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DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration by George Baklarz, Aamer Sachedina, Matthew Huras, Sam Lightstone, Paul Zikopoulos

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BLU Acceleration: Next-Generation Analytics Technology Will Leave Others “BLU” with Envy
BLU Acceleration technology finds its DB2 debut in the DB2 10.5 release. This market-disruptive technology is inspired by some pretty hot trending topics in today’s IT marketplace, including in-memory analytics and columnar storage. BLU Acceleration uses innovative and leading-edge technology to optimize the underlying hardware stack of your data server and squarely addresses many of the shortcomings of existing columnar and in-memory solutions.
The first question we always get asked about BLU Acceleration is “What does ‘BLU’ stand for?” The answer: nothing. We’re sure it’s somewhat related to IBM’s “Big Blue” nickname, and we like that, because it’s suggestive ...

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