IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server, Intel® with the latest Intel Xeon® 4 and 8 socket capable Xeon E7 series processors, and IBM Netezza® Performance Server data warehouse appliance work together to deliver break-through analytics based on more trustworthy information. The IBM Netezza data warehousing appliance provides high-performance analytics to businesses. IBM InfoSphere Information Server helps ensure that information loaded into the IBM Netezza data warehouse appliance is comprehensive, accurate, timely, and in context. This allows clients to rapidly drive innovation and improve business results. IBM InfoSphere Information Server is hosted on Intel Xeon E7 series processors which provide a highly scalable and reliable computing platform aimed at mission-critical environments.
This paper is one of a series of papers intended to provide IBM InfoSphere Information Server customers with helpful performance tuning guidelines for deployment on Intel Xeon processor-based platforms. The authors tested connectivity between IBM InfoSphere Information Server running on Intel Xeon E7-4870 processors in a 4 socket configuration and an IBM Netezza 1000-12 data warehouse appliance. The goal was to optimize performance of the data transfer and load capabilities between these two platforms, which are critical for business intelligence. Part of this work involved the creation and optimization of the new Information Server connector for IBM Netezza. The article shows how to best utilize the new IBM Netezza connector to optimize performance between IBM Netezza appliances and Information Server and includes many of the important new features provided by this connector.
The paper includes the following:
- Overview of InfoSphere Information Server
- Overview of Intel Xeon Series E7 Processors and Intel 10GbE Ethernet Network Adapter
- Overview of IBM Netezza 1000 Series Data Warehouse appliance
- Benchmarking performance results of load and umload operations between InfoSphere Information Server and Netezza 1000 Series Data Warehouse Appliance
- Information Server jobs used for testing
- Standard practices and guidelines for effective performance
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