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Introducing IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer - DB2 Performance Revolution (A17)

Topic: 2010 EMEA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2010-11-11 (11:15 - 12:15)
SPEAKERS: Namik Hrle (IBM)

IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer (ISAO) is an appliance that seamlessly connects to DB2 for z/OS and dramatically accelerates selected data warehouse queries. Your Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse application access DB2 and are completely unaware of the existence of the accelerator. The DB2 Optimizer has been enhanced to decide whether to execute the queries in traditional way (in DB2) or to redirect them to the ISAO. The ISAO augments DB2 for z/OS and makes it the prime choice for BI and DW workloads. This presentation will give you an overview of the exciting new product, from the rationale for using it to the basic understanding of how it functions.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate


Present business and technology drivers for introducing ISAO

Understand ISAO place in DB2 landscape

Explain ISAO query redirect capabilities

Understand ISAO content maintenance

Provide guidance for rough assessment whether ISAO applies to your specific environment

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