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DB2 SQL Performance Analyzer V4.1 enhanced for managing DB2 environments

IBM® DB2® SQL Performance Analyzer for z/OS V4.1 offers functional, usability, and reporting enhancements to help you better analyze and tune your SQL queries.

Last updated: 14 Dec 2010

Case studies 

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator helps Swiss Mobiliar run queries 100x faster

Swiss Mobiliar deployed IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS alongside its IBM zEnterprise 196 server - enabling it to run growing transaction and analytics workloads side by side with no increase in compute resources.

Last updated: 19 Feb 2014

Porto Alegre: A smarter city that keeps its citizens moving ... Procempa builds a more intelligent city on an IBM System z foundation

As the city of Porto Alegre grew, IT service provider Procempa needed a more flexible platform to handle increased demands from municipal departments. By engaging IBM System z, Procempa was able to integrate information across government departments with increased security, lower service costs, and improved ...

Last updated: 20 Dec 2013

An EMEA bank plans future growth based on information innovation ... Early Support Program offers access to new DB2 11 for z/OS features, solving business challenges

Joining the IBM Early Support Program for IBM DB2 11 for z/OS enabled this EMEA bank to resolve a key technical limitation. The new version of DB2 also adds a wealth of advanced functionality that offers enhanced performance, greater reliability and additional business productivity.

Last updated: 05 Dec 2013

Fiducia guarantees rapid, reliable access to data ... Raising customer satisfaction levels through greater responsiveness

IT service provider Fiducia deployed two IBM System Storage DS8870 devices to cope with increasing customer demands on its core banking system. The IBM solution provides the huge capacity, impressive performance and extremely high availability required to help Fiducia provide excellent customer service.

Last updated: 11 Nov 2013

BMW Group develops eco-friendly innovation for smart drivers with IBM ... Managing a mountain of data driven by apps for drivers, sustainability and eco-drive initiatives

With the IBM® DB2® for z/OS® software and soon implementing the IBM zEnterprise® EC12 mainframe, BMW Group has shifted its focus and resources from the management of ever-growing workload and IT issues to the development of innovative mobility solutions, in accordance with the dynamic flows of market trends.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2013

JN Data gets the early-adopter advantage for its growing business ... Using advanced automation and new functionality in DB2 11 for z/OS to provide outstanding service

JN Data joined the IBM Early Support Program for DB2 11 for z/OS, taking immediate advantage of new technical functionality to increase system administrator productivity and enable greater throughput using existing processor resources.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2013

EVRY ... Enabling financial services clients to meet growing demand for credit and debit card transactions

To maintain its position as a leading provider of managed services to large financial services companies in Norway, EVRY replaced its existing mainframes with three IBM zEnterprise EC12 servers - enabling it to meet ten percent yearly growth in transaction volumes.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2013

German Pension Fund gains instant access to pension data ... Reducing costs and transforming customer service with a content management solution from IBM

German Pension Fund Baden-Württemberg has cut down on operational costs and accelerated and simplified access to millions of document records by replacing its two paper-based archives with a central electronic archive solution from IBM.

Last updated: 10 Sep 2013

Stuttgarter Versicherungsgruppe solves SAP application performance and backup issues with IBM zEnterprise and zBX

Set up as a managed service contract, the company deployed an IBM® zEnterprise® 114 server together with the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension to host core SAP ERP and related business applications.To ensure business continuity, Stuttgarter relies on IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services for da...

Last updated: 09 Sep 2013

kubus IT improves data processing in the healthcare industry

kubus IT consolidated disparate applications on the industry solution for statutory health insurance oscare®, developed by AOK Systems and based on SAP software and IBM infrastructure.

Last updated: 07 Aug 2013

Swiss Mobiliar accelerates 50 percent of queries by a factor of 100 ... Deploying a cost-effective platform to deliver actionable insights to business users

Swiss Mobiliar deployed IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS alongside its IBM zEnterprise 196 server - enabling it to run growing transaction and analytics workloads side by side with no increase in compute resources.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2013

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. transforms IT to gain 1.2M customers in one year ... An IBM z10 Enterprise Class server and IBM middleware support new core banking system

A fragmented, siloed IT infrastructure prevented RCBC from implementing a core-banking system from Infosys. After deploying an IBM z10 and IBM DB2 platform, the bank implemented the Finacle solution and realized unprecedented IT scalability, reliability and security.

Last updated: 22 Jul 2013

BCBSKS cuts mainframe software costs with IBM ... Achieving fast, low-risk migration with help from the IBM Software Migration Project Office

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas worked with the IBM Software Migration Project Office to replace its mainframe software portfolio. Using features of IBM z/OS alongside IBM Tivoli, IBM Security and IBM WebSphere solutions, the organization cut its annual IT operational costs significantly.

Last updated: 31 May 2013

Vantiv delivers ultra-secure, lightning-speed payment processing ... Cutting latency and costs with Smarter Computing best practices from IBM

Vantiv, the leading payments processor in the US, moved all encryption workloads on external appliances to an IBM Crypto Express3 coprocessor deployed within its existing IBM zEnterprise 196 environment. Drastically cutting latency, the solution delivers higher processing speeds.

Last updated: 28 May 2013

Banco Galicia plans its global future, with help from SAP and IBM

The bank worked to transform its business processes by introducing SAP for Banking solutions, running on an IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) mainframe server, with storage provided by IBM System Storage DS8800 devices.

Last updated: 22 May 2013

ARBURG Client Reference Video

Arburg wanted to drive down operational costs for its core IT Services. It selected the IBM zEnterprise System for scalability, reliability and availability which provided cost savings, energy savings and improvements across manufacturing processes.

Last updated: 10 May 2013

Marist College makes the enterprise computing grade ... Supporting learning and research with leading IBM technology

To provide students and researchers with the latest in computing Marist upgraded to the IBM zEnterprise 114, configured with the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension. The hybrid platform delivers all the power and flexibility the college needs to support diverse research and hands-on learning.

Last updated: 25 Apr 2013

Nationwide transforms its core banking, service and business capabilities

Nationwide embarked on a five year core banking transformation program, with the first UK implementation of SAP Transactional Banking applications from the SAP for Banking suite of solutions.

Last updated: 17 Apr 2013

Sheryl M. Larsen, Inc. ... IBM DB2 tuning tools, expertise help client run 20 percent more queries with 25 percent less CPU load

Using IBM technologies, Sheryl M. Larsen, Inc. (SMLI) helped one company run 20 percent more queries while reducing its CPU load by 25 percent.

Last updated: 25 Mar 2013

Dave Beulke and Associates ... Reduces reporting times by 99 percent with IBM DB2 for z/OS database software

A healthcare organization reduces report run time from 37 hours down to minutes and, in some cases, seconds when it works with Dave Beulke and Associates to implement a new data warehouse on IBM DB2 for z/OS software.

Last updated: 20 Dec 2012

Rock-solid reliability with SAP Banking applications on IBM zEnterprise

Banks around the world rely on IBM zEnterprise servers to process critical business transactions. The reliability and performance provided by the zEnterprise platform translates into a better customer experience for credit card payments, ATM terminals, online banking and other services.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2012

Eletrobrás Termonuclear SA (Eletronuclear) ... Eletrobrás Termonuclear generates greater operational resilience

For safety and security reasons, Eletronuclear wanted to enhance systems resilience and improve operational efficiency. It simplified system administration with browser-based z/OS Management Facility and cut data backup from five hours to effectively zero with FlashCopy functionality.

Last updated: 03 Dec 2012

Garanti Bank pushes the boundaries of efficient processing ... Capitalizing on the newest optimization features of IBM CICS Transaction Server software

Enables the bank to improve its capacity utilization and lower its computing costs by improving CPU efficiency and improves its ability to handle peaks of transaction activity without impacting the availability and performance of its services

Last updated: 28 Nov 2012

University of Florida ... Helping students stay on track with a mobile app based on IBM CICS Transaction Server

University of Florida develops a mobile web application with access to the Integrated Student Information System based on IBM® CICS® Transaction Server running on an IBM System zEnterprise® 114 server, resulting in significant system performance improvements.

Last updated: 24 Oct 2012

Nationwide cuts costs in the cloud ... With smart workload consolidation from IBM

Nationwide consolidated its distributed server landscape to Linux virtual servers running on IBM System z® mainframes, creating a multi-platform private cloud optimized for all its different workloads.

Last updated: 09 Oct 2012

ARBURG gains efficiency – Standardization and integration with SAP on IBM zEnterprise

Selected IBM DB2® for z/OS® on IBM zEnterprise Server, taking advantage of the reliability and scalability of the IBM zEnterprise® 114 server, the IBM z/OS operating system, IBM WebSphere MQ software and existing platform expertise

Last updated: 24 Sep 2012

GAD upgrades database systems to boost power and productivity ... IT staff migrates to IBM DB2 10 and IBM IMS 12 software to modernize its banking infrastructure

Enables lower computing costs by improving CPU efficiency through faster memory access and shorter processor times, improving its ability to grow the company without having to invest in additional CPU capacity.

Last updated: 29 Aug 2012

DATEV eG drives improved performance and customer satisfaction ... Consolidated transactions processing lays the groundwork for growth

A large provider of software and business services delivers improved performance, more cost-effective processing and more satisfied customers by reconfiguring the way a critical web service runs in its core transaction processing environment.

Last updated: 15 Aug 2012

Kela invests in improving service delivery for Finland’s citizens ... Capitalizing on new functionality to gain efficiencies and simplify IT management

A fast-growing social services agency can develop new services faster, and deliver more services at lower cost, by gaining more visibility into its processing, optimizing its transaction flow, and improving infrastructure efficiency.

Last updated: 14 Aug 2012

Primerica improves efficiency and gains more flexibility ... Capitalizing on the latest improvements in IBM DB2 for z/OS technology

Speeds the processing of new insurance applications by handling workloads more efficiently. Provides a means for company to more easily share data and develop new applications with third parties and enables faster and more flexible application development capabilities through XML support.

Last updated: 30 Jul 2012

Analytics on an enterprise scale ... Harnessing IBM Business Analytics and data warehousing on System z technologies to drive multi-million dollar benefits

Blue Insight uses a suite of IBM Business Analytics and Information Management software running on the IBM® System z® platform, which delivers the highest possible levels of performance, availability, security and scalability.

Last updated: 08 May 2012

BNP Paribas: Building robust and secure information management solutions to grow [Video] ... How IBM System z is helping BNP Paribas streamline IMS transactions for the French banking industry

Watch the video to see how System z and other IBM products provide BNP Paribas with a secure, high-availability system with scalability for the future.

Last updated: 30 Apr 2012

Utility provider accelerates processing and smart meter initiative ... IT staff selects latest version of IBM CICS software to power up systemwide integration

Utility provider accelerates processing and smart meter initiative deploying IBM® CICS® Transaction Server enabling the company to exploit an open transaction environment, automate service requests, distribute workloads evenly, broaden control in billing, reduce costs and realize a 30 percent throughput respo...

Last updated: 30 Apr 2012

IBM helps transform workload management and global system access ... IT staff at Swiss Re deploys IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator to speed user queries and reports

With 2.5 billion transactions and records, Swiss Re needed a solution with the flexibility and capacity to manage their growing data workloads. They also needed a system that would scale to meet future data and analytics needs. The IBM IDAA DB2 analytics accelerator allowed the company to meet these goals.

Last updated: 19 Mar 2012

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance cultivates new business services

Deployed an IBM® zEnterprise™ 114 system with a total of ten processors; IFBI currently uses three as standard engines for CICS® workload on z/OS®, two as zIIPs, and five in reserve for future growth.

Last updated: 16 Mar 2012

The ZZZS optimizes performance of key applications ... With superior processing power from the IBM zEnterprise System

To support the digitization of health insurance information, ZZZS implemented an IBM zEnterprise 196 with IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension. Managed using zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, the new zEnterprise ensemble expands the mainframe's capabilities and provides low TCO.

Last updated: 28 Feb 2012

Embasa improves data flows with SAP and IBM

Embasa hosted SAP ERP applications for business management on Linux partitions on an IBM System z196, with their databases on IBM DB2 for z/OS. The company deployed IBM System Storage DS8800 for data management. This is the first implementation of Linux on the IBM System z platform in Brazil.

Last updated: 12 Jan 2012

NTT Data: Bolstering Banking with WebSphere and System z - Video ... IBM solutions are a game-changer for Japan’s financial infrastructure

Many mainframe systems that govern Japanese financial institutions are outdated & difficult to maintain. To meet stringent & ever-growing list of customer requirements, NTT Data, the top systems integrator in Japan, turned to System z & IBM WebSphere to manage their customers’ many applications & application ...

Last updated: 17 Nov 2011

Mainline: Creating Competitive Advantages With the Mainframe - Video ... How IBM System z is integrating hardware and software to improve performance and analytics.

More than the expected reliability, customers using z10 & zEnterprise are finding new integrations between hardware & software, giving performance advances that shave hours into milliseconds. Also, by hosting applications, data, & analytics in one place companies are uncovering insights that drive competitive...

Last updated: 15 Nov 2011

AARP transforms its business intelligence infrastructure ... Achieving a 347 percent ROI in three years from BI modernization effort

Transforming a traditional BI infrastructure into a dynamic, blazing-fast environment has helped AARP realize steady growth in member renewals, acquisitions and engagement.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2011

Eletrobras Termonuclear SA solves company fusion challenges with SAP and IBM

Implemented IBM® System z9 servers to run its SAP® ERP applications, with IBM DB2® for z/OS® as the supporting database. Implemented IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager to provide SAP application data backup/recovery, including archive and restore services.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2011

Iowa State University ... Transforming decision-making and service delivery through content management

Iowa State University reduces paper output by 67 percent and saves $40,000 a year by eliminating voucher outsourcing fees with an enterprise content management solution from IBM.

Last updated: 22 Jul 2011

Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa manages a major acquisition ... With smarter computing from IBM

In an ongoing project with IBM and the IT company owned by BBK, the company embarked on a journey towards smarter computing. Leveraging sophisticated virtualization technology and highly reliable backup techniques, BBK has ensured that the process of merging CajaSur’s infrastructure is painless and cost-effic...

Last updated: 11 Jul 2011

Sony Europe maximizes availability for SAP applications with IBM System z, Power Systems and DB2

Sony Europe upgraded to IBM System z10 for improved performance, enabling the introduction of new web shops and a sophisticated online ‘Configure To Order’ capability for the Sony VAIO product range.

Last updated: 30 Jun 2011

Banco Pastor slashes costs and boosts efficiency with SAP and IBM

Banco Pastor implemented SAP ERP Human Capital Management, with SAP NetWeaver Portal providing simple browser-based access for employee self-service. The system runs on two IBM System z10 servers, supporting Linux operating system partitions and IBM DB2 running natively on z/OS.

Last updated: 20 May 2011

United States Senate ... Reduces application response time from 30 seconds to less than two seconds with database query tuning

US Senate database administrators and software specialists reduce query response time from 20 to 30 seconds to less than two seconds when they implement IBM InfoSphere Optim Query Workload Tuner for database tuning.

Last updated: 22 Dec 2010

Commonwealth Bank of Australia ... Core banking modernization

Selected SAP for Banking solutions based on SAP NetWeaver. The solution portfolio provides banking-specific (transactional banking, CRM, risk management) as well as banking-relevant services and solutions created on a single enterprise service-enabled business process platform.

Last updated: 15 Dec 2010 Focusing on each customer as the brand goes national

Macy’s is laying the groundwork for customized content arbitration as well as more granular pricing and market strategies that increase margin.

Last updated: 30 Aug 2010

APIS IT ... Enabling faster approval of voting rights for voters living abroad

A government support agency in Eastern Europe is able to create and manage a voting system for citizens residing outside the country using a Web 2.0 application developed using IBM Rational Team Concert Standard, IBM Rational Developer and IBM Rational AppScan software

Last updated: 02 Jun 2010

Westpac New Zealand gets proactive in the fight against fraud

Unlike systems that rely solely on a score, Westpac New Zealand's anti-fraud solution combines predictive analytics and expertly defined rules for the fast, accurate and flexible response to changing fraud patterns in real time.

Last updated: 17 Mar 2010

BCBS Minnesota achieves a significant TCO reduction by virtualizing SAP applications on IBM System z

Working with IBM and SAP, BCBSM consolidated 40 HP Intel-architecture servers to a single IBM System z server with IBM Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines. The SAP ERP applications run in a virtualized SUSE Linux environment. The IBM DB2 database supporting the SAP applications runs under z/OS on the ...

Last updated: 11 Jan 2010

University of North Carolina: Enabling health informatics

What makes it Smarter -- the ability to quickly and easily leverage health informatics to analyze and interrelate data in new ways improves patient outcomes, disease management, regulatory compliance and research.

Last updated: 17 Sep 2009

University of Arkansas creates new learning with SAP and IBM

The University of Arkansas, supported by local businesses and by SAP and IBM, has implemented a complete SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse application landscape on an IBM System z900 server running Linux.

Last updated: 07 Aug 2009

Data sheets 

IBM DB2 Toolkits for z/OS the SAP Editions

IBM DB2 Toolkits for z/OS the SAP Editions consist of several tools packaged together to make your administrative operations more efficient and save you money.

Last updated: 14 Feb 2011

IBM DB2 SQL Performance Analyzer for z/OS V4.1

The latest version of IBM® DB2® SQL PA contains full support for DB2 for z/OS, Versions 10, 9, and 8, from compatibility to new function mode. DB2 SQL PA allows users to fully exploit all product enrichments.

Last updated: 14 Dec 2010

Product documentation 

DB2 for z/OS Technical Resources - Versions 10, 9, and 8

In this support center, you can download technical manuals for DB2 for z/OS. You can also find DB2 for z/OS technical information, information about related tools, and valuable technical tips.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2011

White papers 

A Matter of Time: Temporal Data Management in DB2 for z/OS

This paper introduces you to the key concepts and capabilities of DB2 temporal data management support on z/OS. It explains when this technology can be useful and provides several examples to help you understand how easy it can be to deploy it.

Last updated: 07 Dec 2010

Information protection solutions with IBM System z

Learn about IBM solutions for protecting business-critical information on mainframe computers.

Last updated: 12 Jul 2010