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:

When we work together to expand our joint solution relationship, you will be eligible for opportunities such as:

  • Assistance from our technical experts with product integration, product features and roadmaps.
  • Help on joint technical collateral, white papers or solution pages for your website.
  • Cooperation on joint GTM, such as such as webinars, events, social media, and production quality demo videos.
  • Listing your solution description and logo on product pages with a link to your site for referrals.
  • Entering your solution into the IBM Marketplace and optional Cloud Catalog.
  • Publishing joint use cases in IBM communities and web sites.

Even better, Ready for IBM Analytics solution partners who mutually invest in joint development activities, dedicated IBM solution pages on your website, and cross solution promotion may also receive:

  • Integration with your solution highlighted in our product documentation
  • Invitations to special events to promote your solution
  • Targeted IBM seller engagement and joint client presentations.

By participating in these opportunities, you can increase your business with IBM, grow faster, and expand your solutions portfolio.

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
IBM Cloud Private for Data (ICP4D) - Coming soon!

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.