What is Ready for IBM Analytics?

The Ready for IBM Analytics program is a technical validation program for Business Partner and ISV solutions that integrate with IBM products in hybrid data management; unified governance and integration; or data science and business analytics.

To find out more, access our webinar, "Ready for IBM Analytics is Ready for Business" and other replays, through the link below.

Steps to achieve Ready for IBM Analytics validation

Step 1: Join PartnerWorld

The first step is to become an IBM Business Partner and join PartnerWorld. It’s free, and PartnerWorld offers many benefits to help you develop and sell your solutions. If you are already a member, go to step 2.

Step 2: Nominate your solution

Create an entry in the Global Solution Directory. Once the entry is approved by IBM, sign in to IBM PartnerWorld; access your solution; select "manage your solution;" then "nominate your solution." Choose Ready for IBM Analytics and the specific technology (e.g. Db2).

Already have a solution? Go to step 3.

Step 3: Validate your solution

We will send you a link to the solution validation portal when we receive your nomination. For help in obtaining IBM products for testing and advice on best practices, access the certification guides on IBM Developer Works.

Step 4: Go to market

Once your solution validation is approved, you will be contacted to accept the entitlement and download the mark. Use it widely on collateral and your website. You’ll be contacted for inclusion in additional programs by the Ready for IBM Analytics team.

As a Ready for IBM Analytics solution Business Partner:

Your solution will appear in the Ready for IBM Analytics Business Partner Solution Showcase

  • You will receive credit for the appropriate IBM Competency.
  • The Ready for IBM Analytics Mark will let clients and prospects know that your solution complies with IBM's technical integration standards.
  • You can receive assistance from our technical experts with product integration, product features and roadmaps.
  • Help on joint technical collateral, white papers or solution pages for your website.

When we work together to expand our joint solution relationship, you will be eligible for:

  • Cooperation on joint GTM, such as such as webinars, events, and production quality demo videos.
  • Listing your solution description and logo on ibm.com product pages with a link to your site for referrals.
  • Entering your solution into the IBM Marketplace and optional Cloud Catalog.
  • Publishing joint use cases in IBM communities and web sites.

Even better, Ready for IBM Analytics solution partners who mutually invest in joint development activities, dedicated IBM solution pages on your website, and cross solution promotion may also receive:

  • Integration with your solution highlighted in our product documentation
  •  Invitations to special events to promote your solution
  • Targeted IBM seller engagement and joint client presentations.

By participating in these opportunities, you can increase your business with IBM, grow faster, and expand your solutions portfolio.

Validations are available today for the products listed below

We accept any of the following for technical validation: documentation of your test results; a link to your website where you state support; a client reference; or a demo of your solution working with our product. 

Data Science and Business Analytics

  • Cognos Analytics
  • Data Science Experience
  • SPSS Statistics
  • SPSS Modeler
  • Decision Optimization (CPLEX)
  • Watson Explorer
  • Entity Analytics

Hybrid Data Management 

  • Db2
  • Db2 Warehouse
  • Db2 BigSQL
  • Integrated Analytics System
  • Db2 Event Store
  • Db2 z/os
  • Informix

Unified Governance and Data Integration

  • Infosphere Information Server
  • Information Governance Catalog
  • Infosphere Data Replication
  • Infosphere Master Data Management
  • Optim
  • IBM Cloud Private for Data (ICP4D)

Contact us for more information

You’ll receive a prompt reply from one our Ready for IBM Analytics team.