IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration is the ideal solution for us because we can gain new insights into business data more rapidly. Deploying IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration was a low-risk project; implementation was quick and easy without affecting availability.

Bernd Dümmel, Team Manager SAP BW and application development, Balluff

Business Challenge story

Balluff knew that slow access to finance and business reports threatened productivity and potential growth. How could executives gain fast insight into critical data to make better business decisions?


The company moved its SAP Business Warehouse to IBM® DB2® with BLU Acceleration, running on IBM Power Systems™ with IBM AIX® and IBM PowerHA®.


Balluff achieved 98 percent faster access to business data, 50 percent faster response times in SAP ERP and 7x faster access to documents and near real-time access to essential information.

Solution components

  • Cloud
    • DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
    • Db2
    • IBM Power Systems
    • IBM-SAP Alliance
    • SAP CRM
    • SAP ERP
    • SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM)
    • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
    • SAP NetWeaver Portal
    • STG Lab Services: Power (AIX)
    • STG Lab Services: Storage
    • Software Services for Information Management
    • Storage: TS3500 Tape Library
    • Storage: Tape & Optical Storage