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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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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