Published on 27 Sep 2013
“ Despite still being very early in our performance testing, we have already seen CPU reductions of 8-13 percent on some of the workloads, thanks to the more efficient decompression algorithms that IBM DB2 allows us to run. ”
Manager, BMW Group
Established in 1916 and headquartered in Munich, Germany, BMW Group is one of the world’s largest and most successful car manufacturers. Operating in 150 countries, the company employs more than 107,000 people.
World-leading car manufacturer BMW Group wanted to develop sustainable and smarter driving strategies, in line with the market’s pressing requests. The company knew that any difficulties in managing the mountain of data created by these innovations would mean risking to lose business opportunities.
BMW Group implemented IBM® DB2® 11 for z/OS®, which offers optimized management of information and workload and enhanced cost savings. Furthermore, the company is soon planning to leverage the latest-generation IBM zEnterprise® EC12 mainframe.
Enables BMW Group to develop and launch innovative strategies for green and smart driving. Supports constant workload increase, 24/7. Reduced processing workload by 8-13 percent, cutting CPU usage.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
DB2 for z/OS, z/OS
z Systems, z Systems: zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12)
Enabling Business Flexibility, Information Management Foundation, Mobile, System z Software, Workload Management
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6/30/2014 - Added 'System z Mobile' fragment in the right column