Business analytics
and big data

Integrating transactions and big data analytics
for better business outcomes with IBM z Systems 

The IBM mainframe: The fast and secure big data analytics platform

Gain faster customer insights, business insights and systems insights with decisions based on real-time analysis of current data delivered on an analytics platform designed for availability, optimized for flexibility, and engineered with the highest levels of security.


For customer insights

Know and serve each customer as a unique individual on a massive scale


For business insights

Simplify the user experience and management of run time artifacts

Speed data warehousing, BI and analytics workloads

Gain extreme performance in data-intensive and complex DB2 queries

Simplify and speed the delivery of business insight

Speed throughput up to 33% overall and 75% with SIMD enabled in the IBM z13 mainframe

Rapidly deploy enterprise analytics with this end-to-end solution

Analyze company-wide financial performance activities

Gain insights into all aspects of your Linux-based business

Bring the power of Hadoop to IBM z Systems' legendary qualities of service

Detect fraud, waste and abuse

For systems insights

Transform how you manage your resources and adjust to demand

Identify unusual system behavior in near real time

Accelerate problem identification, isolation and resolution

Why analytics on the IBM mainframe?

The elephant on the mainframe 
IBM-Veristorm take a critical look at gaining insights from mainframe data with Hadoop

Clabby analyst paper
The ETL problem

How can you save big money?
How to Build the Most Efficient, Future-Ready Insurance Industry IT Environment

The Mainframe as a Key Platform for Big Data and Analytics
IDC analyst, looks at the role of the mainframe in relation to big data, how it has become a hub for modern day analytics.

Banking on analytics (PDF, 204KB)
Financial services count on a consolidated, secure platform for real-time analytics

Can analytics drive measurable business results? (PDF, 1.33MB)
Find out how you can drive value to your company's bottom line.

IBM’s Mainframe: Still Going Strong After All These Years (PDF, )
This report by Mesabi Group analyst David Hill discusses the continuing relevance of IBM zEnterprise and the value of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS.

Modernizing Banking with Business Analytics (PDF, 1,24MB)
Banks are reinventing themselves to become customer centric. They strive to deliver a compelling, personalized customer experience at all touch points. To achieve this, employees must have meaningful information at their fingertips. IBM System z delivers a cost-effective platform for analytics.

Next generation analytics: (PDF, 473KB)
Thinking about deploying another departmental server? Think again....Discrete reporting systems were all the rage, however they have driven costs through the roof. How can you get your arms around this problem?  

New business analytics challenge
Learn more about when the IBM zEnterprise really makes sense in this Clipper Group analyst paper.

Operational analytics
9sight Consulting's Dr. Barry Devlin discusses how to integrate analytics into business operations with System z.

Secure the enterprise with confidence (PDF, 201KB)
Increasing security threats are risks to sensitive business information.

Smart organizations succeed with analytics (PDF, 601KB)
Learn how the smartest organizations are embedding analytics to transform insights into action.

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Infrastructure matters. Businesses turn to the IBM mainframe for unmatched security, operational efficiency, speed, seamless scale, and lower cost per transaction. The IBM z System, the world’s premier data and transaction engine, is enabled for mobile, integrates transactions and analytics, and delivers efficient and trusted clouds.


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our z Systems solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

Operating systems

IBM z Systems servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on z Systems and the z/VM hypervisor.

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