Contributed by Anja Jessica Paessler
I couldn’t help but notice that there was a lot of talking about me lately. And you all know how it goes when people start talking about you. Rumors come up about what you can do and what you can’t. Sometimes people even seem to know you better then you do yourself. So I figured I can’t let this go any further.
But before I go into detail about why you really should be using me, I want to talk some business. I mean, you all see the increasing importance of analytics in business. You need it for your organization’s success, for your customer’s satisfaction and for your own decision-making. But data alone is not enough. You can have all the data you want on your customers, but if it takes you too long to use the data to your advantage you’re at a disadvantage against your competitors. They might leave you behind if you don’t react to the market fast enough. Telling by experience and from all the data I’ve seen, we live in a fast world. Processes have to be adjusted to situations; decisions have to been made quickly.
The last couple of weeks I came across that word “agile” over and over again. Sounds like a great concept to me. But most of all it sounds like people realized that for your business two things are essential: knowledge of what is going on, and using this knowledge to react appropriately. What I can do for you is to form a self-managing hybrid environment together with DB2 for z/OS to address the needs of business intelligence and analytic processing workloads. I even can do that while continuing to run mission-critical transaction processing and analytical workload concurrently and efficiently. I leverage the power of zEnterprise, DB2 for z/OS and Netezza technology which makes it possible for you to integrate analytics insights into operational process to drive business critical analytics resulting in exceptional business value. Come on, you have to admit this is impressive, isn’t it?
Still not convinced of my capabilities? OK, what if I tell you that I can also do all of the following:
- Supporting running complex queries on very large volumes of data
- Accelerating analytic query response times
- Lowering cost of storing, managing and processing historical data
- Minimizing the need to have data marts for performance
- Reducing capacity requirements on z systems
- Reducing operational cost and risk
- In combination with DB2 and z/OS I can accelerate data-intensive and complex queries in a DB2 for z/OS highly secure and available environment
And I am quite flexible too! I support the Accelerator-shadow table, the Accelerator-Archive table and the Accelerator-only table. You want to know what that means? Well, explaining all of it right now would go beyond the scope of a blog post and I have a date for lunch. But I heard there would be a Redbooks publication to give you all the information you need… Check it out and we will talk about it later!
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