Cindy Russell's Blog (10)

What's new on the BLU Acceleration hub?

Lots of new content is available on, a site that is focused on BLU Acceleration in-memory computing for fast reporting and analytics from the transaction environment or a warehouse environment.  Here is a summary of some content you may want to check out:

  • What's new for BLU Acceleration in DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release", especially BLU Shadow Tables that let you perform operational reporting in the…

Added by Cindy Russell on September 26, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

New on the BLU Acceleration Hub

My top five picks of new content on the DB2 with BLU Acceleration microsite at

  • Partner solutions pages - find out which ISVs and consultants use BLU Acceleration in-memory computing to speed access to data and insights:
  • What is in-memory computing? - Find out how it works, what its benefits…

Added by Cindy Russell on June 18, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Check out Clabby Analytics on IBm BLU Acceleration!

This analyst finds that DB2 with BLU Acceleration for in-memory computing delivers consistently higher performance at a lesser cost.  Read for yourself.

Added by Cindy Russell on January 27, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Next DB2 Tech Talk Jan 23rd: Leveraging InfoSphere Optim Workload Replay for DB Environment Changes

IBM InfoSphere Optim Workload Replay can significantly improve your database testing experience and help you successfully manage change in your database environments, whether you are adopting BLU Acceleration, upgrading DB2 versions, or making the move to DB2.


Using InfoSphere Workload Replay, you can capture production workloads and use them to build realistic testing environments. This helps assess a wide range of database changes before production deployment and without…


Added by Cindy Russell on January 9, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Check out BLU Acceleration for Cloud Technology Preview


At the Information On Demand conference, IBM has announced BLU Acceleration for Cloud as a technology preview.  This is an opportunity to help shape the product, while also taking advantage of hot BLU Acceleration dynamic in-memory technology.  The cloud implementation provides a simple and agile way to access BI and data-intensive reporting on the cloud!


Check it out:  and join the November 21st DB2 Tech…


Added by Cindy Russell on November 7, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Next DB2 Tech Talk: Use DB2 on the Cloud

 Need to get started using DB2 quickly and at a low cost? DB2 on the cloud is an ideal way to get up and running quickly.

Several pre-installed, pre-configured editions of DB2 are available on the cloud to support needs that range from a small workgroup to advanced enterprise data applications.

Attend this Tech Talk to learn more about the features of this cloud implementation and how they can work for your business needs.

Join Rav Ahuja of IBM Labs on…


Added by Cindy Russell on October 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Dr Vladimir Bacvanski Hadoop Crash Course Add-on Tutorial at IBM IOD Conference

Big Data applications demand a lot of skills to execute well -- from knowledge of Hadoop to skills to work extensively with your business counterparts. 


At this year's IOD conference, we have designed a set of tutorials that will let you build this range of skills.  For example, join Dr Vladimir Bacvanski for a 9AM - 4PM tutorial on Hadoop.  He will cover all of the relevant technologies to Hadoop but from the standpoint of a data base administrator or data management…


Added by Cindy Russell on September 9, 2013 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Got DB2 skills? Get a new Job! Visit

If you have DB2 skills and are looking for a new job opportunity, check out  You will find about 3,500 job postings from across the globe on this site, direct from the employer.  Robust filtering capabilties let you narrow in on a specific job title--or even a specific country, state or city. 


Check out and let me know what you think! 

Added by Cindy Russell on November 20, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

Find out what is happening at Information on Demand confefence

This web site links you to announcements and also some livestreaming video from across the brands at the conference.


And, IBM PureData Systems have been keynoted at the conference!  If you cannot attend IOD, then kick start your learning on PureData Systems with the DB2 Tech Talk this Wednesday Oct 24th.  We will also cover other hot news from IBM and…


Added by Cindy Russell on October 22, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments Covers DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10

IBM Data Management Magazine covers DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 Releases 


As promised this new format is more flexible, enabling us to respond to exciting news like the DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 product announcements. Check out the coverage, where we feature an overview of the release; a…


Added by Cindy Russell on March 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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