Smart Management Frameworks (SMF) automates processes to improve the performance, availability, recoverability, and security of IBM Pure Data for Analytics/Netezza Performance Server systems - whether on premise or in the cloud. It comprises 3 modules - SmartSafe, SmartSecure and SmartSure.
SmartSafe is Database Replication as a Service (DbRaaS) - a managed service offering provided by Smart Associates which utilises the database replication features of our Smart Management Frameworks (SMF) product. It is designed to improve the performance, availability and recoverability of one or more of IBM®’s Pure Data™ for Analytics (aka Netezza) or Netezza Performance Server for IBM Cloud Pak for Data appliances.
DR as a Service allows customers to replicate their Netezza databases in near real-time. You choose how frequently you want to replicate changes between systems, according to workload, data volatility, bandwidth, and recovery time/point considerations. In the event of a disaster, Time to Recovery (TTR) can be measured in the minutes it will take SMF to make a backup system the new primary, and for DNS servers to be repointed to this; but even without a disaster, database replication can potentially enable customers to divide their data, users, and workloads between multiple appliances for improved performance, concurrency and throughput.
SmartSecure allows you to synchronise your Netezza system’s user hierarchy with your LDAP/Active Directory. Using a dynamic map that the Netezza DBA maintains, the organisation unit groups that are defined on the LDAP server are automatically created on the Netezza database(s), and all of the permissions associated with those groups in the map are automatically assigned to the groups. When a user leaves the organisation or is added to or removed from other groups, these changes dynamically trickle feed down to the database user level.
SmartSure automates many Netezza housekeeping tasks to help keep your system operating at peak performance with minimal manual intervention.