The IBM Redbooks Open DBaaS Implementation and Best Practices Guide residency (https://ibm.co/2rus6ch) has been announced and its goal is to create a technical enablement document describing IBM's scalable and reliable Cloud Database as a Service provisioning functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines. The goal of the residency project is to deliver a guide to educate users to quickly and easily utilize the features of a relational or non-relational database without the burden of handling complex administrative tasks. Moreover, the focus is to enhance the client experience by helping cloud users and database administrators to provision and manage multiple database instances as needed initially focusing on providing resource isolation at high performance while automating complex administrative tasks including deployment, configuration, patching, backups, restores, and monitoring. This integration document implements an Open Database as a Service environment for Linux on Power showing the ecosystem, open source tools, optimization guidelines, user management, monitoring, and so on.
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For an example of the solution, refer to MongoDB on Power Systems at the following website: https://ibm.co/2s4nCWg.
The following IBM Redbooks publications have been released:
IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (GDR) for Power Systems (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/SG248382.html?Open) describes the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resilience for Power Systems solution. The Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution is a set of software components that together provide a disaster recovery mechanism for virtual machines running on POWER7 processor-based server, or later. For more information about this IBM resilience offering for Power Systems, see the following website: http://ibm.co/2gQfkNI. For an overview of the IBM GDR Solution, you can read the following blog: 5 Things to To Know about Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems at the following website: http://ibm.co/2kMdkLS.
IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2.1 for IBM AIX Updates (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/abstracts/SG248372.html?Open) provides updates and information for high availability, business continuity, disaster recovery for IBM Power Systems. This publication helps the client architect solutions designed to keep their IT environments resilient. For more information about Power Systems solutions for high availability, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2qK7FUI. For an overview of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror Solution, read the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM AIX at the following website: https://ibm.co/2oaVVO4.
POWER8 High-performance Computing Guide IBM Power System S822LC (8335-GTB) Edition (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248371.html?Open) explores, tests, and documents the solution to use the architectural technologies and the software solutions that are available from IBM to help solve challenging technical and business problems. For more information about IBM High-performance Computing server solutions, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2rYfmLj. For an overview of IBM High-performance Computing solutions, refer to the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM High-Performance Computing Solutions at the following link: https://ibm.co/2pOrv0K.
IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions (http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248373.html?Open) delivers descriptions of the available offerings from IBM Spectrum Computing (formerly IBM Platform Computing) that address challenges for our clients in each industry. This publication includes a few implementation and testing scenarios with selected solutions. For more information about IBM Spectrum Computing and why Spectrum Computing solutions, see the following website: https://ibm.co/2ruvyUa. For an overview IBM Spectrum Computing, refer to the following blog: 5 Things to Know about IBM Spectrum Computing Solutions at the following link: https://ibm.co/2nBcVwW.
The following information for IBM Power Systems has been announced:
PowerHA v7.2.1 SP1 announcement - PowerHA v7.2.1 SP1 announces not just fixes but new tools and features. Also IBM GDR is already being added for IBM storage. Check out the details at the following website: https://ibm.co/2rYOWJp.
PowerHA v7 cluster tunables summary and guidelines: PowerHA v7 depends on Cluster Aware AIX (CAA) for core clustering (heartbeats, event management, and so on). There are many tunables available in PowerHA to change the settings of CAA. Those are described in the following article: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-aix-powerha-caa/.
For information on IBM Redbooks including residencies and additional Redbooks, refer to the following website: www.ibm.com/redbooks.