DB2 10.5 Is Now Available
June 14th, 2013

The IBM BLU Acceleration technology, first announced on April 3, 2013 is now available for customers worldwide. DB2 10.5 features new innovations from the IBM Research and Development Labs that address the common Big Data issues of size, development time, and response times.


"Exciting day today! It's the eGA of DB2 10.5 for LUW with BLU Acceleration featuring exciting, and ground breaking data management innovation for analytic processing. BLU Acceleration is new technology for analytic queries in DB2 LUW. It introduces columnar capabilities to DB2 databases where table data is stored column-organised rather than row-organised. Its fast, simple to implement and use, low in operating costs, and above all its all embedded in the core DB2 engine. " says Iqbal Goralwalla, Head of DB2 Midrange & IBM Champion, Triton Consulting


Read more here ....

http://www.triton.co.uk/confessions-of-a-db2-geek/article/67/DB2-10.5-addresses-Big-Data-challenges-with-BLU-Acceleration