IBM Z Operations Insight Suite
Gain deep insights into the operations of your z/OS based data center with a single point of data collection for processing and analysis of operation data
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IBM Z® Operations Insight Suite operational analytics offerings address many challenges surrounding big data. This suite of solutions offers a single point of control for essential processing and analysis of IBM Z operation data. It is the single point of data collection that your organization needs to gain deep insights into the operations of its z/OS® based data center.

The following are contained in IBM Z Operations Insight Suite:

- IBM Z Performance and Capacity Analytics
- IBM Z Operations Analytics
- IBM Z Common Data Provider

Benefits Faster access to insight

Near real-time data collection and curation combined with zIIP-eligible processing can lower your overhead and get you analysis in near real time.

Modern visualization

Get out-of-the-box dashboards on key performance metrics and capacity planning, delivered on Cognos® Analytics. Splunk and/or Elastic Stack.

Predict future resource needs

Use the built-in forecasting capabilities to predict future resource needs based on current capacity and growth trends.

Accelerate problem solving

Get actionable insights into the health of your IT operations environment, and accelerate problem identification, isolation, and repair.

Log historical data for future use

Collect log data for easy access to the historical enterprise-wide IT utilization information for use in performance reporting, service-level management, and operational planning.

Reduce outages

Use machine learning to baseline normal system behavior, proactively detect operational anomalies and notify operations when they occur.

Continuous curation of key performance metrics

Continuous curation of data improves the timeliness of your access to information and analytics so that you can better manage system availability. Resolve problems with quicker insight into performance and capacity anomalies within minutes and hours of data collection, whilst lowering the processing overhead impact of data curation.

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Consumable out-of-the-box dashboards

A comprehensive set of dashboards are provided across multiple reporting platforms, including Cognos® Analytics, to deliver easy to adopt insights for multiple user needs, from performance analysts to IT operations management and capacity planners. Data can also be streamed to off-platform analytics platform of choice, such as Splunk or Elastic Stack, through the use of the IBM Z® Common Data Provider, thus enabling IBM Z data to be visible and leveraged in enterprise-wide platforms.

Forecasting capabilities to predict future resource needs

The built-in Forecaster function provides the means to use your historical data usage trends (plotted against existing capacity) to determine when additional resources will be required in your IT strategic planning process.

Enhanced reporting for your R4HA and flexible pricing

Whatever pricing model you follow to license software on IBM Z, enhanced reporting is provided so as to help performance and cost management identify products and workloads that contribute to the either the rolling 4-hour average or enterprise consumption models.

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Enterprise wide operations visibility

Integrate IBM Z operational data along with data from the rest of your enterprise in your analytics platform. Leverage IBM best practice insights on multiple analytics platforms including IBM, Splunk, and Elastic Stack to gain enterprise wide operations visibility.

Identify unusual workload behaviors

Leverage machine learning to baseline normal system behavior. Analyze anomalies in the context of other operational data and receive alerts in your system with actionable insight.

Technical details
Software requirements

The minimum required level of operating system is z/OS V2.2, or later.

Hardware requirements

The minimum required hardware prerequisite is IBM System z10 or subsequent 64-bit z/ Architecture processors.

Related products IBM Z Anomaly Analytics

Software that helps proactively identify operational issues and avoid costly incidents by detecting anomalies in both log and metric data.

IBM Z Application Performance Management Connect

A connector that provides transaction tracking information from z/OS subsystems to APM solutions.

IBM Machine Learning for z/OS

Deploy your AI models on z/OS for real-time business insights at scale.

Next steps

Explore how to gain deep insights into the operations of your z/OS. Schedule a no-cost 30-minute meeting with an IBM Z representative.

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