IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows enhances performance for SAP solutions

Wondering about databases for SAP Solutions? IBM's fastest, simplest and most reliable database just got better.

Are you aware of the untapped competitive advantage in your SAP system? Accelerate operations, sales, planning and reporting cycles with IBM DB2 for SAP Business Warehouse.


Accelerated planning and reporting cycles

Whether finance needs to accelerate period-end close, sales wants to identify cross-sell and up-sell opportunities, or your supply chain manager needs to plan more accurately, IBM® DB2® for SAP Business Warehouse can dramatically accelerate your planning cycle times and improve reporting performance with decision-ready business intelligence and accelerated operations. You’ll reduce pain points that lengthen critical-path processes, finish batch jobs in the time allotted—or within a fraction of it—and answer ad hoc queries in vastly improved timeframes, generally in seconds or sub-seconds.


IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration

Born from new advances in data processing from IBM Research, DB2 with BLU Acceleration is a leap forward in database technology that raises the bar for performance and value. BLU Acceleration uses patented technologies to deliver a unique combination of performance, ease-of-use and cost-efficiency.

DB2 10.5 is already certified to work with SAP Business Suite and other SAP applications, and SAP has just announced support for DB2 with BLU Acceleration. The release notes and support packs from SAP enable clients running software to leverage BLU Acceleration to bring speed of thought analytics for SAP NetWeaver BW and DB2 near-line storage.

Early customer implementations of DB2 with BLU Acceleration showed that the execution of long-running SQL queries were shortened, on average, by a factor of eight to 25.1 DB2 10.5 also delivers up to ten times more storage savings2 when compared to system performance using uncompressed data. These savings are derived from dynamic, in-memory, columnar technology, combined with hardware innovations like parallel vector processing and actionable compression for increased storage efficiency and faster insights from more data. Automation, optimization and self-tuning provide further usage and administrative enhancements. And your SAP Business Warehouse applications and server infrastructure require no changes to deploy DB2 with BLU Acceleration.

“It was amazing to see the faster query times compared to the performance results with our row-organized tables. The performance of four of our queries improved by over a hundredfold! The best outcome was a query that finished 137 times faster by using BLU Acceleration.” —Kent Collins, Database Solutions Architect, BNSF Railway