By Rahul Agarwal,
A disruptive technology
Adam Ronthal talks about disruptive technology that has changed the data warehousing and analytic landscape in his blog here. I would add ‘in-memory’ database technology to this list because it has the potential to “change the way we think about doing things — either because they represent a shift in efficiency, a shift in economics, or ideally, both.”
By relying on main memory for storage of ‘active data sets’, in-memory technology eliminates the latency of moving data across slow-spinning disk storage. Organizations can access to vital information faster than ever before, opening up new possibilities for them to gain advantage over their competition.
In-memory database technology – IBM’s take
BLU Acceleration is IBM’s take on what in-memory database technology should look like. It takes the basic concept of an in-memory database a step further with the inclusion of eight features like in-chip computing, data skipping, analyzing compressed data and more, that make it faster, simpler and more agile. More details about these features can be found in Amit Patel’s blog.
What is the experience of our customers in using BLU Acceleration technology?
The best part about our BLU Acceleration technology is that customers have validated our claims of performance gains, improved compression and reduced time to value.
For example, at University of Toronto, BLU is delivering on its promises; the queries are performing well and great compression results were observed. The experience of Coca cola Bottling Company is similar where BLU Acceleration has helped in speeding the decision making process.
Want to know more?
If you want to know more about the experience of these two customers, you can attend the following sessions at the IBM Insight 2014 conference.
In this session, you will see Coca Cola Bottling Company’s experience with DB2 BLU, from installation to performance tests. You will also see how DB2 BLU fits into their SAP BW environment.
This session will take you through the adoption cycle of IBM BLU Acceleration at the University of Toronto and the amazing results.
About Rahul Agarwal
Rahul Agarwal is a member of the worldwide product marketing team at IBM that focuses on data warehouse and database technology. Rahul has held a variety of business management, product marketing, and other roles in other companies including HCL Technologies and HP before joining IBM. Rahul studied at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and holds a bachelor of engineering (electronics) degree from the University of Pune, India. Rahul’s Twitter handle : @rahulag80