I'm proud to announce the publication of my article on developerWorks: "Integrated support for data deduplication devices in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows".
Summary: Learn how data deduplication offers benefits such as reducing storage requirements, improving backup performance, and reducing traffic across your network. This article explains the basic technology of deduplication, discusses the various methodology's that you can use, and shows how DB2® for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® has been changed to support various deduplication devices. Finally, the article includes the results of benchmark testing to illustrate how effective the Tivoli® Storage Manager server data deduplication feature can be with DB2. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/techarticle/dm-1302db2deduplication/index.html
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