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Analyst reports 

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving Application Retirement

In the first ever Structured Data Archiving Application Retirement Magic Quadrant, IBM is recognized as a leader in the ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Last updated: 07 Jul 2014


Gartner - Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology

IBM InfoSphere Optim is a leader in Gartner Inc's Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology. InfoSphere Optim received the best ranking in the ability to execute and completeness of vision categories compared to competitors.

Last updated: 02 Jan 2014


Bloor Research: Managing data growth on System z

IBM Optim provides facilities that ensure that the data won't break and it offers a variety of mechanisms for accessing the data. In this paper, we will discuss breakage and access in more detail, and then briefly consider how IBM Optim works, particularly with respect to System z.

Last updated: 27 Aug 2013


IBM X-Force 2012 Annual Trend and Risk Report

This document analyzes and explores security threats including vulnerabilities, malware, spam, phishing, and more.

Last updated: 30 Apr 2013


Hardening A Teradata Database: Best practices for access rights management

This joint IBM - Teradata white paper identifies the best practices for database access rights management and introduces the IBM InfoSphere Guardium Vulnerability Assessment.

Last updated: 26 Mar 2013


Improve Quality Testing Efficiencies with Agile, Realistic Data

The focus of this report is to demonstrate how new, holistic strategies for managing test data can not only streamline the software development cycle but also produce better applications and help development teams avoid issues with customer privacy and regulatory compliance.

Last updated: 22 Mar 2013


Current Analysis: Exposing the hidden costs of database security solutions

Organizations evaluating database security solutions must delve deeper than the upfront costs to meet compliance requirements and support new environments, like cloud and big data. Evaluating hidden costs and implementing best-in-class solutions delivers a much lower cost of ownership.

Last updated: 07 Feb 2013


The legacy time bomb: Why managing legacy applications and data is vital

An exclusive survey of UK IT leaders by Computing, finds that many organisations are sinking under the weight of hundreds of applications, many of which could simply be retired.

Last updated: 01 Dec 2012


The Market for SAP Optimization Options: Test Data Management

As SAP customers choose their go-forward application strategy and consider test data management solutions for application lifecycle projects, Constellation Research discusses recommended criteria and the key benefits of test data management and impact analysis solutions.

Last updated: 14 Dec 2011


Solid Vendor Solutions Bolster Database Archiving Market

Enterprise application data continues to grow exponentially. To that end, today's organizations should consider database archiving solutions available through third-party vendors to control storage and operational costs.

Last updated: 25 Aug 2011


Building an Enterprise-wide Data Archiving Strategy

Join Forrester Research analyst, Noel Yuhanna, as he discusses the best practices for controlling this expanding data growth through effective data archiving strategy

Last updated: 17 Aug 2011


Look beyond database auditing to improve security, audit visibility and real time protection

Enterprise Database Auditing Solutions Offer The Best Option To Secure Databases And Save Time And Money

Last updated: 20 Jan 2011

Announcement letters 

InfoSphere Optim solutions for z/OS v7.2

InfoSphere Optim solutions for z/OS v7.2 delivers enhanced native support for IBM z/OS data sources as organizations embrace a new era of computing.

Last updated: 11 Jun 2013


IBM InfoSphere Optim Enterprise Edition solutions for z/OS V9.1

IBM InfoSphere Optim Enterprise Edition solutions for z/OS , V9.1 include new features supporting Test Data Management, Data Masking, Data Growth, and Application Retirement

Last updated: 03 Jan 2013


IBM InfoSphere Optim solutions for z/OS V9.1

IBM InfoSphere Optim solutions for z/OS V9.1 include new features supporting Test Data Management, Data Masking, and Data Growth Solution

Last updated: 03 Jan 2013


IBM InfoSphere Optim solutions V9.1

IBM InfoSphere Optim solutions V9.1 include new features supporting Test Data Management, Data Masking, Data Growth, and Application Retirement

Last updated: 03 Jan 2013


InfoSphere Optim; Enterprise Edition V9.1 and Workgroup Edition V9.1

InfoSphere Optim; Enterprise Edition V9.1 and Workgroup Edition V9.1 offer simplified packaging with capacity-based pricing for Optim's Archive, Test Data Management, and Data Privacy capabilities.

Last updated: 03 Jan 2013


InfoSphere Optim v9.1

InfoSphere Optim v9.1 delivers integration and scalability as organizations embrace a new era of computing! Plus new packaging made easy; three simple, standard bundles from InfoSphere Optim.

Last updated: 10 Feb 2010

Books 

Business Driven Governance: Managing Policies for Data Retention eBook

Many organizations still turn a blind eye to information governance issues, and rely instead on IT to keep adding storage capacity as a way to ‘manage’ data growth, often past the budgeted limits. Learn about Managing Policies for Data Retention from this ebook.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2013


Intelligent Archiving eBook

This ebook tells you about effective database archiving in a new era of computing. Learn how Database archiving strategies,whether applied to packaged applications,custom applications or data warehouse environments can provide benefits to both IT groups and lines of business.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2013


The fundamentals of data lifecycle management in the era of big data

Read the ebook and know how data lifecycle management complements a big data strategy

Last updated: 19 Sep 2013


Continuous testing at warp speed - Enhance software quality by incorporating realistic test data into testing processes

To reduce costs, improve time-to-market and reduce risk, innovative organizations are turning to Agile development which necessitates Agile test data management. The shift to a more flexible and dynamic development process requires speedy access to the right test data. Learn how in this ebook.

Last updated: 19 Jun 2013


The hidden costs of storage: Avoid unforeseen costs by thinking strategically about data archiving and test data management

Discover how to be more strategic about storage to accommodate both short-term data needs and long-term retention goals, reducing costs, improving performance and reducing risks associated with storing enterprise data.

Last updated: 17 Apr 2013


Wrangling big data: Fundamentals of data lifecycle management

Learn how effective data lifecycle management strategies can reduce the cost of managing large volumes of data and reduce the risk involved in organizing and protecting that data, helping you corral big data into a manageable, dependable – and eminently valuable – enterprise resource.

Last updated: 17 Apr 2013


Business-driven data privacy policies - Establish and enforce enterprise data privacy policies to support compliance and protect sensitive data

This ebook discusses the three steps required to set up data privacy policies based on business priorities such as analytics, quality testing or big data initiatives.

Last updated: 27 Feb 2013

Data sheets 

IBM InfoSphere Optim Archive

The IBM InfoSphere Optim Archive solution helps align continuous control of application data with business objectives to optimize application and data warehouse performance, consolidate or decommission applications, reduce risk and control costs.

Last updated: 31 May 2013


IBM InfoSphere Optim Services on Demand for Test Data Management

IBM® InfoSphere® Optim™ Services on Demand for TDM provides a web-based software platform that enables organizations to define roles, responsibilities and workflows for TDM services and operations.

Last updated: 11 Mar 2013

Demos 

InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution for SAP Applications

InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution for SAP enables organizations to create targeted, “right-sized” subsets faster and more efficiently for shorter testing cycles and faster application delivery.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2012


InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for SAP Applications

Client-facing self-running demo of InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for SAP Applications. Includes voice-over and captions.

Last updated: 01 Jan 2008

Podcasts 

Data Security for NoSQL systems with IBM InfoSphere Guardium

NoSQL data systems are making their way into the enterprise. IBM InfoSphere Guardium is a cross-platform, cross-database solution that can help speed the deployment of NoSQL by breaking down the inhibitors to meeting security and compliance requirements and reducing overall risk.

Last updated: 28 Feb 2014


Explore data masking and emerging big data masking trends with Jim Lee, IBM VP of Product Line Management

In this 20 minute podcast, Jim Lee, Vice President of Product Management, will describe the importance of data masking big data environments as well as how to build business driven masking policies to address growing privacy requirements across the enterprise.

Last updated: 24 Sep 2013


Managing the lifecycle of your JD Edwards applications and data with Cynthia Babb, WW Product Marketing, IBM Software Group

This year, a significant number of JD Edward users are facing loss of support from Oracle. That means an upgrade and/or a migration. In this podcast, we will explore these challenges and the best practices JD Edwards users should implement to address them.

Last updated: 21 May 2013


Building security into big data podcast

Big data environments allow organizations to aggregate and share multitudes of data — much of which is sensitive data that must be protected. Listen to this podcast and learn how to build security and privacy into your big data platform using three key foundational pillars.

Last updated: 11 Mar 2013


Assess the Security of Your Database Environment

IBM InfoSphere Guardium Database Vulnerability Assessment provides ongoing evaluation of database security configurations. Learn how Guardium Database Vulnerability Assessment software performs security assessments, helps with compliance, and protects against data breaches.

Last updated: 09 Mar 2013


Managing the lifecycle of your Oracle applications and data

IT organizations must leverage best practices to proactively manage their data, application test and development

Last updated: 27 Nov 2012


Managing the lifecycle of your Oracle applications and data

IT organizations must leverage best practices to proactively manage their data, application test and development

Last updated: 27 Nov 2012


Managing the lifecycle of your SAP applications

Learn how organizations are improving their SAP application testing and implementing upgrades more successfully.

Last updated: 27 Nov 2012


Managing the lifecycle of your z data

In this podcast, we examine the best practices for managing the lifecycle of Z data, and addressing specific issues and challenges facing Z users.

Last updated: 27 Nov 2012


Business driven governance

In this podcast, featuring Rick Buglio, Technical Product Manager, Data Lifecycle Governance and InfoSphere Optim.

Last updated: 07 Nov 2012


Managing and governing Big Data with InfoSphere Optim Solutions

The value of Big Data initiatives to business can be immense. But the challenges of information integration and data lifecycle governance still apply. Without proper governance the costs to manage, performance impacts due to rapid data growth, and risk associated with managing Big Data can become overwhelming.

Last updated: 07 Nov 2012


Managing the lifecycle of data in data warehouses

In this podcast, featuring Vineet Goel, Technical Product Management, InfoSphere Optim solutions for CRM and the Data Warehouse.

Last updated: 07 Nov 2012


The Essentials of Data Masking

This podcast features Peter Costigan, Lead for Product Line Management, InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management and Data Masking

Last updated: 07 Nov 2012

Solution sheets 

IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution for Application Retirement

The IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution for Application Retirement provides proven database archivingcapabilities that IT organizations can use to archive and removehistorical reference data safely from the application or systembeing consolidated or decommissioned.

Last updated: 27 Aug 2013


IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy - Transform data on demand to protect privacy across the enterprise

InfoSphere Optim Data Privacy delivers data discovery, data redaction and data masking across the enterprise to satisfy data privacy concerns in the new era of computing.

Last updated: 11 Jun 2013


InfoSphere Optim System Analyzer for SAP applications

IBM® InfoSphere® Optim™ System Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that is designed to automatically identify SAP system changes and to understand their impact.

Last updated: 10 Apr 2011

Webcasts 

Achieve competitive advantage through continuous testing

Watch this webcast and learn : How to create proper test data based on use case requirements How to facilitate DBA and tester collaboration How Rational offerings and InfoSphere work together

Last updated: 19 Sep 2013


Test Data Management and the Software Development Lifecycle

In this IBM webcast, David West, Senior Analyst for Forrester Research will discuss Software development lifecycles and their components, the importance of Test Data Management to successful software delivery, requirements for Test Data Management as a part of the software development lifecycle.

Last updated: 27 Aug 2013


Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact Study: IBM InfoSphere Optim Solutions for Data Lifecycle Management

In this webcast you will learn more about Forrester’s results, and how this study can be a framework for your organization to evaluate the potential financial impact of the InfoSphere Optim solutions.

Last updated: 17 May 2013

White papers 

Streamline enterprise application upgrades with data life cycle management

Know how effective data management that includes data discovery and archiving can improve the outcome of upgrade projects, creating greater business value and higher overall success rates.

Last updated: 27 Aug 2013


Data masking everywhere-Design standard and repeatable data privacy policies across the enterprise

Mask data in real-time as it speeds across the enterprise to address emerging masking requirements in applications, reports, analytics platforms, databases, warehouses and big data environments without changes to applications or impacting performance.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2013


Protecting your critical data with integrated security intelligence

Extend security intelligence with data security insights. Combine the IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform with the robust data security capabilities of IBM InfoSphere Guardium to prevent attacks, ensure compliance and reduce the overall costs of security management.

Last updated: 08 May 2013


Making the case for data lifecycle management -A must-have element for business transformation in a data-driven world

Read the whitepaper to find out how one client improved business value of their data by implementing InfoSphere Optim processes and technologies.

Last updated: 28 Feb 2013


Treating data as an enterprise asset to maximize business value

Read the whitepaper to find out InfoSphere Optim can help optimize and secure data.

Last updated: 28 Feb 2013


Benefits of data archiving in data warehouses

Learn how an effective multi-tiered data archiving strategy can help organizations address these challenges for data warehouses.

Last updated: 27 Feb 2013


IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Encryption: Help secure and protect SAP data

This paper describes the unique challenges involved in securing SAP data. It highlights and compares the various technologies that can be used to secure SAP data along with the trade offs posed by the different approaches.

Last updated: 16 Sep 2011