IBM Blue Insight

Turning big data into actionable business insight - fast and at low cost

Published on 5 Mar 2014

Businesses today need to make better, faster decisions based on reality rather than on assumptions, and that means taking control of enormous volumes of data. The combination of DB2 Analytics Accelerator, Cognos BI and SPSS on the System z platform gives us that control and opens up a whole different way of doing things.

Larry Yarter, Chief Architect, IBM Business Analytics Competency Center


Computer Services

Deployment country
United States


For more than 100 years, IBM has been at the forefront of technology solutions for business. Some 400,000 global employees help generate more than $100 billion in annual revenues, providing innovative solutions for organizations of all sizes and in every sector.

Business need
To stay ahead of competitors through more rapid, data-driven decision-making, IBM needed faster insight into growing volumes of transactional data as it was coming into the business.

IBM® DB2® Analytics Accelerator boosts performance for IBM's analytics, integrating with IBM DB2 for z/OS® to enable fast queries and eliminate the need to move data to marts on other platforms.

400 percent speed increase in query response times to support critical analytics. Accelerated one query process from 100 hours to just six minutes. Game-changing insight is available almost in real time.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

InfoSphere Streams, Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, DB2 for z/OS, SPSS Modeler, InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition, Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS Statistics, PureData System for Analytics

z Systems: zEnterprise 196 (z196)

SPSS Modeler, SPSS Statistics, DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, PureData System for Analytics (powered by Netezza technology), InfoSphere Streams, InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition, DB2 for z/OS, Cognos Business Intelligence, IBM Analytics, , Information Management Foundation, System z Software, Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Analytics, BA - Business Analytics

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