IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration

IBM Redbooks Solution Guide

Published 17 July 2014

Authors: Whei-Jen Chen, Shawn G. Tooley


Available with the IBM DB2®10.5 release, BLU Acceleration delivers unparalleled performance improvements for analytic applications and reporting using dynamic in-memory optimized columnar technologies. BLU Acceleration is one of the most significant pieces of technology that has ever been delivered in DB2 and arguably in the database market in general. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of the DB2 with BLU Acceleration feature.


IBM DB2® with BLU Acceleration is a revolutionary technology, delivered in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Release 10.5. Using dynamic in-memory columnar technologies, BLU Acceleration enables organizations to perform analytic queries at breakthrough speeds. With query response times up to 100 times faster than earlier systems, BLU Acceleration provides a simple, fast, and easy-to-use solution for organizations that seek rapid access to business answers.

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