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 IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator V7 High Availability and Disaster Recovery

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published: May 14, 2019 ISBN: 073845768x

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Authors: Ute Baumbach, Frank Neumann


IBM® Db2® Analytics Accelerator is a workload optimized appliance add-on to IBM DB2® for IBM z/OS® that enables the integration of analytic insights into operational processes to drive business critical analytics and exceptional business value. Together, the Db2 Analytics Accelerator and DB2 for z/OS form an integrated hybrid environment that can run transaction processing, complex analytical, and reporting workloads concurrently and efficiently.

With IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS V7, the following flexible deployment options are introduced:

  •  Accelerator on IBM Integrated Analytics System (IIAS): Deployment on pre-configured hardware and software
  • Accelerator on IBM Z®: Deployment within an IBM Secure Service Container LPAR

For using the accelerator for business-critical environments, the need arose to integrate the accelerator into High Availability (HA) architectures and Disaster Recovery (DR) processes. This IBM Redpaper™ publication focuses on different integration aspects of both deployment options of the IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator into HA and DR environments. It also shares best practices to provide wanted Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).


HA systems often are a requirement in business-critical environments and can be implemented by redundant, independent components. A failure of one of these components is detected automatically and their tasks are taken over by another component. Depending on business requirements, a system can be implemented in a way that users do not notice outages (continuous availability), or in a major disaster, users notice an outage and systems resume services after a defined period, potentially with loss of data from previous work.


IBM Z was strong for decades regarding HA and DR. By design, storage and operating systems are implemented in a way to support enhanced availability requirements. IBM Parallel Sysplex® and IBM Globally Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (IBM GDPS®) offer a unique architecture to support various degrees of automated failover and availability concepts.


This IBM Redpaper publication shows how IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator V7 can easily integrate into or complement existing IBM Z topologies for HA and DR.

If you are using IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator V5.1 or lower, see IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator: High Availability and Disaster Recovery, REDP-5104.


Table of contents

Chapter 1. Business continuity and disaster recovery
Chapter 2. High availability and disaster recovery in IBM Z enterprise environments concepts
Chapter 3. Introducing high availability concepts for IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator
Chapter 4. Combining versions and deployment platforms
Chapter 5. Planning for HA and DR with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator on IIAS
Chapter 6. Planning for HA and DR with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator on Z
Chapter 7. Summary


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Today, IBM announced a new version of the Db2 Analytics Accelerator, Version 7.1, which delivers the next generation of this game changing solution. It introduces new integrated, flexible deployment options on either the recently announced IBM Integrated Analytics System and/or directly on the new IBM Z mainframe. Both of these deployment options are based on IBM’s premier analytical engine, Db2 Warehouse software. This guarantees a uniform experience, which allows you to invest once in enabling your applications and workloads for the Accelerator and then transition easily between deployment options.

The Db2 Analytics Accelerator is designed for high-speed analysis of enterprise data. It complements Db2 for z/OS, transforming the mainframe into a highly efficient, hybrid transaction and analytic processing (HTAP) environment. This drives out cost and complexity and enables real-time analytics on transactional data as it is generated. With the Db2 Analytics Accelerator, you can leverage your business-critical data where it originates to integrate real-time insight with real-time operational decisions.


To learn more, please see Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 7.1 Announcement Letter (217-496)

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