Operational analytics and big data

From a business initiative to a business imperative

Big data + zEnterprise = Big impact

Maximise your business performance with real-time analytics derived from big data and delivered on an infrastructure designed for availability, optimised for flexibility, and engineered with the highest levels of security. This allows organisations to protect data from both external and internal intrusions, all with the simplicity of an integrated environment.

IBM zEnterprise analytics solutions

Case studies

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Thinking outside-the-box

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Analytics on an enterprise scale, IBM Blue Insight

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IBM zEnterprise EC12 analytics workload video featuring IBM System z experts

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Miami Dade finds a "smarter" way to improve business

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Swiss Re: Creating flexible applications for multiplying workloads

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Adopt business analytics to turn information into insights

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What do analysts consider when deploying analytic workloads?

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IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualisation technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Operating Systems

IBM System z supports multiple operation systems:


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z 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.

zEnterprise analytics white papers

Smart organisations succeed with analytics (601KB)

Learn how the smartest organisations are embedding analytics to transform insights into action.

Secure the enterprise with confidence

Increasing security threats are risks to sensitive business information.

IBM analytics community links

Events and webcasts

Related links

Banking on analytics

Financial services count on a consolidated, secure platform for real-time analytics

IBM’s Mainframe: Still Going Strong After All These Years (282KB)

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.

Operational analytics

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

Can analytics drive measurable business results? (1,33MB)

Find out how you can drive value to your company's bottom line.

Modernising Banking with Business Analytics (1,24MB)

Banks are reinventing themselves to become customer centric. They strive to deliver a compelling, personalised 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: (472KB)

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?