IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5 provides a combined business rules and events management platform to automate a wide range of decisions

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-428
October 4, 2011

ENUS211-428.PDF ENUS211-428.PDF

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Charge metric section updated to include Resource Value Unit Conversion table.

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IBM® WebSphere® Operational Decision Management V7.5 provides capabilities to:

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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IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5, a combined business rules and events management platform, provides comprehensive automation and governance of operational decisions that control the actions of critical business systems.

WebSphere Operational Decision Management enables organizations in virtually every industry to improve the quality of transaction and process-related decisions that are made repeatedly, determining the appropriate course of action for each customer, partner, and internal interaction:



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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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The ability to effectively automate decision making within and across operational business systems is imperative for maximizing organizational efficiency, increasing employee productivity, and improving the quality of actions that are made repeatedly in the course of the business day. In many cases, making the best decision at a given moment requires an understanding of a number of different factors, including:

IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5 addresses decision automation challenges by enabling organizations to build highly flexible, adaptable solutions that can detect and react to data patterns as they occur within a specified time period, and then provide the appropriate decision response to transactional and process-oriented business systems.

The offering is built on IBM's market-leading business rules management technology (WebSphere ILOG® Business Rule Management System), enhanced with IBM's capabilities for detecting time-based events in order to drive more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions (WebSphere Business Events).

WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5 consists of two orderable products, which together form a comprehensive platform for the management and execution of business rules and business events:

WebSphere Operational Decision Management enables the creation of applications to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions. Some examples of these kinds of decision management applications include:

WebSphere Operational Decision Management provides the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions, align across business and IT, and act with precision and reliability.

For the current list of languages supported, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/ilog_supported_languages.html

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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Decision management is an approach combining software and expertise to increase the value of the frequent customer, partner, and internal interactions that take place within and across 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 system used at a call center, branch, or store location, or in the back-office).

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

While these two 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 to improve process and transactional decisions.

WebSphere Operational Decision Management provides the power to intelligently automate a wide range of decisions across business processes and applications, uniting IBM's market-leading capabilities for business rules management and business event processing in order to drive more responsive actions to business opportunities or risk conditions. By enhancing IBM's market-leading business rules repository to also govern event-based decisions, this offering gives organizations comprehensive capabilities to define and maintain the logic that will drive the actions of critical business systems.

WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5 advances and brings together IBM's WebSphere ILOG Business Rule Management System (BRMS) and WebSphere Business Events. This process began with 2010 release of WebSphere Decision Server V7.1, which bundled the Java-based development tooling and runtime components for business rules and business events. With WebSphere Operational Decision Management, IBM is now providing a combined business rules and events management platform (WebSphere Decision Center) that integrates with the Decision Server runtimes.

Benefits of migrating to WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5

What's new and of interest for customers of existing precursor products with current Support and Subscription agreements.

For WebSphere Business Events customers:

For WebSphere ILOG BRMS customers:

For WebSphere Decision Server V7.1 customers:



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For withdrawn and replacement programs announced in support of this release, refer to Software Announcement 911-202, dated October 04, 2011.



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Program number
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 Program               Program
 number        VRM     name
 
 5725-B69      7.5.0   IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management
 


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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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IBM delivers a comprehensive portfolio of education services to help customers successfully deploy and integrate WebSphere Application and Integration middleware products to their maximum potential.

Education is a key component to ensuring software success. The IBM education team is committed to providing the highest quality education available to help your company prosper in today's competitive marketplace. We take pride in our ability to deliver successful education programs that provide your people with the skills necessary to make your business profitable using IBM software.

The IBM education team works closely with IBM product developers and IBM 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.

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

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage website

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


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A Quick Start Guide is shipped with the product.

The documentation for IBM WebSphere Operation Decision Management V7.5 is provided as an information center. The information center will be available on November 18, 2011. Visit

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dmanager/v7r5/index.jsp

Parts of the documentation for IBM WebSphere Operation Decision Management V7.5 will be translated and available within 30 days of product availability.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Refer to the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

Effective October 4, 2011, visit the following websites for a complete detailed list of hardware and software requirements:

IBM WebSphere Decision Server V7.5

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023052

IBM WebSphere Decision Center V7.5

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023053

IBM WebSphere Decision Center V7.5

AIX

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Databases - one of the following:

HP-UX

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Databases - one of the following:

IBM i

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting IBM i POWER V4, V5, or V6

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Databases - one of the following:

Red Hat and SUSE Linux

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Browsers - Mozilla Firefox 3.0, 3.5, or 3.6

Databases - one of the following:

Solaris

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Browsers - Mozilla Firefox 3.0, 3.5, or 3.6

Databases - one of the following:

Windows

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Browser - Supported with Decision Center or Decision Center for Business Space only. One of the following:

Databases - one of the following:

IBM WebSphere Decision Server V7.5

AIX

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Databases - one of the following:

HP-UX

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Databases - one of the following:

IBM i

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting IBM i POWER V4, V5, or V6

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Databases - one of the following:

Red Hat and SUSE Linux

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Browsers - Mozilla Firefox 3.0, 3.5, or 3.6 - Event runtime and Rule Execution Server only

Databases - one of the following:

Solaris

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Browsers - Mozilla Firefox 3.0, 3.5, or 3.6 - Event runtime and Rule Execution Server only

Databases - one of the following:

Windows

Hardware platform - system capable of supporting selected operating system

Supported components

Operating systems - one of the following:

Application servers - one of the following:

Browser - Supported with Decision Center or Decision Center for Business Space only. One of the following:

Databases - one of the following:

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 Usage restrictions in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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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 Operational Decision Management V7.5 product package includes:

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

IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5 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.

Charge metric
 
Program name                PID number           Charge metric
 
IBM WebSphere Operational   5725-B69             Processor Value Unit
 Decision Management V7.5
 

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 the website below) 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. The PVU table can be found at

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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 web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores1 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

1 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:

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

RVU is a unit of measure by which the IBM WebSphere Decision Server program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for licensee's environment for Client Device resources as specified in the program specific RVU table. RVU entitlements are specific to the program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource.

Resource Value Unit Conversion table

From 1 to 20 Resources, 1.00 RVUs per Resource
From 21 to 50 Resources, 20 RVUs plus 0.83 RVUs per Resource above 20
From 51 to 100 Resources, 45 RVUs plus 0.80 RVUs per Resource above 50
From 101 to 250 Resources, 85 RVUs plus 0.76 RVUs per Resource above 100
From 251 to 500 Resources, 199 RVUs plus 0.60 RVUs per Resource above 250
From 501 to 1,000 Resources, 349 RVUs plus 0.50 RVUs per Resource above
500
From 1,001 to 5,000 Resources, 599 RVUs plus 0.47 RVUs per Resource above
1,000
From 5,001 to 10,000 Resources, 2,479 RVUs plus 0.40 RVUs per Resource
above 5,000
From 10,001 to 25,000 Resources, 4,479 RVUs plus 0.36 RVUs per Resource
above 10,000
For more than 25,000 Resources, 9,879 RVUs plus 0.33 RVUs per Resource
above 25,00

A Client Device is a single user computing device or special purpose sensor or telemetry device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from or provides data to another computer system that is typically referred to as a server or is otherwise managed by the server. Multiple Client Devices may share access to a common server. A Client Device may have some processing capability or be programmable to allow a user to do work. Examples include, but are not limited to actuators, appliances, automated teller machines, automatic meter readers, cash registers, disk drives, desktop computers, kiosks, notebook computers, personal digital assistant, point-of-sale terminals, sensors, smart meters, tape drives, and technical workstations.

Passport Advantage

Here is the complete listing of part numbers for WebSphere Operational Decision Management (5725-B69).

 
Program name/Description                               Part
                                                       number
 
WebSphere Decision Server per PVU License + SW         D0G80LL
 S&S 12 Months
WebSphere Decision Server per PVU Annual SW            E0AI1LL
 S&S Renewal
WebSphere Decision Server per PVU SW S&S               D0G81LL
 Reinstate 12 Months
 
WebSphere Decision Center per PVU License + SW         D0IIZLL
 S&S 12 Months
WebSphere Decision Center per PVU Annual SW            E0BQ5LL
 S&S Renewal
WebSphere Decision Center per PVU SW S&S               D0IJ1LL
 Reinstate 12 Months
 
WebSphere Decision Server per RVU License + SW         D0IM9LL
 S&S 12 Months
WebSphere Decision Server per RVU Annual SW            E0BR5LL
 S&S Renewal
WebSphere Decision Server per RVU SW S&S               D0IMALL
 Reinstate 12 Months
 

Passport Advantage trade up

You must have previously acquired licenses for the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses of the trade-up products.

Precursor product            Trade up product       Trade up part number
 
WebSphere Decision Server    WebSphere Decision     D0IL8LL
 for Rules PVU Trade-up       Server per PVU
 License + SW S&S 12 Month
 
WebSphere Decision Server    WebSphere Decision     D0IL9LL
 for Events PVU Trade-up      Server per PVU
 License + SW S&S 12 Month
 
WebSphere Decision Server    WebSphere Decision     D0IL6LL
 for Rules PVU Trade-up       Server for Linux on
 License + SW S&S 12 Month    System z per PVU
 
WebSphere Decision Server    WebSphere Decision     D0IL7LL
 for Events PVU Trade-up      Server for Linux on
 License + SW S&S 12 Month    System z per PVU
 
 
WebSphere Decision Server    WebSphere Decision     D0LS8LL
 for Rules RVU Trade-up      Server per RVU
 License + SW S&S 12 Month
 

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 Operational Decision Management V7.5    5725-B69
 
Media packs                                           Part
 description                                          number
 
IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5    B800YML
 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 Integrated Facility for Linux (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 per PVU                   D0G7JLL
 for Linux on System z
 License + SW S&S 12 Months
 
WebSphere Decision Server per PVU                   E0AHVLL
 for Linux on System z
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
 
WebSphere Decision Server per PVU                   D0G7KLL
 for Linux on System z
 SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months
 
WebSphere Decision Center                           D0IIVLL
 per PVU for Linux on System z
 License + SW S&S 12 Months
 
WebSphere Decision Center                           E0BQ4LL
 per PVU for Linux on System z
 Annual SW S&S Renewal
 
WebSphere Decision Center                           D0IIWLL
 per PVU for Linux on System z
 SW S&S Reinstate 12 Months
 

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

This software product is eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

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


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WebSphere Operational Decision Management V7.5:

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
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Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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Usage restriction

Yes

Usage is limited to the quantity of Value Units licensed.

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

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No

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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