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Experiences with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 on Linux on System z

Experiences with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 on Linux on System z

By: Mike Ebbers; Kathryn Arrell; Sam Amsavelu; Gaylan Braselton; Terry Elliott; Leon Rich; Barton Robinson; David Simpson

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 13-MAY-2014

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Oracle Database 12c Release 1 is now supported on Linux on IBM® System z®. This platform offers many advantages to customers who rely upon the IBM mainframe systems to run their businesses. Linux on System z takes advantage of the qualities of service in the System z hardware and in IBM z/VM®, making it a robust industrial strength version of Linux. This provides an excellent platform for hosting Oracle solutions that run in an enterprise. This IBM Redbooks® publication shares experiences that are gained while installing and testing Oracle Database 12c Release 1: Recommendations...

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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 840

Implementing IBM FlashSystem 840

By: Karen Orlando; Marcos Antonio Figueirdo; Adrian Flores; Detlef Helmbrecht; Ron Herrmann; Carsten Larsen; Leandro Torolho

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 18-APR-2014

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Almost all technological components in the data center are getting faster; central processing units, network, storage area networks (SAN), and memory. All of them have improved their speed by a minimum of 10X; some of them by 100X, for example, data networks. However, spinning disk performance has only increased by 1.2 times. Fortunately, flash storage has come along and closed the gap between the other improvements in server technology and storage. Using the IBM® FlashSystem™ 840 provides value that goes beyond those benefits that are seen on disk-based arrays. These benefits include...

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Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile

Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile

By: Rufus Credle; Shao Jun Ding; Jagdish Komakula; Alexander Poga; Sebastian Thomschke; Marek Zajac

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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This IBM® Redbook®s publication explains the capabilities of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, which is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and fast to use. Liberty profile provides a convenient and capable platform for developing and testing your web and OSGi applications. The Liberty profile server is built using OSGi technology and concepts. The fit-for-purpose nature of the run time relies on the dynamic behavior inherent in the OSGi framework and service registry. As bundles are installed or uninstalled from the framework, their services are automatically added or...

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Responsive Mobile User Experience Using MQTT and IBM MessageSight

Responsive Mobile User Experience Using MQTT and IBM MessageSight

By: Whei-Jen Chen; Rahul Gupta; Valerie Lampkin; Dale M Robertson; Nagesh Subrahmanyam

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

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IBM® MessageSight is an appliance-based messaging server that is optimized to address the massive scale requirements of machine-to-machine (m2m) and mobile user scenarios. IBM MessageSight makes it easy to connect mobile customers to your existing messaging enterprise system, enabling a substantial number of remote clients to be concurrently connected. The MQTT protocol is a lightweight messaging protocol that uses publish/subscribe architecture to deliver messages over low bandwidth or unreliable networks. A publish/subscribe architecture works well for HTML5, native, and hybrid mobile...

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Financial Transaction Manager Technical Overview

Financial Transaction Manager Technical Overview

By: Craig Bryce; Sean Dunne; Prasad Edlabadkar; Peter McGrath; Sandesh Udupa

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 21-MAR-2014

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Dramatic forces of change continue to sweep the financial services industry. The age of the empowered customer is here and are changing the way financial products are delivered, sold, and serviced, which are making relationships more complex than ever. The explosion of data and intense competition, which is combined with slow or inconsistent economic conditions, makes it imperative for financial institutions to find new and cost effective ways to increase market share, renew customer trust, and drive profitable growth. In this new business environment, the transaction processing arm of the...

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Architecting and Deploying IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration in Your Analytical Environment

Architecting and Deploying IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration in Your Analytical Environment

By: Whei-Jen Chen; Brigitte Blaser; Aidan Craddock; Polly Lau; Cong Lin; Kushal Munir; Martin Schlegel; Alexander Zietlow

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2014

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IBM® DB2® with BLU Acceleration is a revolutionary technology that is delivered in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Release 10.5. BLU Acceleration delivers breakthrough performance improvements for analytic queries by using dynamic in-memory columnar technologies. Different from other vendor solutions, BLU Acceleration allows the unified computing of online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytics data inside a single database, therefore, removing barriers and accelerating results for users. With observed hundredfold improvement in query response time, BLU Acceleration provides a simple,...

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Harnessing the Power of ProtecTIER and Tivoli Storage Manager

Harnessing the Power of ProtecTIER and Tivoli Storage Manager

By: Karen Orlando; Dennis Huff; Adriana Pellegrini Furnielis

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, tailor, and configure IBM ProtecTIER® products with IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager to harness the performance and the power of the two products working together as a data protection solution. This book goes beyond the preferred practices of each product and provides in-depth explanations of each of the items that are configurable, and the underlying reasons behind the suggestions. This book provides enough detailed information to allow an administrator to make the correct choices about which methods to use when implementing both products...

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IBM System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 Planning and Implementation Guide

IBM System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 Planning and Implementation Guide

By: David Watts; Rani Doughty; Ilya Solovyev

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

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The increasing demand for cloud computing and business analytical workloads by enterprises to meet business needs drives innovation to find new ways to build informational systems. Clients are looking for IT solutions that manage large amounts of data, easily scale performance, and provide reliable real-time access to actionable information. Built on decades of innovation, IBM® introduces its sixth generation of IBM Enterprise X-Architecture® technology, IBM X6 servers. IBM X6 servers are designed to be fast, agile, and resilient: Fast application performance means immediate...

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IBM PowerVM Enhancements What is New in VIOS 2.2.3

IBM PowerVM Enhancements What is New in VIOS 2.2.3

By: Guillermo Corti; Sylvain Delabarre; Ho Jin Kim; Ondrej Plachy; Marcos Quezada; Gustavo Santos

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 22-MAY-2014

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IBM® Power Systems™ servers coupled with IBM PowerVM® technology are designed to help clients build a dynamic infrastructure, helping to reduce costs, manage risk, and improve service levels. IBM PowerVM delivers industrial-strength virtualization for IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux environments on IBM POWER® processor-based systems. IBM PowerVM V2.2.3 is enhanced to continue its leadership in cloud computing environments. Through the chapters of this IBM Redbooks® publication, you will learn about the following topics: New management and performance tuning software products...

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IBM i and IBM Storwize Family: A Practical Guide to Usage Scenarios

IBM i and IBM Storwize Family: A Practical Guide to Usage Scenarios

By: Sabine Jordan; Mario Kisslinger; Rodrigo Jungi Suzuki

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 22-APR-2014

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The use of external storage and the benefits of virtualization became a topic of discussion in the IBM® i area during the last several years. The question tends to be, what are the advantages of the use of external storage that is attached to an IBM i environment as opposed to the use of internal storage. The use of IBM PowerVM® virtualization technology to virtualize Power server processors and memory also became common in IBM i environments. However, virtualized access to external storage and network resources by using a VIO server is still not widely used. This IBM Redbooks® publication...

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IBM Information Governance Solutions

IBM Information Governance Solutions

By: Chuck Ballard; John Baldwin; Alex Baryudin; Gary Brunell; Christopher Giardina; Marc Haber; Erik A O'neill; Sandeep Shah

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 04-APR-2014

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Managing information within the enterprise has always been a vital and important task to support the day-to-day business operations and to enable analysis of that data for decision making to better manage and grow the business for improved profitability. To do all that, clearly the data must be accurate and organized so it is accessible and understandable to all who need it. That task has grown in importance as the volume of enterprise data has been growing significantly (analyst estimates of 40 - 50% growth per year are not uncommon) over the years. However, most of that data has been what...

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ScalaCheck: The Definitive Guide

ScalaCheck: The Definitive Guide

By: Rickard Nilsson

Publisher: Artima Press

Publication Date: 16-JUN-2014

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ScalaCheck is a library that facilitates automated specification-based testing of Scala or Java software applications, originally inspired by the QuickCheck library of Haskell. ScalaCheck: The Definitive Guide explains the big ideas behind ScalaCheck, and shows how to use it effectively to write tests at the higher level of property specifications. ...

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IBM NeXtScale System Planning and Implementation Guide

IBM NeXtScale System Planning and Implementation Guide

By: David Watts; Jordi Caubet; Duncan Furniss; David Latino

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 22-APR-2014

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IBM® NeXtScale System is a new, dense offering from IBM. It based on our experience with IBM iDataPlex® and IBM BladeCenter® with a tight focus on emerging and future client requirements. The IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure and IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 Compute Node are designed to optimize density and performance within typical data center infrastructure limits. The 6U NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure fits in a standard 19-inch rack and up to 12 compute nodes can be installed into the enclosure. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while...

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IBM Watson Content Analytics: Discovering Actionable Insight from Your Content

IBM Watson Content Analytics: Discovering Actionable Insight from Your Content

By: Wei-Dong (Jackie) Zhu; Bob Foyle; Daniel Gagné; Vijay Gupta; Josemina Magdalen; Amarjeet S Mundi; Tetsuya Nasukawa; Mark Paulis; Jane Singer; Martin Triska

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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IBM® Watson™ Content Analytics (Content Analytics) Version 3.0 (formerly known as IBM Content Analytics with Enterprise Search (ICAwES)) helps you to unlock the value of unstructured content to gain new actionable business insight and provides the enterprise search capability all in one product. Content Analytics comes with a set of tools and a robust user interface to empower you to better identify new revenue opportunities, improve customer satisfaction, detect problems early, and improve products, services, and offerings. To help you gain the most benefits from your unstructured content,...

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IBM MobileFirst Strategy Software Approach

IBM MobileFirst Strategy Software Approach

By: Tony Duong; Benjamin Koehler; Tony Liew; Colin Mower; Sundaragopal Venkatraman

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 08-MAY-2014

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IBM® MobileFirst enables an enterprise to support a mobile strategy. With this end-to-end solution, IBM makes it possible for an enterprise to benefit from mobile interactions with customers, with business partners, and in organizations. There are products available from the IBM MobileFirst solution to support management, security, analytics, and development of the application and data platforms in a mobile environment. This IBM Redbooks® publication explores four areas crucial to developing a mobile strategy: Application development Mobile quality...

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Unix and Linux: Visual Quickstart Guide, Fifth Edition

Unix and Linux: Visual Quickstart Guide, Fifth Edition

By: Eric J. Ray; Deborah S. Ray

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2014

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In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You’ll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you’ll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You’ll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a Unix environment, and run–and even write–scripts. Throughout the book–from...

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Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF

Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF

By: Philippe Desfray; Gilbert Raymond

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2014

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Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF explains everything you need to know to effectively model enterprise architecture with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), the leading EA standard. This solution-focused reference presents key techniques and illustrative examples to help you model enterprise architecture. This book describes the TOGAF standard and its structure, from the architecture transformation method to governance, and presents enterprise architecture modeling practices with plenty of examples of TOGAF deliverables in the context of a case study. Although...

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IBM Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V Quickstart Guide

IBM Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V Quickstart Guide

By: David Cain; Per Ljungstrøm; Jason G. Neatherway; Sangam Racherla; Lutfi Rachman

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 02-JUL-2014

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The IBM® Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V (DVS 5000V) is a software-based network switching solution that is designed for use with the virtualized network resources in a VMware enhanced data center. It works with VMware vSphere and ESXi 5.0 and beyond to provide an IBM Networking OS management plane and advanced Layer 2 features in the control and data planes. It provides a large-scale, secure, and dynamic integrated virtual and physical environment for efficient virtual machine (VM) networking that is aware of server virtualization events, such as VMotion and Distributed Resource Scheduler...

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Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between

Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between

By: Nadir K. Amra; Hernando Bedoya; Tony Cairns; Dan Cruikshank; Rich Diedrich; John Eberhard; Mark Evans; Antonio Florez; Susan Gantner; Jesse Gorzinski; Isaac Ramírez Herrera; Brian May; Michel Mouchon; Jon Paris; Mike Pavlak; Trevor Perry; Pascal Polverini; Jim Ritchhart; Tim Rowe; Jon Rush; Paul Tuohy; Jeroen Van Lommel; Carol Woodbury

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication is focused on melding industry preferred practices with the unique needs of the IBM i community and providing a holistic view of modernization. This book covers key trends for application structure, user interface, data access, and the database. Modernization is a broad term when applied to applications. It is more than a single event. It is a sequence of actions. But even more, it is a process of rethinking how to approach the creation and maintenance of applications. There are tangible deliveries when it comes to modernization, the most notable being a...

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Implementing Systems Management of IBM PureFlex System

Implementing Systems Management of IBM PureFlex System

By: Ilya Krutov; Carl Gola; Jeff Schoby

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

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To meet today's complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources. This system must be simple to deploy and be able to quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven guidelines in systems management, applications, industry solutions, and more. IBM® PureFlex® System combines no-compromise system designs along with built-in expertise and integrates them into complete, optimized scalable solutions. With IBM Flex System® Manager,...