Todays Growing Data Volumes Make It Tougher for Clients

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-04-03 Print this article Print

€œToday€™s growing data volumes make it tougher for clients to access the right data when they need it to stay competitive," said Arvind Krishna, general manager of IBM Information Management, in a statement. €œIBM has advanced database and data warehouse technology to the point where data management can be automated and insights shared more broadly than ever before, freeing up decision makers and IT staff to focus on business growth.€

IBM said Coca-Cola Bottling Company has been using DB2 10 to drive increased performance and lower software and hardware costs.

€œCoca-Cola Bottling Company has saved more than $1 million over the past four years in licensing, maintenance, and storage costs by migrating from Oracle to IBM database software,€ said Tom DeJuneas, IT team manager at Coca-Cola, in a statement. €œWe€™ve reinvested these savings into other business projects, while keeping our operating expenses flat. As a result, we don€™t have to pass rising costs on to consumers, which allows us to maintain our sales volumes and market share.€

The upgrade to DB2 10 further enhances performance and boosts business processes, IBM said. Coca-Cola has seen the time-to-process queries decrease dramatically. This improves supply chain management processes with increased average response of SAP workloads from 30 to 60 percent, which helps bring products to market faster, IBM officials said.

Other customers discussed their use of IBM's new database software.

€œBanking customers today require instant and anytime access to accounts either online or through mobile devices,€ Lefentse Sennelo, DB2 database specialist at ABSA Bank, a member of the Barclays Group, said in a statement. €œIBM's new database software allows us to meet these demands and helps predict and address network bottlenecks so there is not an interruption in service. The high availability and disaster recovery features helps ensure our customers get the best experience every time.€

€œIBM's new database software allows Mindray to compress business data flowing through our SAP applications by nearly 77 percent, which means we spend less time and money on managing and storing our data,€ said Eric Xu, DB2 database administrator at Mindray Medical International Limited, in a statement. €œThis new feature is automatic and we don't have to take our data offline or require an administrator to spend time working on it, freeing up valuable resources.€

€œAs one of China€™s top 15 manufacturers, Jianlong Steel is interested in controlling costs and improving performance as we process 6.5 million tons of steel each year,€ said Feng Wang, database administrator at Jianlong Steel, in a statement. €œWe tested the IBM software and found improved performance and cost savings from the new adaptive compression and workload manager features. We think the new database software will prove very valuable to our business.€


Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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