IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 5

IBM PERSPECTIVE
Opening New Options for
Real-Time Analytics

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT GREENSLADE

he introduction of the IBM z13* mainframe earlier this year represented a
major leap in analytic capabilities. For the first time, the z13 system allowed
organizations to conduct analytics and process transactions at the same time,
delivering real-time insights that can be used to positively affect business outcomes
as the transactions are happening.
The potential impact is
immense. The new in-transaction
analytic capabilities can allow
companies to conduct fraud analysis on every transaction, delivering
savings by identifying and preventing improper payments. Companies also can use the new capabilities to tailor offerings at the point
of sale, creating opportunities to
add revenue by providing additional value for each customer.
As we've added these analytic
capabilities, we also have taken
steps to make them more accessible, continuing to move down a
path within IBM z Systems* that
expands our ecosystem so that
more developers and organizations can take advantage of
our unmatched speed, security,
reliability and availability.
Analytics has emerged as an
area where we've made tremendous progress. This year IBM
enabled Apache Spark for Linux*
on z Systems and will add enablement for z/OS* by the end of the
year. Data scientists can now use
the common framework of Apache
Spark for analyzing data on
our platform.
We have formed partnerships
with Zementis, Rocket Software
and Elite Analytics to add new

analytic offerings and services for
clients. Zementis has made its realtime predictive analytics solution
available on z/OS, providing more
choices for organizations looking
to drive real-time insights into
their transactional systems.
Rocket Software has announced
support for the Rocket Mainframe
Data Service for Apache Spark
z/OS, making it easier to manage
multiple, disconnected sources
of data in the context of
z Systems Apache Spark.
Elite Analytics will
provide new services
and leading expertise
to help companies
develop, manage and
execute predictive
analytics projects on
z Systems servers.
We also continue to
move forward in adding
new open-source and ISV
software and tools that
have become leading
choices for handling
large amounts of data.
We announced in August
the launch of IBM
LinuxONE*, a new portfolio of Linux-only systems
based on the mainframe,
and the enablement of

Docker, Chef, MariaDB, MongoDB
and PostgreSQL.
And for those of you in IT administration, new z Systems analytics
capabilities can be brought to
bear on day-to-day responsibilities as well, enabling you to more
efficiently manage capacity, solve
problems faster, and even predict
potential issues and take corrective
action before service is disrupted.
These moves all add up to
more choice, greater flexibility
and a faster path to actionable
insights. Organizations can
combine the software and
tools they want to use with
the advanced capabilities
of the z Systems platform.
We're eliminating the need
for special mainframe skills
and bringing down barriers to
leveraging z Systems as part of
the broader network.
When it comes to analytics, this
means organizations can spend
more time focusing on ways to
use new insights to better serve
customers and less time worrying
about the technical issues for
gaining these insights.
MIKE DESENS
Vice President and
Business Line Executive,
IBM z Systems

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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
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover4
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