If you’ve been watching social media sites today, you may have noticed a few things mentioned about a new DB2 10.5 release. There is one that went out today and it has a few names:
- DB2 “Cancun Release”
- DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”
- DB2 10.5 Fixpack 4
Yes they’re all the same. The message here is that the fixpack did more than fix bugs, it provided a few new features. The features are so important that rather than just keep the name as FP4, we added a cool name to bring some attention to it.
The main message for DB2 "Cancun release” is that on top of the powerful features already in DB2 10.5, you now get more:
You can get real-time answers to ALL your questions with instant insight into historical and “as it happens” data with Shadow Tables. Learn more from this blog from Amit Patel: Find out what’s new for BLU Acceleration.
Do you run SAP applications with DB2? Running them in the DB2 "Cancun Release" will bring you superior performance and less disruption to your SAP Environments. If reporting is key for you, report generation workloads on DB2 on POWER8 will blow you away: tests showed average performance improvement of 82x compared to a competitive database: Learn more: http://bit.ly/WhatsNewCancun
If you work extensively with DB2 and pureScale you’ll love this release! One new thing: You can now perform online table reorgs and incremental backups in pureScale environment. And the latest release improves ease of use and serviceability of installation, configuration and updates. Where did all these ideas came from? From our large DB2 pureScale community. Yes, we listened! Learn more from this blog entry from Kelly Schlamb: pureScale at the beach: What's new in DB2 "Cancun Release"?
If you’re coming from an Oracle background, you’ll be happy that it is even easier than before to use your acquired SSQL mastery with DB2. You’ll find no skills issues if you move to DB2 from Oracle. The SQL skills you already have are transferable: Learn more: http://bit.ly/SQLCompatability
That’s it for today, but I can give you a hint for the coming weeks: There are papers, tweetchats, webinars, blogs, graphics, presentations, conference sessions, videos, developerWorks articles, IBMdatamag.com articles, and much more currently in development. I suggest you follow https://twitter.com/IBM_DB2 for details on all this as we release it.
In fact, let me ask you to do something. As you go through this information, write down your questions and send them to me or tweet to #ASKDB2. We’ll gather all of your questions and make sure they are publicly answered.