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Take a Deeper Dive into dashDB
The recently announced dashDB, a cloud-based data warehouse–as-a-service offering, can be used to leverage technologies such as BLU Acceleration, in-database analytics, and Cloudant. It enables organizations to focus on the business and minimizes the attention necessary for the business of IT.
This 90-minute DB2 Tech Talk takes place January 29, 2015 at 12:30 PM Eastern and provides further details about IBM cloud initiatives and the value proposition around the dashDB technology. In particular, the event covers the dashDB architecture and use cases, offerings as a service, and competitive differentiations and feedback from organizations that have deployed it.
In this DB2 Tech Talk you will learn a little more about IBM’s cloud initiatives and the value proposition around dashDB as well as ...
• dashDB’s architecture and use cases
• pricing and offerings as as service
• competitive differentiations and customer feedback.
Presenters: John J. Park
Date: January 29, 2015
Time: 18:30 - 20:00 CET
Duration: 90 mins
Cost/Benefit Case for IBM DB2 10.5 for High Performance Analytics and Transaction Processing: Compared to Oracle Platforms
ITG — International Technology Group
Management Report, March 2014
International Technology Group (ITG), established in 1983, is an independent research and management consulting firm specializing in information technology (IT) investment strategy, cost/benefit metrics, infrastructure studies, deployment tactics, business alignment and financial analysis.
IBM and Oracle have implemented new technologies in their mainstream databases, but there are differences with regard to high-performance analytics and transaction processing. Read the ITG management report to see how IBM and Oracle solutions compare in cost and technology.
The database world is undergoing unprecedented change. Data growth continues to accelerate, and database structures and contents to become more complex. New challenges must be met as Big Data technologies gain traction. Cloud computing defines new deployment and operating models. Demand for increasingly powerful analytics solutions has become pervasive.
These shifts have changed the strategies of the major database vendors. IBM and Oracle, which are the focus of this report, have implemented new technologies in their mainstream databases, introduced database appliances, and moved toward cloud solution delivery. There are, however, significant differences in competitive positioning.
This is particularly the case for two types of application – high-performance analytics and transaction processing – that are the focus of this report.
Read the full article here.
IBM DB2 10.5
Licensing distributed servers
in a highavailability environment
IBM developerWorks article
IBM Senior Information Developer, DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
Roman Melnyk, B.
IBM Canada, DB2 Information Development
Are you trying to license your IBM® DB2® Version 10.5 for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® servers correctly in a high availability environment? Do you need help interpreting the announcement letters and licenses?
Customers choose DB2 because of its incredible time to value, its ability to scale and integrate across disparate environments, its robustness, and minimized down time (both planned and unplanned). In this article, we focus on the high availability (HA) aspects of DB2, especially from the licensing point of view.