Simplify report creation, end user access, and standardize meaning of data
Remove complexities (JOIN logic) from end users and report “authors”
SIMPLIFIED On Line Analytical Processing (no cubing required)
Slice and Dice through data like never before
Build customized Views
Dashboards, highly parameterized reports
“ on the go” reports with Active Reports
Reports available on PDAs
Stepping up to REAL Business Intelligence
Reduced report maintenance – reduced IT Dependency
Take 100’s of Query/400 reports down to a HANDFUL
Improve productivity in report creation with meta data layer
Build data relationship rules into meta data (and not RPG code)
Simplified Analysis of Query Environment
Leverage DB2 SQE analysis facilities, and Impact Analysis and Data Profiling Tools in Developer workbench
Improve productivity of Business Analysts
80% or their time GATHERING data NOW goes to near ZERO
Analysts will “believe” the data by defining data standards within meta data
Improved PERCEPTION of IBM i !
Built for IBM i
The Value of the BASE Product:
Do you want to download data into spreadsheets without jumping through hoops, as you do today with Query/400?
Do you ever want to create a report with a graph or chart representation of the data without having to extract, download, import into some other tool?
Do you ever want to get out of the business of maintaining 10's or 100's of query/400 reports to support the end user community?
Do you ever want someone other than IT with deep database knowledge to be able to create/run reports?
Are you already paying Microsoft or Business Objects or some other query tool vendor an annual SW Maintenance fee that is surely much more than DB2 WQ SW Maintenance?
Would you like to be using a query tool that leverages the 8+ years of development effort we've made with DB2 query optimization (which query/400 cannot do)?
Would you like a tool that you key executives will use that removes the perception of AS/400 as “old, green screen” technology?
Built for Business
What is Different about DB2 Web Query
Single Server Solution
Simpler Software Maintenance
Multiple functions in single OS/server
OLAP, Report Writer, Web Server, Meta Data, Database
Grow without Disruption
Start Small, Grow Big
DB2 Web Query provides FOUNDATON
Add additional features per requirements
All the data in ONE PLACE
No Viruses, No “Patch Tuesday”
DB2 Query Optimization
Patented IBM Technology
SQE vs. CQE (Query/400)
Simplified Data Access
No Data Replication Required
Database Server OLAP Server Report Server Web Server ETL Server
Browser or Windows (Active Reports or output formats requiring Windows, e.g., Excel) 5250 UI for End User Yes (customization of meta data available with Dev. Workbench) No Meta Data Layer Yes (BASE), advanced parameterization controls with Dev. Workbench Prompting via 5250 RUNQRY Single Parameter Parameterized Reporting Yes (requires Developer Workbench) No Dashboarding Yes (Active Reports Feature) No Disconnected Analysis Yes (OLAP Feature) No OLAP Yes (BASE) No Linked Reports with Drill Down Yes (BASE) No Traffic Lighting YES. Basic function with BASE, advanced function (distribution) with Report Broker i5/OS Scheduler; Spoolfile, DB2 Table Batch Scheduling and Output PDF, XML, Spreadsheet, HTML, PC-File Formats, Spoolfile, DB2 Table, etc. (BASE) 5250, Spoofile, DB2 Table Interactive Output Via DRDA (BASE) No Remote DB2 for i5/OS Access Browser (BASE) or Windows (Developer Workbench) 5250 UI for Query Developer DB2 Web Query Base + IBM Features Query/400 Function
V5R4, V6R1 V5R2 and up i5/OS Support IT and Business Community IT Target Audience for developing reports Yes (Developer workbench) No Impact Analysis and Data Profiling SQE or CQE CQE Only DB2 for i5/OS Optimization Yes, Excel is an output option with report characteristics preserved No, must run Query, Download, then Import Excel Integration Yes (BASE), additional capabilities with Dev. Workbench) No Compound Reports Comes with Lightweight Web Server N/A Web Application Server Support As callable URL from Browser, or through Web Services with SDK Via RunQry API Integration with Operational application With SDK No Portal Integration Local report storage with Report Broker No Report Storage Named or Run Time (Concurrent, effectively unlimited) Yes Unlimited User Licensing DB2 Web Query Base + IBM Features Query/400 Function
DB2 Web Query vs. competition Y - Windows Y, with Report Broker Report Caching N Y Report Execution from 5250 app N Y Cross DB2 for i Joins Windows IBM i (Integrated) Web Server OS support N Y Import Query/400 Definitions Y – Windows Y, with Report Broker Report Distribution N Y, with Active Reports Disconnected Support Requires add’l OLAP engine in Windows DB2 based – no need to move data OLAP Windows IBM i (Integrated) Reporting Server OS support N Y Meta Data Layer N Y Multi record format files N Y Multiple Member File Support ODBC Native DRDA Interface to DB2 for i Y Y Access Data in DB2 for i Crystal Reports DB2 Web Query
1H 2008 Announcements
January: Run Time User Enablement
Significantly reduced pricing for DB2 Web Query for most scenarios involving more than a few users
March: Temporary Removal of SW Maintenance After License Fee “penalty”
Removes notion of a 90 day “grace” period
Sign up for SW Maintenance to get full IBM support
Information Builders Press Release on agreement with IBM to enhance DB2 Web Query
Databorough provides automated meta data creation and instant OLAP with x-WebQuery
More to come !
Run-Time User License Enablement (RTE)
New Flexible Pricing option
Can now define a single user license as either a:
Can create/edit reports with web based tools
Synonymous with a Named User as known today
Run Time Only Group of Users
Can only run reports
Can Group multiple users into a single license
Significantly reduced prices for scenarios with large set of run-time users
Assumes upgrade into QU2 from QU1
Named User Pricing New Run Time Pricing US list prices, subject to change without notice 150 80 40 Number of Named Users $57,600 P20 $32,000 P10 $15,200 P05 Price* Tier 20 10 5 Number of Run Time Groups 8 4 4 Number of “Authors” $23,200 P20 $10,400 P10 $6,000 P05 Price* Tier
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Consider Getting Started Lab Services
This service offering will help you get started with developing and running reports using the New Web Query Tool. IBM experts will help you install the software, create and import meta data , help you import query/400 definitions and assist you in building reports using either the built in reporting features and/or the graphical assistance components allowing you to do drill downs.