Access to IBM z Systems operational data in near real-time

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IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems provides access to z/OS operations data in both near real time and traditional batch mode for flexibility of operation. With support for all standard SMF record types and a broad set of log types, it is the single point of data collection to gain deep insight into the operations of your z/OS-based data center. IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems provides componentry to easily feed these data into your analytics engine, specific integration paths are available for Splunk and ELK.

  • Use IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems as the single collection point for all z/OS operational data.
  • Collect operational data in batch mode or in streaming mode.
  • Define multiple data collection sources and destinations from a single interface.

Single collection point for all z/OS operational data

  • Send log or SMF data on or off platform in a flexible, consumable format for ingestion and analysis on an analytics platform of your choice.
  • TDSz customers can load their SMF data directly into IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for IBM z/OS for deeper analysis while gaining CPU and storage savings.

Collect operational data in batch mode or streaming data

  • Access available near real-time data for an ongoing health check of your enterprise and identify an early warning system with the right predictive analytics tools.
  • Use batch mode to collect detailed data for analysis or troubleshooting.
  • Balance your CPU usage by running non-critical collect in ‘white space’ or from a non-production system to keep costs down.
  • Batch mode is useful for retrieving archive information to investigate recurring problems.

Easily define complex data collection patterns

  • Use the intuitive, rich web interface to quickly define data collection parameters, and ways in which the data can be consumed.

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Domenico D'Alterio

Domenico D'Alterio – Offering Manager, z IT Operations Analytics Domenico.DAlterio@it.ibm.com

Allan Place

Allan Place – Senior Development Manager, z Systems alandp@au1.ibm.com

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