Why am I excited about the upcoming release of DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows? Where do I begin? Oh, I know: time travel!
The first major release of IBM's relational database management system in nearly six years is packed with enhancements that can help your operation reduce costs through improved application performance, productivity, and reliability. And Roman Melnyk's article, "What's new in DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows," provides a helpful overview of the key features in Version 10 -- features like adaptive compression, multi-temperature data management, improved SQL compatibility, and a whole lot more. (Get all the details in our DB2 Tech Talk webcast on 26 April.)
But I digress. It's the Time Travel Query function that caught my attention. This feature enables you to query data as it was at any point in the past or as it will be at some point in the future. OK, it's not exactly the stuff of science fiction (apologies to those of you who were hoping to see mastodons or jetpacks), but it can make life considerably easier if, for example, you want to avoid developing new time-aware apps. Our new article, "A matter of time: Temporal data management in DB2 10," introduces the key concepts of this feature and shows you how to deploy it.
One prediction I can offer: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows will be released on 30 April. Jetpacks? They're already here.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
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