DB2 Tech Talk: Use DB2 with BLU Acceleration for SAP

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Guersad Kuecuek (presenter) and Rick Swagerman (host)

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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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