DW732G – Administration of IBM Streams

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This course enables students to acquire the skills necessary to administer an IBM Streams system. This course covers creating Streams domains and instances, using ZooKeeper in a high availability environment, viewing the state of Streams domain and instance services, stopping and starting processing elements, viewing the jobs and processing elements that are running, and a variety of other topics. In addition, it covers defining resource tags, adding a resource to a Streams domain and instance, setting the access control list for security objects to give permission to users to work with those objects, and submitting and cancelling Streams jobs.

Course Length: 2 day(s)

Course Price: $1600 CAD

Available Course Formats:

  • In-class
  • Instructor Led Online
  • Self-Paced Virtual Classroom

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Course: DW732G – Administration of IBM Streams

Course Outline1: IBM Streams overview and architecture


1. Describe IBM Streams and list some use cases
• Describe the IBM Streams architecture
• List and describe the service components of the Streams architecture
• Explain what Apache ZooKeeper is and how it is used with Streams
• Explain how high availability works in Streams
• Describe the tooling included with Streams
• Explain the REST and JMX APIs

2: Streams initial administration
• Describe the difference between basic and enterprise domains
• Explain embedded versus external ZooKeeper and usage within Streams
• List the available Streams authentication mechanisms
• Describe the Streams prerequisites and explain the Streams installation process
• Explain post-installation tasks, including installation of Streams Studio and Microsoft Excel add-in

3: Administering domains and instances
• Explain how to create domains and instances using the GUI and command line tools
• Describe how to update and remove domains and instances
• Explain how to monitor domains, instances, and resources via the command line tooling
• Describe process to add resources to domains and instances
• List the different tags that come with Streams and describe what each tag means

4: Working with jobs
• Explain how to submit a Streams job using the command line and the GUI tools
• List a variety of techniques that can be used to monitor Streams jobs
• Describe how processing elements can be monitored within Streams
• Explain how to capture a job topology for offline viewing
• Explain how to change the default ports on the management API and web management services

5: Streams security
• Describe the authentication methods that can be configured within Streams
• List some of the Streams security objects
• Explain what roles are and describe the default Streams roles
• Explain how access permissions work within Streams
• Describe job groups and how they can be used to limit who can perform job-related tasks

6: Performance, troubleshooting, recovery administration
• Explain resource load protection and how to enable it
• Describe the process to backup a Streams environment
• Explain steps to take to recover from potential failures
• Describe some techniques that can be used to administer processing elements
• Explain where Streams log and trace files are stored and techniques to analyze them




Those who will be Administering IBM Streams.


• Knowledge of Linux administration.
• Attending Programming for InfoSphere Streams V4 with SPL would provide a good foundation.

Instructor Led In Classroom

Newcomp can directly deliver  IBM Business Analytics courses for Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and IBM Advanced Analytics through the use of in-class training facilities.

Currently,  in-class courses are offered in Markham, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax, and Edmonton. Please note that classes can be added to new areas based on demand.

Instructor Led Online

Students receive the same quality as an in-class course, with a live instructor and the ability to participate in hands-on labs through real-life examples

ILOs help cut costs by reducing time and travel as they can be taken from home or the office and require only the use of a computer, high-speed wired internet and a headset.

Self Paced

Students can receive the same high-quality training, with the same courseware at their own speed and schedule with SPVC.  Individuals with busy schedules can complete a course over a 30-day timeframe at a lower price than in-class or ILO courses. Please note that there is no live interaction with an instructor in this format.