DataStax Enterprise with IBM extends IBM open source-based database offerings by delivering freedom of choice, simplicity, and cloud economics with a scale-out, cloud-native, NoSQL database built on Apache Cassandra

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-142
March 23, 2021

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublicationsOrder nowOrder now


At a glance

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DataStax Enterprise is a distributed, scalable, and easy-to-use smart database platform built on Apache Cassandra. It is designed for rich interactive applications that must process a massive amount of data and need 100% availability in areas such as:

  • Commerce
  • Mobile
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Internet of Things
  • Microservices
  • Social
  • Gaming


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Overview

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DataStax data management platforms help simplify building, deploying, and scaling applications that exploit the full value of ever-growing data. Built on the open source-based database Apache Cassandra, DataStax supports modern data applications.

DataStax Enterprise with IBM® provides:

  • Reduced architectural complexity. Helps reduce architecture complexity and total cost of ownership by handling all types of workloads.
    • Contextual transactions, including integrated analytics, search, and in-memory engines or full contextual support.
  • High availability built on the Apache Cassandra active-everywhere architecture for 24×7×365 availability.
    • Location independence. Masterless architecture and replication support help make it easier to store and synchronize data.
    • Continuous availability. Masterless architecture provides complete redundancy in data and compute resources.
  • Global Scale. Helps you put your data where you need it, without compromising performance, availability, or accessibility.
    • High data and user activity. Linear scale and uniform response times with scale-out deployment.
    • Scaling and backup/restore. Helps reduce failure points and data duplication.
    • Operational reliability. Delivers enterprise-grade security, monitoring, and support.
  • Ability to build data-rich applications. Use familiar query patterns without compromising downtime, scale, or lock-in.
    • Multi-model support: For wide-column document, key-value, and graph data models.
    • Schemaless Cassandra: Save and search schemaless JSON documents in Cassandra, with no data modeling needed.
    • Storage attached indexing: A highly scalable, globally-distributed index for Apache Cassandra, available on DataStax Enterprise.
  • Stargate Data API Gateway. Helps you get productive immediately using open-source Document (Schemaless JSON), REST, and GraphQL APIs.
  • Cloud-Native Data Platform. Native Kubernetes support tames the complexity of development, operations, and deployment, whether it is on premises, on cloud, or hybrid.
  • Zero Lock-In. Keep data sovereignty, help avoid cloud lock-in, and keep compatibility with open source Cassandra.


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Key requirements

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For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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March 23, 2021



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5900-AFM 6.8.7 DataStax Enterprise with IBM
5900-AFM 6.7.0 DataStax Enterprise with IBM
5900-AFM 6.0.0 DataStax Enterprise with IBM
5900-AFM 5.1.0 DataStax Enterprise with IBM


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

For details, see the DataStax Documentation website.

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Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This program is only available through Passport Advantage.


Passport Advantage

Part number description Part number
DataStax Enterprise with IBM Virtual Server SUBSCRPTION LICENSE D04MSZX
DataStax Enterprise with IBM Non Production Virtual Server SUBSCRPTION LICENSE D04MTZX

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5900-AFM DataStax Enterprise with IBM 6.8.7 L-JPHR-BVXADE
DataStax Enterprise with IBM 6.7.0 L-JPHR-BVXAGV
DataStax Enterprise with IBM 6.0.0 L-JPHR-BVXAHK
DataStax Enterprise with IBM 5.1.0 L-JPHR-BVXAJ3

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5900-AFM DataStax Enterprise with IBM 6.8.7 L-JPHR-BVXADE
DataStax Enterprise with IBM 6.7.0 L-JPHR-BVXAGV
DataStax Enterprise with IBM 6.0.0 L-JPHR-BVXAHK
DataStax Enterprise with IBM 5.1.0 L-JPHR-BVXAJ3

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

Subscription and Support includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

DataStax Enterprise with IBM offering components adhere to the DataStax Enterprise offerings lifecycle. For software support lifecycle details, go to the Software Support Lifecycle website.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

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