Recording of this DB2 Chat with the Lab held on Thursday May 27, 2010, is now available:
Watch the replay: http://www.channeldb2.com/video/leveraging-spatial-1
Audio Recording (MP3, 8.6MB); Presentation slides (PDF, 1.2MB)
This chat introduces the spatial capabilities of IBM relational databases, focusing on the DB2 LUW Spatial Extender. Much of the business data that we work with has a spatial characteristic, such as customer or office locations, sales regions, hazard polygons or facilities such as utility lines and highways. By representing this spatial information in a relational table as spatial datatypes, SQL queries can incorporate spatial functions to perform spatial analysis in the database. Business value is derived by being able to answer questions like:
- where are customers who may be interested in buying flood insurance?
- what are the patterns of high crime activity
- should a new service center be constructed to support new customers
- where are preferred service providers along a route I plan to take
DB2 with the Spatial Extender is being used to answer these questions.
To learn more join experts from IBM labs - Sal Vella, (VP) and David Adler.
Register to receive instructions for attending by pointing your browser to tinyurl.com/spatialdb