DB2 11.1 for LUW introduced built-in SQL functions for regular expressions, a long-awaited enhancement that effectively supersedes a couple of popular workarounds for regex processing in DB2 SQL. This article describes the REGEXP functions and explains what makes them better than older workarounds.
DB2 11 for LUW includes a broad set of enhancements to BLU Acceleration, taking the columnar in-memory database technology to a new level of maturity, performance, and scalability. Matthias Nicola from IBM provides an overview of new features and improvements in BLU Acceleration in DB2 11.1
This article explores the enterprise analytics market, use of Apache Spark on IBM z Systems platforms, integration between Apache Spark and other enterprise data sources, and IBM’s new offering for Machine Learning on z/OS.
Machine Learning is a rapidly growing field of the computer science, which has many far-reaching applications. This article will introduce you to the basic concepts of Machine Learning, whether it's useful for you, and how you can get started with some of the tools that are currently available.