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oday’s businesses generate more data than ever. At the same time, they must make sense of it faster than ever—turning information into insight. This data growth makes it increasingly difficult for business users to find the right information within an overwhelming information database. Currently, business-intelligence (BI) solutions consist of variations on a basic implementation of dedicated servers and storage that result in a siloed data store separate from operational systems. Parallel query processing and advanced storage-subsystem technologies, together with optimized database-management systems, significantly improved the speed by which data can be accessed and evaluated. However, physical limits with traditional approaches call for more radical steps to satisfy tomorrow’s business requirements. The innovative technology within the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer offers the capability to integrate business insights into operational processes while accelerating queries—making business insights more accessible to the front lines of business. Instead of dispersed data-mart silos, IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer offers a consolidated and centralized view of business data. Executives who must make well-founded, strategic decisions as well as knowledge workers who must have insight into the daily operational can both see this technology’s business value. T r eution upol S SBY CARYN MEYERS AND FRANK NEUMANN ar t IBM Sm Optimizer e arehous lytics A na at a w t s t he d reinven Stabilize Response Time The IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer is designed to seamlessly complement your existing IT environment and precisely add enterprise BI power where it’s most needed. This approach is designed to simplify deployment and immediately reduce price 22 NOV EMBER/DEC EMBER 20 09 and performance costs. This solution extends the strength of System z* solution as an established data-serving platform, expanding the scope of possibilities in addressing your BI requirements. Traditionally, BI system response times vary unpredictably. Advanced tools or experience is required to tune and optimize the database for known query workloads and ad-hoc requests. Delivering predictable response times without tedious and time-consuming tuning is a key feature of the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer: providing faster and greater insight to decision makers. The IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer shows substantial i mpr ove me nt i n que r y r e s pon s e t i me s du r i ng ea r l y customer program tests (see Figure 1, page 24). Queries that typically took minutes to execute were now complete in just seconds. What’s more important is this environment provides consistency in query response times. The IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer uses an optimized and distributed in-memor y data model as well as new approaches to processing critical analytics queries in parallel with fewer instructions on a highly scalable, multi-core processor architecture. A solut ion’s sca labi lit y is a lso cr ucia l when coping with increasing business requirements and managing the increasingly detailed data in a growing enterprise. IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer takes advantage of massive parallel-query processing supported by specialized hardware that can scale up to hundreds of fast multicore processors. Cost-efficient RAM is attached to your existing System z hardware to help you with quick business-information retrieval. With the logical coordinator and worker-nodes concept, IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer can grow modularly. Figure 2 (page 24) depicts how ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe ILLUSTRATION BY LARRY JOST

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009

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Editor's Desk:  Modus Operandi on a Budget
Trends:  DB2 X Leads the Industry to Minimize Complexity and Maximize Productivity
IT Today: New System z Solution Editions Provide a Cost-Effective Way to Meet Business Demands
Focus on Storage:  DFSMS Delivers Enhancements and Improvements With the New Release of z/OS
Cover Story:  IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer Reinvents the Data Warehouse.
Feature: IBM Offers Security Improvements In DB2 Version 9 and Beyond.
Administrator:  Configuring AEM to Monitor Power Usage
Tips & Techniques:  Managing BI With IBM Workload Manager
Advertiser's Index
Product News
Stop Run:  A New Web Site Celebrates the Mainframe’s Comeback
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Editor's Desk:  Modus Operandi on a Budget
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Trends:  DB2 X Leads the Industry to Minimize Complexity and Maximize Productivity
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - IT Today: New System z Solution Editions Provide a Cost-Effective Way to Meet Business Demands
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Focus on Storage:  DFSMS Delivers Enhancements and Improvements With the New Release of z/OS
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Cover Story:  IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer Reinvents the Data Warehouse.
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Feature: IBM Offers Security Improvements In DB2 Version 9 and Beyond.
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Administrator:  Configuring AEM to Monitor Power Usage
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Tips & Techniques:  Managing BI With IBM Workload Manager
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Product News
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2009 - Stop Run:  A New Web Site Celebrates the Mainframe’s Comeback
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