IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001 optimizes performance for data science

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-469
September 26, 2017


Table of contents
OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram number


(Corrected on December 13, 2017)

Ordering information and Technical information sections are revised.



At a glance

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The IBM® Integrated Analytics System drives the insights needed to increase competitiveness by matching accelerated development and deployment times for your data scientists and analysts with a high performance, optimized, and cloud-ready data platform.

The Integrated Analytics System delivers the following capabilities:

  • A built-in IBM Data Science Experience to collaboratively analyze data
  • Cloud-ready to support multiple workload deployment options
  • A hybrid data strategy with a path to the cloud and Hadoop
  • Performance and scalability for any size or type of analytic workload
  • Integrated hardware and software offering that is both easy to deploy as well as flexible elastic and easy to manage


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Overview

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The IBM Integrated Analytics System is a unified data science solution. Data scientists can use the built-in IBM Data Science Experience to develop and drive insights with machine learning analytics that benefit from a performance-optimized, common SQL engine and embedded Apache Spark processing. Business analysts can benefit directly from the data scientist collaboration to deliver optimized business insight and operational analytics for improved decision-making.

The Integrated Analytics System delivers the following features:

  • Built-in IBM Data Science Experience enabling data scientists to develop and deploy the most advanced analytics workloads
  • Real-time analytics with machine learning that accelerates decision making to bring new opportunities to your business
  • Cloud-ready IBM Common SQL Engine to leverage workload portability and skill sharing across public and private clouds
  • Reliable, elastic, and flexible system that reduces and simplifies management resources
  • Data virtualization capability that unifies access to enterprise data sources across on-premises, Cloud, and Hadoop data platforms
  • Support for operational analytics workloads for business analytics

The Integrated Analytics System is installed in rack configurations:

Model description User data capacity 1
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-003 64 TB
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-006 128 TB
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-010 192 TB

1 Assumes 4x compression.



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Key prerequisites

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For details, refer to the IBM Db2 on Cloud, IBM Db2 Warehouse, and IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud documentation (all formerly IBM dashDB), IBM Integrated Analytics System web page at IBM Knowledge Center. Click on the overview for IBM Integrated Analytics System to locate Site Preparation and Specifications: IBM Integrated Analytics System.



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Planned availability date

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September 29, 2017



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Description

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The Integrated Analytics System drives the insights needed to increase your competitiveness by matching accelerated development and deployment times for your data scientists with a high performance, optimized, cloud-ready data platform.

Designed for analytics and rapid deployment

IBM helps simplify the deployment and management of the analytics system using a design based on more than 20 years of data warehouse and analytics systems design, and the deployment experience with thousands of clients across multiple industries and regions. The integrated software and hardware system arrives at your data center pre-configured to work together as a single performance-optimized solution that.

  • Leverages the IBM Common SQL Engine, used across the IBM hybrid data management family of offerings, that is optimized and designed for data warehouse and all analytic workloads including dynamic in-memory IBM BLU Acceleration® columnar technology.
  • Designed with IBM Power® System technology and IBM Flash Storage architecture for faster insights, high reliability and availability, and operational efficiency.
  • Supports all analytical workload types including reporting, operational (mixed), and operational data store workloads that enable consolidation of all analytics requests to a single platform that can vastly simplify an enterprise data warehouse or data lake ecosystem.
  • Integrates IBM Z hardware infrastructure through IBM Db2® Analytics Accelerator for real-time analytics to combine transactional data, historical data, and predictive analytics.

Embedded analytics and machine learning with Spark

The Integrated Analytics System helps simplify the efforts of data scientists to train and evaluate predictive models with embedded Apache Spark processing. This feature helps eliminate the need for time-consuming movement and transformation of data to other systems and minimize latency to help speed data access and calculations, compared to a standalone Spark cluster. The integrated Spark engine provides in-memory processing and can leverage analysis of streaming data, semi-and unstructured data, and graph data. Spark includes R, SQL, and machine learning capabilities to maximize the efficiency of developers, business analysts, and data scientists.

Positioned to be an integral part of a hybrid environment

The Integrated Analytics System is built on the IBM Common SQL Engine, a set of shared components and capabilities across the IBM hybrid data management offering family that help deliver seamless interoperability across your infrastructure.

  • Cloud-ready with the IBM Common SQL Engine across IBM offerings, the Integrated Analytics System can run advanced analytics against multiple data source, at any location (public cloud, private cloud or on-premise), without compromising data quality or straining IT budgets .
  • Built-in data virtualization capability that unifies access to enterprise data sources across both IBM and non-IBM data sources whether they be in the public cloud, private cloud, or on-premise, to leverage proprietary or open source technologies. Enables seamless integration with both SQL and NoSQL data sources, including JSON data, mobile applications, and data in open source Hadoop cluster.
  • Flexibility to migrate data to the cloud with zero downtime with IBM Bluemix® Lift.
  • Increased business agility and cost optimization through flexible licensing options.

Scalability and expansion options

The Integrated Analytics System allows you to scale out as your workloads grow to support your business. It also supports multi-temperature tiered storage expansions to ensure the highest levels of performance. With the multi-temperature tiered storage option, the system manages the most recently used and active hot data directly on high performance storage, while less active cooling data resides on cost-efficient, high density HDD storage.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to deliver IBM Db2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS® that is based on the IBM Integrated Analytics System. This will exploit the strengths of the new IBM Integrated Analytics System and drive additional value from the synergy between Db2 for z/OS and the IBM Integrated Analytics System.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-E33 1.0.0 IBM Integrated Analytics System
Product name Part number Machine-type model
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-003 D1URCLL 3452-DB1
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-006 D1URELL 3452-FB1
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-010 D1URGLL 3452-GB1


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Education support

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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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The following documents are available in PDF and HTML formats at the IBM Db2 on Cloud, IBM Db2 Warehouse, and IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud documentation (all formerly IBM dashDB), IBM Integrated Analytics System web page at IBM Knowledge Center. Click on the overview for IBM Integrated Analytics System to locate:

  • Site Planning and Preparation: IBM Integrated Analytics System
  • Getting Started Tips: IBM Integrated Analytics System
  • System Administration: IBM Integrated Analytics System


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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001 is a purpose-built, standards-based appliance that architecturally integrates database, server, and storage into a single easy-to-manage system. There are no additional hardware requirements.

Installation and data center requirements are available at the IBM Db2 on Cloud, IBM Db2 Warehouse, and IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud documentation (all formerly IBM dashDB), IBM Integrated Analytics System web page at IBM Knowledge Center. Click on the overview for IBM Integrated Analytics System to locate Site Preparation and Specifications: IBM Integrated Analytics System.

Software requirements

The Integrated Analytics System M4001 is shipped with an installed database, operating system, and platform software.

There are no additional software requirements.

Product technical information

Integrated Analytics System
Physical specifications

Integrated Analytics Appliance M4001 rack configurations:

  • Integrated Analytics System M4001-003 occupies one third of a rack.
  • Integrated Analytics System M4001-006 occupies two thirds of a rack.
  • Integrated Analytics System M4001-010 occupies a complete rack.

Electrical

IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001 includes four power cords that supply single-phase, 200-240 volt, 50-60Hz power to the rack at 24A per plug for all system sizes.

Machine type model Wattage consumed Heat generated per rack
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-003 4.4 kw 15,000 BTU/hr
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-006 6.9 kw 23,500 BTU/hr
IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-010 9.4 kw 32,000 BTU/hr

Dimensions and weight

Integrated Analytics System M4001-003

  • Height: 202 cm (79.5 in)
  • Width: 64.8 cm (25.5 in)
  • Depth: 110 cm (43 in)
  • Weight: 476 kg (1058 lb)

Integrated Analytics System M4001-006

  • Height: 202 cm (79.5 in)
  • Width: 64.8 cm (25.5 in)
  • Depth: 110 cm (43 in)
  • Weight: 560 kg (1243 lb)

Integrated Analytics System M4001-010

  • Height: 202 cm (79.5 in)
  • Width: 64.8 cm (25.5 in)
  • Depth: 110 cm (43 in)
  • Weight: 643 kg (1428 lb)
Operating Environment

Temperature

System on:

  • ASHRAE A2: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F).
  • Altitude: 0 to 3050 m (10,000 ft); derate the maximum allowable dry-bulb temperature by 1°C (1.8° F) for every 300-meter increase in altitude above 950 meters.

System off:

  • 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)

Shipment

  • -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F) nonoperating

Humidity

System on:

  • Relative humidity: 20% to 85%, maximum dewpoint 21°C (69.8° F), maximum rate of change 5°C (9° F) per hour

System off:

  • Relative humidity: 8% - 80%, maximum dew point 27°C (80.6° F)

Altitude

Maximum altitude: 3050m (10,000 ft) with temperature derating.

  • Derate maximum allowable dry-bulb temperature by 1°C (1.8° F) for every 300m above 950m

Standards

The Analytics M4001 appliances conform to the following standards:

  • FCC: Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, Class A
  • UL/IEC 60950-1
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1

Each rack in the system has a footprint of 24.5 in. (64.8 cm) by 43 in. (110 cm). An additional 60 in. (152.4 cm) of clear space is required in front of each rack and 30 in. (76.2 cm) behind the rack. This is to allow unrestricted airflow and access to the system.

A full height system rack is 86.75 in. (220 cm) tall, which includes its shipping pallet. Without the pallet, the rack stands 79.5 in. (202 cm) tall including casters. The height of the rack should be taken into consideration when planning the movement of the system from the unloading point to its permanent location.

For attended installation of an operating system, this appliance requires a compatible:

  • HDD
  • CD and DVD drives

Unattended or remote installation may be performed without requiring some or all of these components. Review your unattended software installation program information for specific hardware configuration requirements.

For service, the appliance requires a compatible:

  • HDD
  • CD and DVD drives

When your unit is serviced, plan to have these components attached to your appliance either directly or indirectly through a console switch.

Planning information

Client responsibilities

The Integrated Analytics System M4001 is shipped installed in a rack.

Clients are responsible for supplying

  • Required power
  • Network connectivity with IP addresses

For details, refer to the IBM Db2 on Cloud, IBM Db2 Warehouse, and IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud documentation (all formerly IBM dashDB), IBM Integrated Analytics System web page at IBM Knowledge Center. Click on the overview for IBM Integrated Analytics System to locate Site Preparation and Specifications: IBM Integrated Analytics System.

Services offerings

IBM Software Accelerated Value Program

The Accelerated Value Program (AVP) was designed to serve the needs of clients who use their appliances for mission-critical applications with a requirement to be highly or continuously available. This personalized service provides a trusted advisor to work with you on a long-term, ongoing basis to help mitigate operational cost and risk, and to assist in maximizing your team efficiency and productivity in working with the appliance.

Each part number ordered entitles AVP support for one (1) appliance of the size specified in the part number description.

AVP service provides:

  • Access to a trusted advisor with appliance expertise who gets to know your environment and serves as your support advocate within IBM.
  • Customized advice to help your team exploit the appliance features to the fullest extent possible within your unique environment.
  • Continuity of working with a consistent focal point for technical discussions.
  • Proactive guidance on minimizing risk to schedules and system stability.
  • Management of open support issues, including escalations, status updates, and weekly reporting.
  • Ability to achieve more efficiency in your appliance operations and support interactions
  • Customization of your Customer Support Plan to align communication paths and escalation plans with how you prefer to engage with IBM

The IBM Software AVP for Appliances includes:

  • Coverage for the hardware and software that is part of the integrated appliance. Applies to the appliance hardware and software included in the same transaction. It does not include legacy hardware or future purchases.
  • Remote delivery of the service.
  • Delivery of the service during prime shift business hours.
  • Authorization for two technical individuals from your IT staff to serve as primary contacts to your advisor. Other members of your team filter their requests for assistance through these two individuals.

If you need deliverables outside the above scope, such as coverage for additional environments or onsite visits, you may use a statement of work instead of ordering the part number to customize the service to your requirements.

For additional information about Accelerated Value Program, send email to askACES@ca.ibm.com


IBM Secure Support via US citizens

This service is available only to client locations within the US, and is provided only during US business hours. Support requests during off-shift hours must leverage the standard ,24x7 support process.

Under the Secure Support via US Citizen service, IBM provides standard, appliance support services exclusively by US citizens who are located in the US. The tasks performed by the US-based staff, under this service, include the remote processes for problem determination and product source identification. This service does not include performance of on-site hardware repairs.

During business hours, data analysis and call data will be contained in an isolated network within the Secure Support Facility, which meets US Government security specifications.

During the support handling process, the US staff handling these support incidents may seek assistance from non-US citizens in IBM development; however, sensitive client data will not be released outside of the Secure Support Facility.

IBM verifies Subscription and Support entitlement using standard processes and personnel. Such verification does not fall under this Secure Support service.

Support response objectives for this service are the same as for standard support.

Client responsibilities

  • Client must maintain a current Service and Subscription agreement for appliance maintenance as a pre-requisite to the Secure Support service.
  • Client must follow the processes provided by IBM to open support incidents in order to ensure the issue is routed to the Secure Support infrastructure.
  • Client must not send data that requires US-only handling through the Electronic Service Request system, as that is not secured to US-only access.
  • For additional information about IBM Secure Support through US citizens, send email to askACES@ca.ibm.com.

Packaging

The IBM Integrate Analytics System M4001 shipment consists of the following:

  • Integrated Analytics System M4001 (machine type 3452)
  • Integrated Analytics System M4001 country kit
    • Power cords
    • Important notices flyer
    • IBM Safety DVD

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Integrated Analytics System uses the security and auditability features of the host system.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.

Product group: dashDB® software defined environment

Product: IBM Integrated Analytics System (5737-E33)

Product category: dashDB software defined environment

IBM Integrated Analytics System (5737-E33)

IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-003

Description Part number
Appliance Install + Subscription and Support (S&S) 12 Months D1URCLL
Annual Appliance Maintenance + Subscription and Support Renewal 12 Months E0NSWLL
Appliance Maintenance + Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1URDLL
Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months D1URLLL
Subsequent Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NT2LL
Initial Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months D1URKLL
Subsequent Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NT1LL
Initial Appliance Accelerated Value Service Upgrade 12 Months D1URILL
Subsequent Appliance Accelerated Value Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NSZLL
Initial Appliance US Citizen Weekday Service Upgrade D1VI9LL
Subsequent Appliance US Citizen Weekday Service Upgrade E0NY6LL

IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-006

Description Part number
Appliance Install + Subscription and Support (S&S) 12 Months D1URELL
Annual Appliance Maintenance + Subscription and Support Renewal 12 Months E0NSXLL
Appliance Maintenance + Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1URFLL
Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months D1URMLL
Subsequent Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NT3LL
Initial Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months D1URNLL
Subsequent Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NT4LL
Initial Appliance Accelerated Value Service Upgrade 12 Months D1URPLL
Subsequent Appliance Accelerated Value Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NT5LL
Initial Appliance US Citizen Weekday Service Upgrade D1VICLL
Subsequent Appliance US Citizen Weekday Service Upgrade E0NY8LL

IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-010

Description Part number
Appliance Install + Subscription and Support (S&S) 12 Months D1URGLL
Annual Appliance Maintenance + Subscription and Support Renewal 12 Months E0NSYLL
Appliance Maintenance + Subscription and Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1URHLL
Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months D1URVLL
Subsequent Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NT9LL
Initial Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months D1URZLL
Subsequent Appliance Hard Drive Retention Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NTALL
Initial Appliance Accelerated Value Service Upgrade 12 Months D1US0LL
Subsequent Appliance Accelerated Value Service Upgrade 12 Months E0NTBLL
Initial Appliance US Citizen Weekday Service Upgrade D1VIFLL
Subsequent Appliance US Citizen Weekday Service Upgrade E0NYALL


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on IBM Z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and an IBM Z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

IBM Integrated Analytics System (5737-E33)

IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-003 for System Z

Description Part Number
for System z® Appliance Install and S&S 12 Months D1VHKLL
for System z Annual Appliance Maintenance and S&S Renewal 12 Months E0NY5LL
for System z Appliance Maintenance and S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D1VHRLL

IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-006 for System Z

Description Part Number
for System z Appliance Install and S&S 12 Months D1VIALL
for System z Annual Appliance Maintenance and S&S Renewal 12 Months E0NY7LL
for System z Appliance Maintenance and S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D1VIBLL

IBM Integrated Analytics System M4001-010 for System Z

Description Part Number
for System z Appliance Install and S&S 12 Months D1VIRLL
for System z Annual Appliance Maintenance and S&S Renewal 12 Months E0NY9LL
for System z Appliance Maintenance and S&S Reinstatement 12 Months D1VIELL

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Integrated Analytics System 5737-E33 Appliance Install


Appliance Install

Appliance Install is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Appliance Install is an installed copy of the program that is included on a single unit of supporting hardware. Licensee must obtain an entitlement for each Appliance Install of the program.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

Consult the IBM Appliance Support Handbook for details about appliance support and warranty service upgrade options.


Program technical support

Technical support of this appliance will be available for a minimum of five years from general availability, as long as your Appliance Maintenance, Software Subscription and Support, (also referred to as Appliance Service and Support) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the appliance. Appliance Service and Support also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the product.

IBM will provide 12 months notice prior to support discontinuance.

License Information number

L-JMDN-AQYPA2 - IBM Integrated Analytics System V1.0.0

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the appliance is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Appliance Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

Subscription and Support includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

No

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Appliance Maintenance, Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Appliance Maintenance, Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Appliance Service and Support, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

Included is one year of Appliance Maintenance and Software Subscription and Support for each of the appliances and software licenses acquired. The initial period be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

For additional information about appliance services, consult the Appliance Services Attachments to Passport Advantage website.

Consult the IBM Appliance Support Handbook website for further details about Appliance support and Warranty Service Upgrade options.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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Appliance announcement countries

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The Integrated Analytics System products are available in the US.

Trademarks

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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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