I think many who read my blog know that I work in the Toronto Lab. I can’t imagine a better place to work. Not only because Canada and Toronto are such great places to live, but because the Toronto Lab is filled with people who I really like to work with. Every day I’m able to talk with brilliant, creative people, who you may only know from videos, blogs or conferences. I can’t tell you how lucky I am!
You may have seen some of the videos in this series put together and hosted by Paul Zikopoulos. He created 14 videos in total and it is part of my job to release one video a week. We release the videos on Tuesday mornings, and the very talented Chris Eaton blogs about each video and embeds it into his blog. All the stars of the videos work from the Toronto Lab and are part of the DB2 Development team. Take a look at the videos and Chris’ blog entries to see what I mean about the fun we have working here:
Video # 1
Martin Wildberger, IBM VP of Information Management Development, takes us through the extraordinary innovation behind the creation of BLU Acceleration. He kicks off a new video series that will introduce you to key members of the BLU Acceleration development team and share insider tips on improving performance and increasing speed. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: DB2 10.5 and BLU Acceleration
Video # 2
In this FAQ, IBM Fellow Tim Vincent and IBM VP Paul Zikopoulos discuss the technical genius of DB2 with BLU Acceleration. They discuss how columnar, simplicity, actionable compression, core-friendly parallelism, vector processing or SIMD, cache friendly, and data skipping provide synergy to optimizing performance for all the data you have in your database. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: BLU Acceleration and 7 Big Ideas
Video # 3
Paul Zikopoulos talks with Master Inventor Sam Lightstone in this video called “Actionable Compression in DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration”. BLU compression allows you to work on the data while the data is still compressed. This is changes the game! Find out more by watching video. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: Actionable Compression in DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
Video # 4
Paul Zikopoulos and performance expert Jessica Rockwood discuss how DB2 with BLU Acceleration teams with IBM Cognos to deliver blazing fast analytics in this video. Hear how the two integrate seamlessly for "fast on fast" performance. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: How DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration Speeds the Analysis for Cognos Users
Video # 5
Chris Eaton and Paul Zikopoulos compare Columnar index on SQL server with BLU Acceleration technology. Find out how using BLU Acceleration can help you get all the benefits of real-time ingest with the ability to do columnar in-memory analytics. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration vs Microsoft SQL Server Columnar Index
Video # 6
Paul Zikopoulos and Chris Eaton discuss how IBM DB2 10.5 compares to Oracle Exadata. They discuss 1) Hybrid columnar in Oracle Exadata versus true columnar storage that you’ll find in IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration and 2) Actionable Compression in BLU versus the various compression strategies found in Oracle Exadata. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration vs. Oracle Exadata
Video # 7
How does DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration stack up against niche vendors like Vertica, Actian, and Vectorwise, Amazon RedShift? Listen to this 10 minute conversation between Paul Zikopoulos and Chris Eaton to find out. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration vs. Niche Columnar Vendors
If you want more information about how DB2 competes, be sure to attend Chris’ Tech Talk: DB2 BLU Acceleration Competitive Discussion
Video # 8
What is column organized table storage? And why does it do wonders for improving performance and memory efficiency? Find out by watching this video conversation between Paul Zikopoulos and Sam Lightstone. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: Column Organized Table Storage in DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
Video # 9
DB2 provides ease of use, right out of the box. DB2 with BLU Acceleration was designed as a load and go database with little complexity or human cost. Chris Eaton discusses simplicity with Usability Expert Rick Sobiesiak. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: Simplicity in DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
Video # 10
BLU Acceleration was designed with a new page replacement algorithm, the Scan Friendly Victim Selection algorithm, that improves workloads with large table or column scans. Adam Storm and Chris Eaton discuss in detail. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: Scan-Friendly Caching in DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
Video # 11
Paul Zikopoulos and Chris Eaton discuss how the in-memory feature of IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration compares to that of Oracle 12c. Listen to Paul and Chris talk about how Compression, Data Persistence and Availability compare to the new option from Oracle. Watch video. Read blog from Chris: IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration vs. Oracle 12c In-Memory Option
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Use the IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration Kit for Trial to get started with BLU immediately.
Find out more about "How BLU Acceleration Really Works" from Guy Lohman – IBM Master Inventor, Manager of Disruptive Information Management Architectures in this technical paper.
Read the summary of the Controlling your Data Footprint TwitterChat that took place on August 21 to see what experts are saying about BLU Compression:
Also listen to the podcast Speed of Thought Analytics featuring IBM Champion David Birmingham and Jessica Rockwood.
For more information on how BLU Acceleration columnar features work, read the first chapter of the New Flashbook: DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration.
See also a blog from master inventor Sam Lightstone: #ibmblu Twitterchat: Getting chattery about IBM’s BLU Acceleration