Blog Post by : Davendra Paltoo, Offering Manager IBM Data Replication
A Data Integration and Integrity(DII) End User Survey 2017 (Doc #US42074117, March 2018) was conducted by IDC in November 2017. It was aimed at end-users of DII software to help identify trends. It was reported that keeping data synchronized among applications is and will be the most prevalent use case for data integration.
See the chart below for trends:
We know that much mission critical data is managed, captured and stored in IBM’s DB2 on z/OS and there is often a need to share this data into new environments for analytics and integration projects whether it is for feeding a data lake, sharing data with cloud based applications or for detecting events in near real time for compliance or using this data for real time business insights.
Sharing such data gives rise to a number of challenges including the incremental mainframe operating costs of running “data capture” tools on System Z, the costs associated with staffing data integration projects with the right skills and expertise, and the time associated with making such projects successful. To compound these challenges, an increasing number of projects demand up-to-the-second, and easier and faster access to the enterprise data that resides in Db2 for z/OS.
For users interested in a “custom code free”, proven and easy to deploy solution for near real time replication in support of the aforementioned analytics or integration projects, IBM Data Replication today provides a comprehensive solution for dynamic integration of z/OS transactional data, via near-real time, incremental delivery of transactional relational data captured from database logs to a broad spectrum of database and big data targets including Kafka and Hadoop. Read this solution brief to learn more.
Moreover, in a recent release, IBM has introduced a new Remote Capture source engine for Db2 for z/OS sources that can be deployed remotely from the mainframe. To help customers reduce mainframe operating costs, the remote capture could help organizations reduce the z/OS MIPS needed to replicate their Db2 Z data to other platforms all while experiencing the benefits of IBM’s real time log-based data replication.
The new remote Db2 z/OS source capture is also expected to reduce the need for organizations to be dependent on specialized System Z skills for deploying, configuring and monitoring IBM Data Replication.
For more information, please see our knowledge center announcement here.
 IDC, Data Integration and Integrity(DII) End User Survey 2017,Doc #US42074117, March 2018)