IBM launches DB2 10, InfoSphere 10 with eye on big data

The new software is designed to integrate with big data systems, compress data and provide quick data warehouse querie

IBM has launched new versions of its DB2 and InfoSphere software with a goal of handling more big data streams.

The company rolled out DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10. The new software is designed to integrate with big data systems, compress data and provide quick data warehouse queries.

Like other data warehouse players, established tech vendors are racing to layer in Hadoop connectors and talk the big data game. Oracle, Teradata and a bevy of others have talked about big data streams and connecting to Hadoop-based systems. Also see: Oracle rolls out big data play with aggressive price, Cloudera | Teradata, Cloudera team up on Hadoop data warehousing

According to IBM, datawarehouse queries are up to 10 times faster and storage space is freed up. IBM's goal is to poach customers from Oracle. IBM is offering:

  • Connections with Hadoop-based systems for real-time analysis of unstructured data.
  • Data compression technologies dubbed adaptive compression and multi-temperature data management aims to speed up data delivery by moving it to hot and cold tiers.
  • Access data at any point in time via a feature called Time Travel Query.

Coca Cola Bottling was named as a flagship customer. The company migrated from Oracle to IBM and reportedly saved more than $1 million over four years on licensing, maintenance and storage costs.