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Forrester Findings on Total Economic Impact of BLU Acceleration

Amit Patel, Data Warehousing Expert

by Amit Patel, Program Director IBM Data Warehouse Marketing

In a commissioned study, Forrester examined the Return on Investment (ROI) enterprises stand to realize by deploying IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration. Total Economic Impact (TEI) is a methodology developed by Forrester that helps companies demonstrate, document, and communicate the tangible value of IT initiatives to key stakeholders. It consists of four components to evaluate investment value: benefits, costs, flexibility, and risks.

By upgrading to DB2 with BLU Acceleration, the client saw a 152% ROI in the first year … These returns are attributed to a vast improvement in performance of queries, a dramatic reduction in database tuning, significant storage savings because of data compression and product cost avoidance.

In this study, Forrester conducted a primary interview with a large global financial services firm that operates in over 40 countries and has over 60,000 employees worldwide. This organization has a large IT environment with more than 10,000 databases and over 50 DBAs.

By upgrading to DB2 with BLU Acceleration, the client saw a 152% ROI in the first year. That means for every $1 the client invested in BLU Acceleration, they got back $2.52 in the first year. These returns are attributed to a vast improvement in performance of queries, a dramatic reduction in database tuning, significant storage savings because of data compression and product cost avoidance.

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Because BLU Acceleration in-memory computing does not need tuning or indexes, their database tuning times declined by approximately 85% resulting in savings in DBA time to tune and administer the database. With the advanced compression capabilities of BLU Acceleration, the client saw an additional improvement of about 75% in their data compression. This translated in cost savings for storage hardware. With this high rate of data compression and the CPU-optimized data processing in BLU Acceleration, the client is able to run their databases in a single partition as opposed to the additional cost and complexity of multi-partitioned databases. BLU Acceleration also allowed them to use their existing infrastructure, without the need to buy new, specialized hardware.

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After factoring in the economic impact of the risk-adjusted benefits and the costs over 3 years, Forrester determined that the client saw a Net Present Value (NPV) of $478K. To read the full report, click here.
 

 

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