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    • DB2 Tech Talk: Use DB2 with BLU Acceleration for SAP DB2 Tech Talk: Use DB2 with BLU Acceleration for SAP Guersad Kuecuek (presenter) and Rick Swagerman (host) Recorded: Jul 17 2014 4:30 pm UTC 78 mins
    • Analytics are the hot business need because the competitive advantage goes to the organization who is first to discover and capitalize on the business insight. Data is at the root of this, but it is the analytics that provide data value. For many years DB2 has been used with OLAP and OLTP systems by SAP customers worldwide to deliver a cost-effective database engine to SAP applications.

      Now with DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration, you can use this next generation in-memory technology to deliver these insights from data fast and simply. DB2 with BLU Acceleration is an in-memory technology, which makes analytical jobs by factors faster right out of the box, while requiring dramatically less storage and nearly eliminating the need for tuning.

      Although BLU Acceleration is in-memory optimized, it is not main memory-limited. DB2 BLU is highly optimized for accessing data in RAM, but performance won’t suffer as data size grows beyond RAM. These benefits are achieved through next generation columnar processing, operating on compressed data, carefully exploiting modern microprocessor designs, and accessing memory efficiently. The result is a system that simultaneously looks and feels like DB2 while being in-memory optimized, CPU-optimized and I/O-optimized.

      SAP-DB2 customers have seen tremendous performance improvements with the same hardware. Because of this, customers can reuse their existing IT infrastructure and simply update to the newer DB2 10.5 version-- converting row-store tables to column-store tables.

      Join DB2 - SAP expert Guersad Kuecuek for a discussion of the technical features of this solution including how to use BLU, how to derive performance improvement and how to do the sizing for BLU.

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    • Top 7 Storage Performance Gotchas: IO acceleration Top 7 Storage Performance Gotchas: IO acceleration Eric Siebert, vExpert and proprietor of vSphere-Land.com Recorded: Jun 18 2014 5:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • Storage performance can have a real impact on your IT costs and user experience. This webinar series will help you understand how to manage and maximize storage performance for your vSphere environment. vExpert and author Eric Siebert will cover practical, technical tips and best practices to help you meet the challenges of storage performance in today's virtualized datacenter.

      In this session you'll learn:
      - how storage performance affects the overall performance of your vSphere environment, and how latency is the silent killer of storage performance.
      - about I/O acceleration technologies that help improve the performance of your storage

      This is the third installment of the Top 7 Storage Performance Gotchas series - missed the first two webinars? Watch them on-demand now:
      Part 1 - Why architecture matters :https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8609/112139
      Part 2 - Latency the silent killer: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8609/112141

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    • Expand your VDI use cases with Graphics Acceleration Solutions Expand your VDI use cases with Graphics Acceleration Solutions Olivier Favre, Director of Product Management Recorded: Apr 9 2014 5:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is now a mature technology that is being adopted by organizations with increasing popularity. However, the user community who needs high-end graphics capabilities in their work (such as 3D modelling and simulations) were somewhat skeptical about the capabilities and performance of VDI with applications using 3D graphics, compared to the performance they can expect from a physical PC or workstation with a dedicated GPU. Recent advances in VDI help make this performance gap narrower by providing the capabilities for either a pool of virtual desktops (shared GPU) or, to a specific virtual desktop (GPU pass through), depending on the user requirements.

      Join Teradici for a deep dive on Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) deployment options for VMware Horizon View and walk away with the GPU knowledge to increase productivity and accelerate your application performance in your virtual environment. In this webinar, we will discuss GPU technology related to Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration (vSGA),Virtual Dedicated Graphics Acceleration (vDGA) and Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator deployment options available today. We will also explore how using PCoIP Hardware Accelerator in combination with a GPU allows you to expand and enhance your VDI deployment to provide a rich and interactive graphical experience across a broad set of use cases and ensure application performance.

      Key Takeaways
      • Understand the graphics acceleration options for VMware Horizon View
      • Learn how PCoIP Hardware Accelerator complements GPU implementations to improve 3D application performance

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    • Ready For Software Defined WAN Acceleration For Virtual Environments? Ready For Software Defined WAN Acceleration For Virtual Environments? Storage Switzerland and Silver Peak Recorded: Jan 14 2014 6:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • WAN Acceleration technologies have typically been deployed as appliances, however, the realities of virtualized infrastructure is demanding a more flexible approach to align with the needs of the software defined data center. WAN acceleration and optimization is more critical than ever given the elevated disaster recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO) of the “always on”, hybrid cloud data center environment.

      To meet these demands, as well as the new requirements of the software defined data center, requires deploying WAN acceleration technology as a virtual appliance. Software-defined WAN acceleration enables organizations to leverage existing x86 resources while allowing businesses to granularly select those virtual machines most worthy of limited WAN bandwidth resources. This capability ensures that critical business applications will meet RPO and RTO objectives while maintaining application quality of service. Finally, it allows WAN policies to follow the VM instead of being hard set to hosts or network connections.

      Register today to learn how software defined WAN Acceleration can fulfill the promise of a cloud powered data center.

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    • Use DB2 on the Cloud or BLU Acceleration on the Cloud Use DB2 on the Cloud or BLU Acceleration on the Cloud Rav Ahuja (IBM Labs DB2 Evangelist) and Rick Swagerman (host) Recorded: Nov 21 2013 5:30 pm UTC 90 mins
    • Need to get started using DB2 quickly and at a low cost? Need BI and Data warehousing in-memory computing fast?

      This webcast will explain two different IBM cloud solutions that can help get you up and running quickly and cost-effectively:

      DB2 on the Cloud is available in several pre-installed, pre-configured editions of DB2 to support needs that range from a small workgroup to advanced enterprise data applications. These environments can meet a variety of needs including development, test, online transaction processing and more.

      BLU Acceleration for Cloud, recently released as a public technology preview, is designed to provide self-service BI or data warehousing in a simple agile cloud-based in-memory computing solution. It includes an option to use BLU Acceleration with Cognos BI so that you can get insights from your data very quickly and affordably.

      Attend this Tech Talk to learn more about these exciting cloud implementations and how they can work to provide data insights at the speed of business.

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    • DB2 Tech Talk: Adopt BLU Acceleration in DB2 10.5 the Faster Easier Way DB2 Tech Talk: Adopt BLU Acceleration in DB2 10.5 the Faster Easier Way Daniel Zilio (IBM Labs), Marcia Miskimen (IBM Labs) and Jessica Rockwood (host) Recorded: Jul 25 2013 4:30 pm UTC 62 mins
    • DB2 BLU Accelerationis an in-memory computing technology that is designed to handle data-intensive analytic workloads. It extends the capabilities of traditional in-memory systems by providing in-memory performance even when the data set size exceeds the size of the available memory.

      BLU Acceleration introduces a new column organization for table storage along with parallel data analysis and added compression.
      Learn about the use InfoSphere Optim tooling to allow for faster and easier adoption of BLU Acceleration:
      - Monitor the system performance before the adoption
      - Capture of the workload on the pre-adoption DB2 system
      - Recommend which tables are the best candidates to convert to columnar organization and obtain estimates on how much improvement you can expect
      - Automatically apply the conversion to adopt the new technology
      - Re-monitor and validate the results after conversion.

      This webcast will demonstrate an end-to-end scenario of how the tools can be used to make the adoption of BLU Acceleration technology faster and easier.

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    • DB2 Tech Talk: Deep Dive BLU Acceleration Super Easy In-memory Analytics DB2 Tech Talk: Deep Dive BLU Acceleration Super Easy In-memory Analytics Sam Lightstone (IBM Distinguished Engineer) and Rick Swagerman (host) Recorded: May 30 2013 4:30 pm UTC 89 mins
    • Join DB2 expert Sam Lightstone for an in-depth discussion of the all-new BLU Acceleration features in DB2 10.5 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. BLU Acceleration in-memory computing is designed to deliver results from data-intensive analytic workloads with speed and precision that is termed "speed of thought" analytics.

      In this Tech Talk, Sam will explain the details of this ground-breaking technology such as:

      •Dynamic in-memory analytics that do not require all of the data to fit in memory in order to perform analytics processing

      •Parallel vector processing, driving spectacular CPU exploitation

      •Enhanced columnar storage techniques, including supporting the coexistence of row-organized and column-organized tables in the same database, and even in the same workload and SQL

      •Actionable compression that does not require data to be decompressed in order to be analyzed, plus intelligent pre-fetch capabilities

      ... and more! Join us to learn the technical details behind this exciting advancement and find out why it makes super analytics, super easy to perform.

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    • Delivering Acceleration Everywhere for Business Critical Applications Delivering Acceleration Everywhere for Business Critical Applications Bob Laliberte, ESG Analyst & Riverbed Technology experts Recorded: Jan 30 2014 7:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • IT organizations face demands from their end-users for access and speed, regardless of location, yet must still manage the network efficiently and securely. Additionally, rapid adoption of business critical cloud applications, rich media and distributed applications has further complicated network traffic delivery.

      So how can you deliver the best performance for business critical applications in a hybrid network environment, while enhancing IT control and visibility? Join Bob Laliberte, Sr. Analyst at ESG, and Riverbed Technology as they discuss how you can:

      -Overcome accelerated application performance to users everywhere
      -Simplify deployment and management of applications over hybrid networks

      We'll have a live Q&A at the end with Umesh Kukreja, Director of Product Marketing at Riverbed Technology. Please bring your questions!

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