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Software Announcement May 10, 2005

Process Manager for Data manages, moves, and integrates disparate data with performance, security, and auditability
Overview
File transfer, data movement, and integration are an integral part of most IT business processes, and CommerceQuest Process Manager for Data employs a unique, process-centric approach, to rapidly implement solutions that address these integration challenges. The Process Manager for Data (PM4Data) provides all the facilities required to access and transfer files, data, and databases across all popular computing platforms. A process flow controls the access, movement, manipulation, distribution, and auditing associated with the job of transferring and integrating data stored in files, databases, or WebSphere MQ messages. PM4Data reduces the effort, cost, and risk of integration resulting in faster time to market and a highly flexible platform enabling organizations to quickly respond to their changing business demands. Product information has been provided by the program supplier, CommerceQuest, Inc.

Key prerequisites
Refer to the Software requirements section.
Availability date

At a glance
Process Manager for Data (PM4Data): Extends and complements WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Business Integration enabling participation in a services based, message driven integration architecture without writing any code Offers high performing and secure file transfer for small to large files Includes facilities that can be customized through strategically placed exit processing points before and after the reading, transferring, and writing of data Includes unique FixIt capabilities for exception handling of recurring problems Addresses current government-imposed regulations for operational control and compliance issues Provides powerful capabilities to enable File-to-Message, Message-to-File, or database type conversion templates Offers the ability to send files from one to many locations in a single request along with the ability to request, track and trace multiple transfer requests as a single logical unit of work Includes Eclipse-based Workbench which provides multiplatform integration specific scripting language (XMScript) that runs natively on all supported platforms

May 13, 2005

This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com.
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Description
PM4Data is a powerful, process-centric, cross platform file and data transfer and integration application that moves and integrates files and databases on distributed and legacy systems across the enterprise. PM4Data handles all details of assured and reliable file movement over a WebSphere MQ network. Customers with existing WebSphere MQ implementations can instantly leverage existing topology and availability. PM4Data is an excellent replacement for FTP based solutions as well as other third party file movement solutions which are expensive, difficult to maintain, and lacking in integration capabilities. PM4Data is currently deployed in thousands of locations with significant installations in financial, retail, government, and manufacturing based industries.
Components of PM4Data

Workbench Provides an environment for developing any customized processing. The Workbench is based on the Eclipse Open Source Project and offers a robust, state-of-the-art environment for developing customized logic using the built in ECMAScript complaint scripting language called XMScript. These customized pieces of script can be made to run at any of the product s exit points allowing you to extend PM4Data s integration capabilities without limits. Exit Service Responsible for running PM4Data exits, customer provided scripts that can be integrated into a transfer request. The Exit Service can be accessed from any exit point in the transfer process. It receives an XML message directing execution. The message contains the name of the script to be run and the entry point that should be used. It returns the result element in the workflow object to PM4Data. PM4Data allows exits that extend processing at six points in the transfer process:

Auditor A comprehensive platform which provides end to end management, status tracking, logging and auditability of the solution. Command and Control Center Offers a single source for most information required to use PM4Data. The Command and Control Center interface is made available by components installed as part of the Enterprise Server. This component provides an interface for viewing status; creating, saving, and submitting requests; managing user access to the Web interface; and viewing reports.

Before the Coordinator starts the transfer request After the Coordinator receives information about the completed transfer request Before the Source Node (Sender) starts the transfer After the Source Node (Sender) completes the transfer Before the Destination Node (Receiver) gets the transfer After the Destination Node (Receiver) gets the transfer

The Control Center can be accessed by any modern Web browser including Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Firefox. From the Control Center, you can see the following information or perform the following tasks:
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File Transfer Service (FTS) Sends and receives files, based on direction from the Coordinator.

A single FTS can both send and receive files. Each host that performs transfers must have at least one file transfer service running. Multiple instances of the file transfer service can run on a single host and you can add more as necessary.

Ping nodes to assure that they are functional View end-to-end status for each transfer using the Coordinator (Manager) node. Specify users and their permissions. Create, save, and submit transfers. Group transfers or destinations together to allow multiple transfers in a single logical unit. Set up and manage directory monitoring in which files that conform to specific rules are automatically transferred when they appear in a directory. View reports that provide information about success and failure rates and transfer throughput.

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Fix-It Service Errors are routed to a centralized service where the response to the condition can be automated through scripted exits. Any condition which is not handled in an automated script is routed onto a Web-based interface where an operator needs to repair/resolve the issue and resume the transfer at any point in the process or optionally cancel the transfer request. User Services Provides an interface between the Command and Control Center Web interface and the user database. The user service governs the management of user account information. XML Interface Allows the creation of the native transfer request XML and places it on a queue for execution.

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Command Line Interface Provides the ability to submit requests and Ping components to assure they are working. Coordinator Directs all file transfer activity. Receives transfer requests in XML format from the Command and Control Center, the Command line, or the XML interface. Directory Monitor Service Allows you to monitor a specific directory for a specific file. If the file resides in the monitored directory, PM4Data uses a specified transfer request to send the file to the specified destination. Directory Monitor transfers can use exits and use the Auditor to report status.

Major features of PM4Data

Web-based graphical Command/Control Center provides central administration for status, audit, security, and reporting.

Request repository Intervention for active transfer problems


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Web-based GUI to correct and retry or fail active transfers with problems Programmable correction or failure of active transfers with problems.

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New TSO Command Interface executes any TSO command, callable service, or program. It will also capture the command output. Easy, script-based user exit architecture for flexibility when implementing file transfer control logic and associated business processes. Support for distribution lists (from one to many). Support for group transfer requests (including many to many). Powerful Process Coordinator Ability to manage process flows across a distributed architecture. XML enablement Ability to enable almost any data source, including databases and files, in XML. Scripting support Cross-platform scripting engine for rapid integration without touching applications. End-to-end visibility of processes that include file and data movement/integration. Productivity enhancer IDE Based on the WebSphere Studio Workbench. High productivity support. WebSphere MQ programming

Status Subsystem Robust end-to-end status monitoring of traffic flows is provided. The status records provide detailed information on data transfers, not just completion codes.

Trademarks
WebSphere is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Connectionless operation Operates independently of network or system availability. Systems and applications need not be in active communication to initiate, send, or receive data transfers. Platform and protocol transparency Delivers network and platform independence by exploiting the WebSphere MQ technology PM4Data. Multiple interfaces Supports a variety of eternal interfaces for integration across a wide range of environments. Multi-file support Provides the ability to transfer entire directories and PDS/E members as a single file transfer. Robust restart and recovery Full recovery capabilities from point of failure provide only one delivery of information, even after system and network failures. Extended integration points Strategically placed exit points are available for externalizing information and processes. Message-to-file and file-to-message A toolkit is provided for customers to have the ability to design solutions for file-to-message and message-to-file integration. Parallelism PM4Data can process multiple simultaneous data transfers and can broadcast single or multiple files simultaneously over multiple channels to multiple recipients. Dynamic routing Data can be automatically rerouted around damaged or unavailable connections. Centralized monitoring and administration All transfer and integration activities can be monitored from a central point. Status messages can be routed to any node as desired. Security user replaceable modules that allow enterprises to customize implementation of security. Exits Process Manager for Data offers a set of strategically placed exits to enable non-intrusive and flexible customization of data flow.

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IBM US Announcement Supplemental Information


May 10, 2005

Customer Financing
IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed at
http://www.financing.ibm.com

Operating system: Red Hat Linux 7.1, Kernel 2.4.18 WebSphere MQ V5.2, or later Communication protocol supported by WebSphere MQ Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (for Process Monitor installation option only) WebSphere MQ Java and JMS classes (for Process Monitor installation option only)

Operating system: Microsoft Windows (XP Professional SP1, 2000 Professional SP2, NT 4.0 SP6a) WebSphere MQ V5.3 client software is embedded within the PM4Data Client for NSK and no separate installation or configuration steps are necessary.

Technical information
Primary industry: Cross industry Hardware requirements

Operating system: HP Nonstop Kernel (NSK) (Tandem) RVU G06.22 with SPR AP, RVU G06.23, and later Other software: TCP/IP for WebSphere MQ client communication Open Systems Services (OSS)
Operating systems WebSphere MQ version

OS/400 90 MB of storage on each target system 85 MB of temporary storage for SAVEF s

UNIX /Linus/Windows 26 MB max (Node) 138 MB max (Enterprise Server) As required by operating system

Processor:

Software requirements

AIX 5.1, and above HP-UX 11.0 Red Hat Linux 7.1-8, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server V7 Microsoft Windows 2000 SP1 or SP2, XP Professional SP1; 2000 SP1 or SP2 Server 2003 (SE/EE/WE) Sun Solaris 8 and 9 OS/400 V4.5
Databases supported
Database Version

5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3

WebSphere MQ V5.2, or later Operating system: OS/400 V4.5 WebSphere MQ V5.2, or later Communication protocol supported by WebSphere MQ

Platform

Operating system: AIX 4.3.3 or 5.1 WebSphere MQ V5.2, or later Communication protocol supported by WebSphere MQ Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (for Process Monitor installation option only)

DB2 UDB LUW Oracle Oracle Informix Sybase SQL Server MS Access

7.1,8.1,8.2 8i 9i 7.3 12 2000 Windows

Windows, Windows, Windows, Unix only Unix only Windows,

Unix Unix Unix Unix

Support
Training and education: Customer training and education, customized and priced to each specific requirement, is recommended and available from the program supplier. On-site installation: On-site installation and program interface services are recommended and can be purchased from the program supplier. Program support: maintenance. Packaging: PM4Data:

Operating system: HP-UX 11.00 WebSphere MQ V5.2, or later Communication protocol supported by WebSphere MQ Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (for Process Monitor installation option only)

Operating system: Solaris 8 WebSphere MQ V5.2, or later Communication protocol supported by WebSphere MQ Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (for Process Monitor installation option only) WebSphere MQ Java and JMS classes (for Process Monitor installation option only)

PM4Data

includes

one

year

CD-ROM

This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com.
IBM United States IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

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Ordering information
New licenses
Orders for new licenses will now be accepted by the program supplier. To order a basic license, specify the program number, the one-time charge (OTC) features desired, and the media feature code required.
Product support charge (PSC): First year support is included in the price of the product. This will include knowledge data base updates, defect support, product updates, enhancements and new releases. Customers can purchase extended support from the program supplier beyond the first year. All program services are provided by the program supplier.
Program number OTC feature number

Terms and conditions


Licensing: Products presented under this announcement are licensed and distributed by the program supplier. With the exception of billing and payment terms, terms and conditions are as provided by the program supplier.

The IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) must be in effect. The software is licensed to end users for a one-time licensing charge for their exclusive use. They cannot sell it, transfer it, or otherwise make it available to any other entity.
Prices: Prices listed and payment terms are as provided by IBM. Prices are provided for reference only and are subject to change without notice. Pricing allowance: Products are not eligible for volume, educational, or other discounts. Disclaimer of warranty: The information in this document concerning non-IBM products was obtained from the program supplier or from their published announcements. IBM has not tested the program supplier s products and cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to the program supplier s products. Questions on the capabilities of the program supplier products should be addressed to the program supplier.

Program name

5620-FSP 5620-FSQ 5620-FSR 5620-FSS

PM4Data Distributed Server Node PM4Data Distributed MQ Client Node PM4Data IBM 4690 POS Node PM4Data HP Nonstop Server CLXR1100,CLXR2000, K100 & K200 Series Cap Group 10 Cyclone, CycloneR, CLX2000, K1000 & K2000 Series S740 & S74 Series Cap Group 20 K10000& K20000 Series, S7000 & S7200 & S7400 & S70000 Series Cap Group 30 S72000, S74000 Series and other Himalya Systems Cap Group 40

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1896 1897

Unless IBM specifies otherwise in signed contract amendments, the program supplier products are not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, is as provided by the program supplier. IBM makes no warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Address any questions pertaining to warranty to the program supplier.
Trial period: No trial period is available for the program supplier products. Test period: No test period is available for the program supplier products. Technical assistance: Technical assistance, installation, and usage support, if any, are as provided by the program supplier. Program services: Program services, if any, are as provided by the program supplier.

Example 1: To order PM4Data Distributed Server Node for 6 processors, specify: PM4Data Distributed Server Node (5620-FSP)

Feature number 1898 Feature number 5003 Feature number 5004

Quantity 6 CD-ROM Workbench for PM4Data

Basic machine-readable material


Note: Workbench for PM4Data-Each installation requires at least one workbench for the customization and development of User Exits and control logic. The Workbench requires the Eclipse Framework or IBM Workbench and is only available for Windows.

To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution media:


Environment Feature number Media type

All

5003 5004

CD-ROM Workbench for PM4Data

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Prices
Prices are provided for reference only and are subject to change without notice.
Program number Program name OTC

5620-FSP 5620-FSQ 5620-FSR 5620-FSS

PM4Data Distributed Server Node PM4Data Distributed MQ Client Node PM4Data IBM 4690 POS Node PM4Data HP Nonstop Server CLXR1100, CLXR2000, K100 & K200 Series Cap Group 10 Cyclone, CycloneR, CLX2000, K1000 & K2000 Series S740 & S74 Series Cap Group 20 K10000& K20000 Series, S7000 & S7200 & S7400 & S70000 Series Cap Group 30 S72000, S74000 Series and other Himalya Systems Cap Group 40

$ 3,300 900 720 23,400 46,800 70,200 93,600

OTC: Customers who pay an OTC for a licensed program receive no enhancements or future releases without purchasing optional annual maintenance, available separately from the program supplier. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program for a OTC and replace the prior program, an upgrade charge may apply. Optional annual maintenance is available from the program supplier. Only those program number under maintenance with the program supplier will receive enhancements and upgrades at no charge. Contact the program supplier for ordering information.

Customized offerings
Most product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac ). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Trademarks
Informix is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. OS/400, WebSphere, AIX, SP1, SP2, DB2, and SystemPac are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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