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Analyst reports 

Bloor Research - Considerations for maximizing analytic performance

Philip Howard of Bloor Research compares performance capabilities of the leading BI platforms.  Companies studied in this comparison are IBM (Cognos, DB2 with BLU Acceleration), SAP (BusinessObjects, HANA), Oracle (Business Intelligence, Exadata) and Microsoft.

Last updated: 07 Dec 2013


Clabby Analytics Research Report - IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration vs. SAP HANA vs. Oracle Exadata

At a recent competitive event for analysts in Toronto, we successfully demonstrated the dramatic performance, throughput and compression advantages of DB2 with BLU Acceleration vs. Exadata and SAP HANA.

Last updated: 07 Dec 2013


Infostructure Associates - IBM's BLU Acceleration: The Beginning of a Revolution

Independently written article providing a deep dive into IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration.

Last updated: 06 Dec 2013


Cost/benefit case for IBM DB2 10 compared to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for SAP Enterprise Deployments

In this Management Brief, ITG compares the total cost of ownership advantages of migrating from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 to IBM DB2 10 (Linux, UNIX, Windows) for SAP Business Suite 7 deployments.

Last updated: 17 Jun 2013


ITG Report: Database Economics: Comparing Value Propositions for DB2 10 and Oracle Database Systems

This report compares the costs of employing Oracle Database 11g and IBM DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and Windows in large organizations. Comparisons are for database installations in telecommunications, financial services, health care and retail companies.

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013


Cost/Benefit Case for IBM DB2 10 Advanced Enterprise and InfoSphere Optim Operational DBA Tools

Comparing Costs and Capabilities with Oracle Database 11g

Last updated: 27 Feb 2013


Technology Innovations for Enhanced Database Management and Advanced BI

IT leaders need to review and enhance their information architecture to support requirements fueled by big data, advanced BI and other innovations. Examine the What, the Why, and the How behind these innovations to exploit the potential for improved business efficiency with IBM DB2.

Last updated: 05 Jan 2013

Announcement letters 

DB2 with BLU Acceleration

DB2 with BLU Acceleration is the multi-workload database software for the era of big data, improves performance while helping to reduce storage costs

Last updated: 07 Dec 2013

Books 

DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration - new dynamic in-memory analytics for the era of big data

DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration - new dynamic in-memory analytics for the era of big data

Last updated: 07 Dec 2013


Oracle to DB2 conversion guide: compatibility made easy

This IBM® Redbooks publication describes IBM DB2 SQL compatibility features. The latest version of DB2 includes extensive native support for the PL/SQL procedural language, new data types, scalar functions, improved concurrency, built-in packages, OCI, SQL*Plus, and more. 

Last updated: 07 Dec 2013


IBM and Intel: Partnering to overcome your big data challenges

Game-changing technologies are transforming database performance and leading the way for big data analytics

Last updated: 20 May 2013


Big data, big potential

Read this ebook and learn how IBM DB2® and IBM Informix® software provides a foundation to capitalize on the big potential of big data.

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013


IBM DB2 + BLU: Three must-have capabilities for today's warehouse environment

If your warehouse isn’t fast, simple and affordable, it’s time for a new perspective

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013


Running at the Speed of Business: Meet real-world challenges with performance, availability

IBM DB2 helps meet big data challenges with speed, flexibility, and business-grade reliability. Discover how in this new ebook

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013


The top 5 IT budget killers

Many of the largest IT budget problems can be traced back to five big money drains: Storage expansion, system complexity, hardware sprawl, reliability and scalability, compliance .

Last updated: 30 Sep 2011


DB2 pureXML Cookbook: Master the Power of the IBM Hybrid Data Server

Organized by task, this book is packed with more than 700 easy-to-adapt “recipe-style” examples covering the entire application lifecycle–from planning and design through coding, optimization, and troubleshooting.

Last updated: 02 Feb 2010

Brochures 

Intelligence meets agility in the big data era

IBM DB2 delivers actionable information without overwhelming IT

Last updated: 07 Dec 2013


Keep your business up and running with IBM DB2 - Meet big data online transaction processing demands with DB2 10.5

IBM DB2 10.5 for Linux, UNIX and Windows is a cloud-ready, multi-workload data management solution built for the era of big data.

Last updated: 30 Apr 2013


Is your database ready for the era of big data?

To make the most of big data, you need a robust, efficient database. It has to handle a massive volume of data while delivering the performance to support the real-time analytics you need to take action and plan your next business move.

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013


IBM Database Patterns for cloud computing

Streamline deployment and management of database environments in the private cloud

Last updated: 12 Dec 2012

Data sheets 

IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration - multi-workload database software for the big data era

DB2 is designed to help ensure that your data systems are fast, always available, scalable and flexible—while also supporting a wide variety of new mobile, social and analytical applications.

Last updated: 29 Apr 2013


DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition

Streamlined packaging delivers enhanced value without adding complexity

Last updated: 07 Dec 2012

Demos 

Discover DB2!

Now there is a way to meet the challenge of managing massive data with reduced expense and complexity. IBM DB2 can help you free your business from database constraints and reach new heights of business efficiency, while keeping costs to a minimum.

Last updated: 11 Dec 2013


IBM DB2 10.5 w/ BLU Acceleration and Cognos Dynamic Cubes

The capabilities that are highlighted in this demo are: integration with TM1and ICM, integration with BI, ease of updating/importing data, narrative reporting, different output options, collaboration, workflow and approvals as well as the ability to research public filing from within CDM.

Last updated: 11 Dec 2013


DB2 Storage Optimization: Do more with less

Learn more from this short flash video!

Last updated: 02 Apr 2013


Database Management Solutions for IBM DB2

Learn how to manage data growth, deploy applications quickly and reduce the total cost of ownership.

Last updated: 09 Oct 2012


Simplify the move to DB2

IBM DB2 SQL compatibility feature enables customers to migrate more easily from Oracle. DB2 has slashed the time and effort needed to move applications from one database to another.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2012

Information centers 

IBM DB2 10.5 Information Center for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Here you can find information describing how to use the DB2 10.5 family of products and features.

Last updated: 11 Dec 2013


IBM DB2 10 Information Center for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Here you can find information describing how to use the DB2 10 family of products and features.

Last updated: 14 Dec 2012


IBM DB2 9.7 Information Center for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Here you can find information describing how to use the DB2 9.7 family of products and features.

Last updated: 13 Dec 2012

Podcasts 

What is BLU Acceleration and Why is it Cool?

Learn about DB2 with BLU Acceleration, why IBM developed it, and how companies are using it.

Last updated: 11 Dec 2013

Solution sheets 

DB2 Advanced Recovery Solutions for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Protect data and help accelerate recovery while minimizing the cost of downtime

Last updated: 12 Nov 2012


Performance management and optimization solutions for IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Manage and optimize your database environment before poor performance affects your business

Last updated: 01 Sep 2012

Videos 

Changing the Game with IBM BLU Acceleration - Video Series

Learn more about IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration with the help of this series of videos.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


Client praise for IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration - Speed, Access, Data Compression

IBM's Big Data platform is leading clients into a new era of computing by making data exploration and analysis simple, fast and economical. Watch clients discuss the power and simplicity of IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration and the value it brings to their businesses.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


What can BLU do for you?

What can BLU do for you?

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


BLU Acceleration helps Intel boost performance at lower cost

IBM and Intel collaboration on Big Data solutions is transforming businesses by allowing them to do significantly more data faster and at a lower cost.

Last updated: 07 Nov 2013


DB2 enables always available transactions

IBM DB2 enables always available transactions which helps you keep your business up and running.

Last updated: 23 May 2013


BLU Acceleration in DB2

Business analytics create true competitive differentiation

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013


For analytics at the speed of business, IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration

Learn about how IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration provides a smarter approach to processing and analyzing data, to unlock its value at the Speed of Business.

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013


IBM DB2: Free your business from database constraints

Reach new heights of business efficiency while keeping costs to a minimum.

Last updated: 04 Mar 2013

Webcasts 

DB2 Tech Talk: Leverage InfoSphere Optim Workload Replay for Database Environment Changes

In this session, we will examine the use of InfoSphere Workload Replay to facilitate database testing in efforts to validate version, platform or infrastructure changes.

Last updated: 23 Jan 2014


BI Just Got Faster with BLU Acceleration from IBM

Learn how the combination of IBM's new DB2 with BLU Acceleration and IBM's latest release of Cognos BI work together to deliver blazing fast business analytics.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


DB2 Tech Bit: JSON Technology Brief

Get a brief of JSON technology overview.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


DB2 Tech Talk: DB2 pureScale + HADR for Always Available Transactions

Join IBM experts who discuss enhancements in DB2 10.5 that help ensure always available transcations.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


DB2 Tech Talk: DB2 with BLU Acceleration Competitive Advantages

Learn the advantages of BLU Acceleration compared to other vendor offerings in the market.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


Gain 10X Faster Performance for SAP Workloads using BLU Acceleration on Power Systems

Learn the advantages of running SAP workloads using BLU Acceleration on Power Systems.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


DB2 Tech Talk Adopt BLU Acceleration the Faster Easier Way

Learn now DB2 tooling speeds the adoption of BLU Acceleration for In-memory computing.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2013


DB2 Tech Talk Build and Deploy DB2 Stored Procedures with IBM Data Studio

Stored Procedures and UDF's are a great way to consolidate database logic and improve database performance, code re-use, security and integrity. This session looks at the development and debugging process to help accelerate your DB2 SQL Stored Procedures using IBM Data Studio.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2013


DB2 Tech Talk: Real-World Warehousing for Technical Pros: What's Current and Where is it Going?

Data warehousing is a rapidly growing and exciting area of technology because warehouse applications provide insightful information. While keeping OLTP systems in top condition is often a focus, warehousing has become a must-have skill. This technical webcast quickly expands your data warehousing skills.

Last updated: 28 Mar 2013

White papers 

BLU Acceleration Changes the Game

Learn more about BLU Acceleration technology which is a leap forward in database technology that raises the bar for performance and value.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


Super Analytics, Super Easy - Introducing IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration

By Sam Lightstone, Guy Lohman and Berni Schiefer 

Last updated: 12 Dec 2013


Transparent Application Scaling with IBM DB2

DB2 pureScale is designed to address your current and future business needs for continuous availability with a system that combines high availability with truly transparent application scaling.

Last updated: 01 Aug 2013


The fast lane to insight: Accelerating analytics from the department to the enterprise

IBM DB2 delivers data warehousing capabilities that help organizations extract insight from all types of data, delivering the information on time and in context so that business leaders can

Last updated: 03 Apr 2013