An Introduction to IMS

Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System

Author: Barbara Klein,Richard Alan Long,Kenneth Ray Blackman

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132886871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 593

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IBM's one-stop guide to the newest versions of IMS: the database used by the world's largest companies for their most mission-critical data * *The ideal resource for every IT professional who is new to IMS or upgrading to a current or recent version. *Updated, authoritative coverage of IMS Versions 12, 11, and 10: components, architecture, database and transaction managers, application development, system administration, security, recovery, tools, and more. *95% of Fortune 1000 companies rely on IMS. Over four decades, IBM's Information Management System (IMS) has consistently earned the trust of the world's largest enterprises. Thanks to its reliability, security, and performance, nearly 95% of Fortune 1000 companies rely on IMS for their most critical IBM System z data management needs: 50,000,000,000+ transactions run through IMS databases every day. What's more, IBM continues to upgrade IMS to meet new challenges more flexibly at lower cost. In An Introduction to IMS, leading IMS experts offer the definitive introduction to the latest versions: IMS 12, 11, and 10. This edition reflects major recent enhancements, including dynamic information generation capabilities; new access, interoperability and development tools; improved SOA support, and more. Not just a complete tutorial, this book provides examples, cases, problems, solutions, glossaries, and more: everything database professionals need to succeed with IMS, regardless of experience.

An Introduction to IMS

Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System

Author: Barbara Klein,Rick Long,Kenneth Ray Blackman,Diane Lynne Goff,Stephen P. Nathan,Moira McFadden Lanyi,Margaret M. Wilson,John Butterweck,Sandra L. Sherrill

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132887002

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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IBM’s Definitive One-Stop Guide to IMS Versions 12, 11, and 10: for Every IMS DBA, Developer, and System Programmer Over 90% of the top Fortune® 1000 companies rely on IBM’s Information Management System (IMS) for their most critical IBM System z® data management needs: 50,000,000,000+ transactions run through IMS databases every day. What’s more, IBM continues to upgrade IMS: Versions 12, 11, and 10 meet today’s business challenges more flexibly and at a lower cost than ever before. In An Introduction to IMS, Second Edition, leading IBM experts present the definitive technical introduction to these versions of IMS. More than a complete tutorial, this book provides up-to-date examples, cases, problems, solutions, and a complete glossary of IMS terminology. Prerequisite reading for the current IBM IMS Mastery Certification Program, it reflects major recent enhancements such as dynamic information generation; new access, interoperability and development tools; improved SOA support; and much more. Whether you’re a DBA, database developer, or system programmer, it brings together all the knowledge you’ll need to succeed with IMS in today’s mission critical environments. Coverage includes What IMS is, how it works, how it has evolved, and how it fits into modern enterprise IT architectures Providing secure access to IMS via IMS-managed application programs Understanding how IMS and z/OS® work together to use hardware and software more efficiently Setting up, running, and maintaining IMS Running IMS Database Manager: using the IMS Hierarchical Database Model, sharing data, and reorganizing databases Understanding, utilizing, and optimizing IMS Transaction Manager IMS application development: application programming for the IMS Database and IMS Transaction Managers, editing and formatting messages, and programming applications in Java™ IMS system administration: the IMS system definition process, customizing IMS, security, logging, IMS operations, database and system recovery, and more IMS in Parallel Sysplex® environments: ensuring high availability, providing adequate capacity, and balancing workloads

An Introduction to IMS

Your Complete Guide to IBM's Information Management System

Author: Dean Meltz,Rick Long,Robert Hain,Geoff Nicholls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780131856714

Category: Computers

Page: 558

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The Only Up-to-the-Minute Guide to IMS Version 9--Straight from IBM IMS ExpertsIntroduces IMS, one of the world's premiere software products Thoroughly covers key IMS functions, from security to Java supportFor both new and experienced IMS administrators, programmers, architects, and managersPrerequisite reading for IBM IMS Mastery Certificate Program IMS serves more than 95 percent of Fortune 1000 companies, manages 15,000,000 gigabytes of production data, and supports more than two hundred million users per day. The brand-new IBM IMS Version 9 is not just the world's #1 platform for very large online transaction processing: it integrates with Web application server technology to enable tomorrow's most powerful Web-based applications. Now, for the first time in many years, there's a completely up-to-date guide to understanding IMS in your business environment. "An Introduction to IMS" coversInstalling and configuring IMS Version 9Understanding and implementing the IMS hierarchical database modelUnderstanding and working with the IMS Transaction ManagerMastering core application programming concepts, including program structure and IMS control blocksTaking advantage of IMS 9 Java programming enhancementsWorking with the IMS Master TerminalAdministering IMS: system definition, customization, logging, security, operations, and moreRunning IMS in a Parallel Sysplex(r) environment Whether you've spent a career running IMS or you are encountering IMS for the first time, this book delivers the insights and skills you need to succeed--as an application designer, developer, or administrator.

IMS Application Developer's Handbook

Creating and Deploying Innovative IMS Applications

Author: Rogier Noldus,Ulf Olsson,Catherine Mulligan,Ioannis Fikouras,Anders Ryde,Mats Stille

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123821932

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

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• Clear, concise and comprehensive view of IMS and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) for developers • Shows how to use RCS to create innovative applications for rapid uptake by end-users • Covers service and operator scenarios for the IMS architecture • Explains IMS architecture and protocols, from an application developer’s perspective IMS Application Developer’s Handbook gives a hands-on view of exactly what needs to be done by IMS application developers to develop an application and take it "live" on an operator’s network. It offers practical guidance on building innovative applications using the features and capabilities of the IMS network, and shows how the rapidly changing development environment is impacting on the business models employed in the industry and how existing network solutions can be moved towards IMS. Elaborating on how IMS applies basic VoIP principles and techniques to realize a true multi-access, and multimedia network, this book ensures that developers know how to use IMS most effectively for applications. Written by established experts in the IMS core network and IMS service layer, with roots in ISDN and GSM, with experience from working at Ericsson, who have been active in standardisation and technology development and who have been involved in many customer projects for the implementation of fixed mobile converged IMS network and service. The authors of this book bring their in-depth and extensive knowledge in the organizations involved in the IMS standardization and its architecture. Clear, concise and comprehensive view of the IMS and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) for developers Written by established experts in the IMS services layer, who have been involved in many customer projects for the implementation of fixed mobile converged IMS network and service Covers potential service and operator scenarios for the IMS architecture; it is significantly more than merely a description of the IMS standards

DB2 SQL Tuning Tips for z/OS Developers

Author: Tony Andrews

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133038521

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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The Definitive Solutions-Oriented Guide to IBM® DB2® for z/OS®: Now Fully Updated for Both v9 and v10! The largest database tuning performance gains can often be obtained from tuning application code, and applications that use SQL to retrieve data are the best candidates for tuning. This well-organized, easy-to-understand reference brings together more than 100 SQL-related skills and techniques that any developer can use to build and optimize DB2 applications for consistently superior performance. DB2 tuning expert Tony Andrews (“Tony the Tuner”) draws on more than 20 years of DB2-related experience, empowering you to take performance into your own hands, whether you’re writing new software or tuning existing systems. Tony shows you exactly how to clear bottlenecks, resolve problems, and improve both speed and reliability. This book fully reflects the latest SQL programming best practices for DB2 V9 and DB2 V10 on z/OS: techniques that are taught in no other book and are rarely covered in general DB2 SQL courses. Drawing on his extensive consulting experience and highly praised training with Themis Inc., Tony also presents practical checklists and an invaluable 15-step methodology for optimizing virtually any DB2 application. Coverage includes Empowering developers on knowing what to do and where to look in resolving performance problems in queries or programs Providing many programming and SQL coding examples Establishing standards and guidelines that lead to high-performance SQL Implementing time-efficient code walkthroughs to ensure that your standards are followed Focusing on the small number of SQL statements that consume the most resources Identifying simple solutions that deliver the most sizable benefits Optimizing performance by rewriting query predicates more efficiently Providing a better understanding of SQL optimization and Runstat statistics Recognizing opportunities to tweak your code more effectively than the Optimizer Optimizing SQL code with COBOL applications Efficiently checking for the existence of data, rows, or tables Using Runstats’ newest capabilities to consistently optimize paths to data

Principles of Transaction Processing

Author: Philip A. Bernstein,Eric Newcomer

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080948416

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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Principles of Transaction Processing is a comprehensive guide to developing applications, designing systems, and evaluating engineering products. The book provides detailed discussions of the internal workings of transaction processing systems, and it discusses how these systems work and how best to utilize them. It covers the architecture of Web Application Servers and transactional communication paradigms. The book is divided into 11 chapters, which cover the following: Overview of transaction processing application and system structure Software abstractions found in transaction processing systems Architecture of multitier applications and the functions of transactional middleware and database servers Queued transaction processing and its internals, with IBM's Websphere MQ and Oracle's Stream AQ as examples Business process management and its mechanisms Description of the two-phase locking function, B-tree locking and multigranularity locking used in SQL database systems and nested transaction locking System recovery and its failures Two-phase commit protocol Comparison between the tradeoffs of replicating servers versus replication resources Transactional middleware products and standards Future trends, such as cloud computing platforms, composing scalable systems using distributed computing components, the use of flash storage to replace disks and data streams from sensor devices as a source of transaction requests. The text meets the needs of systems professionals, such as IT application programmers who construct TP applications, application analysts, and product developers. The book will also be invaluable to students and novices in application programming. Complete revision of the classic "non mathematical" transaction processing reference for systems professionals. Updated to focus on the needs of transaction processing via the Internet-- the main focus of business data processing investments, via web application servers, SOA, and important new TP standards. Retains the practical, non-mathematical, but thorough conceptual basis of the first edition.

Effective SQL

61 Specific Ways to Write Better SQL

Author: John L. Viescas,Douglas J. Steele,Ben G. Clothier

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134579062

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Effective SQL brings together the hands-on solutions and practical insights you need to solve a wide range of complex problems with SQL, and to design databases that make it far easier to manage data in the future. Leveraging the proven format of the best-selling Effective series, it focuses on providing clear, practical explanations, expert tips, and plenty of realistic examples -- all in full color. Drawing on their immense experience as consultants and instructors, three world-class database experts identify specific challenges, and distill each solution into five pages or less. Throughout, they provide well-annotated SQL code designed for all leading platforms, as well as code for specific implementations ranging from SQL Server to Oracle and MySQL, wherever these vary or permit you to achieve your goal more efficiently. Going beyond mere syntax, the authors also show how to avoid poor database design that makes it difficult to write effective SQL, how to improve suboptimal designs, and how to work around designs you can't change. You'll also find detailed sections on filtering and finding data, aggregation, subqueries, and metadata, as well as specific solutions for everything from listing products to scheduling events and defining data hierarchies. Simply put, if you already know the basics of SQL, Effective SQL will help you become a world-class SQL problem-solver.

Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/VM Basics

Author: Lydia Parziale,Edi Lopes Alves,Klaus Egeler,Clive Jordan,Jason Herne,Eli M Dow,Eravimangalath P Naveen,Manoj S Pattabhiraman,Kyle Smith,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738488550

Category: Computers

Page: 457

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This textbook provides students with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic functions and features of z/VM Version 5, Release 3. It is part of a series of textbooks designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, students are assumed to be literate in personal computing and have some computer science or information systems background. Others who will benefit from this textbook include z/OS professionals who would like to expand their knowledge of other aspects of the mainframe computing environment. This course can be used as a prerequisite to understanding Linux on System z. After reading this textbook and working through the exercises, the student will have received a basic understanding of the following topics: The Series z Hardware concept and the history of the mainframe Virtualization technology in general and how it is exploited by z/VM Operating systems that can run as guest systems under z/VM z/VM components The z/VM control program and commands The interactive environment under z/VM, CMS and its commands z/VM planning and administration Implementing the networking capabilities of z/VM Tools to monitor the performance of z/VM systems and guest operating systems The REXX programming language and CMS pipelines Security issues when running z/VM

Joe Celko’s Complete Guide to NoSQL

What Every SQL Professional Needs to Know about Non-Relational Databases

Author: Joe Celko

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124072208

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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Joe Celko's Complete Guide to NoSQL provides a complete overview of non-relational technologies so that you can become more nimble to meet the needs of your organization. As data continues to explode and grow more complex, SQL is becoming less useful for querying data and extracting meaning. In this new world of bigger and faster data, you will need to leverage non-relational technologies to get the most out of the information you have. Learn where, when, and why the benefits of NoSQL outweigh those of SQL with Joe Celko's Complete Guide to NoSQL. This book covers three areas that make today's new data different from the data of the past: velocity, volume and variety. When information is changing faster than you can collect and query it, it simply cannot be treated the same as static data. Celko will help you understand velocity, to equip you with the tools to drink from a fire hose. Old storage and access models do not work for big data. Celko will help you understand volume, as well as different ways to store and access data such as petabytes and exabytes. Not all data can fit into a relational model, including genetic data, semantic data, and data generated by social networks. Celko will help you understand variety, as well as the alternative storage, query, and management frameworks needed by certain kinds of data. Gain a complete understanding of the situations in which SQL has more drawbacks than benefits so that you can better determine when to utilize NoSQL technologies for maximum benefit Recognize the pros and cons of columnar, streaming, and graph databases Make the transition to NoSQL with the expert guidance of best-selling SQL expert Joe Celko

Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/OS Basics

Author: Mike Ebbers,John Kettner,Wayne O'Brien,Bill Ogden,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738435341

Category: Computers

Page: 792

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides students of information systems technology with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic facilities of a mainframe computer. It is the first in a planned series of book designed to introduce students to mainframe concepts and help prepare them for a career in large systems computing. For optimal learning, students are assumed to have successfully completed an introductory course in computer system concepts, such as computer organization and architecture, operating systems, data management, or data communications. They should also have successfully completed courses in one or more programming languages, and be PC literate. This book can also be used as a prerequisite for courses in advanced topics or for internships and special studies. It is not intended to be a complete text covering all aspects of mainframe operation or a reference book that discusses every feature and option of the mainframe facilities. Others who will benefit from this book include experienced data processing professionals who have worked with non-mainframe platforms, or who are familiar with some aspects of the mainframe but want to become knowledgeable with other facilities and benefits of the mainframe environment.

Database Administration

The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures

Author: Craig S. Mullins

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133012727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

View: 9006

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Database Administration, Second Edition , is the definitive, technology-independent guide to the modern discipline of database administration. Packed with best practices and proven solutions for any database platform or environment, this text fully reflects the field’s latest realities and challenges. Drawing on more than thirty years of database experience, Mullins focuses on problems that today’s DBAs actually face, and skills and knowledge they simply must have. Mullins presents realistic, thorough, and up-to-date coverage of every DBA task, including creating database environments, data modeling, normalization, design, performance, data integrity, compliance, governance, security, backup/recovery, disaster planning, data and storage management, data movement/distribution, data warehousing, connectivity, metadata, tools, and more. This edition adds new coverage of “Big Data,” database appliances, cloud computing, and NoSQL. Mullins includes an entirely new chapter on the DBA’s role in regulatory compliance, with substantial new material on data breaches, auditing, encryption, retention, and metadata management. You’ll also find an all-new glossary, plus up-to-the-minute DBA rules of thumb.

Managing Enterprise Content

A Unified Content Strategy

Author: Ann Rockley,Charles Cooper

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132931648

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Smartphones, eBook readers, and tablet computers like the Apple iPad have forever changed the way people access and interact with content. Your customers expect the content you provide them to be adaptive --responding to the device, their location, their situation, and their personalized needs. Authors Ann Rockley and Charles Cooper provide insights and guidelines that will help you develop a unified content strategy—a repeatable, systematic plan that can help you reach your customers, anytime, anywhere, on any device. This up-to-date new edition of Managing Enterprise Content helps you: Determine business requirements Build your vision Design content that adapts to any device Develop content models, metadata, and workflow Put content governance in place Adapt to new and changed roles Identify tools requirements With this book you’ll learn to design adaptable content that frees you from the tyranny of an ever increasing array of devices.

Transaction Processing: Past, Present, and Future

Author: Alex Louwe Kooijmans,Elsie Ramos,Niek De Greef,Dominique Delhumeau,Donna Eng Dillenberger,Hilon Potter,Nigel Williams,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738450782

Category: Computers

Page: 66

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The role of IT is becoming more prominent in people's daily lives and we are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. More and more business transactions are being automated, for example, ordering a book at an online bookstore or transferring money to a bank account in another part of the world. No matter the type of transaction, we want it to be accurate and we want to have no doubts about its outcome. Transactions are also becoming more complex, driven by new ways of conducting business and new technologies. Smartphones now allow us to conduct transactions anywhere and at anytime. Technology paradigms, such as Web 2.0 and business event processing, enable businesses to increase the dynamics of a transaction through instrumentation that captures events, analyzes the associated data, and proactively interacts with the client in order to improve the customer experience. To adapt to the increasing volume and complexity of transactions requires an ongoing assessment of the current way of supporting transactions with IT. No matter what your business is, you need to ensure that your transactions are properly completed with integrity. Wrong or incomplete results can adversely affect client loyalty, affect company profits, and lead to claims, lawsuits, or fines. Companies need to be able to rely on computer systems that are 100% reliable and guarantee transaction integrity at all times. The IBM® mainframe is such a platform. Clients that have been using an IBM mainframe are conscious of its added value. For this IBM RedguideTM publication, we surveyed a number of companies that use the IBM mainframe and we asked them to tell us its most distinguishing qualities. They answered unanimously "reliability, availability, and scalability." They also do not see an alternative for running their mission-critical business workloads other than the IBM mainframe. When we surveyed our clients, we also asked them about the future. Clearly, major future trends demand significantly smarter, faster, and bigger transaction processing systems than we have today. Some of these trends are the availability of new computing paradigms, continuing growth of the mobile channel, further integration of organizations, massive growth of unstructured and uncertain data, and increasing complexity of IT systems. IBM continues to invest in mainframe technology leadership, which protects years of client investments on this platform. Today, well-known transaction processing (TP) middleware, such as the IBM CICS, IBM IMS, IBM z/TPF, and IBM WebSphere Application Server products, and also solutions for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) are available and fully optimized on the IBM mainframe running the mission-critical business workloads of many companies the world over. In 2010, IBM announced the IBM zEnterprise® system introducing a hybrid computing platform that combines the traditional IBM mainframe capabilities and the ability to use IBM blade servers, managed by a single management software. With zEnterprise, you can significantly reduce the complexity of your IT and achieve better service levels, while continuing to benefit from traditional mainframe strengths in transaction processing.

Patterns of Information Management

Author: Mandy Chessell,Harald C. Smith

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133155501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 700

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In the era of "Big Data," effective information management has become crucial to the success of virtually all organizations. Unfortunately, few IT practitioners know today's best practices for successfully managing enterprise information resources. "Patterns for Information Management" offers the solution: a multi-disciplinary patterns-based approach that reflects where information comes from, how it is distributed, protected, governed, monitored -- and, ultimately, utilized. Leading IBM information management experts Mandy Chessell and Harald Smith show how to design, integrate, and optimize "information supply chains" that: * Effectively characterize the information issues associated with today's complex distributed systems* Fully reflect today's service-oriented, message-based environments* Establish an information landscape that is effective, manageable, ordered, and efficient.* Create orderly flows of information which can be reused and synchronized wherever necessary* Support reasoned decision-making about the applicability and consequences of each alternative approach Chessell and Smith complement their plain-English information pattern language with a complete case study demonstrating its real-world applications. Their pioneering guidebook will serve as both an indispensable guide to architects at all levels of experience "and" an outstanding long-term information management reference.

CICS Transaction Server from Start to Finish

Author: Chris Rayns,Sarah Bertram,George Bogner,Chris Carlin,Andre Clark,Amy Ferrell,Gordon Keehn,Peter Klein,Ronald Lee,Erhard Woerner,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738436178

Category: Computers

Page: 410

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In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss CICS®, which stands for Customer Information Control System. It is a general-purpose transaction processing subsystem for the z/OS® operating system. CICS provides services for running an application online where, users submit requests to run applications simultaneously. CICS manages sharing resources, the integrity of data, and prioritizes execution with fast response. CICS authorizes users, allocates resources (real storage and cycles), and passes on database requests by the application to the appropriate database manager, such as DB2®. We review the history of CICS and why it was created. We review the CICS architecture and discuss how to create an application in CICS. CICS provides a secure, transactional environment for applications that are written in several languages. We discuss the CICS-supported languages and each language's advantages in this Redbooks publication. We analyze situations from a system programmer's viewpoint, including how the systems programmer can use CICS facilities and services to customize the system, design CICS for recovery, and manage performance. CICS Data access and where the data is stored, including Temporary storage queues, VSAM RLS, DB2, IMSTM, and many others are also discussed.

System z Mean Time to Recovery Best Practices

Author: Frank Kyne,Judi Bank,David Sanders,Mark Todd,David Viguers,Cheryl Watson,Shulian Yang,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738433934

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides advice and guidance for IBM z/OS® Version 1, Release 10 and subsystem system programmers. z/OS is an IBM flagship operating system for enterprise class applications, particularly those with high availability requirements. But, as with every operating system, z/OS requires planned IPLs from time to time. This book also provides you with easily accessible and usable information about ways to improve your mean time to recovery (MTTR) by helping you achieve the following objectives: - Minimize the application down time that might be associated with planned system outages. - Identify the most effective way to reduce MTTR for any time that you have a system IPL. - Identify factors that are under your control and that can make a worthwhile difference to the startup or shutdown time of your systems.

Reduce Risk and Improve Security on IBM Mainframes: Volume 1 Architecture and Platform Security

Author: Axel Buecker,Boudhayan Chakrabarty,Lennie Dymoke-Bradshaw,Cesar Goldkorn,Brian Hugenbruch,Madhukar Reddy Nali,Vinodkumar Ramalingam,Botrous Thalouth,Jan Thielmann,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738440108

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents the strength and value of the IBM security strategy with IBM System z® hardware and software. In an age of increasing security consciousness, IBM System z provides the capabilities to address the needs of today's business security challenges. This publication explores how System z hardware is designed to provide integrity, process isolation, and cryptographic capability to help address security requirements. This book highlights the features of IBM z/OS® and other operating systems, which offer various customizable security elements under the Security Server and Communication Server components. This book describes z/OS and other operating systems and additional software that leverage the building blocks of System z hardware to provide solutions to business security needs. This publication's intended audience is technical architects, planners, and managers who are interested in exploring how the security design and features of System z, the z/OS operating system, and associated software address current issues, such as data encryption, authentication, authorization, network security, auditing, ease of security administration, and monitoring.

Merging Systems into a Sysplex

Author: Frank Kyne,Jeff Belot,Grant Bigham,Alberto Camara Jr.,Michael Ferguson,Gavin Foster,Roger Lowe,Mirian Minomizaki Sato,Graeme Simpson,Valeria Sokal,Feroni Suhood,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738426083

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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This IBM Redbooks publication provides information to help Systems Programmers plan for merging systems into a sysplex. zSeries systems are highly flexibile systems capable of processing many workloads. As a result, there are many things to consider when merging independent systems into the more closely integrated environment of a sysplex. This book will help you identify these issues in advance and thereby ensure a successful project.

Building the Data Warehouse

Author: W. H. Inmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471774235

Category: Computers

Page: 543

View: 9996

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The new edition of the classic bestseller that launched the data warehousing industry covers new approaches and technologies, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself In addition to explaining the fundamentals of data warehouse systems, the book covers new topics such as methods for handling unstructured data in a data warehouse and storing data across multiple storage media Discusses the pros and cons of relational versus multidimensional design and how to measure return on investment in planning data warehouse projects Covers advanced topics, including data monitoring and testing Although the book includes an extra 100 pages worth of valuable content, the price has actually been reduced from $65 to $55

IBM GDPS Active/Active Overview and Planning

Author: Lydia Parziale,Juliet Candee,Jiong Fan,Paulo Shimizu,Sidney Varoni Jr,Shu Xie,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738440620

Category: Computers

Page: 120

View: 9479

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IBM® Geographically Dispersed Parallel SysplexTM (GDPS®) is a collection of several offerings, each addressing a different set of IT resiliency goals. It can be tailored to meet the recovery point objective (RPO), which is how much data can you are willing to lose or recreate, and the recovery time objective (RTO), which identifies how long can you afford to be without your systems for your business from the initial outage to having your critical business processes available to users. Each offering uses a combination of server and storage hardware or software-based replication, and automation and clustering software technologies. This IBM Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM GDPS active/active (GDPS/AA) offering and the role it plays in delivering a business IT resilience solution.