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IBM DB2 9.7 and Smart Analytics Systems: Architecture and Key Capabilities for Data Warehousing (WinterCorp)
In this 28 page whitepaper, Winter Corporation reviews the product architecture of IBM’s DB2 9.7 and IBM’s Smart Analytics System for consideration by organizations that need a platform for data warehousing, data analytics or business intelligence. The authors conclude that “Overall, DB2 9.7 and IBM’s Smart Analytics Systems are among the most capable data warehouse products available on the market today.” The researchers examine how data warehouses are growing and changing, the architectural foundation of DB2 for LUW, DB2’s capabilities for resource optimization and workload management, IBM’s unique ability to respond to data warehouse growth, and IBM Smart Analytics System – pre-integrated, modular, workload optimized systems for analytics. In conclusion, WinterCorp advises “organizations that need a platform for data warehousing and/or data analytics will want to consider the IBM platforms described in this paper”.