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Next up is a session on the new infrastructure and platforms for analytics. IBM’s view (and I would agree) is that use cases for analytics are evolving to increasingly combine traditional structured data and newer unstructured, more dynamic, “Big Data” sources. As customers change the time frames in which they need to make decisions (more [...]

Tim Vincent, CTO of Information Management, came next to talk about DB2 with BLU Acceleration. He began by identifying several different kinds of workloads and scenarios that the new solution is designed to address and pointed out the context for this is rapidly changing hardware capabilities and pricing. Memory prices are falling,bandwidth inside machines is increasing, [...]