InfoSphere Information Server Version 8.1 product documentation

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System requirements

The most current IBM InfoSphere Information Server system requirements are available at http://www.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/info-server/overview/requirements.html

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IBM Information Server

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Introduction provides a scenario-based overview of IBM Information Server and its product modules, and describes how the product modules work together as an integrated platform.
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Quick Start Guide describes a basic installation of IBM Information Server and provides links to key installation resources.
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Planning, Installation, and Configuration Guide provides planning information and complete installation instructions for IBM Information Server. Also includes information about troubleshooting, validating the installation, and configuring the system.
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Migrating to IBM Information Server Version 8 provides information to help you migrate WebSphere DataStage and WebSphere QualityStage projects and jobs to the IBM Information Server Version 8 environment.
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Administration Guide describes how suite administrators can manage user access to components and features of IBM Information Server. In addition, describes how suite administrators can create and manage views of logged events and scheduled tasks for all components.
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Reporting Guide describes the reporting capabilities of IBM Information Server, including those in both the IBM Information Server console and the Web console.
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IBM Information Server FastTrack

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FastTrack Tutorial helps new users get up to speed with ease and shows them how FastTrack fits in to the IBM Information Server solution.
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InfoSphere Business Glossary

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Administrator's and Author's Guide provides information on how to add, edit, and delete metadata assets using the InfoSphere Business Glossary administration tool.
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Guide to Browsing Business Glossary helps business users without any technical background use the Business Glossary Web-based user interface and features.
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InfoSphere Information Analyzer

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User Guide provides both conceptual and procedural information about the main functions in InfoSphere Information Analyzer.
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Analysis Methodology and Best Practices Guide describes the concepts and best practices for analyzing information using InfoSphere Information Analyzer.
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InfoSphere Metadata Workbench

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Administrator's Guide describes administrative functions for IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench.
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User's Guide describes the tasks that metadata workbench administrators and users perform to manage, display, and analyze information assets stored in the metadata repository of IBM InfoSphere Information Server.
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WebSphere DataStage

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Custom Operator Reference describes how to use C++ programming skills to define custom parallel operators that can be incorporated into parallel stages and included in parallel jobs.
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Programmer's Guide describes how to use the command line interface and APIs for IBM WebSphere DataStage.
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WebSphere DataStage and QualityStage: Administration

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Administrator Client Guide describes the WebSphere DataStage and QualityStage Administrator client and describes how to perform setup, routine housekeeping, and administration of the WebSphere DataStage engine.
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IBM Information Server Manager User Guide describes how to package and deploy WebSphere DataStage jobs and associated objects to assist in moving projects from development to production.
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Director Client Guide describes the WebSphere DataStage and QualityStage Director client and explains how to validate, schedule, run, and monitor WebSphere DataStage parallel jobs and server jobs.
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National Language Support Guide contains information about using the national language support (NLS) features that are available in WebSphere DataStage when NLS is installed.
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WebSphere DataStage and QualityStage: Development

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BASIC Reference Guide provides reference information for the BASIC language as used by the WebSphere DataStage engine.
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Designer Client Guide describes the WebSphere DataStage and QualityStage Designer client and gives a general description of how to create, design, and develop a WebSphere DataStage application.
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Java Pack Guide describes how to use the Java API to create Java programs to interface with the Designer client. Also contains method descriptions and sample programs.
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Mainframe Job Developer Guide describes the tools that build a mainframe job, and supplies programming reference information.
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Parallel Engine Message Reference describes error messages. Includes explanations and solutions for error messages.
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Parallel Job Advanced Developer Guide contains information about designing parallel jobs in WebSphere DataStage specifically for advanced job designers.
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Parallel Job Developer Guide describes the tools that build a parallel job and supplies programming reference information.
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Parallel Job Tutorial demonstrates how to design and run WebSphere DataStage parallel jobs.
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Server Job Developer Guide describes the tools that build a server job, and supplies programming reference information.
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Web Services Pack Guide describes tools for accessing Web services through WebSphere DataStage jobs, and tools for publishing WebSphere DataStage jobs as Web services.
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XML Pack Guide describes how to transform XML documents and tabular data.
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WebSphere DataStage and QualityStage: Connectivity

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Connectivity Guide for the Dynamic Relational Stage describes how to read data from and write data to relational databases such as IBM DB2, IBM Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and Sybase.
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Connectivity Guide for IBM DB2 Databases describes the options to read data from and write data to IBM DB2 databases.
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Connectivity Guide for Informix Databases describes the options to read data from and write data to Informix databases.
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Connectivity Guide for iWay Servers describes the options to read data from an iWay server.
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Connectivity Guide for Microsoft SQL Server and OLE DB Data describes how to access Microsoft® SQL Server data and OLE DB data from a WebSphere DataStage job.
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Connectivity Guide for Netezza Performance Server describes the options for loading data to the Netezza Performance Server.
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Connectivity Guide for ODBC describes the options for reading and writing data by using ODBC data sources.
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Connectivity Guide for Oracle Databases describes the options to read data from and write data to Oracle databases from a WebSphere DataStage job.
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Connectivity Guide for Red Brick Warehouse describes the options for loading Red Brick™ tables in bulk from a WebSphere DataStage job.
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Connectivity Guide for SAS describes the stages that incorporate SAS programs in parallel jobs.
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Connectivity Guide for Stored Procedures describes how to use stored procedures to read data from and write data to a WebSphere DataStage job.
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Connectivity Guide for Sybase Databases describes the options to read data from and write data to Sybase databases from a WebSphere DataStage job.
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Connectivity Guide for Teradata Databases describes the options to read data from and write data to Teradata databases from a WebSphere DataStage job.
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Connectivity Guide for UniVerse and UniData describes the options to read data from and write data to IBM UniVerse and UniData databases from a WebSphere DataStage job.
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Connectivity Guide for WebSphere Classic Federation for z/OS describes how to read and write data from a Classic federation server, and how to perform update, insert and lookup operations.
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Connectivity Guide for WebSphere MQ Applications describes how to read data from and write data to IBM WebSphere MQ messaging applications from a WebSphere DataStage job.
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WebSphere QualityStage

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WebSphere QualityStage Pattern-Action Reference provides reference information about pattern-action language.
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WebSphere QualityStage Tutorial introduces the basic functionality of WebSphere QualityStage and demonstrates the WebSphere QualityStage process flow by going through the steps to design and run jobs.
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WebSphere QualityStage User Guide provides conceptual, reference, and procedural information about WebSphere QualityStage stages, the Match Designer, the Rules Designer, and matching concepts.
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WebSphere Information Services Director

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WebSphere Information Services Director User Guide describes design-time and runtime aspects of exposing WebSphere DataStage jobs, federated queries, and other units of work as service-oriented architecture (SOA) services.
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WebSphere Information Services Director Guide to Publishing Secure Services provides information about how to secure information services by using advanced methods of authorization, authentication, and confidentiality.
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WebSphere Metadata Server

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Guide to Managing Operational Metadata from Job Runs describes how to generate, capture, and import operational metadata that is created when you run WebSphere DataStage and QualityStage jobs.
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Guide to WebSphere MetaBrokers and Bridges provides conceptual, reference, and procedural information about using WebSphere MetaBrokers and bridges to import metadata from other sources.
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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Business Glossary AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.1.1
Information Management InfoSphere DataStage AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.1
Information Management InfoSphere QualityStage AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.1
Information Management InfoSphere Information Services Director AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.1
Information Management InfoSphere Metadata Workbench AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.1.1
Information Management InfoSphere FastTrack AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Information Management InfoSphere Information Analyzer AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.1.1

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More support for:

InfoSphere Information Server

Software version:

8.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

7013660

Modified date:

2010-10-21

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