Ascential Software Corporation completes its Transfer of Trade into IBM with data cleansing and transformation software for the z/OS platform

IBM United States Software Announcement 205-249
October 4, 2005

 

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At a glance

Ascential Software Corporation completes its Transfer of Trade into IBM with the announcement of data integration software for the z/OS platform, with a focus on:

  • Data cleansing — Standardizing, merging, and correcting information
  • Data transformation — Transforming and enriching data of any complexity

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
 
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Overview

With the acquisition of Ascential® Software, completed in April 2005, IBM provides offerings that help customers integrate and transform any data and content across the enterprises in order to support strategic business initiatives such as master data management, business intelligence, and regulatory compliance. The products in this announcement represent the heritage Ascential products, now directly available through IBM under new program numbers.

Customers with current maintenance for heritage Ascential products will be able to renew their entitlements based upon the programs announced here. The function of the products has not changed from previously available offerings.

WebSphere® DataStage® for z/OS® and WebSphere DataStage MVS™ Edition

WebSphere DataStage for z/OS and WebSphere DataStage MVS Edition simplify the implementation of data transformation in any data integration project such as the creation and maintenance of an enterprise data warehouse, data migration and instance consolidation, master data management or data re-engineering projects.

In addition to these core products, associated offerings are delivered. They include WebSphere DataStage MVS Adapter for IMS™, WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture (CDC) for DB2® Universal Database (UDB) for z/OS, and WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture for IMS.

WebSphere QualityStage for z/OS

WebSphere QualityStage for z/OS automates the process of investigating, standardizing, matching and surviving data, reducing the time and cost required for implementing customer release management (CRM), business intelligence, and other initiatives requiring enterprise data integration.

In addition to these core products, associated offerings are delivered. They include WebSphere DataStage MVS Adapter for IMS, WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture (CDC) for UBD for z/OS, and WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture for IMS.

WebSphere DataStage TX

WebSphere DataStage TX enables the integration of complex data between applications, databases, and processes on the z/Series platform, or between the z/Series platform and infrastructures on other platforms. In addition to operating as a stand-alone integration hub, WebSphere DataStage TX is also used as an embedded transformation engine with a number of OEM customers.

In addition to this core product, associated offerings are delivered. They include WebSphere DataStage TX IMS TM Execution Option for z/OS and WebSphere DataStage TX CICS® Execution Option for z/OS, and WebSphere DataStage TX Extended Edition for z/OS.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements section for details.
 
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Planned availability date

October 7, 2005
 
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Description

WebSphere DataStage offerings

  • WebSphere DataStage for z/OS
  • WebSphere DataStage MVS Edition
  • WebSphere DataStage MVS Adapter for IMS
  • WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture for DB2 UDB for z/OS
  • WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture for IMS

WebSphere QualityStage offerings

  • WebSphere QualityStage for z/OS
  • WebSphere QualityStage for DPID for z/OS
  • WebSphere QualityStage for DPID Reference Data for z/OS

WebSphere DataStage offerings

WebSphere DataStage for z/OS and WebSphere DataStage Enterprise MVS Edition allow you to integrate traditional mainframe data with other enterprise data. You may integrate data between applications and databases on the mainframe, or between mainframe and different operating systems such as UNIX®, Linux™, and Microsoft™ Windows™.

WebSphere DataStage for z/OS

WebSphere DataStage for z/OS takes performance to a new level. Parallel processing capabilities, including partitioning, dynamic repartitioning, and exploitation of scalable hardware environments allow you to handle the massive volume, velocity and variety of data flowing into your organization. Together with end-to-end metadata management, advanced maintenance and development, and the ability to operate in real-time, WebSphere DataStage for z/OS delivers the most powerful data integration and transformation solution available.

WebSphere DataStage for z/OS brings the parallel framework to UNIX Systems Services (USS) on the mainframe under z/OS. Development is done using a Windows-based DataStage Client connected to a UNIX DataStage Server. Job compilation and execution are done using either a connected, tightly-coupled model or a loosely coupled mechanism.

  • The tightly coupled mode allows jobs to be designed, compiled, and run under the control of the DataStage Clients. Log in and monitoring information is available in DataStage. Remote shell (rsh) and FTP are used automatically to connect to the mainframe.
  • The loosely coupled mode does not require remote shell server to be enabled on the mainframe. The job scripts can either be automatically sent to the mainframe using FTP, or can be sent manually. Jobs containing transformers, lookups, or buildops are then compiled on the mainframe. All jobs may be executed using command-line interfaces or a mainframe scheduler. Job logging and monitoring information is not returned to the DataStage Server if in this mode.

WebSphere DataStage for z/OS provides connectivity to:

  • z/OS UNIX files (read and write)
  • QSAM data sets (read only)
  • VSAM (ESDS, KSDS, RRDS) data sets (read only)
  • DB2 (read, write, load, lookup, upsert)
  • Teradata

WebSphere DataStage MVS Edition

WebSphere DataStage MVS Edition deploys and executes natively on the mainframe. This program consolidates, collects, and centralizes information from various systems and mainframes using native execution from a single design environment. It generates COBOL applications and the corresponding custom JCL scripts for processing mainframe flat files, VSAM, DB2, IMS, and Teradata. Your users can also integrate custom in-house applications into the design.

The features of WebSphere DataStage MVS Edition include:

  • Native mainframe processing
  • Support for complex data
  • Multiple source and target support, including all mainframe flat files
  • Advanced maintenance and development
  • Complete, graphical development environment
  • End-to-end metadata

WebSphere DataStage MVS Edition complements existing infrastructures and skill sets by processing directly on the mainframe, where sophisticated security, access, and management already exist. There is no requirement to hire and train new personnel. This solution allows you to continue relying on the mainframe as the workhorse.

Development work is done using a Windows-based DataStage Client connected to a Windows or UNIX DataStage Server. Job compilation and execution are done on the mainframe after files are transferred using FTP.

WebSphere DataStage MVS Edition provides mainframe connectivity to DB2, IMS, VSAM, QSAM, ISAM, and flat files, and also for Teradata on Windows or MP-RAS systems. A sophisticated editor delivers hierarchical and multi-format files, which are common to mainframe environments. Teradata connectivity supports Teradata's FastLoad, Multi Load, TPump, FastExport, and a relational stage for custom SQL.

A graphical editor enables specification of details about the IMS database, view, segments, and fields.

WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture for IMS

Data warehousing is an iterative process, driven by continuous discovery and evolving business information needs. Following the initial extract and load, you need periodic updates to the data warehouse. As warehouse usage expands throughout the organization, you can typically demand more data from more sources, on a more frequent basis.

In many cases, it is simply not an option to update the warehouse with large volumes of data from mission-critical OLTP source systems with limited batch windows. In addition, moving large data volumes across over-taxed corporate networks can be problematic.

No single method represents a universal solution, and many warehousing environments employ hybrid approaches that may encompass several variations of these techniques.

IBM offers a range of options to facilitate warehouse maintenance. Once the warehouse is populated, our Changed Data Capture programs can be used in conjunction with WebSphere DataStage to maintain your data warehouses and marts. By capturing only the changes made to the operational data, Changed Data Capture reduces the data volumes required for source to target file transfer. This in turn reduces the warehouse load and update cycle.

Changed Data Capture captures changes to the operational data and produces Delta Data Store files that can be used as input to WebSphere DataStage to update the data warehouse. From a workflow perspective, the warehouse developer defines a Delta Data Store file as an input table within one of the DataStage XETM products on a Windows 95/NT platform. The WebSphere DataStage program that is generated and transferred to the target platform extracts from the Delta Data Store, performs transformations, and applies the changes to the target data warehouse.

Changed Data Capture will only capture changes made by committed transactions. Transactions that are in-flight at run time, and commit later, will be captured by the next Changed Data Capture run.

WebSphere QualityStage for z/OS

WebSphere QualityStage for z/OS automates the process of investigating, standardizing, matching and surviving data, reducing the time and cost required for implementing cusotmer resource management (CRM), business intelligence, and other initiatives requiring enterprise data integration. In addition to this core product, this announcement also covers associated offerings, including WebSphere QualityStage for DPID for z/OS, WebSphere QualityStage for DPID Reference Data for z/OS.

WebSphere DataStage TX Extended Edition for z/OS

WebSphere DataStage TX Extended Edition for z/OS enables z/OS customers to take advantage of the industry's most robust transformation engine.

WebSphere DataStage TX provides the ability to take any kind of data in its native form, process it natively, without coding, and output the result natively in any format. It can do all this without the need to "know the languages" of the systems being integrated .

Using the WebSphere DataStage TX Design Studio (in a Windows environment), a business analyst or designer can build integration objects across the applications, databases and systems being integrated. WebSphere DataStage TX is an integration solution, so it never generates code that then needs to be managed. All of the extensive integration function is managed from an easy-to-use and robust drag-and-drop design interface.

  • Delivers complex, hierarchical transformation capability
  • Allows you to use one common methodology for all ESB transformation needs

WebSphere DataStage TX performs transformation and routing of data from source systems to target systems in batch and real-time environments. The sources may include files, relational databases, (message-oriented middleware (MOMs)), packaged applications, or other external sources.

After retrieving the data from its sources, WebSphere DataStage TX transforms it and routes it to any number of targets where it is needed, providing the appropriate content and format for each target system.

WebSphere DataStage TX Extended Edition for z/OS delivers the following:

  • Connectivity to a wide range of mainframe, legacy, and enterprise applications, databases, messaging systems, and external in formation sources
  • A comprehensive library of more than 120 pre-built functions to reduce development time and simplify specification of rules for validation, transformation, and routing
  • Multiple execution options to support right-time, right-style transformation-whether it is batch, real-time, or embedded

WebSphere Trading Partner®

WebSphere Trading Partner provides management capabilities for electronic data interchange (EDI) in a z/OS environment.

Availability of national languages

                                        Availability
Description                             date                Language
 
WebSphere
 DataStage MVS Adapter                  10/07/2005          All
  for IMS
 DataStage for z/OS                     10/07/2005          All
 QualityStage for z/OS                  10/07/2005          All
 DataStage TX for z/OS                  10/07/2005          All
 DataStage CDC DB2 z/OS                 10/07/2005          All
 DataStage CDC IMS z/OS                 10/07/2005          All
 Trading Partner                        10/07/2005          All
 QualityStage DPID z/OS                 10/07/2005          All
 DataStage MVS Edition                  10/07/2005          All

Trademarks

 
MVS and IMS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Ascential, DataStage, WebSphere, z/OS, DB2, CICS, Trading Partner, and DB2 Universal Database are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with these programs.
 
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Technical information

Hardware requirements

WebSphere® QualityStage

Designer (Client) operation systems

  • Microsoft™ Windows™ 2000 with Service Pack 4, or later
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
  • Other: Microsoft Windows FTP client

Clerical Review (Client) operation systems

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, or later
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2

Server Configuration

WebSphere QualityStage Linux™, UNIX®, and Windows environments require that an FTP server be installed on the server machine. An FTP server is recommended for OS/390®, however it is capable of running in a no-FTP mode. The larger the processor speed or RAM the better the performance. When running against large volumes of data (millions of records), IBM recommends the following configuration.

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, or greater
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Sun Solaris 2.8 or 2.9
  • HP-UX 11 or 11.I
  • Compaq Tru64 5.15
  • Linux Red Hat Enterprise 3.0
  • IBM AIX® 5.1 or 5.2

When running against large volumes of data (terabytes of data), IBM recommends the following minimum configuration in addition to the Server Configuration listed in the Server configuration section:

  • Sun Solaris 2.8 or 2.9
  • HP-UX 11 or 11.I
  • Compaq Tru64 5.15
  • Linux Red Hat Enterprise 3.0
  • IBM AIX 5.1 or 5.2

Software requirements

WebSphere QualityStage

Designer (Client) operation systems

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, or later
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
  • Other: Microsoft Windows FTP client

Clerical Review (Client) operation systems

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, or later
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2

Server Configuration

WebSphere QualityStage for (Linux, UNIX, and Windows) environments require that an FTP server be installed on the server machine. An FTP server is recommended for OS/390, however it is capable of running in a no-FTP mode. The larger the processor speed or RAM the better the performance. When running against large volumes of data (millions of records), IBM recommends the following configuration:

  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, or greater
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Sun Solaris 2.8 or 2.9
  • HP-UX 11 or 11.I
  • Compaq Tru64 5.1
  • Linux Red Hat Enterprise 3.0
  • IBM AIX 5.1 or 5.2

When running against large volumes of data (terabytes of data), IBM recommends the following minimum configuration:

  • Sun Solaris 2.8 or 2.9
  • HP-UX 11 or 11.I
  • Compaq Tru64 5.1
  • Linux Red Hat Enterprise 3.0
  • IBM AIX 5.1 or 5.2

WebSphere DataStage® MVS™ Adapter for IMS™ and WebSphere DataStage TX supports the following client platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP for Design Studio
  • Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP, Sun Solaris 9/10, IBM AIX V5.2/5.3, HP-UX 11i, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS V3.0 for Management tools

WebSphere DataStage TX

  • Command Server runs on z/OS® Batch V1.4, and later
  • Command Server runs on z/OS CICS® V1.3.
  • WebSphere DataStage TX Launcher runs on z/OS USS V1.4, or later
  • Development kit supports z/OS Batch V1.4, or later.
  • Development kit supports USS V1.4, or later.
  • IMS/DC (7.1, 8.1 and 9.1) Execution option for development kit supports z/OS Batch for V1.4, or later.

WebSphere DataStage TX 8.0 industry packs for z/OS (Batch V1.4, or higher, CICS V1.3) and USS V1.4, or higher) deliver support for:

  • EDI 2.6 with EDIFACT and X12
  • Healthcare 4.1 with HIPAA EDI (only for Batch), HL7 and NCPDP

WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture for DB2® UDB for z/OS

  • IMS for MVS V6.0 — OS/390 or z/OS V5.1, V6.1 or V7.1
  • DB2 for MVS V7.0.1.1 — OS/390 or z/OS V5.1, V6.1 or V7.1

WebSphere DataStage Changed Data Capture for IMS, WebSphere Trading Partner®, and WebSphere DataStage Enterprise MVS Edition and support the following client platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Windows XP SP2®

A WebSphere DataStage server is required for development of WebSphere DataStage MVS edition jobs:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003
  • AIX V5.1, V5.2, V5.3
  • HP-UX 11i (11.11) for PA-RISC
  • HP-UX 11iv2 (11.23) for Itanium
  • Solaris 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
  • Tru64 5.1, 5.1A, 5.1B
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 9.0

WebSphere DataStage Enterprise MVS Edition runs on:

  • OS/390 V2.6, 2.8, V2.10
  • z/OS 1.1, and later

Compiler

  • COBOL for OS/390 (V1.2.1)
  • COBOL for OS/390 V2.2.0

If Extended Decimal is to be used, you must apply an appropriate PTF containing APAR #PQ39908, as documented in the COBOL for OS/390 Version 2.20 Program Directory.

WebSphere DataStage for z/OS supports the following client platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Windows XP SP2

A WebSphere DataStage server is required for development of WebSphere DataStage for z/OS jobs:

  • AIX V5.1, 5.2, 5.3
  • HP-UX 11i (11.11) for PA-RISC
  • HP-UX 11iv2 (11.23) for Itanium
  • Solaris 2.8, 2.9, 2.10
  • Tru64 5.1, 5.1A, 5.1B
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 9.0

WebSphere DataStage for z/OS runs on z/OS 1.3, and above.

Other requirements include:

  • C/C++ compiler 1.3
  • Java™ 1.4 or later

Planning information

Security, auditability, and control

The programs use 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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Ordering information

Charge Metric

 
Program    Part number or
name       PID number                         Charge metric
 
5654-A24   WebSphere DataStage MVS Adapter    Per LPAR, OTC (1)
            for IMS
5654-A26   WebSphere DataStage for z/OS       Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A28   WebSphere QualityStage for z/OS    Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A30   WebSphere DataStage TX for z/OS    Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A32   WebSphere DataStage CDC DB2 z/OS   Per Server, OTC
5654-A34   WebSphere DataStage CDC IMS z/OS   Per Server, OTC
5654-A36   WebSphere Trading Partner          Per Server, OTC
5654-A38   WebSphere QualityStage DPID z/OS   Per Server, OTC
5654-A40   WebSphere DataStage MVS Edition    Per LPAR, OTC
 
(1) One-time charge

Server

A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) is evidence of your authorization to use a program and is required for each machine on which the program or a component of the program is run.

  1. Programs are "installed" onto a storage device which may or may not be part of the Server, thus, "run" is important here as the Program may be stored on a CD, Storage Area Network (SAN), available via SCSI and so on.
  2. The number of partitions or processors on the server is irrelevant.
  3. Where "blade" technology is employed, each "blade" is considered a separate server.

Basic license: 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.

         Entitlement                            License option/
PID      Identifier  description                Pricing metric
 
5654-A24 S0123H8     DataStage MVS Adapter      Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A26 S0123KD     DataStage for z/OS         Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A28 S0123KL     DataStage for z/OS         Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A30 S0123MM     DS TX for z/OS             Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123MP     DS TX Extended Edit        Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123MR     DS TX CICS Execution Opt   Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123MT     DS TX IMS TM Execut Opt    Per Server, OTC
5654-A32 S0123T1     WS DataStage CDC DB2 z/OS  Per Server, OTC
5654-A34 S01243C     WS DataStage CDC IMS z/OS  Per Server, OTC
5654-A36 S0124F1     WS Trading Partner         Per Server, OTC
5654-A38 S0124F7     WS QualityStage DPID z/OS  Per Server, OTC
5654-A40 S0124FF     WS DataStage MVS Edition   Per LPAR, OTC
 
         Orderable
         Supply ID:   Distribution Medium
 
5654-A24 S0123K7      CDROM
5654-A26 S0123KF      CDROM
5654-A28 S0123KM      3480 Uncomp
5654-A30 S0123L2      CDROM
5654-A32 S0123T2      CDROM
5654-A34 S0124DT      CDROM
5654-A36 S0124F2      3480 Uncomp
5654-A38 S0124F8      3480 Uncomp
5654-A40 S0124FG      CDROM

Subscription and Support

The following information is a summary of all license options/pricing metrics offered

         Entitlement                            License Option/
PID      Identifier  Description                Pricing Metric
 
5654-A25 S0123K9     DataStage MVS Adapter S&S  Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A27 S0123KH     WS DataStage for z/OS S&S  Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A29 S0123KP     WS QualityStage for z/OS   Per LPAR, OTC
                      S&S
5654-A31 S0123PV     WS DataStage TX            Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123S9     DS TX CICS Execut Opt S&S  Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123SC     DS TX Extended Edition S&S Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123SD     DS TX IMS TM Execute Opt   Per Server, OTC
                      S&S
5654-A33 S0123T5     WS DataStage CDC DB2 S&S   Per Server, OTC
5654-A35 S0124DX     WS DataStage CDC IMS S&S   Per Server, OTC
5654-A37 S0124F4     WS Trading Partner S&S     Per Server, OTC
5654-A39 S0124FB     WS QualityStage DPID S&S   Per Server, OTC
5654-A41 S0124FJ     WS DataStage MVS Edition   Per LPAR, OTC
                      S&S
 
         Orderable
         Supply ID    Distribution Medium
 
5654-A25 S0123KB      Hardcopy publication
5654-A27 S0123KJ      Hardcopy publication
5654-A29 S0123KR      Hardcopy publication
5654-A31 S0123R3      Hardcopy publication
5654-A33 S0124DV      Hardcopy publication
5654-A35 S0124DZ      Hardcopy publication
5654-A37 S0124F5      Hardcopy publication
5654-A39 S0124FC      Hardcopy publication
5654-A41 S0124FK      Hardcopy publication

Customized offerings

Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). PoE is required for all authorized use.

These products are licensed under the IPLA, and the associated Agreement for Agreement for Software Maintenance Services-Ascential® Programs, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. 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) and access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390® and zSeries® IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized IBM Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at leisure.

Program support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support or Software Maintenance Services, 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. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. For clarification, note that 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 the customer.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

For Operating System software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: No

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer®. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

To learn how IBM Electronic Services can work for you, visit


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Information on charges is available at

Choose the option entitled purchase/upgrade tools.

         Entitlement                            License option/
PID      identifier  Description                Pricing metric
 
5654-A24 S0123H8     DataStage MVS Adapter      Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A26 S0123KD     DataStage for z/OS         Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A28 S0123KL     DataStage for z/OS         Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A30 S0123MM     DS TX for z/OS             Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123MP     DS TX Extended Edit        Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123MR     DS TX CICS Execution Opt   Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123MT     DS TX IMS TM Execut Opt    Per Server, OTC
5654-A32 S0123T1     WS DataStage CDC DB2 z/OS  Per Server, OTC
5654-A34 S01243C     WS DataStage CDC IMS z/OS  Per Server, OTC
5654-A36 S0124F1     WS Trading Partner         Per Server, OTC
5654-A38 S0124F7     WS QualityStage DPID z/OS  Per Server, OTC
5654-A40 S0124FF     WS DataStage MVS Edition   Per LPAR, OTC

Subscription and Support

         Entitlement                            License option/
PID      identifier  Description                Pricing metric
 
5654-A25 S0123K9     DataStage MVS Adapter S&S  Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A27 S0123KH     WS DataStage for z/OS S&S  Per LPAR, OTC
5654-A29 S0123KP     WS QualityStage for z/OS   Per LPAR, OTC
                      S&S
5654-A31 S0123PV     WS DataStage TX            Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123S9     DS TX CICS Execut Opt S&S  Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123SC     DS TX Extended Edition S&S Per LPAR, OTC
         S0123SD     DS TX IMS TM Execute Opt   Per Server, OTC
                      S&S
5654-A33 S0123T5     WS DataStage CDC DB2 S&S   Per Server, OTC
5654-A35 S0124DX     WS DataStage CDC IMS S&S   Per Server, OTC
5654-A37 S0124F4     WS Trading Partner S&S     Per Server, OTC
5654-A39 S0124FB     WS QualityStage DPID S&S   Per Server, OTC
5654-A41 S0124FJ     WS DataStage MVS Edition   Per LPAR, OTC
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