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Fast reporting and analytics with BLU Acceleration: a key reason to move up to DB2 10.5

by Vivien Page  Ok, so you’re using IBM DB2 on a distributed platform – whether it is on Linux, UNIX or Windows.  Sure, it’s not the latest release, but it’s working and there are constantly new updates available for you…

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Use BLU Acceleration to speed up analytics on z Systems on Linux

By Michael Kwok and Peter Kokosielis  DB2 with BLU Acceleration is a native column-oriented analytic engine capable of high compression rates and high-speed processing on compressed data. Simply put, when it comes to analytics and reporting it’s fast, easy to use…

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Building a Sound Foundation for DB2 BLU Acceleration

by Michael Kwok DB2 with BLU Acceleration is an innovative columnar technology for creating and running your analytic warehouse. It is easy to implement and is self-optimizing. In addition to column-organized storage, it leverages new technologies such as actionable compression,…

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Use software optimized for the Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v3 family to accelerate BI and insights from data

By Mike Pearce,  Ph.D. Intel Developer Evangelist for the IDZ Server Community On May 5, 2015, Intel Corporation announced the release of its highly anticipated Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v3 family.  This new processor family is designed to accelerate business…

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Make Big Data small with data compression in BLU Acceleration

Amit Patel, Data Warehousing Expert

by Amit Patel, Program Director IBM Data Warehouse Marketing In this post I’d like to discuss the importance of data compression for analytical systems and how BLU Acceleration in-memory technology delivers 10x-20x storage savings to maximize both business value and…

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Why do workloads matter and why DB2 is multi-workload software?

Amit Patel, Data Warehousing Expert

By Amit Patel, IBM Data Warehousing expert  Different workloads have different characteristics. If you think of cars, driving on a race track is very different from driving off-road or driving kids to school. A mid-engine sports car designed for the…

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Shazam: the world’s fastest and simplest in-memory database,

Sam Lightstone on BLU Acceleration

What’s inside the DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” for BLU Acceleration   Summary of a blog post by Sam Lightstone, IBM Distinguished Engineer and BLU Acceleration Architect As the architect of BLU Acceleration in-memory technology, Sam Lighstone gives us a glimpse…

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What’s new for analytics in DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”

Amit Patel, Data Warehousing Expert

A blog post by Amit Patel, IBM Program Director, Data Warehousing solutions   DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” is now available. Let’s discuss what’s new in this release and why clients should take advantage of the new and powerful enhancements to…

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Why is BLU Acceleration the next generation of in-memory computing?

Amit Patel, Data Warehousing Expert

Eight features that make BLU Acceleration faster, simpler, more agile A blog post by Amit Patel, IBM Program Director, Data Warehouse solutions marketing In an earlier post, I wrote about why the time has come for in-memory computing.  However, not…

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