Was it really 5 years ago that DB2 9 was released? The DB2 Fundamentals Guide by Roger Sanders was released in the spring 2007, so it is likely that the product was released the same year. We’ve had many changes and releases since then…DB2 9.2 and the “Understanding DB2” book by Raul Chong and others, then DB2 9.5, DB2 9.7 and DB2 pureScale. And now, in the past week, DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows was announced.
There is so much to this release, that for my first post about it, I’m going to give you sound bites from my colleagues and point to where you can read more about what they are saying are the key features that you’ll care about.
Announcing InfoSphere Warehouse v 10.1 – Jon Lind looks at how the new release can overcome bottlenecks in capturing and loading operational data. By handling heavy workloads, InfoSphere Warehouse v 10.1 can help identify – and capitalize on – trends, offering competitive advantages. Find out what sets InfoSphere Warehouse v 10.1 apart. http://ibm.co/HOEWQs
The new InfoSphere Warehouse 10 and DB2 10 include a major update to multi-core parallelism that helps you better divide work among subagents. This means better use of CPU resources and shorter query times. Michael Kwok explains how this works and what the new operator, REBAL, can do. http://ibm.co/HeJP6o
DB2 v 10 includes a stellar ingest utility that lets you load DB2 LUW tables from files or pipes. Walter Alvey explains how to load your data continuously and take advantage of a variety of data formats and more flexible SQL to achieve the performance you need. He also walks through some sample commands. http://ibm.co/HcSsTm
The InfoSphere and DB2 for LUW team have been driving down the cost of enabling users to break free of Oracle. Larry Heathcote details the new features that make the move even easier than ever. http://ibm.co/H6SZTq
Just announced: IBM InfoSphere Warehouse 10 accelerates time-to-insight, helping give decision makers the information they need to make faster – and better – business decisions. Larry Heathcote details the new features and how they can help your organization strategically use your data. http://bit.ly/HcanZx
For a product segment that was supposed to be a boring commodity, there sure is a lot of excitement about new data systems this year. IBM’s Bernie Spang details why DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 will meet the needs of a new generation of data management. http://bit.ly/HQavJK
Security and compliance are top-of-mind for most companies, especially when there’s sensitive data in your database. DB2 10 takes data security to the next level, with new row permission and column mask features that can protect your data while reducing the cost of developing and maintaining security policies. Read more from Walid Rjaibi: http://ibm.co/HeJX5O
Faster queries mean faster results. Michael Kwok explains how new InfoSphere Warehouse 10 and DB2 10 are making queries even faster, including improvements in hash joins, aggregation and partitioning. http://ibm.co/HQlB6V
DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 include significant improvements in compression capabilities. Find out from Thomas Fanghaenel how these new releases reduce data storage costs by compressing data better. http://ibm.co/HPLlPA
As the volume of data grows, so does the cost of enterprise storage. Find out from James Seeger how new InfoSphere Warehouse 10 and DB2 10 help you optimize your storage investment to make sure you can access the data you need. http://ibm.co/HGJChy
Time traveling isn’t just for sci-fi movies any more. Find out from Matthias Nicola how InfoSphere Warehouse 10 and DB2 10 let you “time travel” through your data with temporal data management. http://ibm.co/HhurrO
Thanks to Crysta Anderson and David Pittman for providing me with this information. There is more to come… way more…. so stay tuned!