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IBM InfoSphere Information Server Deployment Architectures

Book Description

Typical deployment architectures introduce challenges to fully using the shared metadata platform across products, environments, and servers. Data privacy and information security requirements add even more levels of complexity. IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server provides a comprehensive, metadata-driven platform for delivering trusted information across heterogeneous systems.

This IBM Redbooks® publication presents guidelines and criteria for the successful deployment of InfoSphere Information Server components in typical logical infrastructure topologies that use shared metadata capabilities of the platform, and support development lifecycle, data privacy, information security, high availability, and performance requirements. This book can help you evaluate information requirements to determine an appropriate deployment architecture, based on guidelines that are presented here, and that can fulfill specific use cases. It can also help you effectively use the functionality of your Information Server product modules and components to successfully achieve your business goals.

This book is for IT architects, information management and integration specialists, and system administrators who are responsible for delivering the full suite of information integration capabilities of InfoSphere Information Server.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. The team who wrote this book
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Chapter 1. InfoSphere Information Server overview
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Functional tiers
      1. 1.2.1 Services tier
      2. 1.2.2 Engine tier
      3. 1.2.3 Repository tier
    3. 1.3 Product modules
      1. 1.3.1 InfoSphere Blueprint Director
      2. 1.3.2 InfoSphere DataStage and InfoSphere QualityStage
      3. 1.3.3 InfoSphere Information Analyzer
      4. 1.3.4 InfoSphere FastTrack
      5. 1.3.5 InfoSphere Business Glossary
      6. 1.3.6 InfoSphere Metadata Workbench
      7. 1.3.7 InfoSphere Discovery
      8. 1.3.8 InfoSphere Data Architect
      9. 1.3.9 InfoSphere Information Server Manager, ISTOOL, and InfoSphere Metadata Asset Manager
  5. Chapter 2. InfoSphere Information Server installation topologies
    1. 2.1 InfoSphere Information Server software tiers
    2. 2.2 Supported platforms
    3. 2.3 Single computer topology
    4. 2.4 Client server installation topology
    5. 2.5 Dedicated computer per tier topology
    6. 2.6 Dedicated engine topology
    7. 2.7 InfoSphere Information Server clustered installations
      1. 2.7.1 Active-passive cluster
      2. 2.7.2 Clustering the services tier
      3. 2.7.3 Clustering the InfoSphere Information Server repository tier
      4. 2.7.4 Engine tier clustering
      5. 2.7.5 Active-passive engine tier topology
      6. 2.7.6 Active-active engine tier topology
      7. 2.7.7 Massively parallel processing (MPP) topology
      8. 2.7.8 Parallel Engine Grid topology
      9. 2.7.9 Multiple dedicated engines topology
      10. 2.7.10 Web services engine
    8. 2.8 Disaster recovery
    9. 2.9 Chapter summary
  6. Chapter 3. Metadata management
    1. 3.1 Defining metadata
    2. 3.2 Types of Metadata
      1. 3.2.1 Business metadata
      2. 3.2.2 Technical metadata
      3. 3.2.3 Operational metadata
      4. 3.2.4 Metadata usage classifications
    3. 3.3 Why metadata is important
      1. 3.3.1 Risk avoidance through trusted information
      2. 3.3.2 Regulatory compliance
      3. 3.3.3 IT productivity
      4. 3.3.4 Requirements for managing metadata
    4. 3.4 InfoSphere Information Server metadata
      1. 3.4.1 InfoSphere Information Server internal metadata
      2. 3.4.2 InfoSphere Information Server external metadata
      3. 3.4.3 Metadata lifecycle
    5. 3.5 Where to view InfoSphere Information Server metadata
      1. 3.5.1 Business requirements for deployment
      2. 3.5.2 Metadata environments
  7. Chapter 4. Lifecycle management of assets
    1. 4.1 Introduction to assets
    2. 4.2 Introduction to source control and deployment
    3. 4.3 Source control and deployment in traditional software development
    4. 4.4 Source control and deployment in InfoSphere Information Server
    5. 4.5 Deployment scenarios and DataStage project structures
      1. 4.5.1 Method
      2. 4.5.2 Method summary
    6. 4.6 Source control and versioning with InfoSphere Information Server Manager and ClearCase
    7. 4.7 Deployment with InfoSphere Information Server Manager
    8. 4.8 Workflow for multiple release candidates
    9. 4.9 Context for deployment and versioning tools
    10. 4.10 Workflow for promotion into production
    11. 4.11 Build environment
    12. 4.12 Connecting with InfoSphere Information Server Manager to a domain
    13. 4.13 Installing the IBM Rational ClearTeam Explorer Eclipse plug-in
    14. 4.14 Integrating source control
    15. 4.15 Importing a source control project
    16. 4.16 Adding assets to Source Control Workspace
    17. 4.17 Checking out
    18. 4.18 Checking in
    19. 4.19 Refreshing the Workspace view
    20. 4.20 Creating and building deployment packages
    21. 4.21 Using the Deploy and Send options
    22. 4.22 Promoting deployment packages with ClearCase Explorer
      1. 4.22.1 Checking out deployment packages with ClearCase Explorer
      2. 4.22.2 Deploying a checked out package
    23. 4.23 Test data deployment
    24. 4.24 Lifecycle management of other assets
  8. Chapter 5. Metadata deployment architectures
    1. 5.1 SIMPLE architecture
    2. 5.2 UNIFIED architecture
    3. 5.3 REPORTING architecture
    4. 5.4 GOVERNANCE architecture
    5. 5.5 Choosing which architecture to deploy
  9. Chapter 6. Deployment use cases
    1. 6.1 Metadata differentiator
    2. 6.2 Sample use case scenarios
      1. 6.2.1 Scenario 1: Simple
      2. 6.2.2 Scenario 2: Mixed
      3. 6.2.3 Scenario 3: Complex
    3. 6.3 Summary
  10. Glossary
  11. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  12. Back cover