IBM BLU Acceleration Solution - Power Systems Edition

Business leaders depend on data about business operations and the marketplace to differentiate their businesses from competitors. Identifying hidden relationships, patterns and trends in the era of big data can be a daunting task given the unprecedented volume, variety, velocity and veracity of data, in the face of higher demands for analytics.



Organizations need faster insight and agility to create new business opportunities, increase operational efficiency and drive customer satisfaction.

IBM BLU Acceleration Solution – Power Systems Edition enables faster and less complex analytic queries and reporting using dynamic in-memory columnar technologies for business intelligence and data warehouse applications. The solution is built on a Power ESE* server and includes IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration which is specifically optimized to take advantage of Simultaneous Multi-Threading in POWER7+ processors, and autonomically detects and exploits larger pages and storage keys. BLU Acceleration is also designed to take advantage of multiple cores. Efficient use of available hardware such as memory, I/O and CPU helps to reduce memory latency and processing. DB2 with BLU Acceleration is fully integrated with DB2 on Power servers. It does not require SQL or schema changes to implement.

IBM BLU Acceleration Solution – Power Systems Edition also includes AIX and PowerVM providing security, resilience and the flexibility to add analytics applications such as Cognos in separate virtual machines. As data volumes grow requiring larger data warehouses, Capacity on Demand functions enable the seamless addition of processor cores and memory for greater capacity, and application migration without powering down the system.

For businesses who want to more effectively achieve profitability and competitive differentiation for analytic data workloads, DB2 with BLU Acceleration on the range of Power servers provides a high performance, highly resilient and secure data warehouse infrastructure for faster insights from analytics.

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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers a platform that supports next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while providing maximum utilization, availability, and flexibility to help you deliver new advantages to your business.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.


Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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