Business-critical analytics
and big data

From a business initiative to a business imperative

Big data + zEnterprise = Big impact

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

Analytics—adaptive, accelerated, and available

Discover how the IBM DB2 Analytic Accelerator can provide business value

Mainframe Analytics

Know what customers want, when they want it

IBM zEnterprise analytics solutions

New! IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for Linux on System z 

Turn large, complex data volumes into insights by addressing a multitude of business challenges: operational efficiency, advanced analytics, and data exploration. Put the power of Hadoop to use on the industry’s most reliable, scalable and available high performance platform.

New! IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator 

Delivers extremely fast performance to data-intensive and complex DB2 queries for data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytic workloads. New features such as disk encryption for data at rest and performance improvements for CPU intensive workloads improve overall analytic capabilities.

IBM Signature Solution - Next Best Action on zEnterprise 

Know and serve each customer as a unique individual on a massive scale with this complete solution.

IBM Capacity Management Analytics

Transform how you manage your resources, ensuring that you are able to meet your business demands.

Enterprise Linux Server for Analytics

Gain insights into all aspects of your Linux-based business.

IBM zEnterprise Analytics System 9700

An end-to-end z/OS environment, ideal for the rapid deployment of analytics across your enterprise.

IBM zEnterprise Analytics System 9710

Integrate insights into your enterprise at an entry-level price

IBM Cognos TM1

Deliver a complete planning, budgeting and analytic environment for critical company-wide financial performance management activities.


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In the news

Aug 13 Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM Announce Supercomputing Center
Aug 7 CSC and IBM Expanding Alliance to Speed Clients’ Adoption of Hybrid Cloud, Mobile and Big Data
Apr 18 IBM Debuts new Mobile, Storage and Hadoop Offerings for the Mainframe

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, 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.

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, 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?  

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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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 virtualization 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.


Analyst papers

The elephant on the mainframe

IBM-Veristorm take a critical look at gaining insights from mainframe data with Hadoop

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