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ATTN: Netezza / PureData Systems for Analytics users
If you are used to visiting the current Pure Data Analytics (powered by Netezza technology) page on Support Portal, you will soon see a change. The page you will see is now simply named "Pure Data Analytics".
Don't worry, the Netezza technology is still there under the hood!
Your existing links should work and settings should transfer.
Did you know the new version for Change Data Capture (CDC) is now called IBM InfoSphere Data Replication (IIDR)?
InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2.1 packages IBM's world-class data replication technologies for distributed platforms into a single offering, giving you considerable flexibility in choosing data replication technologies and solutions.
Key features of InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2.1 include:
Full access to IBM data replication technologies on distributed platforms known as Change Data Capture (CDC), Q Replication, SQL Replication, and Data Event Publisher
Scalable, high-volume, and low-latency replication with transactional integrity for a wide variety of homogeneous and heterogeneous source and target database configurations
Low-impact, log-based change data capture
Replication from DB2 for z/OS® and distributed databases such as DB2 for Linux™ , UNIX™ , Microsoft™ Windows™ , IBM System i® , InfoSphere Warehouse, IBM PureData Systems, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and Teradata, when combined with InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS
Replication between IMS™ for z/OS and distributed databases such as DB2 for Linux , UNIX , Windows , System i , InfoSphere Warehouse, PureData™ Systems, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and Teradata, when combined with InfoSphere Classic Change Data Capture for z/OS
Ability to be easily combined with Q Replication and SQL Replication that are included with DB2 for Linux , UNIX , Windows , and InfoSphere Warehouse
Easier feeding of changed data to extract, transform, and load (ETL) and data cleansing tools such as InfoSphere Information Server, InfoSphere DataStage® , and InfoSphere QualityStage®
Support for a wide array of topologies, including one-way and two-way data distribution solutions between a central master site and many remote locations
Robust conflict detection and resolution options to support data changes made to multiple databases within bidirectional topologies
Built-in compare and repair utilities for determining data differences between sources and targets
Consolidation of data from many sources into a single target
Live audit and consistent change data (CCD) tables for a comprehensive audit trail of source changes
Transformation of changed data while replicating
Historical data for tuning and service level agreement compliance
Graphical user interfaces and full-featured command-line interfaces
Web-based health and performance monitoring
Netezza target apply support that helps provide scalable, high-volume replication with transactional integrity from a variety of heterogeneous sources to Netezza technology appliances, including IBM Puredata System for Analytics
Distributed transaction processing (XA) transaction support
Ability to select from a set of optimization strategies to help increase efficiency and parallelism when applying data to the target database, enabling you to achieve high-volume replication required to address your growing needs
Updated support for the latest versions of a wide range of databases, including new and improved data type support for DB2 V10.5 LUW, including Replication of long rows; SmartShip (efficient shipping of only changed data in columns versus entire rows); and DDL replication
Performance enhancements with fast apply scaling
Simplified command line scripting interface, and simplified command line for Linux , UNIX , and Microsoft Windows
For more information you can check the link below:
The Beta will run from today until the end of February 2014.
Improving your technical content experience
IBM Knowledge Center is our new technology designed to bring IBM's technical publications together in a single location, and will replace our individual IBM Information Centers.
For this release, we simplified the user experience, improved search, and refined the overall experience with many other enhancements. As always, you can get help on IBM Knowledge Center from the information icon in the upper right corner of the pane (also linked here): http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/doc/kc_help.html
Troubleshooting DataStage engine start up issues
How to create a new Information Analyzer Analysis Engine and configure Information Analyzer to use the new engine
Diagnosing a hung Information Server DataStage Parallel job on UNIX/Linux
Configuring Information Server 9.1 for Sybase
Using Virtual IP (VIP) provides a more elegant solution for Automatic Client Reroute between HADR Primary and Standby servers. The client does not have to be aware of the IP address of the Primary or the Standby server and can connect to the database only via the VIP. In cases where there have to be changes made to the Primary and Standby IP address/hostname, the client is still able to connect to the Primary using the VIP. Here is a demo showing VIP in action
Here are some tips on how to get yourself updated on the latest news from InfoSphere Information Server
You can check for technotes, patches and fix packs on Fix Central: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
Go to Select product tab
Product group >> Information Management
Select from Information Management >> InfoSphere Information Server
Installed Version >> Chose the version you are currently using
Platform >> Chose you Operational System or check All
Click on continue.
You will get to Identify fixes window. On this window, you can browse and search for fixes and tips.
Other good tips are to use
- IBM Eletronic Support: http://www.ibm.com/support/electronicsupport/preventproblem.html
- IBM My Notifications: http://www.ibm.com/support/mynotifications
- Software Support life cycle: http://www.ibm.com/software/support/lifecycle/
Go to Information Management >> Search for InfoSphere Information Server
- IEA: http://www.ibm.com/software/info/education/assistant/
- InfoSphere Information Server: http://ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/support/info-server/