IBM Informix for Big Data bundle offers improved data analytics and management experience with IBM Informix V12.10 and IBM BigInsights V4.2

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-435
December 6, 2016

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IBM® Informix® for Big Data provides the flexibility to deploy the program based on your business needs and enables you to experiment and realize the potential BigInsights® brings to the table:

  • IBM Informix, a proven technology as a high performance, embeddable database with a small footprint that can scale huge and store and access time series, JSON, NoSQL, and SQL data all in one database.
  • IBM BigInsights, an industry standard Hadoop offering that combines the best of open source software with enterprise-grade capabilities. It helps organizations to cost effectively manage and analyze all kinds of data, including semistructured and unstructured.


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IBM Informix for Big Data is a software bundle that delivers two powerful product licensing options in a single offering. With their combined data management and analytical capabilities, IBM Informix V12.10 and IBM BigInsights V4.2 offer deployment flexibility and investment protection.

Data intensive organizations are seeking transformative capabilities to accelerate their end to end analytics lifecycle to drive differentiation and competitive advantage. At the same time, funds are limited and any data management investments need to be effective, reliable, affordable, and future proof. IBM Informix for Big Data V1.0 delivers two powerful product licensing options in a single offering that provides clients the flexibility and agility to deploy both Informix and BigInsights as they choose to meet the analytical needs of their current and future business environments.

This single offering provides clients the flexibility to deploy:

  • IBM Informix, a proven technology as a high performance, embeddable database with a small footprint that can scale huge and store and access time series, JSON, NoSQL, and SQL data all in one database.
  • IBM BigInsights, an industry standard Hadoop offering that combines the best of open source software with enterprise-grade capabilities. It helps organizations to cost effectively manage and analyze all kinds of data, including semistructured and unstructured.

Deployment flexibility

Deploy IBM Informix and BigInsights based on your big data requirements.

Informix is proven technology as an embedded database and has a small footprint with a fully featured enterprise database server that can scale huge. Informix provides fast access to relational, time series, and JSON collections through MQTT, REST APIs, Mongo APIs, and SQL APIs. Informix also provides the ability to ingest and store streaming time series data, allowing for edge analytics and cloud capacity in IoT solutions.

IBM Informix has the following key capabilities:

  • Performance
    • Offers specialized native support for time series, spatial, and JSON data
    • Supports high performance OLTP and warehousing
  • Reliability
    • Enables simple to use and easy to develop applications
    • Runs in embedded environments, with no administration required
    • Includes extensive self-maintenance features
  • Flexibility
    • Runs on micro devices, enterprise data centers, and cloud
    • Offers a variety of high availability options
    • Lets you scale out or up by dynamically adding and removing servers

IBM BigInsights brings a chargeable production-ready offering with the following powerful data management capabilities:

  • Provides SQL capabilities to query the data in Hadoop (Big SQL) and visualize large sets of data in a spreadsheet-like format (Bigsheets)
  • Includes native support for the R program language (Big R)
  • Includes text analytics, which provides web-based tooling for annotation to help distill unstructured data into meaningful data
  • Includes Elite support for IBM Open Platform with Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop


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Planned availability date
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December 6, 2016



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Description
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Business strategies are driving applications that are more diverse than ever. Growth and innovation strategies push the need to explore big data, analytics, mobile, cloud, and social. At the same time, funds are not limitless and data management investments must be fast, reliable, affordable, future-proof, and versatile -- even multipurpose. That is why IBM Informix for Big Data provides clients the flexibility to deploy both Informix and BigInsights as they choose to meet the needs of the current and future business environments.



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IBM Informix for Big Data is a software bundle that delivers two powerful product licensing options in a single offering. You can choose between licenses for Informix and IBM BigInsights. This bundle helps protect your investment due to deployment flexibility, enabling you to shift between Informix and BigInsights as your business needs change.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5737-B79 1.0.0 IBM Informix for Big Data


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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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No hardcopy publications are shipped with these programs.

As needed, refer to the online documentation for Informix and BigInsights.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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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 our lab-based Software Services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide 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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Hardware requirements

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Software requirements

An internet browser.

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These products are available only through Passport Advantage. They are not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

More information can be found on the IBM Software Value Plus website.

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Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Informix for Big Data 5737-B79 Per PVU

Product group: Data Repositories and Appliances

Product: IBM Informix for Big Data (5737-B79)

Product category: IBM Informix for Big Data


Processor Value Unit (PVU)

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* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

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  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.



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This product is available only through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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License Information number

L-KQUY-ACXKEB

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

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

Money-back guarantee

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

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.

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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable



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Business Partner information

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Program name/Description Part number
IBM Informix for Big Data Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1Q28LL
IBM Informix for Big Data Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0N22LL
IBM Informix for Big Data Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1Q29LL
IBM Informix for Big Data Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D1Q2DLL

Current prices can be found on the IBM Support Portal website.

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