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.

The ETL Problem

The costs of data transfer and benefits of IBM zEnterprise for analytics

The elephant on the mainframe

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

IBM zEnterprise analytics solutions

Case studies

  • Petrol

    A simple to install appliance delivers point-of-sale suggest-sell insights.

  • SwissRe

    Speeding up high-level decision making that affects the bottom line.

  • Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa

    Bilbao manages both their operational and analytic workloads with DS8800 storage technology.

  • Bankia

Video gallery

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Citi enables individuals, communities, institutions and nations

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Met Office, UK's weather service, is developing techniques for modern forecasting

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Miami-Dade County, Zhuhai City, CNAV improve services to citizens

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Swiss Re helps rebuild lives and create more resilient cities

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White Cube + IBM zEnterprise: The New Client Experience

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Thinking outside-the-box

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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


Adopt business analytics to turn information into insights

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What do analysts consider when deploying analytic workloads?

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.

Contact IBM

Browse System z


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.

zEnterprise analytics papers

Clabby Analytics paper
How to Build the Most Efficient, Future-Ready Insurance Industry IT Environment

IDC analyst paper
The Mainframe as a Key Platform for Big Data and Analytics

IBM analytics community links

On demand events and webcasts

  • IBM Capacity Management Analytics for zEnterprise: A cost-effective solution for optimal performance

    Learn how IBM can help you manage your zEnterprise investment more efficiently and cost-effectively through a single, integrated solution.

  • Principal Financial Group heightens analytics impact with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator

    Hear how Pam Kahler, Assistant Director of IT, improved her company’s analytic capabilities on System z.

In the news

April 8, 2014 IBM Debuts new Mobile, Storage and Hadoop Offerings for the Mainframe
March 4, 2014 IBM Premieres New Master the Mainframe World Championship
21 Oct 2013 IBM Boosts zEnterprise Capabilities with New Business Analytics and Cloud Software Solutions

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