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bring it all together in a timely,
orderly fashion.
Understanding the dependencies and relationship of the
information will help form a
clear picture of the situation
to base decisions with the
best levels of confidence. The
zEnterprise* System has evolved
to do just that, becoming the
central focal point, providing
access to the insights derived
from big data initiatives
throughout an enterprise.
To make this a reality,
the IBM System z platform
is enabling traditional data
sources to talk with IBM
InfoSphere* BigInsights*-IBM's
implementation of Hadoop-for
unstructured data, as well as with
InfoSphere Streams for real-time

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processing of streams of data from
events and monitors.
Both DB2 for z/OS and IMS can
invoke queries that run within
BigInsights via query languages
such as JSON Query Language
(JAQL), PIG and HIVE. It then
integrates those results sets,
called "nuggets" of information,
back into the data sources on
zEnterprise. Using the machine
data accelerator component of
BigInsights, it can analyze IMS
logs and feed the information
back to the zEnterprise System to
better optimize service levels.
Taking this deeper, IBM
plans to integrate DB2 V11
for z/OS with BigInsights from
the database side, enabling
applications on DB2 for z/OS
to access big data analytics.

This solution will include the
capability of submitting DB2
jobs with embedded JAQL that
DB2 can pass to BigInsights,
accessing the Hadoop file system
via user-defined functions to
retrieve the results and integrate
them back into the DB2 tables.
DB2 V11 provides a user-defined
function table to read the
analytics result from a Hadoop
distributed file system so it can
be used in an SQL query.
Now information can flow
freely. As illustrated in Figure
1 (page 25), the business
analytics and decision engines
centrally deployed within the
hybrid zEnterprise environment,
therefore, augment what a
business already knows for deeper
analysis and better outcomes.

MASTERING THE DIGITAL BUSINESS REVOLUTION

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ata is growing exponentially,
arriving in diverse forms and
at greater speeds than ever before.
Uncovering valuable insights within
this data continues to challenge
businesses, and finding a simplified,
well-designed analytics infrastructure
can be key. Three sources of this
data are structured, unstructured
and streaming.

1

Structured data is generated from
operational processes and often
stored in relational databases. To
maximize the value within this data,
the IBM DB2* Analytics Accelerator
for z/OS* brings hybrid computing to
System z*. It seamlessly integrates
with DB2 for z/OS to provide a
high-performance query appliance
that offloads queries to a specially
tuned device for processing, enabling
organizations to save considerable
time and resources.

2

Unstructured data can be
stored in the IBM PureData*
System for Hadoop. This
BladeCenter* environment has
customized software designed to
extract meaningful insights from
various forms of unstructured data.
This appliance is a purpose-built,
standards-based expert integrated
system that architecturally integrates
the IBM InfoSphere* BigInsights*
product with Apache Hadoop-based
software, server and storage into
a single system. DB2 V11 for z/OS
software now introduces connectors
that enable information to easily
pass between the Hadoop and
zEnterprise* environments.

3

Streaming data arriving
from thousands of real-time
sources can be leveraged with IBM
InfoSphere Streams, which enables
user-developed applications to

quickly ingest, analyze and correlate
information. This solution can handle
data throughput rates of up to
millions of events or messages per
second. It scales from a single UNIX*
or Intel* server to a virtually unlimited
number of nodes to process any
volume of data-from terabytes to
zettabytes, providing a clustered
runtime environment that can handle
up to millions of events per second
with microsecond latency. InfoSphere
Streams leverages DataStage*
technology to pass relevant nuggets
of information into zEnterprise.
Integrating data from these
alternative sources into zEnterprise
creates an information hub for
business, making insights accessible
to all users.
-H.B., M.S. and C.M.


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Editor's Desk: On the road with analytics
IBM Perspective: Extending IBM's commitment to big data and analytics
Trends: IBM Capacity Management Analytics for zEnterprise cost-effectively ensures optimal performance
IT Today: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1 expands the value of high-performance analytics
Case Study: The State of Consolidation: Oklahoma improves service levels by consolidating its IT on zEC12
Cover Story: Big Data's Big Impact: zEnterprise hybrid technology helps redefine business analytics
Feature: The System z Crystal Ball?: Teach the mainframe to predict the future using analytics and automation
Tech Corner: Alternative metrics deliver a more complete view of hardware for server RFPs
Administrator: QMF extends its analytics capabilities to help meet the demands of big data and mobile
Solutions: TestBase; Vanguard Offline
Stop Run: Historic property has much to teach retired IBMer
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Editor's Desk: On the road with analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - IBM Perspective: Extending IBM's commitment to big data and analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Trends: IBM Capacity Management Analytics for zEnterprise cost-effectively ensures optimal performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - IT Today: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1 expands the value of high-performance analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Case Study: The State of Consolidation: Oklahoma improves service levels by consolidating its IT on zEC12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Cover Story: Big Data's Big Impact: zEnterprise hybrid technology helps redefine business analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Feature: The System z Crystal Ball?: Teach the mainframe to predict the future using analytics and automation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Tech Corner: Alternative metrics deliver a more complete view of hardware for server RFPs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Administrator: QMF extends its analytics capabilities to help meet the demands of big data and mobile
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Solutions: TestBase; Vanguard Offline
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Stop Run: Historic property has much to teach retired IBMer
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - 2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
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