IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms V12.2 delivers augmented analytics to simplify dashboard creation

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-549
December 18, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms V12.2 is a comprehensive business analytics solution that delivers a single, streamlined package and includes the following features and benefits:

  • Visualization, dashboarding, federation, plus query and reporting capabilities
  • Self-service business intelligence through the web, workstation, and mobile interfaces for business users
  • New automatic dashboarding that uses augmented analytics capabilities to deliver initial dashboards for quickly visualizing data and highlighting trends and outliers in graphical reports
  • Multiple query methods, which include the ability to quickly and efficiently set up federated queries that can join tables from SQL servers with tables from a variety of data sources on different servers


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Overview

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IBM® QMF™ Analytics for Multiplatforms V12.2 delivers a powerful business intelligence (BI) and visualization environment that enables quick and easy development of dashboards, information portals, and interactive data visualization solutions.

This includes the QMF Vision component that delivers:

  • Self-service business intelligence with visualizations
  • Automatic dashboarding
  • Data governance

QMF Vision integrates with collaboration solutions to easily discover, analyze, and make decisions on data in a collaborative and intuitive environment.

QMF Vision is enhanced with new augmented analytics functionality that uses artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to:

  • Automatically create initial dashboards for a given set of data.
  • Quickly visualize and highlight outliers, and trends for data.

The QMF Vision data governance capabilities are enhanced to provide data lineage across sources, queries, dashboards and presentations.

Also, with this announcement, a more flexible pricing option of Authorized User is now available.



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Key prerequisites

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Microsoft™ Windows™ platforms are supported.

For specific hardware and software requirements, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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December 21, 2018



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Description

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QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms V12.2 delivers a common, centralized server to connect the QMF ecosystem; simplifies installation and configuration; and facilitates security with user segregation.

  • The server can be deployed on the Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows operating system to give QMF users the ability to individually choose the best platform deployment option.
  • Users can choose to put the QMF Server close to the data to reduce the load on the network and improve performance.
  • Multiple QMF Servers are supported to bring the execution closer to the data. For example, if clients need to query data on Db2® on the Linux platform and data on Oracle on the Windows platform, they can set up a QMF Server on the Linux platform for the Db2 on Linux queries and one QMF Server on the Windows platform for Oracle queries. QMF routes the work to the QMF Server the clients chose which can improve performance.
  • One instance of the QMF Server can handle multiple user components:
    • Workstation
    • Web
    • Vision

    This eliminates the need to set up servers for each of the specific QMF components.

QMF Vision V12.2 includes the following enhancements:

  • Platform support that is extended to Linux
  • Dashboard publishing that can enable embedding in web pages
  • Support for network relationship diagram chart
  • Support for annotations on dashboards
  • Support for JSON format data sources
  • Support for QMF-prompted queries
  • Simplified addition of multiple data sources to a dashboard
  • Graduated user interface options to support novice users
  • Content curation (query approval)
  • Security assertion markup language (SAML) 2.0 and single sign-on (SSO) security protocol support
  • Additional filtering options supporting relative
  • Improved easy-to-install experience that incudes responsive Web help and included eLearning modules

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms V12.2 is capable as of December 21, 2018, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Accessibility Conformance Statement can be requested on the Product accessibility information website.



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Reference information

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For additional information on QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms, see Software Announcement 217-329, dated July 11, 2017.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-E42 12.2.0 IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms


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Education support

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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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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 will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on December 21, 2018.



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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 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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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

QMF for Workstation requires:

  • Hardware configuration that supports the Microsoft Windows operating system
  • Network connectivity
  • Minimum of 1 GB disk space and 1 GB of RAM

QMF for WebSphere® requires:

  • Hardware configuration that supports WebSphere V8.5.5 or V9.0
  • Minimum of 500 MB disk space
  • Minimum of 1 GB of RAM on each server in which it is installed and an additional 50 MB of RAM for each concurrent user

QMF Vision requires:

  • Hardware configuration that supports Windows and Linux® platforms
  • Minimum of 250 GB disk space and 8 GB of RAM
  • 4-core microprocessor
Software requirements

QMF for Workstation requires one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Windows Server 2008 or 2012

QMF for WebSphere requires:

  • One of the following application web servers:

    • WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 or V9.0 using Java™ 8
    • Apache Tomcat 7 or 8 using Java 8
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Chrome version 50.0.2661.102, or later
    • Firefox version 59, or later
    • Microsoft Edge version 25.10586.0.0, or later
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, or later
    • Safari version 9.0.3, or later

QMF Vision requires:

  • One of the following operating systems (64-bit x64 only)::
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
    • Windows Server 2012 with .NET Framework 3.5 enabled
    • Windows Server 2016 with .NET Framework 3.5 enabled
    • CentOS 7
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Chrome version 64, or later
    • Firefox version 59, or later
    • Microsoft Edge version 40.15063, or later
    • Safari version 10.x, or later

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM QMF Analytics uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system software.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.

Product group: Business Analytics

Product: IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms (5737-E42)

Product category: IBM DB2® Tools


Passport Advantage

Except for the following new part numbers, the remaining ordering information is unchanged from information that was previously announced in Software Announcement 217-329, dated July 11, 2017.

IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms V12.2 (5737-E42)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms Authorized User License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D226DLL
IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms Authorized User Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PT1LL
IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms Authorized User SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D226ELL
IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms Authorized User Monthly License D226FLL

Charge metric

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-E42 IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms L-KCPM-B67LSJ

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

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License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-E42 IBM QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms V12.2 L-KCPM-B67LSJ

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 Software Support Handbook.

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

Program technical support

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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 or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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.

Usage restrictions

Yes

For any usage restrictions, see the License Information document listed in this Terms and conditions section.

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.

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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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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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.

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QMF is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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