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Compression in DB2 9 - Or How to Squish My Data! (C09)

Topic: 2007 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for LUW

DATE: 2007-11-7 (11:00 - 12:00)
SPEAKERS: George Baklarz (IBM Worldwide DB2 Sales Support)

Most people take it for granted that compressing your data is a good thing. But - did you know that it can help you in many other ways? This session will explore the data compression feature in DB2, from the implementation to its usage. In addition, this session will help you estimate the compression potential for your database and help you justify the feature for more than just the space savings. Come to this session to find out how to take advantage of DB2 Compression on the distributed platform.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner


What is the DB2 Compression Feature, and why do I care?

The guts of compression - The approach, the results, and the syntax.

Why just saving disk space is not the only reason to implement compression.

Estimating compression using various approaches.

Figuring out spreadsheets and how to calculate the ROI of using compression in DB2.

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