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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

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


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

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


Intelligence meets agility in the big data era

IBM DB2 delivers actionable information without overwhelming IT

Last updated: 07 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

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


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


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 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

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