Hybrid nature of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) : IBM Insight Session Preview

By Rich Hughes,

“Too good to be true” and “You can’t have it both ways” are proverbs commonly heard in regular life situations.  Both are idioms and refer to the altruism that entities cannot change beyond their basic nature.  Another proverb applicable to many life events is  “Having the best of both worlds”—a seemingly impossible situation where two contradictory forces form a combination better and stronger than the two separate parts.

You might think you are “Playing with the house’s money” after several days in Las Vegas and attending Insights 2014, but there are some intriguing sessions on both Wednesday and Thursday.  And “Having the best of both worlds” can be realized at the 2014 Insight Conference with not one, but two sessions in the Data Warehousing in the Era of Big Data track.  These sessions focus specifically on the compelling, hybrid nature of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA).

Session IWS-6653A starts on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.  and the featured format is an ad hoc classroom setting.  The session agenda will be determined by audience questions regarding IDAA.  James Guo will facilitate the Q&A format, and based on his many years of DB2 and SQL performance tuning, attendees will  quickly have their IDAA queries answered.  Guo will be prepared to discuss best practices for implementing IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator—so come prepared with your IDAA questions.

Session IWS-4681A  opens at  11:15 a.m. on Thursday, and odds are in your favor for expanding your IDAA knowledge base.  Presenters will be Annette Zawacki, zEnterprise Analytics Director, and Namik Hrle, an IBM Fellow specializing in the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator.  Hrle will provide insights into the development and direction of IDAA, as it combines DB2’s unique transactional processing capabilities with the PureData System for Analytics proven ability to successfully manage complex analytic workloads.  Many clients have benefitted from choosing the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator, and the use cases for attaining great business value are central to this session’s story line.

You will not need Lady Luck on your side if you attend these two sessions, as they are a sure thing for being dynamic and user friendly.   These IDAA sessions will be a good way to wrap up your Insights Conference.  Experts will provide a complete view of IBM’s DB2 Analytics Accelerator capabilities, and answer any questions you may have on this hybrid technology that does combine the best of both data warehousing worlds.  IDAA fulfils both transactional processing and advanced analytics performance requirements, all in one package.

Specific details of the Insight sessions :

Session #1 Title :  Expert Exchange: DB2 Analytics Accelerator Refresh Performance and Best Practices

  1. Session ID :  IWS-6653A   Wednesday October 29 ( 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. )
  2. Abstract :   Get the answers you need in a dynamic, small-classroom environment driven by your questions and comments.
  3. Speaker Information : James Guo, IBM

Session #2 Title : IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator: Trends and Directions

  1. Session ID : IWS-4681A   Thursday Oct 30 ( 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. )
  2. Abstract :  IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator is one of the most exciting technologies implemented by IBM DB2 for z/OS and IBM System z in years. It has been widely adopted by numerous clients who enjoy its unprecedented business value. It features a unique combination of DB2’s superb transactional capabilities and the industry-leading performance of complex queries by the IBM PureData for Analytics appliance. Together, these features can enable combining transactional and analytical applications and optimizing use of System z processing resources. In this session, learn about the latest news from the DB2 Analytics Accelerator development team and hear about the trends and directions for developing this technology.
  3. Speaker Information : Namik Hrle, IBM  and  Annette Zawacki, IBM

IBM Insight Link to register :  http://www-01.ibm.com/software/events/insight/

About Rich hughes,

Rich Hughes is an IBM Marketing Program Manager for Data Warehousing.  Hughes has worked in a variety of Information Technology, Data Warehousing, and Big Data jobs, and has been with IBM since 2004.  Hughes earned a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas University, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University.  Writing about the original Dream Team, Hughes authored a book on the 1936 US Olympic basketball team, a squad composed of oil refinery laborers and film industry stage hands.


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