IBM Turns Attention to Data Warehouse

IBM partners with Appfluent Technology and launches a new suite of tools to help boost data warehouse performance.

IBM has launched a suite of integrated software to help customers better manage its data warehouses and business intelligence applications.

IBMs new DB2 Warehouse Performance Management Suite—an add-on to its DB2 database management system—makes it easier for companies to maximize their underlying system resources and takes advantage of the recently announced extreme workload management features in DB2 Warehouse 9.5, IBM officials said. With the software, IBM takes an end-to-end monitoring approach and offers insight on the entire data life cycle, from database and system configuration to data movement processes, they added.

"The new Performance Management Suite will further enhance our dynamic warehousing initiative, providing our clients with the industrys most comprehensive tools for maximizing the performance of their data warehouse," said Arvind Krishna, vice president of IBM Data Services, in a statement. "These new capabilities will deliver unprecedented insight for IBM customers to better manage their BI and data warehousing applications and infrastructure."

IBM made a major move in the area of BI technology when it announced plans this month to acquire BI vendor Cognos for $5 billion.


Read more here about IBMs acquisition of Cognos.

In addition to the software suite, IBM also announced it is partnering with Appfluent Technology. The companies are combining the query monitoring technology and workload analysis capabilities of Appfluents software with the monitoring, deep analytics and optimization features of DB2 Warehouse to offer customers the insight they need to better manage the life cycle of user activity, applications, systems and processes.


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