IBM Optim archive files are proprietary. Can you afford to lose access to your archive data?

IBM has announced the withdrawal of marketing, entitlements and support for certain critical programs in the IBM Infosphere Optim product line effective December 16, 2022. Of critical concern clients will no longer be able to purchase support or entitlements to certain "Optim Connect" technology which provides access to archive data.

"Optim Connect" technology refers to:

  • The Optim Open Data Manager components and offerings which support ODBC and JDBC connectivity to Optim Archive Files.
  • The Optim Non Relational Connector components and offerings which support connectors to mainframes and distributed data sources.

Optim users risk the loss of access to their archive data since connectivity to Optim archive files is no longer supported and ‘NO REPLACEMENTS’ are available from IBM. Clients of Optim Open Data Manager will no longer have ODBC and JDBC access to their archive files, and since Optim files are proprietary, only Optim Open Data Manager provides in place granular access to the Optim Archive. IBM Discontinuance Announcement

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SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving for IBM InfoSphere Optim

SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving for IBM InfoSphere Optim is a full scope application replacement for IBM Infosphere Optim. SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving moves IBM Optim archive files to SOLIXCloud maintaining compliance and full access to your archive data. The SOLIXCloud Common Data Platform (CDP) is a multi-cloud data fabric for cloud data management. Use SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving for all your cloud data management requirements including Database Archiving, Application Retirement, File Archiving and Email Archiving.

SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving for IBM InfoSphere Optim

Security and Compliance Risk

Today’s tough consumer data privacy regulations establish "privacy by design" as a fundamental data governance concern. Consumer data privacy regulations such as GDPR (EU), CCPA (California) and NYPA (New York), etc. require granular access to data in order to meet consumer requests such as redaction and "the right to be forgotten." Since the Optim Open Data Manager is the only way to perform an in-place query of the Optim archive with SQL and ODBC/JDBC connectivity, Optim customers may also be at security risk in the event that security vulnerabilities are discovered concerning Optim Open Data Manager as no maintenance or critical vulnerability patches are expected to be available.

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Key Capabilities

  • Cloud data management to archive all data and legacy applications

    SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving provides a fully managed, cloud-scale, compliant archive repository for less-active enterprise data (structured, semi-structured and unstructured) and retirement of legacy applications

    • Centralized data governance and administration
    • Improve application performance and optimize infrastructure
    • Manage data growth and reduce costs
    • Meet compliance objectives
    • Supports ERP, CRM, Custom Apps, Mainframes, File servers, IOT, Email, Documents, Social and Log data
  • Achieve compliance objectives with policy-based data retention

    Through advanced Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) organizations handle the complex regulatory landscape and minimizes risks of accidental data deletion from the archive.

    • Retain data only as long as required by law
    • Automatic or manual purge with prior notification
    • Custom rules engine
    • Standard retention plans including Fair Labor Standards Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • eDiscovery & Legal Hold

    Compliance and legal professionals can quickly identify and retrieve records to meet data requests from regulatory agencies and law enforcement. Further, they can place legal holds on records of interest to ensure such data is retained beyond the pre-defined data retention periods to comply with legal proceedings.

    • Supports multiple cases
    • Robust text search
    • Structured and Adhoc reporting
  • Print Report Archiving

    The Solix Virtual Printer feature enables users to print important legacy application reports and have them ingested into SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving. These reports are denormalized, indexed and tagged for easy text search and retrieval by end-users.

  • Solix Search provides comprehensive text search, structured reports and adhoc queries

    Text search provides simplified user access to enterprise business records (EBR) which are denormalized views of a specific business function such as invoicing. EBR's organize data into templates (i.e. invoices, customer data, spreadsheets, and other documents) for easy self-service access to complex business processes.

  • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) is a best practice for managing data throughout its lifecycle

    ILM solutions are intended to improve the performance of enterprise applications, reduce infrastructure costs and provide governance, risk and compliance frameworks for enterprise data. With ILM, organizations are able to optimize their infrastructure with a tiered enterprise data management strategy, and establish a control framework for proper data governance and compliance.

    Industry analysts point out that up to 80% of data is not current, and the value of data declines dramatically over time. ILM classifies data at creation and moves data across infrastructure tiers based on business rules and retention policies. ILM ensures that only current, active data is consuming valuable tier one compute and storage resources, and that all data is governed by compliance policy throughout its lifecycle.

  • End-End Metadata Management

    Solix Metadata management is an end-to-end framework to explore all enterprise metadata and lineage from a centralized repository and business glossory.

    • Explore your Enterprise Data Landscape
    • Understand the data lifecycle
    • Establish consistent descriptions and business context for your data
  • Comprehensive reporting for all structured data

    • ODBC, JDBC, SQL access
    • Comprehensive REST API
    • Legacy reports
    • Custom and adhoc reports

Why SOLIXCloud?

SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving delivers a fully managed low-cost, scalable, elastic, secure, and compliant data management solution for all enterprise data.

  • Single Platform

    Single Platform

    Unified archive for structured, unstructured and semi-structured data.

  • Reduce Risk

    Reduce Risk

    Policy driven archiving and data retention

  • 24/7 Global Support

    24/7 Support

    Solix offers world-class support from experts 24/7 to meet your data management needs.

  • On-demand Scale

    On-demand Scale

    Elastic offering to scale storage and support with your project

  • Fully Managed

    Fully Managed

    Software as-a-service offering

  • Secure & Compliant

    Secure & Compliant

    Comprehensive Data Governance

  • Low Cost & Pay-as-you-go

    Low Cost

    Pay-as-you-go monthly subscription so you only purchase what you need.

  • End-User Friendly

    End-User Friendly

    End-user data access with flexibility for format options.

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