IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform enables you to know, trust, and use your data while providing improved flexibility to choose and switch between products as your data management and governance needs evolve

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-065
January 9, 2018


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At a glance

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IBM® Unified Governance and Integration Platform is a robust and flexible offering with world class data governance and integration capabilities that enable your organization to identify, manage, and explore data for insights.

The offering provides great flexibility; you can buy entitlement to various capabilities in flex points which do not expire and can be applied to any product within the portfolio bundle as the needs of the business evolve over time. Some of the core offering capabilities within the platform include:

  • Data integration and replication
  • Data governance and quality
  • Master data management
  • Information lifecycle governance


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Overview

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Unified Governance and Integration Platform offering is a full suite of IBM offerings in data governance, data integration and data movement, master data management, and information lifecycle governance. It is designed to meet the needs of the enterprise in the new age of ubiquitous data, structured and unstructured, on premise or in the private or public cloud. In a digital economy, where the barriers to entry are constantly being lowered, data-driven insights are often the only real source of differentiation and competitive advantage. This offering enables businesses to bring efficiency and transparency into business processes to help drive greater insight from information assets, while enforcing regulatory and internal compliance.

This suite of offerings brings together the following capabilities that an organization needs to derive value from data:

  • Integrate, transform, and replicate data
  • Govern data and unstructured information and improve data quality
  • Provide complete view of business entities
  • Manage the information lifecycle

Key stakeholders include the CDO, Data Engineer, Data Scientist, Compliance officer, Data Steward, Developers, and the Citizen Analysts. This offering is intended to serve the full spectrum of clients, ranging from small businesses that require point solutions, to hyper-growth businesses with rapidly evolving business needs around compliance, to large multinational corporations with diverse structured and unstructured data assets that need to be managed both for compliance and insights.

The unique flex point approach to entitlement recognizes the rapidly evolving needs of clients in the marketplace and is tailor-made for you to derive optimal benefit from the various offerings in the Unified Governance and Integration Platform. You may purchase entitlement based on your expected needs and when requirements change, and you no longer need a product, you can stop using it and apply the same flex points to another product within the portfolio.

The flex points do not expire or lose value over time. Additional flex points can be purchased at any time as needs grow. Service and support entitlement is also available in flex points and can be applied to any or all products in the Unified Governance and Integration Platform offering.



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Key prerequisites

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For specific requirements for the offerings packaged within this platform, see the Software Announcements listed in the Reference information section.



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Planned availability date

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January 25, 2018



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Description

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The Unified Governance and Integration Platform offering is a robust suite of data management components that help guide your organization through its data mastery and data control strategies.

IBM InfoSphere® Information Server offerings

InfoSphere Information Server provides a single platform for data integration and governance. The components in the suite combine to create a unified foundation for enterprise information architectures, capable of scaling to meet any information volume requirements. InfoSphere Information Server helps your business and IT personnel collaborate to understand the meaning, structure, and content of information across a wide variety of sources. It can deliver business results faster, while maintaining data quality and integrity throughout the information landscape.

The InfoSphere Information Server suite comprises numerous components, each providing distinct capabilities for information integration. Coupled together, these components form the building blocks necessary to deliver trusted information across the enterprise, regardless of the complexity of environment. The following offerings are available:

  • InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog provides capabilities that help you understand and govern your information by using a standardized approach and common business language.
  • InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration provides capabilities that help you to transform data in any style and deliver it to any system, promoting faster time to value and reduced risk for IT.
  • InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality provides rich capabilities to create and monitor data quality, turning data into trusted information.
  • InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition provides end-to-end information integration capabilities that help you understand and govern data, create and maintain data quality, and transform and deliver data. Enterprise Edition consists of the Information Governance Catalog, Data Integration, and Data Quality offerings and includes the capability to run on a Hadoop cluster.
  • BigInsights® BigIntegrate provides capabilities that help you transform and integrate big data to deliver business results faster while maintaining data integrity throughout your information landscape. BigInsights BigIntegrate consists of InfoSphere Information Server for Data Integration running on a Hadoop cluster.
  • BigInsights BigQuality provides capabilities that help you analyze and cleanse big data to deliver business results faster while maintaining data quality. BigInsights BigQuality consists of InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality running on a Hadoop cluster.

Data replication tools

IBM data replication portfolio for Linux®, Unix, Microsoft™ Windows™, and IBM i delivers trusted data synchronization, including change data capture capabilities, to replicate information between heterogeneous data stores in near-real time. Change data capture now includes Kafka target engine. Powered with the capabilities of IBM InfoSphere Data Replication, this software portfolio provides replication with transactional integrity to support big data integration, continuous availability, consolidation, warehousing, and business analytics initiatives. It also supports zero-downtime migrations and upgrades.

Master data management and entity analytics components

InfoSphere Master Data Management is a robust, flexible, master data management solution that creates trusted master views of critical data assets and can increase the effectiveness of important business processes and applications. InfoSphere Master Data Management provides the capability to manage master data throughout its lifecycle by integrating with each organization's specific business rules and processes for creating, verifying, maintaining, and deleting master data from the repository. It helps organizations realize the full benefit of their investments in customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and business intelligence (BI) systems, as well as integration tools and data warehouses.

With this solution, IBM offers quick time to value through prebuilt and customizable data models and business services. The solution is optimized for near-real time integration with source and consuming applications and business processes, particularly to support big data initiatives. It supports all domains, architectural styles, and use cases across all industries. The master data management goals are to manage, govern, develop, integrate, and analyze data.

InfoSphere Master Data Management helps your organization manage its data from source systems such as business applications, databases, and content sources. InfoSphere Master Data Management provides data stewardship tools that help promote quality and security. InfoSphere Master Data Management provides the development tools to create custom applications, and business processes business intelligence applications help to monitor and assess master data and how it affects business goals.

IBM InfoSphere Identity Insight® helps organizations manage, analyze, and integrate data in near-real time from any source, such as customer databases, vendor lists, employee databases, regulatory compliance lists, and streaming data feeds. It can also help identify the network value of customers or their market segments, based on a comprehensive view of the customer. Using InfoSphere Identity Insight, organizations can construct a central, dynamic entity database that can be used as a platform for all of their knowledge-based applications.

InfoSphere Global Name Management is an industry-leading toolkit that gives you access to linguistic-based algorithms for processing multicultural individual and business names. It helps manage, search, analyze, and compare multicultural name data sets. It conducts knowledge-based name matching that considers every name, which greatly reduces false negatives and false positives.

Information lifecycle governance offerings

StoredIQ® helps organizations to improve information economics and reduce risk through governance of data to policy. Information lifecycle governance aligns information cost to value through value-based archiving and tiering; reduces information risk by instrumenting privacy, eDiscovery, and regulatory policy across the data environment; and enables the business to realize information value as context erodes and information volumes increase with in-place analytics, content management, and collaboration.

StoredIQ for Legal provides robust management of the eDiscovery process, from lifecycle governance through identification, hold notification, preservation, and collection. It adds automation, analysis, and insight throughout the process to increase the efficiency of eDiscovery efforts while reducing the cost and risk that are associated with eDiscovery events. It has one interface for management of all client legal preservation and collection requirements.

IBM Atlas Policy Suite (Policy Management) helps organizations improve information economics and reduce risk by defensibly disposing of data debris. It aligns information cost to value through value-based archiving and tiering; reduces information risk by instrumenting privacy and regulatory policy across the data environment; and enables the business to realize information value as context erodes and information volumes increase with in-place analytics, content management, and collaboration.

IBM Industry Models

Industry Models provides a complete fully attributed enterprise data model along with reporting templates that outline the key performance indicators, metrics, and compliance concerns for multiple industries, such as banking, financial markets, health care, insurance and energy and utilities. These models act as key accelerators for migration and integration projects, providing an industry-specific template to which all project participants can refer. By using the Industry Models, organizations can dramatically accelerate projects and reduce risk.

IBM InfoSphere Optim™ Test Data Fabrication

A component of IBM InfoSphere Optim suite of data solutions, InfoSphere Optim Test Data Fabrication can help your organization address the challenges of creating high-quality test data. It leverages deep expertise and years of experience in constraint satisfaction and automatic test data generation from IBM Research. The solution creates fictional yet realistic test data. The fabrication approach can minimize data privacy and security risks compared to solutions that directly use sensitive production data. InfoSphere Optim Test Data Fabrication focuses on generating data for structured and semistructured data sources such as relational database management systems, nonrelational databases, and various file and message formats.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM InfoSphere® Information Server, see Software Announcement 217-400, dated December 12, 2017.

For more information about IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management, see Software Announcement 216-391, dated November 29, 2016.

For more information about IBM Industry Models for Banking and Insurance, see Software Announcement 217-220, dated May 30, 2017.

For more information about IBM InfoSphere Optim™ Test Data Fabrication, see Software Announcement 217-413, dated August 29, 2017.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-G67 1.1.0 IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform


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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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For documentation about the offerings within this announcement, see the Publications sections of the Software Announcements listed in the Reference information section.



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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. 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

Software requirements

For specific requirements for the offerings within this announcement, see the Software requirements sections of the Software Announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information

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Product: IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform (5737-G67)


Passport Advantage

Part description Part number
IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform 1000 Flexpoints License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WNDLL
IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform 1000 FlexPoints SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WNELL
IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform 1000 Flexpoints Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P6NLL
IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform for IBM Z 1000 Flexpoints License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WNGLL
IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform for IBM Z 1000 Flexpoints SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WNHLL
IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform for IBM Z 1000 Flexpoints Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P6PLL

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Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Unified Governance and Integration Platform 5737-G67 FlexPoint

FlexPoint

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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.

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

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

L-SKOT-ATGH8C

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 program 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 about known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

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

Money-back guarantee

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.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, 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.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

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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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Trademarks

Optim is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Passport Advantage, Express, InfoSphere, BigInsights, Insight and StoredIQ are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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