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F15 - Columnar Stores - DB2 10.5 BLU and Other Methods

Topic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

Subtopic: 2014

DB2 10.5 BLU introduces columnar organization for tables, alongside the usual row organization. This has great benefit for Big Data and data warehouses. This presentation will explain what column organized tables are, why they are beneficial for performance and how that performance is achieved. BLU is not IBM's only approach to Big Data and we will compare it to other technologies including Netezza and Big Insights. We will also look at home grown approaches and other high volume techniques, and why DB2 BLU can do more, faster.

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