DB2 Analytics Accelerator V5.1 is available now.
Version 5.1 of DB2 Analytics Accelerator opens up a new dimension of analytical processing by introducing accelerator-only tables and in-database analytics.
Apache Spark has become a hot topic in the world of Analytics. It is seen as a better performing alternative to Map/Reduce , and as a means to do analytics combining data across a wide set of data sources. This video is a excellent introduction to what Spark is, and how it works with DB2 for z/OS.
The Logical Data Warehouse is a data management architecture for analytics. It is a collection of data repositories and associated data services for management and access to data. IBM Fluid Query is a new software component that extends the concept of a federated query to Big Data.
The video below is a presentation recorded at the IDUG DB2 North America Tech Conference in May 2015. Netezza is a Data Warehouse Appliance which provides high performance on large volumes of data. Abhik Roy presents the Netezza architecture from a DBA perspective by comparing its features to DB2.
The modern enterprise data warehouse needs to be a heterogeneous mix of integrated software to handle a wide variety of data sources both structured, semi-structured and unstructured. The combination of DB2 with Hadoop is one approach that meets the needs for this diverse set of data.