Thursday, June 17, 2010

New DB2 10 for z/OS Beta White Paper

"Every new software version or release requires more CPU consumption, hence more costs", is what we hear all too often at every customer site. Unfortunately, this is very often the case. So, I hope (for IBM) that they will really be able to deliver on their promise they make for DB2 10 : "Reduce costs with improved performance". If I may quote the late Robert Palmer on this : "The best of both worlds" !

Here's a new White paper about DB2 10 by Dave Beulke, "an internationally recognized DB2 consultant" : 'IBM DB2 10 for z/OS beta Reduce costs with improved performance'. I'll give you just a little teaser :
"DB2 10 leverages the recent advances in chip technology, storage devices and memory capacities through its extensive exploitation of System z 64-bit architecture to reduce CPU requirements, improve performance, and potentially dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership. DB2 10’s CPU reduction features are welcomed around the world as companies analyze every factor to improve the bottom line.

Initial testing of DB2 10 shows that its many enhancements optimize the run-time environment by reducing CPU consumption by up to 5-20%."
The paper is divided into six sections
Section I – Introduction of db2 10 for z/os
Section II – Performance availability
Section III – Scalability, simplification, security
Section IV - Application enablement
Section V – Data warehousing
Section VI – Reduced total cost of ownership (tco)
As I always say, just check it out !

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