Why Database in the Cloud?
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I’m a big fan of the DB2Night Show and attend as many shows as I can. Friday June 20th Leon Katsnelson was the guest on Scott Hayes’ award winning webinar series.
Leon is a great speaker and is passionate about many things including building databases in the cloud. Leon is managing the team of people who have brought us IBM BLU Accelearation for Cloud ( BLU for Cloud).
BLU Acceleration for Cloud is a data warehousing and analytics solution available in the Cloud. It is powered by the next generation in-memory technology DB2 with BLU Acceleration and is combined with Cognos BI. With BLU for Cloud, you’ll experience a powerful, simple, agile Cloud solution.
Try the Beta in your browser or use it through a Cloud provider such as Softlayer or AWS, or let IBM handle it for you through managed services.
During the webinar, Leon explains why IBM is so passionate about Cloud technology and why you should care (your career may depend on it). The way companies approve IT budgets is changing. Be sure you are part of the change.
During the polling questions it came out that many people are afraid of the cloud due to security issues. This isn’t a new requirement. IBM has built its reputation on keeping data safe and secure, and if we suggest you put your data in the cloud, you can be sure that we have technology built into the solution to keep your data safe. Leon gets into details about the security technology including encryption that is built in.
The best thing about this solution is that it is easy! Really easy! Someone else looks after the hardware and the underlying software, leaving you with quality time to explore your data. Data isn’t very valuable on its own. The value is in analyzing it to get the answers to move your business to the next level.
The other thing that is great bout this solution is that it’s fast. Really fast! The buzz word for the past several years has been “big data”. Most of our customers have been managing big data for years. What we need is fast data. BLU for Cloud makes your big data fast data.
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