                                    Part
Program name/Description                            number
 
WebSphere Decision Server for Linux on              D0G7JLL
 System z PVU License + SW S&S 12 Months
 
WebSphere Decision Server for Linux on              E0AHVLL
 System z PVU Annual SW S&S Renewal
 
WebSphere Decision Server for Linux on              D0G7KLL
 System z PVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months 


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License Information form number

WebSphere Decision Server V7.1: L-ASAY-88LM86

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Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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Software Subscription and Support (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.

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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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