Operational 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.

  • White Cube + IBM zEnterprise: The New Client Experience

    White Cube + IBM zEnterprise: The New Client Experience

    How can a business make informed decisions based on real-time data-driven insights?

  • Big data - Strategic choices

    Big data - Strategic choices

    How to take full advantage of all forms of data.

IBM zEnterprise analytics solutions

Case studies

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    Swiss Mobiliar

    Becoming Information Driven - by accelerating 50% of queries by factor of 100.

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

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

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    Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa

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

Video gallery

Watch the video - Thinking outside-the-box

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

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.

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

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?


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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.

In the news

21 Oct 2013 IBM Boosts zEnterprise Capabilities with New Business Analytics and Cloud Software Solutions

zEnterprise analytics white papers

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

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

IBM analytics community links

Events and webcasts

  • Webcast: Transforming banks with analytics

    Webcast: Transforming banks with analytics

    Join our guest from Forrester: Learn how analytics delivers competitive advantage.

  • Big Data Past, Present, Future

    Big Data Past, Present, Future

    Jan 21 11:00ET: Carl Olofson IDC discusses how enterprise customers are embracing big data

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