IBM InfoSphere Information Server V11.7.1 and IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog on-prem V11.7.1 offerings deliver an end-to-end solution for data integration, governance, and cataloging

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-043
February 12, 2019


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Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
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PublicationsPublications


(Corrected on April 9, 2019)

Updated the following sections: Planned availability date, Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, Publications, Software requirements, Charge metrics, and License Information number



At a glance

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IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server V11.7.1 offers advanced metadata management, governance, and integration capabilities through the following enhancements:

  • Improved productivity with personalized content and quick analysis of Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and IBM Db2® data
  • Enhanced capability to create and manage data quality rules
  • Improved usability for catalog search and metadata import
  • Improved performance for reporting data lineage
  • Support for ODPi Egeria for open metadata exchange
  • Enhanced connectivity for cloud, big data, and enterprise applications
  • Enhanced data integration

IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog Lite on-prem, a new optional add-on, is included with InfoSphere Information Server. Capabilities:

  • Enhanced usability by making enterprise assets easy to find, understand, and consume
  • Increased productivity through seamless access to built-in data preparation tool

Watson™ Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem, a new, separately orderable, optional add-on, augments the capabilities in Watson Knowledge Catalog Lite on-prem. Capabilities:

  • Enhanced data protection with active policy enforcement
  • Increased data access and business insights through advanced connectors to applications
  • Enhanced understanding of assets through advanced data asset lineage within Watson Knowledge Catalog


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Overview

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Together, InfoSphere Information Server and Watson Knowledge Catalog provide a set of cohesive capabilities to support the lifecycle of collecting, understanding, governing, transforming, and moving data by using artificial intelligence and monetization through a suite of data governance, quality, integration, and catalog offerings. These combined capabilities of InfoSphere Information Server and Watson Knowledge Catalog help your organization to know, trust, and use its data to derive better and faster business insights while mitigating compliance risks.

InfoSphere Information Server V11.7.1

InfoSphere Information Server V11.7.1 delivers trusted and meaningful information to your business. Enhancements in version 11.7.1:

Information governance:

  • Improved and customized sorting ability for search results
  • Support for a predefined search criteria
  • Additional support for the customization of content per user
  • Improved performance when rendering or displaying large-scale lineage reports
  • Improved performance when importing glossary archive or asset definitions
  • Enhanced management of import area within IBM InfoSphere Metadata Asset Manager
  • Support for importing metadata and bypassing InfoSphere Metadata Asset Manager staging
  • Support for open metadata exchange using ODPi Egeria

Data connectivity:

  • Enhanced connectivity for cloud, big data, and enterprise data sources

Data integration:

  • Enhanced data integration design through IBM DataStage® Flow Designer
  • Optimized resource allocation for running integration on Apache Hadoop
  • Is able to run data integration on Apache Spark

Data quality:

  • Ability to author and manage data rule definitions and data rules in the web client
  • Ability to push data analysis to Hadoop through Apache Livy in a Spark context (requires IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer licenses for Spark engines)
  • Quick initial analysis of Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Db2 data, leveraging the power of Hadoop and Spark
  • New data analysis sources for InfoSphere Information Analyzer, including:
    • SAP HANA using ODBC and JDBC
    • VSAM files through the separately licensed IBM Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS®
  • Convergence of quality and governance into a persona based, unified user experience
  • Information Analyzer Database now supports Db2 encryption
  • Graphical support for SQL virtual table management
  • Direct reference of built-in data classes within data rule definitions
  • Automated suggestions for automation rules
  • Vastly expanded automation rule capability
  • New fingerprint type of data classifications

Watson Knowledge Catalog Lite on-prem

Watson Knowledge Catalog on-prem offers self-service access to data that enables knowledge workers to easily find, understand, and consume enterprise assets wherever they are located. It provides an intelligent, self-service user experience that is tailored for data scientists and business analysts. Watson Knowledge Catalog Lite on-prem is a free option that is included with InfoSphere Information Server V11.7.1. Watson Knowledge Catalog Lite on-prem includes these features:

  • Shop-for-data user experience for knowledge workers that enables self-service access
  • Powerful search against different metadata dimensions
  • Intelligent and dynamic recommendations that are powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Classification and profiling of assets
  • Reviews and ratings for sharing knowledge
  • Integrated data refining and visualization tool
  • Access to business glossary and ability to associate business terms to assets
  • Support for open metadata exchange using ODPi Egeria
  • Ability to create one catalog for information assets

Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem

Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem, a separately orderable offering, adds advanced capabilities to Watson Knowledge Catalog Lite on-prem:

  • Active data policy enforcement to ensure that data is protected through access block or data masking
  • Advanced connectors for Tableau Online, Dropbox, and Looker
  • Advanced data asset lineage within Watson Knowledge Catalog to trace changes to the metadata or understand where and how the asset is used
  • Integrates with Looker so you get access to data sources from Looker and share Looker dashboards through Watson Knowledge Catalog
  • Ability to create multiple catalogs for information assets


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Key requirements

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Information Server V11.7.1 supports the following operating systems:

  • Linux®
  • AIX®
  • Microsoft™ Windows™

Watson Knowledge Catalog on-prem (both Watson Knowledge Catalog Lite on-prem and Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem) are container-based and support the Linux operating system only.

Watson Knowledge Catalog requires one of these offerings:

  • IBM InfoSphere Information Server Packages V11.7.1
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Server for SAP Applications V11.7.1.1
  • IBM BigIntegrate V11.7.1 and IBM BigQuality V11.7.1
  • IBM Data Integration for Enterprise V1.3.1
  • IBM Data Integration for Hadoop V1.3.1
  • IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Warehousing V11.7.1

For details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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  • March 29, 2019: All offerings except IBM InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 and IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1
  • April 19, 2019: InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 and InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1


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Description

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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

InfoSphere Information Server and Watson Knowledge Catalog on-prem is capable as of March 29, 2019 (except for InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 and InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1, which are capable as of April 19, 2019), when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested 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 Watson Knowledge Catalog, see Software Announcement 218-434, dated September 25, 2018.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-J52 11.7.1 IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem
5724-Q36 11.7.1 IBM InfoSphere Information Server
5725-G05 11.7.1 IBM InfoSphere Information Server Packages
5724-Q57 11.7.1 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Pack for SAS
5725-C80 11.7.1 IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Warehousing
5725-C81 11.7.1 IBM InfoSphere Information Server Workgroup Edition
5725-D65 11.7.1 IBM InfoSphere Information Server for SAP Applications
5737-C60 1.3.1 IBM Data Integration for Enterprise
5737-C61 1.3.1 IBM Data Integration for Hadoop
5725-X66 11.7.1 IBM BigIntegrate and IBM BigQuality


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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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Technical documentation for the offerings in this announcement can be found in IBM Knowledge Center:

Note: The documentation for InfoSphere Information Server will be available on March 29, 2019 (except for InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 and InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1, which will be available as of April 19, 2019).



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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

Software requirements

Information regarding operating system and software support levels for InfoSphere Information Server is frequently updated. To obtain the most current information for supported operating system levels and prerequisite software levels, see the following websites:

The software requirements information for the offerings in this announcement will be available on March 29, 2019 (except for InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 and InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1, which will be available as of April 19, 2019).

The IBM Support Community

The IBM Support Community is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. Support Community tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems, and build skills.

You can also access the Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

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



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

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.


Passport Advantage

IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem (5737-J52)

Part description Part number
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D228CLL
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D228ELL
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PTDLL
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D228DLL

IBM InfoSphere Information Server

The ordering information for InfoSphere Information Server, as announced in Software Announcement 217-400, dated December 12, 2017, has not changed.


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.

Part description Part number
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem Processor Value Unit (PVU) for IBM Z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D228FLL
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem Processor Value Unit (PVU) for IBM Z Monthly License D228KLL
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem Processor Value Unit (PVU) for IBM Z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PTELL
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem Processor Value Unit (PVU) for IBM Z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D228GLL

Charge metric

The charge metric for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-J52 IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem V11.7.1 L-ARAA-B87K28
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere DataStage V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87SSD
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere QualityStage® V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87UDJ
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88RFU
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere FastTrack V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88UQ3
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere Information Services Director V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88UYM
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Designer V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87TF3
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer Workbench V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88U69
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87UME
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87T2M
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88ULA
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere FastTrack Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88UVD
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere Information Services Director Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88V5E
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Designer Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87U3D
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer Workbench Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88UB9
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B8958L
5725-G05 IBM Information Server Enterprise Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B896WT
5725-G05 IBM Information Server for Data Integration V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B898F5
5725-G05 IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality and Governance V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B897W8
5725-G05 IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B894Y3
5725-C80 IBM Information Server Enterprise Edition for Data Warehousing V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B896U2
5725-C80 IBM Information Server for Data Integration for Data Warehousing V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B898B4
5725-C80 IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality and Governance for Data Warehousing V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B897SK
5725-C80 IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog for Data Warehousing V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B895CK
5725-X66 IBM BigIntegrate V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B898LE
5725-X66 IBM BigQuality V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B898QZ
5737-C60 IBM Data Integration for Enterprise V1.3.1 L-RDOS-B898YA
5737-C61 IBM Data Integration for Hadoop V1.3.1 L-RDOS-B8995M
5737-C61 IBM Data Integration for Hadoop Compute Node V1.3.1 L-RDOS-B899FB
5725-D65 IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B8972L
5725-D65 IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition for SAP Applications V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B897CA
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B8972L
5725-G05 IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B8976X
5725-Q57 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Pack for SAS V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87U75

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Note: Links to the License Information documents will be available on March 29, 2019 (except for InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 and InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1, which will be available as of April 19, 2019).



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Terms and conditions

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This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

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License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-J52 IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog Professional on-prem V11.7.1 L-ARAA-B87K28
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere DataStage V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87SSD
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere QualityStage V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87UDJ
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88RFU
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere FastTrack V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88UQ3
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere Information Services Director V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88UYM
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Designer V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87TF3
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer Workbench V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88U69
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere QualityStage Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87UME
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87T2M
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88ULA
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere FastTrack Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88UVD
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere Information Services Director Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88V5E
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere DataStage and QualityStage Designer Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87U3D
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer Workbench Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B88UB9
5725-C81 IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog Workgroup Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B8958L
5725-G05 IBM Information Server Enterprise Edition V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B896WT
5725-G05 IBM Information Server for Data Integration V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B898F5
5725-G05 IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality and Governance V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B897W8
5725-G05 IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B894Y3
5725-C80 IBM Information Server Enterprise Edition for Data Warehousing V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B896U2
5725-C80 IBM Information Server for Data Integration for Data Warehousing V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B898B4
5725-C80 IBM InfoSphere Information Server for Data Quality and Governance for Data Warehousing V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B897SK
5725-C80 IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog for Data Warehousing V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B895CK
5725-X66 IBM BigIntegrate V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B898LE
5725-X66 IBM BigQuality V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B898QZ
5737-C60 IBM Data Integration for Enterprise V1.3.1 L-RDOS-B898YA
5737-C61 IBM Data Integration for Hadoop V1.3.1 L-RDOS-B8995M
5737-C61 IBM Data Integration for Hadoop Compute Node V1.3.1 L-RDOS-B899FB
5725-D65 IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B8972L
5725-D65 IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition for SAP Applications V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B897CA
5724-Q36 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B8972L
5725-G05 IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B8976X
5725-Q57 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Pack for SAS V11.7.1 L-RDOS-B87U75

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Note: Links to the License Information documents will be available on March 29, 2019 (except for InfoSphere DataStage Hourly V11.7.1 and InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise Edition Hourly V11.7.1, which will be available as of April 19, 2019).

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Volume orders (IVO)

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Passport Advantage applies

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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.

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No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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