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, available with IBM® z15™ and LinuxONE III, reduces the cost of storing, transporting and processing data. It replaces the zEDC Express adapter with on-chip compression, providing increased throughput and capacity: for the z15, up to 8 times faster application elapsed time with no additional CPU time compared to a z14 with zEDC Express for compression and 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 (Sterling Direct:Connect™)
  • Linux

Big Picture: Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC)

pictogram for step 1 - assess data and applications

1. Assess data and applications for compression.

pictogram for step 2 - define what to compress

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

pictogram for step 3 - run

3. Run the workload.

pictogram for step 4 - test and assess

4. Test and assess compression.

pictogram for step 5 - production

5. Put compression into production.

How to get started with Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC)

Technical resources for Integrated Accelerator for zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC)

Overview of Integrated Accelerator for zEDC

NEW! Accelerated data compression with Linux on IBM z15: Managing data growth

NEW! Accelerated data compression for Linux databases on IBM Z15

NEW! Accelerated data compression with Linux on LinuxONE: Managing data growth

NEW! Accelerated data compression for Linux databases on LinuxONE

Notes

* 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

July 1, 2021

Transcript added for Integrated Accelerator for zEDC overview video.

June 25, 2021

The Big Picture section has been modified for accessibility.

August 14, 2020

The page was updated to describe the support for Linux, including a new Linux tab in the How to get started section and new resources in the Technical resources section.

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.