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delivering that complete, integrated experience for
clients as they run heterogeneous workloads.
ISM: How does the zBC12 help organizations manage and
leverage growing data volumes for analytics?
PT: The System z platform has a long history of being
optimized for managing I/O and data, and we’ve
been extending that out in the last several years with
a strong focus on not just data storage, but also data
analytics. The IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator gives
clients the capability to gain operational insights
from their data without having to move the data
off of the platform. Many of our clients are taking
advantage of this and it’s providing phenomenal
performance characteristics and benefits in the
neighborhood of up to nine times the speed, 10 times
the price performance and 14 percent lower TCA
[total cost of acquisition] than the competition.
And it’s not just about analytics, it’s about
the better ways we store and manage data. We
have a close partnership with the IBM storage
group and our new DS8870* has a business-class
configuration that pairs up well with the zBC12.
At the same time, we’ve expanded from a data
perspective and increased our capability to do more
data compression. One of the new features for the
platforms is zEnterprise Data Compression, a new
compression acceleration feature that allows you
compress audit data—SMF records—at a 4:1 ratio
without taxing CPU resources.
The last point around data is that we have now
taken the same memory-to-memory capability

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used to communicate between
partitions (i.e., HiperSockets*)
and extended it for systemto-system, high-speed
communication. This new
high-speed communications
fabric based on RoCE [RDMA
over Converged Ethernet] allows
applications to more rapidly
share data between System z
machines with an 80 percent
reduction in network latency to
help improve response time for
certain multitiered workloads
such as Web-based claims and
payment systems.
ISM: What does it offer in terms of
maintaining a secure platform amid
evolving threats?
PT: Security is top of every CIO’s
and CEO’s mind. System z has a
long history of security. Similar
to what we announced in the
zEC12, every zBC12 processor
has built-in cryptography,
providing that unmatched
resiliency. Crypto Express4S
cards further deliver the highest
levels of robustness and address
industry protocols around
card data transfers to protect

enterprise, employee and client
data. You have to think about
it across those three data sets
because a company’s brand can
get materially damaged if data is
lost or stolen.
ISM: How substantial are the
technological improvements of the
zBC12 over its predecessor, the z114?
PT: The zBC12 offers unprecedented levels of scale, flexibility
and performance and price
performance over the z114,
which will be needed to handle
new emerging workloads such as
cloud, analytics and mobile.
The zBC12 inherits IBM
zAware, which is a cognitive
system health analyzer that
helps reduce maintenance
costs and potential downtime
by finding difficult or unusual
problems in as little as two
clicks. We’re also bringing
Flash Express to the zBC12.
We take advantage of Flash as
a system function to keep your
business up and running
during critical transition times,
such as the start of business, by
paging to Flash with a 10 times

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator
vs. Competitors
Up to 9 TIMES faster,
10 TIMES the price performance and
14 PERCENT lower TCA

zEnterprise Data Compression
Compresses audit data at a 4:1 RATIO
without taxing CPU resources

Flash Express vs. Disk
Response times are 10 TIMES faster,
with a 37 PERCENT increase in throughput

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Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
IBM Perspective: Strengthening the experience
Techbits: A microscopic short film
Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
Case Study: Right Time, Right Place: ARBURG uses mainframe technology and SAP software to create an information-centric environment
Cover Story: Introducing zBC12 and IBM zEnterprise Innovations: New platform extends enterprise-class technologies to clients of all sizes, System z GM Pat Toole says
Feature: Stand Out From the Crowd: Latest zEnterprise extends innovation, performance and security to help businesses differentiate their customer service
Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Techbits: A microscopic short film
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
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