IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate 2.1 delivers one-click metadata integration with IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog on IBM Cloud Pak for Data

IBM United States Software Announcement 222-195
July 5, 2022

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublicationsRegional availabilityRegional availability


(Corrected on July 18, 2022)

The Publications section was revised.



At a glance

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IBM® Db2® for z/OS® Data Gate (Db2 Data Gate) simplifies delivering synchronized data from IBM Db2 for z/OS to IBM Cloud Pak® for Data for direct access. Capabilities in 2.1 provide:

  • One-click metadata integration with IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog on Cloud Pak for Data
  • Query acceleration support for analytical Db2 for z/OS queries
  • Simplified installation and handling of stored procedures on Db2 for z/OS when both Db2 Data Gate and IBM Db2 for z/OS Analytics Accelerator are used
  • Optimizations to integrate within hybrid cloud deployment models to position Db2 for z/OS data into the center of the IBM data fabric strategy


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Overview

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IBM Db2 Data Gate offers an end-to-end solution to ensure Db2 for z/OS data is available and synchronized from sources on IBM zSystems to targets optimized on Cloud Pak for Data. IBM technology is used to directly capture data changes from Db2 for z/OS logs and apply the changes to either Db2 or Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Pak for Data. Processing is zIIP-enabled to ensure that there is little impact to general processing on IBM zSystems.

Currency between the synchronized copy of Db2 for z/OS data and the source system on IBM zSystems is maintained by a purpose-built data synchronization protocol between Db2 or Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Pak for Data. This integrated, low-latency, high-throughput asynchronous data synchronization protocol contains numerous optimization features. Tables in the target Db2 system that are not maintained by Db2 Data Gate can be updated and new data inserted, but none of these changes are propagated back to Db2 for z/OS, which retains ownership of its data in terms of the capability to change it and insert new data.

Db2 for z/OS data is core to many operational applications but also foundational to business insight. Db2 for z/OS data is some of the most indispensable within an organization for a data fabric implementation. The end-to-end Db2 Data Gate solution makes data available and synchronized for ready end user access within a data fabric. It complements an existing or new data fabric architecture and can be used in conjunction with other proven technologies like data virtualization and direct SQL access. As compared to alternative approaches, Db2 Data Gate can be simpler, less expensive, and timelier. With Db2 Data Gate, organizations can go from transaction to business action in moments.



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Key requirements

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Db2 Data Gate 2.1 requires:

  • IBM z/OS V2.3 or later (5650-ZOS).
  • IBM Db2 12 for z/OS (5650-DB2 or 5770-AF3) or IBM Db2 13 for z/OS (5698-DB2 or 5698-DBV).
  • Cloud Pak for Data 4.5 (5737-H76).
  • IBM Db2 Advanced Edition Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data (5900-ACB) or IBM Db2 Standard Edition Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data (5900-ACC) are optional. They are required only for transactional use cases.
  • Cloud Pak for Data Watson Knowledge Catalog (5737-K89) is optional. It is only required for the Watson Knowledge Catalog metadata integration feature.

As of the date of this announcement, the cloud deployment options available for Db2 Data Gate 2.1 include:

  • On premises, private cloud, including IBM Cloud Pak for Data on IBM zSystems
  • IBM Cloud Pak for Data System
  • IBM Cloud®
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Contact your IBM representative for the latest platforms supported by Cloud Pak for Data and Db2 Data Gate.



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Planned availability date

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July 8, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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Db2 Data Gate 2.1 delivers synchronized data from Db2 for z/OS to Db2 or Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Pak for Data.

Db2 Data Gate 2.1 brings new essential integration with Watson Knowledge Catalog on Cloud Pak for Data. The metadata managed by Db2 Data Gate, related to tables and databases where those tables reside, can be registered in the Watson Knowledge Catalog by a single click. There, the data can then be classified, and granular data access/protection rules can be defined as to which user can access IBM zSystems data. Data quality can be automatically assessed and promptly provided to data scientists and data stewards for further analysis.

Db2 Data Gate 2.1 accelerates analytical queries against Db2 for z/OS by routing them to Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Pak for Data. This enables enterprises to unlock the following set of valuable use cases for Db2 for z/OS:

  • Applications accessing Db2 for z/OS can use complex analytical queries in an efficient way without driving resource consumption on Db2 for z/OS.
  • Db2 Data Gate 2.1 and Db2 Warehouse can now function as a storage saver technology where Db2 for z/OS archived tables remain online and accessible very quickly on Cloud Pak for Data from any cloud deployment while helping to save most associated Db2 for z/OS storage and computing resources.
  • The built-in synchronization protocol can ensure that committed data is used when accelerating queries through Db2 Data Gate. If the application demands it, the product can be advised to wait for the last synchronization of data to complete before the query is executed, ensuring that it runs on the most current data available.

Db2 Data Gate 2.1 uses a new set of stored procedures, which are an essential part of the communication between Db2 for z/OS and Db2 Data Gate. This further optimizes the installation and support experience when IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS (Accelerator) is installed in parallel because the new set of stored procedures are the same used by the Accelerator. More information, including an updated installation process, can be found in the Program Directory for Db2 Data Gate 2.1.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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 Reports website.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5698-DG2 2.1.0 IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate
5698-DGS 1.1.0 IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate S&S
Program number Program name
5698-DG2 IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate
Program number Subscription and Support Program name
5698-DGS IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate Subscription & Support


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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For technical documentation, see IBM Documentation on July 8, 2022.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

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Systems Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power® servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z®, and IBM LinuxONE. Systems Lab Services has a global presence and can deploy experienced consultants online or onsite around the world.

For assistance, contact Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

To learn more, see the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

IBM Consulting™

As transformation continues across every industry, businesses need a single partner to map their enterprise-wide business strategy and technology infrastructure. IBM Consulting is the business partner to help accelerate change across an organization. IBM specialists can help businesses succeed through finding collaborative ways of working that forge connections across people, technologies, and partner ecosystems. IBM Consulting brings together the business expertise and an ecosystem of technologies that help solve some of the biggest problems faced by organizations. With methods that get results faster, an integrated approach that is grounded in an open and flexible hybrid cloud architecture, and incorporating technology from IBM Research® and IBM Watson AI, IBM Consulting enables businesses to lead change with confidence and deliver continuous improvement across a business and its bottom line.

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IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

Get preventive maintenance, onsite and remote support, and gain actionable insights into critical business applications and IT systems. Speed developer innovation with support for over 240 open-source packages. Leverage powerful IBM analytics and AI-enabled tools to enable client teams to manage IT problems before they become emergencies.

TSS offers extensive IT maintenance and support services that cover more than one niche of a client's environment. TSS covers products from IBM and OEMs, including servers, storage, network, appliances, and software, to help clients ensure high availability across their data center and hybrid cloud environment.

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Expert Labs can help clients accelerate their projects and optimize value by leveraging their deep technical skills and knowledge. With more than 20 years of industry experience, these specialists know how to overcome the biggest challenges to deliver business results that can have an immediate impact.

Expert Labs' deep alignment with IBM product development allows for a strategic advantage as they are often the first in line to get access to new products, features, and early visibility into roadmaps. This connection with the development enables them to deliver First of a Kind implementations to address unique needs or expand a client's business with a flexible approach that works best for their organization.

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IBM Security® Expert Labs

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These services can help clients deploy and integrate IBM Security software, extend their team resources, and help guide and accelerate successful hybrid cloud solutions, including critical strategies such as zero trust. Remote and on-premises software deployment assistance is available for IBM Cloud Pak for Security, IBM Security QRadar®/QRoC, IBM Security SOAR/Resilient®, IBM i2®, IBM Security Verify, IBM Security Guardium®, and IBM Security MaaS360®.

For more information, contact Security Expert Labs at sel@us.ibm.com.

For additional information, see the IBM Security Expert Labs website.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the z/OS platform, one of the following IBM Z servers:

  • IBM z16™ A01
  • IBM z15™ (all models)
  • IBM z14® (all models)
  • IBM z13® (all models)

For the Linux® platform:

  • Db2 for z/OS Data Gate integrated with Cloud Pak for Data. For each Data Gate instance, IBM recommends allocation of 4 cores and 16 GB memory.
Software requirements

For the z/OS platform:

  • z/OS V2.3, or later
  • Db2 12 for z/OS Function Level 505 or later, or Db2 13 for z/OS
  • Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 12.1 or Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 13.1 (with Product Registration Services)

For the Linux platform:

  • Cloud Pak for Data 4.5
  • IBM Db2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition 11.5 on Cloud Pak for Data (optional, only for transactional use cases)
  • Cloud Pak for Data Watson Knowledge Catalog 4.5 (optional) and only required for Watson Knowledge Catalog metadata integration feature

As of the date of this announcement, the cloud deployment options available for Db2 z/OS Data Gate 2.1 are as follows:

  • On premises, private cloud, including IBM Cloud Pak for Data on IBM zSystems
  • Cloud Pak for Data System
  • IBM Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Contact your IBM representatives for the latest platforms supported by Cloud Pak for Data and Db2 Data Gate.

IBM Support

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Planning information

Packaging

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  • Basic machine-readable material
  • Program Directory
  • IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) documents
  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (IAASM)

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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


Ordering z/OS through the internet

Shopz provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). For more details and availability, go to the Shopz website.

Charge metric

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

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5698-DG2 IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate License Information L-HZHZ-CD973H

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.

Basic license

To order, specify the program number and the appropriate license or charge option.

Program name and number: IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate (5698-DG2)

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018MJV IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate 2.1 Use-Based License One-Time Charge per Virtual Processor Core
    Multi-Version Measurement, No Charge
Orderable supply ID Language
S018MNG US English

IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Program name and number: IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate Subscription and Support (S&S) (5698-DGS)

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018H9L   SW S&S, Annual Support Charge, per Virtual Processor Core Qty 1
    Decline SW S&S, No Charge
    Multi-Version Measurement S&S, No Charge
Orderable supply ID Language
S018HHD US English

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only through CBPDO and ServerPac. These customized offerings are offered for internet delivery. For more details on Internet delivery, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Many products can be ordered in ServerPac the month following their availability in CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered through CBPDO and ServerPac on the planned availability date. Many products will also be orderable in a ServerPac without also having to order the z/OS operating system or subsystem.

Shopz and CFSW will determine the eligibility based on product requisite checking. For more details on the ServerPac, go to the Help section on the Shopz website.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin within 3 business days after the planned availability date.
  • ServerPac availability and shipments will begin within 3 - 4 weeks after the planned product availability date due to additional customization and data input verification.



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Licensing

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These programs are licensed under the IBM International 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. 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.

IBM Technology Support Services - SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition is an option if you desire added services.

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
5698-DGS IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate 2.1 L-HZHZ-CD973H

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restrictions

Yes

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  • Program updates: Periodic releases of collections of code corrections, fixes, functional enhancements and new versions and releases to the program and documentation.
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Additional details regarding Technical Assistance, which includes IBM contact information, are provided in 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.
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Software Subscription and Support is provided only if the program is within its support timeframe as specified in the Software Support Lifecycle policy for the program.

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, go to the IBM Support Handbooks page.

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 this agreement.

IBM Technology Support Services - SoftwareXcel Enterprise Edition

Yes

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution clients.

Multi-Version Measurement

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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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Regional availability

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

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