IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems features

Single collection point

Use a common infrastructure for accessing operational data, including: SMF records such as SMF 30 and SMF 80 records; SYSLOG The IBM® z/OS® System Log and USS SyslogD; JOBLOGs output written to a DD by a running job; Application logs including IBM CICS® Transaction Server logs and IBM WebSphere® Application Server logs; Generic files—and send operational data generated by your own applications.

Streaming data or batch mode

Steam structured and unstructured data to analytics solutions in near real time. Use batch mode to collect detailed data for analysis or troubleshooting and retrieve archive information to investigate recurring problems.

Intuitive web interface

Quickly define data collection parameters—the ways in which the data can be consumed—and the consumers of the data. The same data can be sent to multiple consumers such as IBM Operations Analytics for z Systems and other analytics solutions.

Configuration tool

Control the data flow from data gathering programs using policies. Data gathering programs pass data through a data streamer which transforms the data before transmitting it to consumers.

How customers use it

  • Get actionable insights in near real time


    How do you leverage IT operational data against data stored on IBM Z data to gain actionable insights in near real time?


    IBM Common Data Provider, combined with Splunk, lets you combine machine generated data from around the enterprise with your IBM Z-based data to give you access to actionable insight in near real time.

  • Realize substantial savings

    Realize substantial savings


    Storing the system data generated by an IBM Z system can be prohibitively expensive. But the data can be immensely valuable. So how do you take advantage of the available data without breaking the bank?


    With Common data Provider, you can move your system data directly to IDAA for more cost-effective analytics.