Steps to achieve Ready for IBM Analytics validation


Join PartnerWorld

The first step is to become an IBM Business Partner and join PartnerWorld. It’s free, and PartnerWorld offers many benefits to help you develop and sell your solutions. If you are already a member, go to step 2.



Nominate your solution

Create an entry in the Global Solution Directory. Once the entry is approved by IBM, sign in to IBM PartnerWorld; access your solution; select "manage your solution;" then "nominate your solution." Choose Ready for IBM Analytics and the specific technology (e.g. Db2).

Already have a solution? Go to step 3.


Validate your solution

We will send you a link to the solution validation portal when we receive your nomination. For help in obtaining IBM products for testing and advice on best practices, access the certification guides on IBM Developer Works.


Go to market

Once your solution validation is approved, you will be contacted to accept the entitlement and download the mark. Use it widely on collateral and your website. You’ll be contacted for inclusion in additional programs by the Ready for IBM Analytics team.

As a Ready for IBM Analytics solution partner, you'll have access to even more benefits and programs - over and above the great ones included in your PartnerWorld membership:

  • Your Global Solution Directory entry will be linked to the Ready for IBM Analytics Business Partner Solution Showcase for extra attention and differentiation. Both databases are searchable within IBM PartnerWorld and externally from any browser.
  • We will publish the your solution validation in our Ecosystem Portal for IBM sellers and technical staff.
  • You will receive credit for the Analytics Platform Competency in IBM Partnerworld. To learn more, review IBM PartnerWorld Competencies.
  • Our technical team will provide help with questions on product integration, product features and roadmaps.
  • We can help you create joint collateral, white papers or solution pages for your website.
  • We will work with you on lead generation activities, such as webinars, events, social media and demo videos.
  • Clients and prospects will know that your solution complies with IBM's technical integration standards.

Best of all, you will be able to use the mark on your web site and collateral. Our Ready for IBM Analytics Business Partners have experienced increased web traffic as much as 250% by using the mark.

Validations are available today for the products listed below. We accept any of the following for technical validation: documentation of your test results; a link to your website where you state support; a client reference; or a demo of your solution working with our product. If you have questions, please contact us via the email address below.

Hybrid Data Management
Db2 Warehouse
Db2 BigSQL
Integrated Analytics System
Db2 Event Store
Db2 z/os

Unified Governance and Data Integration
Infosphere Information Server
Information Governance Catalog
Infosphere Data Replication
Infosphere Master Data Management

Data Science and Business Analytics
Cognos Analytics
Data Science Experience
SPSS Statistics
SPSS Modeler
Decision Optimization (CPLEX)
Watson Explorer
Entity Analytics


"Looker is very pleased with the breadth and depth of technical, marketing, and sales expertise that IBM offers it's partners. Participating in the IBM PartnerWorld Program has been one of our most valued joint programs. Looker is a proud sponsor of the IBM THINK conference in March, 2018, which will bring our joint value proposition directly to IBM clients and prospects.  Together, IBM and Looker provide leading data exploration capabilities for data-driven Enterprises.”

- Sam Harkness, Director of Strategic Alliances, Looker

For more information

Send an email to this address. You’ll receive a prompt reply from one our Ready for IBM Analytics team. Thank you for your interest in Ready for IBM Analytics.