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Completing the
Splunk Analysis
Picture With
Real-Time Data
"Based on that calibration data,
clients can see exactly what they
should be spending. And all of a
sudden, the prices go down."
-Kat Lind, analyst and chief systems engineer,
Solitaire Interglobal Ltd.

to change its manufacturing
process, and then the paint
delamination went down by more
than 59 percent."
Lind mentions another case
where a customer was planning to
redeploy its systems, and needed
about $12 million in new hardware and software. After some
careful analysis, the data showed
that the company could meet the
same goal with less hardware
than it had currently.
"Instead of spending $12 million, they saved $1.7 million over
their current spend, and they had
better service," Lind says. "Their
service level agreement compliance increased, which was the
major reason they were going to
add hardware in the first place."

Data Types
Structured data:
Data that resides in fixed
fields within a record or
file, like in databases and
spreadsheets.
Unstructured data:
Any data that is stored in
an unstructured format
rather than in fixed
fields, including social
media, word processing
documents, emails or texts.

Those are examples of big data
analysis in action, and it can lead to
big savings regardless of industry.

Wider Scope Through
Collaboration
In addition to saving money,
data analysis can help you spend
more effectively-translating your
resources into results. To do so,
review not only your own data,
but also other companies' data.
Lind calls this "calibration data"
and incorporates it into her view of
"extended analytics."
Lind shared a story of a business
that needed to buy a series of production, testing and development
environments. Based on external
data that showed what other companies were paying for the same
thing, the client expected to spend
about $1.3 million. But the client's
vendor came back with a $5 million
quote. Following a meeting with the
vendor, where the comparison data
was shared, the vendor adjusted its
quote to fit the median spend.
"Based on that calibration data,
clients can see exactly what they
should be spending. And all of
a sudden, the prices go down,"
Lind says. "So you can take
that bigger picture and use it to
your advantage."

Boost Efficiency
Efficiency looks at the energy
applied to do a certain task versus

Splunk does a great job collecting
and analyzing streaming data. For
the top banks, insurers, retailers, telco
and healthcare providers that rely
on IBM z/OS*, however, conclusions
may be of limited value without
mainframe data.
Take an ATM transaction, for
example. In nearly all cases it takes
a trip through the mainframe to
check the balance or for fraud
detection. It is vital that mainframe
data is integrated into the analytics
data lake.
But loading mainframe data
into Splunk can be challenging in
terms of integration, security and
overhead. If you want to view what
is happening in a holistic way, you
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real time. Just imagine the insights
possible by combining mainframe
transactional data with clickstream
data, Web logs, sentiment analysis
and more.

Harvey Tessler
General Manager, Syncsort
Harvey is one of the original founders
of Syncsort and general manager
of its mainframe business. He and his
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out how to simplify the transport of
mainframe data to Splunk in real time.
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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: An important note
IBM Perspective: Transforming travel end to end
Partner PoV: Maximize the platform's business value by addressing challenges now
IT Today: Infrastructure matters: Myth or truth?
Case Study: Turning Complexity Into Simplicity: Vissensa Ltd. deploys an IBM Enterprise Cloud System to relieve the IT burdens of its clients
Cover Story: Industry Importance: Applying disruptive technologies in a nondisrputive way helps mainframe clients achieve business efficiency
Feature: Security Notification: Mainframe companies must be proactive and educated in testing and protection, expert says
Feature: Industry Improvements: Clients from five key industries highlight what's possible with IBM mainframe
Tech Showcase: Businesses must look at the big picture to take advantage of analytics
HotTECH Products
Administrator: New technologies with the IBM z13 and DS8870 systems aim to reduce costs and improve resilience, scale and performance
Solutions: ARCAD- Anonymizer; FDRPASVM, MVT Vault, STEPLIB-Rx 3.1; Topaz, ISPW V4.4, Savvytest 2.1
Stop Run: 'Things just clicked' for IBMer looking for his path
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Editor's Desk: An important note
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - IBM Perspective: Transforming travel end to end
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Partner PoV: Maximize the platform's business value by addressing challenges now
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - IT Today: Infrastructure matters: Myth or truth?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Case Study: Turning Complexity Into Simplicity: Vissensa Ltd. deploys an IBM Enterprise Cloud System to relieve the IT burdens of its clients
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover Story: Industry Importance: Applying disruptive technologies in a nondisrputive way helps mainframe clients achieve business efficiency
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Feature: Security Notification: Mainframe companies must be proactive and educated in testing and protection, expert says
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Feature: Industry Improvements: Clients from five key industries highlight what's possible with IBM mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Tech Showcase: Businesses must look at the big picture to take advantage of analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - HotTECH Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Administrator: New technologies with the IBM z13 and DS8870 systems aim to reduce costs and improve resilience, scale and performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Solutions: ARCAD- Anonymizer; FDRPASVM, MVT Vault, STEPLIB-Rx 3.1; Topaz, ISPW V4.4, Savvytest 2.1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Stop Run: 'Things just clicked' for IBMer looking for his path
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - SE3
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