Rocket Data Virtualization Technical Specifications

Real-time Mainframe Data Architecture

From its unique use of the IBM® zIIP® engine for reducing TCO, to its unified architecture for data virtualization, RDV provides an integration infrastructure optimized for delivering the real-time data needed for IBM z Analytics®, and enabling new mainframe digital tools for web, mobile and cloud.

Key Architectural Elements

Rocket Data Virtualization Studio:

Built on Eclipse, the Rocket DV Studio enables mainframe and non-mainframe developers to easily curate (discover and map) data, virtualize and enable with new application development, for easy, plug-and-play connectivity with leading analytics and digital tools (web, mobile and cloud) 

Rocket Data Virtualization Connectivity:
RDV provides a comprehensive range of industry-standard APIs and interfaces for easy, plug-and-play connectivity to leading business intelligence, analytics and web applications, including:


Rocket Data Virtualization z/OS Runtime Platform:
At the core of RDV is a z/OS-based server that simplifies information access across a wide range of mainframe data, program and screen environments without the need to move data or migrate valuable program logic off host.

Rocket Data Virtualization zIIP Utilization:

RDV is underpinned with a data architecture engineered to take full advantage of the IBM System z mainframe platform, in particular the IBM System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP). With its unique hybrid thread pool, RDV allows mainframe data to remain on the mainframe, and be virtually integrated using the zIIP specialty engine for significantly reduced mainframe Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Rocket Data Virtualization Mainframe Subsystem Support:

With its unified data architecture, RDV can provide real-time access to a broad range of mainframe data sources, including:

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Server Specifications

Hardware Requirements

  • IBM z13
  • IBM z12
  • zEnterprise 114 (z114)
  • IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196)
  • z10
  • z9

Software Requirements

  • IBM z/OS® v1.13 or later
  • Adabas, v4.2.3 or later
  • IBM Db2® v9.1 or later
  • IBM IMS® v8.1 or later

Client Drivers

  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
  • Java Virtual Machine 1.4 or higher
  • Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

Runs on the following operating systems:

  • Windows; AIX, HP-UX; Linux; Red Hat Enterprise Linux; SUSE Linux


  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Hard disk space:

  • Minimum of 2 GB is recommended for a full install

A full install includes the Studio product installer (approximately 1 GB) and bundled Eclipse Kepler 4.3.2 and Java 1.7 software

System memory:

  • Minimum of 4 GB is recommended

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