S01 - BLU Acceleration: The Future of Analytics in the Era of Faster than RAM Computing

Session Number: 1415
Track: Spotlights
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Sam Lightstone [IBM Distinguished Engineer - IBM]
Time: May 13, 2014 (10:15 AM - 11:45 AM)
Room: Encanto B

Speaker Bio: Sam Lightstone is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the DB2 Business Intelligence Architect. He helped found the BLU Acceleration technology in DB2 10.5. He is founder and past chair of the IEEE Data Engineering Workgroup on Self Managing Database Systems. Sam is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IBM Master Inventor with over 45 patents and patents pending. He is author of several scientific papers and books, including the critically acclaimed career guide “Making it Big in Software” and the standard database text "Database Modeling and Design". He is a former competitive foil fencer on the Canadian national circuit.

Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Presentation Category: Application Design, Data Management, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Emerging Technology, Big Data
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: Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Abstract:  By 2020 the world will have created 35 zettabytes of data (35,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes). In 2014 the volume of data created by U.S. companies alone will be enough to fill ten thousand Libraries of Congress. To address this unparalleled and accelerating generation of vast data sets a new generation of technologies is emerging to provide analytics at the speed of thought. BLU Acceleration, IBM's new breakthrough columnar encoded data engine provides industry leading technology for terabyte class data marts and warehouses. This technology provides dramatic improvements to ease of use, performance and storage consumption, with examples of SQL query speed up by over 1000 times. Using faster than RAM processing and load-and-go simplicity, queries that may have required hours to complete on traditional technology can now complete in seconds. This session provides an overview of the new technology, a peek at its underlying technology concepts, and a view into its future evolution where faster than RAM processing provides unprecedented scale, simplicity and availability. Join us for an inspirational view into the future of analytics.