Published on 19 Mar 2012
Big Data, Smarter Analytics, Smarter Computing
IT staff at Swiss Re deploys IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator to speed user queries and reports
Acquire insights across multiple international locations of claims information from numerous insurance companies to increase the understanding of risk, agility in identifying profitable segments, and the ability to make decisive decisions quickly by internal business users.
Deploy IBM® zEnterprise™ System with IBM DB2® for z/OS® to perform data analysis and reporting from a central location, with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA)—powered by IBM Netezza® technology—to deliver faster responses to individual analytic queries.
Increases satisfaction among internal business users by speeding report generation by 70 percent through faster query response times with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS. Off-loads workloads, reducing processing costs. Implements transparently, without program modification, enabling fast and cost-effective installation.
With 2.5 billion transactions and records dating back nearly 30 years, reinsurance company Swiss Re needed a solution with the flexibility and capacity to manage their growing data workloads. Importantly, they needed a system that would also scale to meet future data and analytics needs. In this video, Reto Estermann, Director, Information Technology, describes how he counts on IBM’s IDAA DB2 analytics accelerator to increase his company’s agility, and provide built-in scalability for future growth.