IBM Informix - SQL & NoSQL
IBM Informix group (as well as many other groups within IBM) have been collaborating with Intel to create and improve products.
I wrote earlier about the benchmark we did earlier with Nehalem and Westmere. Recently, Intel gave us a machine with 8 socket Nehalem (64 cores) and 2TB RAM.... It's been a great to do some performance measurements on this.. More on this as we progress.
At IBM Information on Demand conference at Las Vegas next week, Intel is going to exhibit their latest processors, servers based on those. Tran Jantz from Intel and I will be presenting Intel-Informix talk on Thursday, 11.30, focused on the technologies within Intel and how Informix Warehouse Accelerator is exploiting each of those technologies. To entice you to explore all Intel booths and Intel-IBM talks at IOD, Intel will have a raffle Intel 160GB SSDs -- one at the talk and another at expo. Amazon prize for this is $280.. pretty good deal!
We'll have continuous demo of Informix Warehouse Accelerator. There will also be continuous demo of OAT, Genero, Flex Grid, Smart Data, at the demo room.
Just in time for IOD, updated, reformatted white paper on IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator is available.
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After the Watson Jeopardy contest, I saw couple of very good presentations at ibmwatson.com, reading up on the work in the book Final Jeopardy.
I'm half way thru the book... will review the book in another blog.
Yesterday, I got to know Dr. David Ferrucci will be speaking at IIUG Conference in Lenexa this May. This is pretty exciting.
Here is the announcement.