IBM Now Factory Analytics V9.5 and IBM Telecom Analytics Solutions V1.0.9 extend feature set of selected components, enhancing long-term storage approach, and improving platform support

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-422
October 3, 2017


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IBM® Customer and Network Analytics for Communication Service Providers V9.5, part of the IBM Now Factory Analytics V9.5 product suite, performs near-real-time, big data analytics across the communications service provider (CSP) enterprise.

IBM Analytics Accelerator Framework V3.5, an integral component of IBM Telecom Analytics Solutions V1.0.9, encompasses the analytics platform upon which Customer and Network Analytics for Communication Service Providers V9.5 and the other IBM Telecom Analytics offerings are deployed.

These components offer enhancements in analytic capabilities through the following platform improvements:

  • Enhancement to long term storage
  • Compatibility with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.6

IBM Telecom Analytics V1.0.7, part of IBM Telecom Analytics Solutions V1.0.9, is a prerequisite for IBM Analytics Accelerator Framework. IBM Telecom Analytics V1.0.7 includes a version of Predictive Customer Intelligence updated to V1.1.2. Big Insights is removed in V1.0.7 and it is no longer available through Telecom Analytics.



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Overview
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Customer and Network Analytics for Communication Service Providers V9.5 is a component of the Now Factory Analytics V9.5 solutions suite and features updates to the client experience management suite to help CSPs:

  • Reduce operating costs by reducing time to identify and fix problems
  • Optimize network investments
  • Drive new revenue streams

The Customer and Network Analytics for Communication Service Providers V9.5 component offers significant enhancements in its analytic capabilities with enhancements to long-term storage, and compatibility with Hortonworks HDP 2.6.

In conjunction with Customer and Network Analytics for Communication Service Providers, Telecom Analytics Solutions V1.0.9 brings feature improvements to its Analytics Accelerator Framework V3.5 component. The Analytics Accelerator Framework encompasses the analytics platform upon which Now Factory Customer and Network Analytics for Communication Service Providers V9.5 and other IBM Now Factory and IBM Telecom Analytics offerings are deployed.

Analytics Accelerator Framework V3.5 includes Subscriber Intelligence Mediation Engine (with IBM Streams as base technology framework) for mediation functions to deliver:

  • Solution capable of processing millions of data records every minute
  • Enrichment of this data with rich CRM, device and network user friendly labels and attributes
  • Scalability to enable the solution to grow as clients add new customers and traffic volumes and services increase
  • Rich multilevel and multidimensional telecom data sets that provide insight into every client's network experience.

Telecom Analytics V1.0.7 includes the IBM software technology licenses required by the offering. This includes: Predictive Customer Intelligence (PCI) V1.1.2 and IBM Streams V4.1.1. These are licensed on a restricted licensed basis for use with the relevant Telecom Analytics Solution offering. This is not a license for broader general enterprise requirements.

The analytics platform uses Hadoop 2.0 as the core data store technology for a consistent technology within enterprise data systems.

Deprecations

Big Insights is removed from Telecom Analytics Solutions V1.0.7.



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  • Internet connection
  • Supported browser
  • Telecom Analytics Solutions
  • IBM Analytics Accelerator Framework component of Telecom Analytics Solutions
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux™

See the Technical information section for more details.



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Planned availability date
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October 6, 2017



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Description
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Customer and Network Analytics for Communications Service Providers V9.5 and its underlying Analytics Accelerator Framework V3.5 offer these improved features:

  • Analytics Accelerator Framework V3.5 extends the multidimensional data sets to daily and monthly aggregation to provide users with a long-term multidimensional storage solution.
  • Data validation is provided through the use of Hortonworks HDP 2.6.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Reference information
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For additional information, see:

  • Software Announcement 217-107, dated April 4, 2017
  • Software Announcement 217-074, dated February 14, 2017


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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5725-Q80 9.5.0 IBM Now Factory Analytics
5737-A70 1.0.9 IBM Telecom Analytics Solutions


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Publications
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Product documentation for Now Factory Analytics Customer and Network Analytics for Communication Service Providers and Telecom Analytics Solutions Analytic Accelerator Framework is available in IBM Knowledge Center.



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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. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • An internet connection
  • x86 servers
  • A sizing exercise to determine the full hardware requirement must be performed by IBM, based on a specific set of input parameters that are related to the CSP network
Software requirements

Now Factory Analytics software requires:

  • Deployment of the Analytics Accelerator Framework.
  • Suitable Hadoop 2.0 cluster is required. Contact your IBM representative for product compatibility information.
  • Now Factory Customer and Network Analytics for Communication Service Providers V9.5 requires:
    • Analytics Accelerator Framework V3.5.
  • Analytics Accelerator Framework V3.5 requires:

    • Telecom Analytics Solutions V1.0.9.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.8 and 7.2

Note: The solution requires x86 physical servers running Red Hat to host the different solution components. A sizing exercise to determine the full hardware requirement must be performed by IBM, based on a specific set of input parameters that are related to the CSP network. This sizing exercise will also specify the number of Red Hat 6.8 and 7.2 licenses required. Contact your IBM representative for assistance.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

These offerings are delivered electronically. There is no physical media.



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

Product Group: Analytics

Product: IBM Now Factory Analytics 5725-Q80

Product Category: Solutions

Product Group: Analytics

Product: IBM Telecom Analytics Solutions 5737-A70

Product Category: Solutions


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Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Now Factory Analytics 5725-Q80 Resource Value Unit
IBM Telecom Analytics Solutions 5737-A70 Resource Value Unit
IBM Telecom Analytics Solutions 5737-A70 Install

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License Information number

IBM Analytic Accelerator Framework V3.5: L-CNMY-AQPKZ6

IBM Now Factory Analytics V9.5: L-CNMY-AQPKB2

IBM Telecom Analytics V1.0.7: L-CNMY-AQPJD2

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

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Yes

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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Prices
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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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