IBM Db2 Warehouse for Linux on System z: IBM Db2 Warehouse V2.0 leverages flexible LinuxOne architecture to increase deployment of new analytics services and improve control of data and applications

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0482
November 7, 2017

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublicationsAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries


At a glance

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IBM® Db2® Warehouse helps rapidly deploy new analytics services, maintain tighter control of the data and applications to meet service level agreements, and quickly adapt to different types of workloads with Db2 Warehouse for Linux® on System z®. It offers the following benefits:

  • Open: Leverage the power of an open data platform.
  • Flexible: Easily deploy the right workload to fit the right need.
  • Fast: Realize business outcomes in weeks instead of months.
  • Simple: Lower the cost model of analytics.


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Overview

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As the newest edition to the IBM Db2 Warehouse family, Db2 Warehouse for Linux on System z rounds out the IBM hybrid data warehouse strategy, providing organizations with the most flexible architecture needed to lower the cost model of analytics in the dynamic world of big data and the cloud.

Db2 Warehouse for Linux on System z uses a common SQL engine, with different deployment options across private and public clouds to enable organizations to move and optimize analytics workloads with ease. Db2 Warehouse is now an option when you prefer deployment on a hosted private cloud or on-premises private cloud through a software-defined infrastructure.

From an IT standpoint, Db2 Warehouse simplifies deployment and management through container technology, with elastic scaling and easy maintenance. From a user standpoint, Db2 Warehouse provides the speed required to quickly cycle through the process of data acquisition, applies the right analytics to meet a specific use case, and operationalizes the insights.

Organizations are also able to leverage existing data warehouse investments through a hybrid data warehouse architecture centered around Db2 Warehouse. Complexities in moving application workloads across the ground and the cloud are removed, as Db2 Warehouse is highly compatible with Pure Data System for Analytics/Netezza® and Oracle. In addition, Db2 Warehouse leverages Common SQL engine which is part of Db2 Warehouse as a fully managed service on the cloud as well. This enables you to move workloads across these options without application change.

As data volumes and the number of analytics requests grow, a traditional data warehouse can have difficulty supporting all of the heavy analytics and functions required in higher volume processing. To meet new analytics requirements, IT organizations can turn to a hybrid architecture. This solution provides opportunity to help lead business transformation by delivering a flexible environment that parallels how the business really wants to operate. Hybrid data warehouse primes IT to prove its strategic value to the business by quickly deploying the right workload to fit the right analytics need:

  • Offers high-performance high performance analytic services to successfully meet time-sensitive business initiatives
  • Manages escalating costs through a software-defined architecture
  • Enables cloud-like agility for workloads that cannot run on a public cloud


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Key prerequisites

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See the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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November 10, 2017



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-Z65 2.0.0 IBM Db2 Warehouse


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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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Documentation for can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

See requirements in IBM Knowledge Center.

IBM Db2 Warehouse is optimized for fast deployment into private or virtual private clouds through Docker container. Docker Engine must be installed prior to running Db2 Warehouse.

For Docker Engine installation and documentation, go to the Install Docker Engine website.

Planning information

Packaging

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

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information

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

Product: IBM Db2 Warehouse (5725-Z65)


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Db2 Warehouse Per Virtual Processor Core Z Linux License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1UT9LL
IBM Db2 Warehouse Per Virtual Processor Core Z Linux SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1UTALL
IBM Db2 Warehouse Per Virtual Processor Core Z Linux Monthly License D1UTILL
IBM Db2 Warehouse Per Virtual Processor Core Z Linux Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0NTFLL

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Db2 Warehouse 5725-Z65 Virtual Processor Core

Virtual Processor Core

Virtual Processor Core is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A Physical Server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate Physical Server. A Virtual Server is either a virtual computer created by partitioning the resources available to a Physical Server or an unpartitioned Physical Server. A Processor Core (commonly called a processor or CPU) is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A Processor Core consists of at least an instruction control unit, and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. A Virtual Processor Core is a Processor Core in an unpartitioned Physical Server, or a virtual core assigned to a Virtual Server. Licensee must obtain entitlement for each Virtual Processor Core made available to the Program.

Note: Some programs may require licenses for the Program of the lesser of the sum of all virtual cores or all physical cores. In that case, the following applies. For each Physical Server, Licensee must have sufficient entitlements for the lesser of 1) the sum of all available Virtual Processor Cores on all Virtual Servers made available to the Program or 2) all available Processor Cores on the Physical Server.



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Terms and conditions

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Licensing

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which 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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have 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

L-SWIN-ANRR3V

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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

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

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This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative. This extension may be available for a fee.

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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 Software Support Handbook. 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 Software Support Handbook.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply. Education software allowance does not apply. Special education prices are available for qualified customers through Passport Advantage.



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Statement of good security practices

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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 all local charges, contact your IBM representative.


Passport Advantage

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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

Db2, System z, IBM, Global Technology Services, Passport Advantage and Express are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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