IBM intros new software for ?big data?

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Based on innovations from IBM labs, the new software continuously accesses, compresses, and analyzes data, freeing up IT staff to work on higher value tasks such as big data and business analytics. Over the past four years, more than 100 clients, 200 business partners, and hundreds of experts from IBM Research and Software Development Labs around the world collaborated to develop the new software. In the era of big data, organizations are struggling to gain insights from information assets to transform business operations and be competitive in their industries. The challenge is compounded by new high performance applications that require instant access to new types and massive amounts of data from social networks, sensors, and mobile devices, along with data growing exponentially inside business applications. To help clients meet these challenges, IBM unvieled the DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 software that integrates with big data systems, automatically compresses data into tighter spaces to prevent storage sprawl, and slices information from the past, present, and future to eliminate expensive application code. During testing, clients performed data warehouse queries up to 10 times faster to speed up decision making, freed up storage space up to 90 percent to dramatically reduce storage needs, and easily migrated data from other database to IBM DB2 software with 98-percent code compatibility that didn’t require changing the data or retraining staff. ?Today?s growing data volumes make it tougher for clients to access the right data when they need it to stay competitive,” said Victor Silvino, country manager for software group at IBM Philippines. ?IBM has advanced database and data warehouse technology to the point where data management can be automated and insights shared more broadly than ever before, freeing up decision makers and IT staff to focus on business growth,? Silvino said. ?For instance, the Philippine banking customers today require instant and 24×7 access to accounts either online or through mobile devices. Our new database software will enable local banks and other financial institutions to meet these demands and help predict and address network bottlenecks so there is not an interruption in service. Also, the high availability and disaster recovery features help ensure our client’s customers get the best experience every time,? he said. ]]>

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