Category Archives: IBM DB2

DB2 with BLU Acceleration optimized for POWER8 – wow that’s fast

You may have seen announcements this week from IBM on the new POWER8 launch and much of it was centered around data analytics and specifically BLU technology. In case you missed it I have put together some links on the announcements and the great results of DB2 on Power8.

On the IBM BLU Hub there is a set of announcements and links to more material

http://www.ibmbluhub.com/solutions/blu-power/blu-power8/

Power systems announcement page with lots of details on the speed up with BLU on POWER8

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/announcement.html

We have been designing DB2 to exploit power systems (and vice versa) for years and now in this video it’s very comforting as a database guy when they say “Power systems designed for Data” … now that’s music to my ears.

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Back to School Means Conference Season for Me

The kids are now back in school and the weather in Toronto is starting to get much cooler in the evening. That means one thing to me (no not time for turkey and pumpkin pie), it means it’s time to hit the road for conference season.  Not including competitor’s conferences that I attend to make sure I’m current on all the latest technology available in the market but from the DB2 side the first one up is IBM Insights 2014. Formerly known as Information On Demand (IOD) this year’s Insights conference looks to be just as full of valuable content as ever.

 

The conference runs from October 26 through the 30thand as always will be in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. This year my session is entitled “IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration Versus Other Columnar Databases” which will be an all technical discussion (no fluff) on the capabilities of BLU Acceleration vs. many other in-memory columnar databases in the market today including Oracle, Microsoft, SAP HANA and others. I will be on Wednesday October 29 right before lunch so come by and check it out.

 

Next up is the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Prague, Czech Republic from November 9 to 14. Here there will be a ton of technical sessions from both IBMers and users on the latest and greatest including some demonstrations of the new DB2 “Cancun Release” and specifically shadow table technology for running reporting right on top of your transactional systems.

 

If you are able to take advantage of either of these conferences don’t hesitate to stop me in the halls and pepper me with questions you may have. The best part about these conference for me is sitting down with clients and prospective clients to discuss the business outcomes they are trying to achieve and how I can help them get there with technology. I love to talk about the technology of business (and the business of technology if anyone is into that).

 

See you there!

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