IBM Software support lifecycle

Initiate Master Data Service 9.7.0

The announcement letter dates below are US only. Information for other country announcements is available on the IBM Offering Information page.

Initiate Master Data Service

License type1

Lifecycle dates2, announcement letters3 and other information

06-May-2011, 211-102
22-May-2012, 912-024
30-Apr-2016, 912-024
Lifecycle policy4


Unified PIDS for v10: 5725-B63 unified with 5725-E59, InfoSphere Master Data Management - see announcement 211-442

Last updated: 23-May-2013.


  1. Visit IBM's base license agreement information page for more information about ILAN and IPLA licenses. IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) terms are provided with your ICA Program software; you can also read an online version of the ICA (PDF format; get the Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  2. Lifecycle date definitions:
    General Availability (GA)
    The latest date that a version/release of the product is available to all users, regardless of language or media. A product version/release is not published on the Lifecycle web site until the GA date.
    End of Support (EOS)
    The last date on which IBM will deliver standard support services for a given version/release of a product.
    End of Marketing (EOM)
    The effective date on which a part number ceases to be included as active and can no longer be ordered in standard price lists.
  3. Some announcement letters may not be available for some product releases.
  4. Visit IBM's software support lifecycle policy page for more information.

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