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When MILLISECONDS Matter
Architect real-time analytics into operational systems for competitive advantage

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ust as everything is "in the cloud" these days, it seems that every analytic
operation is performed in "real time." But in truth, the definition of real time
can vary widely, depending on the use case.

Paul DiMarzio
develops and executes IBM's worldwide z Systems big
data and analytics
portfolio marketing
strategy.

James Taylor, CEO, Decision
Management Solutions, offers
a taxonomy of decisions (ibm.
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this discussion. Among them:
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C-suite decisions that guide
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control operations. These decisions operationalize strategic
decisions, as in "What product
should we promote today?"
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policy into practice, handling
each and every customer
interaction. For a payment

processing system, a typical
decision would be, "Is this
payment request valid?"

with BLU Acceleration* for Linux*
on z Systems.

Operational Decisions
Strategic and tactical decisions
are nearly always finalized by
humans, who use analysis to
inform their choices. Real time, in
this context, means getting those
reports back within hours or minutes as opposed to days or weeks.
The vendors using this "real-time"
qualifier are more realistically experiencing "right time" analytics. In
actuality, real time is far faster.
The z Systems* platform provides solutions that can produce
results when needed-in particular the IBM DB2* Analytics
Accelerator for z/OS* and DB2

Operational decisions are invariably tied to transaction processing
systems, which execute hundreds
of thousands to millions of transactions daily. Each transaction is
the opportunity to put in play a
decision that can either improve
business results (e.g., suggest-selling) or lower business expense
(e.g., detecting and preventing
fraud, waste and abuse).
Because a customer is often
waiting at the other end of
these transactions, service-level
agreements (SLAs) are typically
measured in subseconds. If you're

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015
Table of Contents
IBM Perspective: Opening new options for real-time analytics
Editor's Desk: Predictive analytics enhances purchases
Infographic: Breaking down the mainframe skills gap
Partner PoV: IBM z Systems clients must manage existing and emerging assets together to get the most value
Focus on Storage: The IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined solutions simplifies storage management
Currents: Architect real-time analytics into operational systems for competitive advantage
Cover Story: Dynamic Spark: IBM brings the Apache project's analytics power to Linux and z Systems servers
Feature: Personal Shopper: Retailer optimizes analytics to drive a more customized client experience
Tech Showcase: In a roundtable, distributors discuss how IBM LinuxONE enables flexibility for users
Tech Corner: Runtime Diagnostics and Predictive Failure Analysis V2.2 improve z/OS availability
Solutions: Strobe 5.2
Stop Run: IBMer volunteers time to educate people about malaria and technology
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - IBM Perspective: Opening new options for real-time analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Editor's Desk: Predictive analytics enhances purchases
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Infographic: Breaking down the mainframe skills gap
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Partner PoV: IBM z Systems clients must manage existing and emerging assets together to get the most value
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Focus on Storage: The IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined solutions simplifies storage management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Currents: Architect real-time analytics into operational systems for competitive advantage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover Story: Dynamic Spark: IBM brings the Apache project's analytics power to Linux and z Systems servers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Feature: Personal Shopper: Retailer optimizes analytics to drive a more customized client experience
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Tech Showcase: In a roundtable, distributors discuss how IBM LinuxONE enables flexibility for users
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Tech Corner: Runtime Diagnostics and Predictive Failure Analysis V2.2 improve z/OS availability
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Solutions: Strobe 5.2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Stop Run: IBMer volunteers time to educate people about malaria and technology
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover4
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