IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V4.1 together with related prerequisite hardware and prerequisite software, is a high-performance software offering that delivers fast analytic query responses

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-427
October 1, 2013

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DB2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS® , V4.1 brings extremely fast performance to data-intensive and complex IBM® DB2 queries. The solution is designed to increase your business' agility by quickly delivering insight when and where it is of value. It delivers drastically improved performance and reduced capacity requirements for complex query workloads.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

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IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V4.1 (the Accelerator) is a high-performance appliance that integrates Netezza® technology with IBM zEnterprise™ technology to deliver extremely fast performance to data-intensive and complex DB2 queries for data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytic workloads. These queries can now be executed orders of magnitude faster than was previously possible. The performance and cost of the Accelerator opens up unprecedented opportunities for organizations to make use of their data on the zEnterprise platform.

What's new in Version 4.1

DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1 is further enhanced to support an even broader set of applications, making acceleration accessible to the vast majority of DB2 for z/OS customers. Version 4.1 extends the available uses of the solution to include more data, queries, systems, and applications to further enhance business benefits and help realize additional cost savings with the solution.

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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS requires an appropriately sized Netezza appliance. Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.

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November 29, 2013

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IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS is a high-performance software appliance built to work with prerequisite hardware and which can dramatically accelerate the execution of DB2 for z/OS queries. It integrates IBM Netezza technology with zEnterprise technology to accelerate complex queries. This hybrid data server approach gives organizations the ability to run the entire spectrum of workloads, from transactional to complex analytics, within a single integrated environment. This provides the best of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), through DB2 for z/OS , and the best of massively parallel processing (MPP), through Netezza , which allows organizations to leverage their existing people, processing, and zEnterprise infrastructure.

DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS delivers improved data insights to an organization, providing the following benefits:

DB2 Analytics Accelerator is a purpose-built, workload-optimized software appliance designed as an extension to the secure DB2 for z/OS environment. Acceleration occurs transparently to applications that submit queries to DB2 for z/OS without incurring zEnterprise usage charges. The DB2 for z/OS optimizer determines whether a query will run more efficiently in native DB2 or within the Accelerator and will direct the query accordingly.

DB2 Analytics Accelerator exploits two of the major trends in data warehousing and business analytics technology: massively parallel processing and efficient data filtering by early SQL projections and restrictions through Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).

DB2 Analytics Accelerator helps customers support their ever-changing analytic requirements, giving them the insight they need to maximize business performance. Customers using IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator are achieving quick and dramatic improvement in the response times of eligible queries. The Accelerator offers faster business value at a lower cost by combining the simplicity and rapid deployment characteristics of an appliance with the benefits of data managed and secured by the proven database platform, DB2 for z/OS . This is opening up unprecedented opportunities to make use of the zEnterprise platform.

DB2 Analytics Accelerator is part of the end-to-end IBM zEnterprise analytic portfolio that offers data warehousing, data transformation and integration, business intelligence, and predictive analytics, including: DB2 for z/OS , InfoSphere® Information Server, InfoSphere Data Replication, Cognos® BI, DB2 Query Management Facility™ ( QMF™ ), Cognos TM1® , and SPSS® .

The zEnterprise Analytics System 9700 combines the products from the analytics portfolio into a cost-competitive deployment model that integrates hardware, software and services to deliver business critical analytics. This pretested, preselected, and solution priced offering includes DB2 for z/OS , DB2 Analytics Accelerator, and zEnterprise hardware at its core. The offering also includes three optional add-on packs (Data Analytics Pack, Data Integration Pack, and the Fast Start Services Pack) to provide clients with the flexibility to address their specific analytic needs.

For customers looking for a smaller footprint solution, the zEnterprise Analytics System 9710 provides an entry level, integrated offering built on the zEnterprise Business Class footprint to cost-competitively, quickly and securely deliver business reporting and analytics.

These solutions give organizations that have the majority of their data on zEnterprise the opportunity to further leverage the platform to support a complete and cost-effective analytics solution.

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Target market

Many organizations recognize the benefits of improved decision making and business outcomes. Leading organizations are using business analytics to help make smarter decisions, achieve better results, and gain a deeper understanding of trends, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats. To gain competitive advantage in today's global economy, organizations need to analyze data to understand what is happening, what will happen, and what actions they need to take.

Organizations currently face numerous challenges with their enterprise warehouse environments. One such challenge is the ever-increasing amount of data being stored in a typical warehouse environment. As the amount of data increases and sometimes the format of this data changes, the warehouse and end-user experience can be affected. It can become challenging for an organization to see the right information in an appropriate format and in the right timeframe for them to use in their analysis and decision-making processes.

Moving large amounts of data from disparate source systems to a warehouse can be a resource-intensive task. The increasing amount of data in some warehouses can further degrade long-running queries and reports that might exist in an organization. These slow-running queries, when executed with other mixed online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) workloads, can negatively affect existing users and cause further lack of acceptance for potential new users. Combine this with typical corporate priorities to become more productive, agile, and innovative, and it becomes more challenging to deliver on the promises of data warehousing and business analytics.

For many organizations, the concept that some of their longer-running DB2 for z/OS queries can be routed to an accelerator for processing is a plus. These queries may be in the form of batch SQL jobs or generated from corporate analytic and business intelligence (BI) tools; for example, ad hoc reporting from IBM Cognos BI. DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , which makes use of IBM Netezza technology, can provide drastic improvements in the execution time of an analytic and warehouse type of workload. Combining the benefits of both DB2 for z/OS (for OLTP queries) and DB2 Analytics Accelerator (for longer-running analytic queries) enable resources to be shared appropriately for all warehouse users.

The DB2 Analytics Accelerator would likely benefit an organization that fits one of the following profiles:

These types of organizations, with the appropriate workload, would likely see a significant reduction in their elapsed time for longer running queries. They would also likely see a reduction in their CPU usage on the mainframe, allowing DB2 for z/OS to focus on efficiently running their OLTP queries. Other benefits for these organization profiles are discussed in the following sections.

New zEnterprise BI initiative to gain more insight

This profile describes the zEnterprise organization that has identified a new reporting or operational BI initiative to analyze data that is not being currently analyzed. The organization would like to gain insights into the data and their business, while benefiting from accelerated performance for complex analytics and queries. In this situation, use of DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS makes sense. BI and analytic applications such as Cognos BI only need to connect to DB2 for z/OS to benefit from query acceleration.

The benefits of using DB2 Analytics Accelerator for a new reporting or operational BI initiative on zEnterprise include:

Consolidating disparate data to zEnterprise

This profile describes an organization that has created its data warehouse on zEnterprise and also has a number of disparate data marts (or islands of data) scattered around the organization, where some of its workload queries are executed. Some of these silos of information may be custom-built applications, which typically require ongoing maintenance and modification. There may be only a select few in the organization that are able to maintain or use these silos, and reporting might require manual data manipulation. The organization might have identified potential benefits if some of the data flows and transformations to and from zEnterprise were eliminated, and the organization may want a high-performance, integrated OLTP and BI analysis environment.

This type of organization could be facing any of the following challenges:

The benefits of consolidating data on zEnterprise and including query acceleration with DB2 Analytics Accelerator are the same performance benefits mentioned in the previous organization profile. In addition, this type of organization might realize benefits including:

Speed existing queries to meet LOB or SLA requirements

This profile describes an organization that has already created their data warehouse on zEnterprise . The warehouse contains historical data and coexists with many of their operational applications. The organization wants to improve the performance of their existing BI and analytic workload.

Organizational challenges may include:

The benefits of query acceleration using DB2 Analytics Accelerator for this organization include:

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Program                Program
number       VRM       name
 5697-DAB    4.1.0     DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS

Product identification number

                     Subscription and
Program PID number   Support PID number
5697-DAB             5697-SAA

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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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One copy of the following publications is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

The following publications are English only, except as noted.

DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V4.1
Form number     Document
GH12-7036       - License Information (17 languages)

The following product publications are available at the IBM Publications Center portal at
DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V4.1
Form number     Document

GI19-5012       - Program Directory
SH12-7037       - Quick Start Guide (English, French, and Japanese)
GH12-7041       - Getting Started
SH12-7038       - Installation Guide
SH12-7039       - Stored Procedures Reference
SH12-7040       - User's Guide

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Specified operating environment

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V4.1 consists of the following components:

For up to date information, refer to the DB2 Analytics Accelerator support page.

Hardware requirements

DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS requires an appropriately sized IBM PureData System for Analytics.

The size is determined by the required performance given the amount of data, number of users, the complexity of queries, and their arrival rate. This drives the configuration of the IBM PureData System for Analytics.

For the latest Hardware requirements, refer to
Software requirements

The DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS software requires:

For details and for additional information regarding hardware and software requirements, refer to

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DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V4.1:

Security, auditability, and control

DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS , V4.1 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. 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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                               Part number or
Program name                   PID number           Charge metric

DB2 Analytics Accelerator      5697-DAB             Per PVU
 for z/OS, V4.1
DB2 Analytics Accelerator      5697-SAA             Per PVU
 for z/OS, V4.1 S&S

Processor Value Unit (PVU) Processor Value Unit (PVU) is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by processor vendor, brand, type, and model number at the following website and the number of processors made available to the program

IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores for the systems on which the resources managed or processed by the program reside.

For details on the PVU Entitlements needed for the prerequisite Netezza appliances, see the following web page l

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To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name:  DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V4.1
Program PID: 5697-DAB
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier   Description                     Pricing metric

S01786B      DB2 Analytics Accelerator       Basic OTC, per PVU
              for z/OS, V4.1
Orderable supply ID    Language              Distribution medium

S017869                English               3590 tape

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-SAA

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier   Description              Pricing metric

S017323      DB2 Analytics            Basic ASC, per PVU
             Accelerator              No charge, decline SW S&S
             for z/OS S&S

Orderable supply ID    Language       Distribution medium

S017322                English        Paper media

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License information form number: L-PGAA-98SG4M

Document     Product
form number  number      Product name

GH12-7036    5697-DAB    DB2 Analytics Accelerator
                         for z/OS, V4.1

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Program name: DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, V4.1
Program PID: 5697-DAB
Entitlement                                 License option/
identifier   Description                    Pricing metric

S01786B      DB2 Analytics Accelerator      Basic OTC, per PVU
               for z/OS

Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium

S017869                English          3590 tape

Subscription and Support PID: 5697-SAA

Entitlement                        License option/
identifier   Description           Pricing metric

 S017323     DB2 Analytics         Basic ASC, per PVU
             accelerator           No charge, decline SW S&S
             for z/OS S&S

Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium

S017322                English          Hardcopy pub

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