Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) content solution

Welcome to the Integrated Accelerator for zEDC content solution, your homepage for technical resources.

The Integrated Accelerator for zEDC with the IBM® z15™ reduces the cost of storing, transporting and processing data. It replaces the zEDC Express adapter with on-chip compression, providing increased throughput and capacity: up to 8 times faster application elapsed time with no additional CPU time compared to a z14 with zEDC Express for compression/decompression. *

If you enabled compression selectively with zEDC Express, you might now enable compression more pervasively, including:

  • Storage (SMF logstreams, BSAM and QSAM data sets, DFSMShsm, DFSMSdss processing and zFS data)
  • In-application compression using standard Java packages or zlib APIs
  • Databases (Db2® LOBs, Db2 archive logs, and ContentManager OnDemand)
  • Network transmission (IBM Sterling™ Direct Connect).

Big Picture: Integrated Accelerator for zEDC

define a solution

Assess data and applications for compression.

download the workflow

Define what to compress. Consider encryption: compress first for efficiency.

get your solution id

Run the workload.

update your service definition

Test and assess compression.

update SCRT

Put compression into production.

How to get started

Technical resources


* Measurements were collected in a controlled environment running an IBM developed workload under z/OS comprised of an equal mix of compression and decompression. Individual results may vary. Results are workload dependent.

What's new

June 16, 2020

A white paper was added to the Other Resources tab of the Technical resources section.

April 15, 2020

The overview video has been replaced with an extended video that provides additional detail.

November 8, 2019

A c3 was added to the Content Solution tab of the Technical resources section.

Some links from the How to get started section now go to the c3.