- Remove data-related bottlenecks
- Simplify data management at scale
- Empower global collaboration
- Manage the full data lifecycle cost effectively
- Ensure end-to-end data availability, reliability, and integrity
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IBM GPFS provides fast data access and simple, cost effective data management. IBM GPFS can help:
For more information, refer to the website: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/technicalcomputing/platformcomputing/products/gpfs/
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Si usted esta leyendo este blog, usted sabe algo de los IBM Redbooks y que son. Asumimos ademáas que es también familiar con el formato de este blog que describe los cinco puntos más importantes de un tópico técnico y distribuye el conocimiento con nuestra audiencia. Pero creemos que no todos ustedes están familiarizados con los Redbooks y queremos continuar introduciendo y promoviendo nuestro materiales a la nueva generación y comunidad de técnologos.
IBM Redbooks provee una perspectiva única a muchas preguntas técnicas desde el punto de vista de SMEs (subject matter experts) los cuales se reúnen por un corto tiempo a crear una publicación para resolver un reto técnico. Algunas veces estos retos provienen de requisitos de clientes, experiencias en el campo, o de ideas que los residentes traen o desarrollan durante el transcurso de la creación de la publicación.
Asi que decidimos crear 5 Cosas Que Debes Saber Acerca de IBM Redbooks para introducirnos a la nueva audiencia y quizás nuestros leales lectores aprendan algo nuevo:
IBM Redbooks son documentos técnicos, blogs y videos que ayudan a aprender, adoptar e instalar soluciones creadas por SMEs y además complementan los manuales de los productos de IBM. Por más de 40 años, IBM Redbooks han incluido contenido técnico el cual no está en manuales. Por ejemplo: conceptos técnicos, tendencias y direcciones de la industria, profundos escenarios técnicos, escenarios de integración con productos de terceros y contenido técnico describiendo como incorporar productos de IBM a soluciones con óptimos resultados. Las publicaciones son descargadas y leídas millones de veces cada año y son conocidas como el estandar de oro de la comunidad técnica. La mejor parte es que todo el material teécnico es gratuito.
IBM Redbooks no reemplazan los manuales de los productos y soluciones de IBM. Los Redbooks complementan los manuales con prácticos escenarios técnicos, pero siempre apuntando y enlazando los manuales de IBM o al IBM Knowledge Center.
IBM Redbooks nacen del proceso de residencias de IBM Digital Business Group que reúne a un equipo de profesionales técnicos como business partners, clientes y personal de IBM. Por medio de nominaciones el equipo de residentes es selecionado para participar en una localidad de IBM, participan remoto, y de dos a ocho semanas. Los residentes son presentados con un escenario y crean sus soluciones en borrador las cuales se prestan al nacimiento de una publicación de IBM Redbooks. El proceso también le da a los residentes la oportunidad de ser autores de la publicación.
Hace unos años, IBM Redbooks paso por una tranformación. Previamente, Redbooks eran solamente conocidas como largas y voluminosas guías técnicas. En este mundo ágil, hay diferentes formatos de entrega diseñados para cortos documentos técnicos hasta más largas y comprensivas publicaciones. Esta transformación se presto para crear nuevos formatos (Redpapers, Redguides, Product Guides, Solutions Guides, blogs, and videos) todos variando en tamaño, para incorporarlos al mundo digital. Hoy, IBM Redbooks puede crear contenido técnico en el formato que se necesite.
IBM Redbooks son distribuidos por medio de nuestro sitio web en formatos PDF o EPUB, por medio de Apple iBooks, Google Play, y también por medio de la aplicación oficial móvil de IBM Redbooks. Hay además impresión a demanda disponible para los lectores que quieran copias de la publicación.
IBM Redbooks también cubren tópicos relacionados a integraciones y escenarios de software y hardware de terceros incluyendo OpenStack con productos y soluciones de IBM. Estás publicaciones tienen información de como integrar productos y soluciones no pertenecientes a IBM en los centros de cómputos.
Asegúrese de visitarnos por medio de los siguientes canales para estar al día de las últimas publicaciones:
IBM Redbooks continua creando contenido y haciendolo disponible por medio de varios canales. Comuniquenos si les gustaría ver los IBM Redbooks en un lugar nuevo.
Dino E. Quintero
IBM Redbooks Enterprise Solutions Enablement
5 puntos que usted debe saber acerca de IBM Power Systems
1. Power Systems estan disenados para Big Data con innovaciones enfocadas a ayudar y optimizar analitica.
2. Power Systems ayuda a economizar sus presupuestos con soluciones para cloud y provee la habilidad de escalar y aumentar proporcionalmente la capacidad con seguridad como parte fundamental de la solucion.
3. Power Systems, como parte de una plataforma abierta, esta en el corazon de la fundacion OpenPower.
4. Power Systems estan revolucionando el desarrollo y distribucion de nueva tecnologia.
5. IBM Power Systems anuncia el procesador POWER8 y su arquitectura destinada para ayudar a manejar demandas de datos en los clouds.
Para informacion y punto de referencia acerca de IBM Power Systems, vea la siquiente pagina de Internet:
5 things to know about High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems
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SAP HANA is the SAP database platform for multiple SAP solutions. In changing direction to former classic SAP solutions, HANA is the processing core of it all. Operations that have formerly performed at application layers have moved into the database layer and are now performed by the HANA engines. SAP HANA works by loading all the data into memory, which is why it is called an in-memory database. This is the most key factor that allows SAP HANA to run analytical reports in seconds as opposed to minutes, or in minutes as opposed to hours, allowing real-time analysis of analytical data.
Here are 5 things to know about SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems:
1. SAP allows flexibility in a TDI implementation of HANA on IBM Power Systems.
The SAP HANA TDI architecture helps you to build an environment using your existing hardware such as servers, storage, SAN and network switches. There is a set of configuration and settings that work best for a HANA on a Power Systems implementation. This configuration and these settings are seen by many customers as the ones that bring the most performance and stability, less management and maintenance effort, and better understanding of the environment. By supporting TDI in the deployment of SAP HANA, Power Systems give organizations choice over the technology they use, compared to the rigidly defined hardware appliances used in many competing SAP HANA infrastructures.
2. IBM Power Systems PowerVM virtualization for SAP HANA.
IBM PowerVM virtualization is fully supported by SAP, allowing customers to deploy SAP HANA in a virtual environment that supports both dedicated and shared processor resources, running both production and non-production workloads in a single server. IBM Power Systems provides flexibility to meet the individual needs of organizations deploying SAP HANA. One aspect of this flexibility is that a robust virtualization is supported, ready for use, and helps consolidating multiple SAP HANA virtual machines on a single Power Systems server. Virtualization with PowerVM also provides ability to handle the varying utilization patterns that are typical in SAP HANA workloads. Dynamic capacity sizing allows for fast, granular reallocation of compute resources among SAP HANA virtual machines. This approach to load balancing and tailoring capacity to the workload enhances agility compared to competing processor architectures that require capacity to be allocated in larger chunks.
3. High availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) for SAP HANA.
The costs of downtime have increased over time, so companies are paying more attention to high availability (HA) today than in the past. Also, the costs for HA solutions have decreased considerably in a way that makes much more sense to invest in protecting business continuity than to undertake the downtime costs. From a business continuity perspective, you can protect your systems by creating a local HA plan to ensure the minimum Recovery Time Objective (RTO) possible, and protect your business from a complete site failure (DR). There are options available for high availability and disaster recovery: SAP HANA Host Auto-Failover (Scale-Out with Standby), SAP HANA System Replication + SuseHA, SAP HANA Storage Replication, and SAP HANA System Replication.
4. SAP HANA Systems Replication (HSR).
SAP HANA Systems Replication is a contingency solution that is used to duplicate your HANA database. This means that it uses a completely different system (that is, another operating system instance), a distinct set of disks, and a different database instance than the primary ones. In summary, it is based on having two totally independent HANA environments host the same data. The data is created on the primary system and replicated to the secondary system over the network through TCP/IP. If a failure of the primary system occurs, you can choose to have the secondary one take-over.
5. IBM service and productivity tools for Linux on POWER.
IBM Power Systems is known for its prominent level of reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). The difference between an ordinary Linux for x86 image and a Linux on IBM Power image is that the latter has a layer of additional added value software to enable Linux to take advantage of Power System hardware and virtualization features, such as dynamic logical partition (DLPAR) operations, resource monitoring and control (RMC) communication with the Hardware Management Console (HMC), and other functions.
SAP notes change constantly. Validate all notes before you start implementing your HANA environment because SAP guidelines and statements change frequently. For SAP notes, refer to the following website (SAP ONE Support Launchpad): http://launchpad.support.sap.com/
For more information about SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, refer to the following:
IBM Power Systems Home Page
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 SP2 Documentation
Automate your SAP HANA System Replication Failover
Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Redbooks publication
Rodrigo Ceron Ferreira de Castro
5 things to know about IBM Spectrum Scale:
For more information, refer to the following website:
5 Things to Know About Open Platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems
Traditional enterprise computing, with its reliance on conventional databases designed for structured data, is unable to cope with this deluge. That’s why organizations everywhere are modernizing their data platforms, using all available technology, to derive patterns and insights from both structured and unstructured data. Next-generation applications based on open source technology, and especially open source databases, are critical for this modernization.
Open Platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems provides a turnkey solution that enables application developers to provision their choice of the most popular open source databases in minutes. The solution integrates OpenPOWER servers, storage, and open source software and services components that are required to automate the deployment of popular open source databases on demand.
Here are 5 things to know about Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems:
1. Faster time to value and improved productivity.
Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems has unique advantages over traditional database deployment models. One, it improves speed and agility with on-demand and agile provisioning of databases, a requirement for today’s cloud workloads. Two, it significantly reduces licensing and infrastructure costs. Three, it eliminates database sprawl generated by the hundreds or thousands of underutilized or unutilized databases that have accumulated over the years in organizations.
2. Superior performance and price-performance.
IBM Power Systems solutions deliver remarkable price-performance advantage over x86-based solutions for the leading open source databases, including MongoDB and EDB Postgres. This advantage not only reduces server and database sprawl, but also frees up precious resources that can be allocated to higher value projects critical to drive innovation for your business.
3. Fully open with no vendor lock-in.
Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems is an open-source-based platform that integrates servers, storage, operating systems, middleware and databases, disrupting conventional x86-based solutions with substantial ease-of-use and administration benefits, and price-performance advantages. The solution combines three elements: open source and ISV databases; OpenStack and Ubuntu Linux distribution and support; IBM OpenPOWER System LC servers, networking, storage, services and support.
4. Flexible with choice of most popular open source databases, on demand.
The solution supports a self-service portal for end users who can deploy in minutes their choice of the most popular open source community-based databases, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and Redis. In addition, clients who want to build and deploy their own custom databases to the database image library can take advantage of the database image building tool. An open source, cloud-oriented operations manager will provide dashboards and tools to visualize, control, monitor, and analyze the physical and virtual resources comprising the Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems.
5. Enterprise-grade foundation for compliance.
The IBM OpenPOWER System LC server portfolio was codeveloped by IBM and OpenPOWER Foundation members to help deliver better data-centric innovation around IBM Power architecture. OpenPOWER System LC servers integrate virtually seamlessly into data centers and clouds to scale data-intensive workflows with maximum performance and minimum cost and server footprint. This integration frees up organizations to focus on solving critical business challenges and accelerating innovation.
The exponential growth of data demands not only the fastest throughput but also smarter networks. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions incorporate advanced acceleration engines that perform sophisticated processing algorithms on the data as it moves through the network. Intelligent network solutions greatly improve the performance and total infrastructure efficiency of data-intensive applications.
As part of the Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, IBM delivers Ansible scripts to support OpenStack Trove-based DBaaS installation and configuration on Power Systems servers, storage and networking. Pre-tested reference architectures are provided in four configurations that are designed for varying levels of client needs: starter, entry, enterprise and performance configurations. Each configuration includes appropriately sized compute, storage and networking hardware, and IBM Lab services and tooling, for a complete solution deployment. IBM also provides multiple options and configurations to extend the open source DBaaS platform across private or public clouds.
To learn more about Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, refer to the following website:
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5 Things to Know about the IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS):
For more information, refer to the following website:
5 Things to Know About the IBM Reference Architecture for High Performance Analytics in HealthCare and Life Science
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5 Things to Know About the IBM Reference Architecture for High Performance Analytics in HealthCare and Life Science
Facing the challenges of data tsunami and parallel discovery, IBM has been working to evolve high performance computing (HPC) into High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) to harness the power of big data, cloud and deep learning.
Advancements in high-throughput molecular profiling techniques and high-performance computing systems have introduced in a new area of personalized healthcare where the treatment and prevention of a disease can be tailored to the unique molecular profiles, behavioral characteristics, and environmental exposures of individual patients.
Healthcare and life science organizations must manage, access, store, share and analyze big data within the constraints of their IT budgets. For many biomedical research and clinical organizations, large-scale initiatives in personalized healthcare are technical daunting. IBM’s reference architecture for healthcare and life sciences defines a platform for delivering the highest level of performance for big data workloads, while also lowering the total cost of IT ownership.
Here are 5 things to know about the IBM Reference Architecture for High Performance Analytics in HealthCare and Life Science:
1. Diverse computing architecture built on a common infrastructure.
IBM Spectrum Computing cloud solutions for high performance cloud transform static computing resources into flexible private, hybrid and public clouds that can be shared, remotely managed and easily provisioned to support the demands of technical computing, analytics, Hadoop and other compute- and data-intensive workloads.
2. Building blocks: Spectrum Computing, Spectrum Symphony, and OpenPOWER with IBM Power Systems.
IBM Spectrum Computing provides a comprehensive set of workload management capabilities; all designed to work together to address your needs. IBM Spectrum Symphony employs optimization techniques that allow sub-millisecond response and fast provisioning for a variety of workloads. Thus, short-running jobs spend a smaller percentage of time in the provisioning and deprovisioning steps, giving a higher useful work-to-overhead ratio. IBM Spectrum Symphony has a high job throughput rate that allows more than 17,000 tasks to be submitted per second. OpenPOWER systems are being designed to support compute- and data-intensive workloads, such as machine learning and deep neural networks.
3. Key platform capabilities.
IBM Spectrum Computing offers a comprehensive set of cloud capabilities designed to work together to address your high-performance cloud needs to help you deliver application-ready clusters in the cloud. IBM Spectrum Computing assists organizations with consolidating data center infrastructure and sharing resources across on premise, cloud or hybrid environments. IBM Spectrum Computing includes three new software solutions: IBM Spectrum Conductor, IBM Spectrum LSF and IBM Spectrum Symphony.
4. Hybrid architecture built on IBM Spectrum Computing and IBM Spectrum Scale.
IBM Spectrum Computing helps remove the complexity out of the cluster management. It simplifies the entire cluster management process from the initial deployment to final production, thus significantly improve the time for cluster readiness. The automated provisioning, maintenance, and monitoring capabilities bring productivity to the IT administrators and help improve overall system performance while optimizing the resource utilization.
5. Ecosystem of business partners in the healthcare and life sciences industry.
Healthcare and life science industry subject matter experts, both within and outside of IBM, contribute to the enablement of computational algorithms, user applications, and data repositories that clinicians and research scientists might choose to run on IBM Systems infrastructure. To meet full system requirements for customers pursuing personalized healthcare initiatives, IBM Systems has already formed business and development partnerships with healthcare and life science industry leaders
IBM is also developing ground-breaking technologies for hybrid cloud, converged platform, and metadata/provenance systems to enable the architecture. For more information, visit the website: https://www.ibm.com/storage/healthcare-industry
The expanded software-defined computing portfolio complements the IBM Spectrum Storage software-defined storage family. The IBM Spectrum portfolio provides clients with a unique set of software-defined infrastructure capabilities. For more information, visit the website: https://www.ibm.com/spectrum-computing
For detailed information about the IBM Reference Architecture for High Performance Analytics in HealthCare and Life Science, refer to the following website:
For IBM Redbooks publications, refer to IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics: Speed, Scale, Smarts at the following website: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp5210.html?Open
5 Things You Should Know about IBM BLU Acceleration Solution - Power Systems Edition:
For more information, refer to http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/solutions/analytics/aix-editions/db2-blu.html
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5 Things You Should Know about IBM Data Engine for Genomics - Power Systems Edition
For more information about IBM Data Engine for Genomics – Power Systems Edition Architecture and Reference Design Version 3.0, refer to the following website:
For more information about IBM Health Care and Life Sciences solutions, refer to the following website:
5 Things You Should Know about IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) and Technical Computing Solutions
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For more information on IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) and Technical Computing Solutions, refer to the following website:
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5 Things You Should Know About IBM HPC Central
1. Delivers information on how to start to learn about IBM High Performance Computing (HPC)
2. Contains technical documentation on IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) hardware and software solutions
3. Provides information on best practices in particular on Cluster administration best practices
4. Direct channel to provide feedback, and receive feedback on technical computing topics
5. Focuses on IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) announcements, how-to details, and special information for anyone involved with IBM Technical Computing
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Central is a joint IBM/Customer accessible and editable forum to provide improved HPC technical communications. To access this site, refer to the following website:
IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service offers:
To understand more about this offering and its capabilities, refer to the IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service narrated demonstration by Gord Sissons at:
For more details on IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service, follow the blog by Gord Sissons (Tapping the cloud with IBM Platform Computing) at:
For additional information on IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service and many other solutions, refer to the following website:
5 Things You Should Know about IBM Platform HPC:
1. IBM Platform HPC is an easy to use, comprehensive cluster management software for technical computing clusters
2. IBM Platform HPC runs on a variety of hardware and operating environments
3. IBM Platform HPC helps improve application performance by intelligently scheduling resources based on workload characteristics
4. IBM Platform HPC for System x V4.1.1 is compatible with most cluster technologies. Compatibility is limited by the operating systems supported.
5. IBM GPFS can also be deployed with IBM Platform HPC to deliver improved file system performance for technical computing applications running on distributed parallel file systems
For more detailed information on IBM Platform Computing solutions including IBM Platform HPC, refer to:
5 Things you should know about IBM Power Systems
1. Power Systems are designed for Big Data with innovation that optimizes analytics performance.
2. Power Systems help provide cloud economics and the ability to scale out or scale up with security built into the foundation.
3. Power Systems, as an open server platform, is at the heart of the OpenPOWER Foundation.
4. Power Systems are revolutionizing the development and delivery of new technology.
5. IBM Power Systems introduces the IBM POWER8 processor and architecture to help handle bigger data demands in the cloud.
For additional information about IBM Power Systems, refer to the following website: