IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Find enables rapid searches of Optim archives

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-288
November 30, 2010

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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Program number Program number Prices Prices
Publications Publications Order now Order now

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InfoSphere™ Optim™ Data Find offers the following capabilities:

  • Rapidly make all archive content fully searchable.
  • Searches can be ad hoc or pre-written.
  • Intelligent "learning" of the data provides a universal index that aggregates the information you need.
  • Deliver a common platform to develop a standard search interface.
  • Dynamically generate the most relevant facets and their ranking order for a given query based on its results.

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

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InfoSphere Optim Data Find brings additional depth, insight, and agility to the Optim Data Growth Solutions by facilitating faster searches of Optim archives. Find provides an intuitive and easy-to-use web-based search interface, further enabling more rapid discovery of archived data.

InfoSphere Optim Data Find V1.1 offers the following features:

  • Search criteria
    • Basic search
    • Search fields that have been ingested
    • Search fields via wildcard values
  • Advanced search
    • String search
    • Execute SQL-like queries (ability to join nonrelated data prior to ingestion)
  • Selectively view search results:
    • The user interface screen allows user to selectively pick search results.
    • The results may contain fields the user does not want to see. Automate the view of data to be selected.
    • Allow the user to check box/radio button results screen.
  • Administration
    • Load configuration
    • Values, fields, tables, text labels, transformations, and metadata
    • Frequency of data source to be ingested
    • Ability to re-index/ingest data
    • Delete data capabilities
    • Review loaded data summary and statistics
  • Ingestion -- identifying data and how it should be brought into the engine so that it can be searched
    • Selectively identify data source.
    • Point at archive data via web browser and bring it into the engine.
    • Specify attributes joinable, indexable, and facets.
    • Make connector/configuration files editable via the web browsers.

For more information on the IBM Optim family of products, visit

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Key prerequisites
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The announced product runs on a variety of Windows®, Solaris, and Linux® platforms.

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Planned availability date
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December 3, 2010

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Accessibility by people with disabilities
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A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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Program number
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Program            Program
number     VRM     name

5725-B56   V1.1    InfoSphere Optim Data Find

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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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All product publications are provided in softcopy format on the product DVD.

In addition, a hardcopy Quick Start Guide is shipped with the product.

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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information on hardware requirements, refer to the websites listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

All software requirements are available at

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


The media pack for this product includes:

  • Product code and documentation on DVD
  • A Quick Start Guide in hardcopy format

Security, auditability, and control

The Optim family of products 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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Software Services
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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 or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet®.

For more information about IBM Software ValueNet, visit

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet in your geography for a specific Software ValueNet portfolio, contact your IBM representative. These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet.

Product group: Optim
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
  5725-B56: InfoSphere Optim Data Find
Product category: Optim

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number    Charge metric    Program name

5725-B56  Processor        InfoSphere Optim Data Find
           Value Unit

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 number of PVU entitlements required is also based on 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.

Licensee can deploy the program using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (see web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores1 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at
An Activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.

Passport Advantage

number   Program name/Description
InfoSphere Optim Data Find (5725-B56)
BB15PEN  InfoSphere Optim Data Find
           Multiplatform English Media Pack
D0G7ULL  InfoSphere Optim Data Find
           PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
E0AHZLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Find
           PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
D0G7VLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Find
           PVU SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo 

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

These software products are eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program   Value Unit
number    exhibit     Program name
5725-B56  VUE100      InfoSphere Optim Data Find

For each IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether you are licensed for full capacity or sub-capacity

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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.

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


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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as 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 with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support 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 form number
Information    Product
number         number    Product name
L-TDEN-86W5WA  5725-B56  InfoSphere Optim Data Find V1.1

These programs' License Information documents will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website
Limited warranty applies


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

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Volume orders (IVO)


Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at
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 via 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at
System i Software Maintenance applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used 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 Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Business Partner information:

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet. Additional information is also available at

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
For IBM representative:

For IBM Business Partner:
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
  ® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

IBM Software ValueNet

These products are available under IBM Software ValueNet, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills and expertise provided by these Business partners.

Additions to Software ValueNet will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software ValueNet, visit

Questions regarding IBM Software ValueNet may be sent to


InfoSphere, Optim and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Passport Advantage, ValueNet and are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft 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.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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