DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows : Recent Enhancements and Trends

Session Number: 393
Track: Spotlights
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Matt Huras [IBM]
Time: Apr 30, 2013 (10:15 AM - 11:45 AM)
Room: Grand Sierra H&I

Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Presentation Category: Emerging Technology
Presentation Platform: DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, Systems Programmers, New Users, IT Managers
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: Database Performance (DB2 for LUW), High Availability (DB2 for LUW), New Release (DB2 for LUW)

Abstract:  There have been some very exciting new capabilities delivered with DB2 in recent years. New technologies such as DB2 pureScale, Pure Data, RDF, time travel query and several others, have provided innovative solutions to a wide variety of new business challenges. At the same time, hardware, software and application usage patterns surrounding databases continue to evolve rapidly. New memory technologies are playing an increasingly important role. Mulit-core parallelism levels continue to increase. New algorithms for compression and exploiting large memories, have emerged.

The DB2 team has been hard at work on the next wave of innovative new features, in light of this evolution. In this presentation, we recap some of the related recent DB2 enhancements, and then focus in on some significant new innovations targeted for DB2 LUW. While, at the time of writing of this abstract, a detailed listed of capabilities and features is confidential, expected topics include very significant innovations in the areas of compression, query performance, ease of use, as well as SQL compatibility, and availability.