The introduction of BLU acceleration, a new technology offering which will be applied within the DB2 10.5 database version, was developed by IBM specifically to optimize the execution of complex queries and increase performance for data analysis. Some important features include in-memory columnar processing, parallel vector processing capabilities, data compression, and data skipping to disable the processing of irrelevant data. Other features include support for SQL, and specific features for hardware optimization such as memory management and CPU processing optimization.
A series of enhancements to IBM’s existing big data platform, including a new version of IBM Infosphere Streams, and a new version (2.1) of Big SQL, IBM’s end-user interface for BigInsights, its Hadoop distribution.
The introduction of a new PureData System for Hadoop—this data appliance will include IBM’s existing IBM Big Data Stack and will enrich its PureData set of appliances by offering a hardware/software package that is pre-configured to ease the development of a Hadoop cluster, avoiding or minimizing technical, human, and deployment costs.