DB2 is particularly good at running complex query and analytical processing. Since all modern hardware contains multiple cores and CPUs, and many systems are composed of multiple machines, it is critical that DB2 run individual queries across all available computing resources.
Fast INSERT performance speeds the way to getting new data into DB2, for ETL, bulk ingest jobs, and even just day-to-day transactions. In this new blog entry, we look at several helpful tips for making INSERT run as quickly as possible.
The DB2 BLU Engine, which introduced column-organized tables, was released with DB2 10.5 and greatly enhanced in 10.5 Fixpack 4. DB2 11.1 introduces BLU MPP – support for BLU tables within a DPF environment. This greatly increases the scalability of a BLU system.