Save energy with the DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows data compression feature

Reduce maintenance and make your database greener

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Andriy Miranskyy, Sedef Kocak, Enzo Cialini, and Dr. Ayse Bener

Date archived: January 11, 2017 | First published: February 07, 2013

The IBM® DB2® for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® data compression feature allows you to store your data in a compact form. There are two known benefits of this approach: first, reduction of storage space, and second, improvement of performance. In this article we describe a case study showing the third benefit: reduction of electricity consumption per unit of work. As a result, data compression reduces the cost of database maintenance and makes your database "greener."

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