We’ve been talking about this release for the past few months and the time is now here where the product is available to be purchased. You can begin realizing the amazing benefits of this technology at once.
Rather than tell you what DB2 BLU is, I’m going to tell you what others are saying about it.
DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Product website:
Here you’ll find the official announcement information about the product and IBM contact information if you need prices or details for your unique environment.
See what’s under the hood. New DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration with Free Trial Software
It’s here! The DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration software trial is now available! Test drive game-changing features like BLU Acceleration for “Speed of Thought” analytics. Find out how pureScale enhancements help ensure always available transactions Explore advanced compression technologies. Learn about No SQL enhancements that help you position for the future. Try out autonomic management features and much more.
The free trial download of DB2 10.5 is a fully featured 90-day trial.
Article "What's new in DB2 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows”
This article by Roman Melnyk outlines the key features and enhancements in IBM® DB2® 10.5 for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows®. To be released in June, this latest version delivers a wide range of new function that directly addresses your business needs in the areas of cost reduction, application performance, productivity, and reliability.
DB2 Express-C 10.5
Get a free copy of DB2 Express-C in the latest release. Use this to create apps or to try the features. Free to develop, free to deploy, free to distribute
Information Center - What's changed in 10.5
Product documentation that shows what's changed includes information about changes in existing functionality from Version 10.1.
Watch the recorded webinars to learn more.
New Flashbook: DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
Read the chapter excerpt specifically about BLU from an upcoming Flashbook. The authors include Paul Zikopoulos, Matthew Huras, George Baklarz, Sam Lightstone, and Aamer Sachedina
DB2 Tech Bits: Hear impressions of BLU from IBM Champions
Thanks to IBM Champions Jean-Marc Blaise, Iqbal Gorawalla, and Tony Winch who joined Rick Swagerman on a special edition of Tech Talks, called Tech Bits, to share their impressions of the new DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration. These are short but very informative and worth the time it takes to listen.
Customer Success Story Videos
More are added all the time. Hear directly from customers who spent time using the new technology with their own data and how the technology fared.
Article: Super Analytics, Super Easy: Introducing IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
Read this article that was published on April 3, 2013 in the IBM Data Magazine (ibmdatamag.com) by Guy Lohman, Sam Lightstone and Berni Schiefer. “Imagine a database technology that gives you 10-20 times faster performance right out of the box, requires dramatically less storage, and nearly eliminates the need for tuning. Too good to be true? Not anymore.”
Fact Sheet: IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
Download this PDF for a brochure that describes the product features of DB2 10.5 .
Blog: DB2 10.5 Upgrade – 10 Reasons to Implement immediately!
Learn the 10 reasons to upgrade your database technology for your business to DB2 10.5 from DB2 performance expert, IBM Champion, Dave Beulke.
Blog: Be a Hero the Easy Way : DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
The DB2 Development team spends hours/days/weeks/big bucks determining what features clients want or what the other guys are doing as well as throwing in our own insights. Then there are the thousands of hours doing the implementation & testing and then we do a lousy job of explaining why you care. After all, moving to a new release means extra work for you and there’s got to be some payoff if you’re going to give up a few hours of your life to do the upgrade. Bill Cole – Competitive Sales Specialist,Information Management, IBM wants to burn some of your time to explain what these new features mean to your life.
A lot is going on in the twitterverse in regards to this release. If you want to take a look for yourself, learn how via this blog entry: Learning to Tweet with DB2.