IBM Deploys Real-Time Analytics on System z

IBM is enabling integration of analytics with transactional data within its System z mainframe to provide businesses with real-time, actionable insights on commercial. The point is to combine the traditional transactional power of System z with big data analytic capabilities into a single end-to-end data system.

“Offloading operational data in order to perform analytics increases cost and complexity while limiting the ability of businesses to use the insights in a timely manner,” said Ross Mauri, general manager for System z at the IBM Systems and Technology Group. “Now there is an end-to-end solution that makes analytics a part of the flow of transactions and allows our clients to gain real time insights while improving their business performance with every transaction.”

With this announcement, IBM adds new analytics capabilities to the mainframe platform helping enable better data security and providing clients with the ability to integrate Hadoop big data. By applying analytic tools to business transactions as they are occurring, mainframe systems can enable clients to have true real-time insights. With the analytics on the System z platform, clients can also incorporate social media into their real-time analytic.

The package of analytics offerings include IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for Linux on System z, which combines open-source Apache Hadoop with IBM innovations to deliver enterprise grade Hadoop for System z clients. IBM is also including IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator, which enhances data security while delivering 2000 times the response time for complex data queries.

IBM also announced new capabilities in Linux and the cloud for System z, including IBM Elastic Storage for Linux on System z, which is designed to extend the benefits of Elastic Storage to the Linux environment on IBM System z servers. The vendor is also announcing IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for System z, which provides heterogeneous cloud management across System z, Power and x86 environments.

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