IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013 - (Page 14)

IT TODAY Economic ENGINE IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1 expands the value of high-performance analytics T he global economy has created a fiercely competitive environment in which every enterprise seeks a new competitive edge. In response, companies using analytics often considerably outperform their peers. This is demonstrated by their financial results. Patricia Zakhar is IBM's worldwide product marketing manager for data warehousing on System z. Wolfgang Hengstler is product manager for the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator. Leveraging the information available to respond to business situations faster-and ultimately, improve competitive advantage- puts the organization with better and faster insight in the best position for success. Integrated Simplicity Many companies trust the IBM zEnterprise* platform to hold their mission-critical data. The IBM DB2* Analytics Accelerator for z/OS* allows zEnterprise customers to bring analytics closer to their operational data sources. This creates an environment where high-volume business transactions, batch reporting and complex analytic queries can run together in mixed workload environments while providing extraordinary performance at reasonable cost. This hybrid infrastructure blends the best attributes of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) using DB2 for z/OS, with the best of massively parallel processing using Netezza* technology. 14 // NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013 This combination can allow you to leverage existing people, processes and zEnterprise infrastructure to enable new business opportunities. The accelerator is a highperformance appliance that integrates zEnterprise and Netezza technologies to accelerate relevant dataintensive and complex queries. The results are clear. Complex multidimensional queries can run as much as 2,000 times faster than the same query

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: On the road with analytics
IBM Perspective: Extending IBM's commitment to big data and analytics
Trends: IBM Capacity Management Analytics for zEnterprise cost-effectively ensures optimal performance
IT Today: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator V4.1 expands the value of high-performance analytics
Case Study: The State of Consolidation: Oklahoma improves service levels by consolidating its IT on zEC12
Cover Story: Big Data's Big Impact: zEnterprise hybrid technology helps redefine business analytics
Feature: The System z Crystal Ball?: Teach the mainframe to predict the future using analytics and automation
Tech Corner: Alternative metrics deliver a more complete view of hardware for server RFPs
Administrator: QMF extends its analytics capabilities to help meet the demands of big data and mobile
Solutions: TestBase; Vanguard Offline
Stop Run: Historic property has much to teach retired IBMer
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2013