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Taming a Terabyte of XML Data (D07)

Topic: 2009 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for LUW



DATE: 2009-5-13 (01:30 PM - 02:30 PM)
SPEAKERS: Matthias Nicola (IBM Silicon Valley Lab), Agustin Gonzalez (Intel)

Many enterprises today are struggling to manage the ever increasing volumes of XML data that they generate or consume. In a joint effort, IBM and Intel have executed the industry's first Terabyte XML database benchmark, using a realistic financial application scenario. This session presents our experiences and performance results. They prove that managing XML data in the TB range is feasible today with high performance and low power consumption on cost-effective hardware. Learn how we configured and tuned DB2 for this task, the problems we had to solve, and the characteristics of the hardware used. The results also quantify DB2’s scalability with Linux on Intel’s quad-core and six-core processors.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

OBJECTIVES:

Learn about Intel's and IBM's collaboration on benchmarking DB2 pureXML workloads.

Learn the latest DB2 pureXML performance and scalability results.

Understand the challenges of managing a Terabyte of XML data in DB2, and how to address them.

Gain useful tuning and configuration tips for DB2 and Linux.

Understand how DB2's threaded engine scales on both Intel's latest and previous generation of multi-core processors.



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