IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark key features

Provide targeted, near real-time offers

Rapid delivery of insights helps you make effective decisions, applying deep intelligence to every enterprise application. This video shows how this is applied at a financial institution.

Unify your data

Eliminate the need to consolidate. Abstract your data from multiple disconnected sources on z/OS® and virtually integrate into a single source which can then be used to create complex analytics.

Tap and unite your live data

Use this open source solution to abstract and analyze your enterprise data from several sources without data movement. Metering and capping capabilities help to control analytics workload resource consumption – and lower costs.

Create tailored offerings

Access in-place predictive analytics to create customized, targeted offers that will grab your customers' attention.

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Current IBM Z® systems customers can get IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark with no fees or restrictions, and the option to purchase IBM Software Subscription and support.

Technical details

Software requirements

IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark requires the following software:

  • IBM z/OS V2.1, or later
  • IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 Refresh 2 Fix Pack 10
  • Bash (Bourne Again Shell) version 4.2.53, or later. If needed, register for the free download.

Hardware requirements

IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark requires one of the following IBM z Systems servers:

  • z13™
  • z13s™
  • zEnterprise® EC12
  • zEnterprise BC12

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