IDUG 2013 Announcement: DB2 Family Integrates JSON, Graph Document and Key Value Data Stores

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) North American conference celebrated both DB2 for z/OS’ 30-year anniversary and its own 25-year anniversary last week in Orlando.  The conference was kicked off by a Bob Picciano who talked about the all the great items coming from the IBM Software Division.  My notes from the session are too long but the highlights are that the Software Division is delivering for IBM many different ways.

For example, IBM and the software groups are focusing on delivering better business outcomes.  The IBM software team is collaborating across the world with over 280,000+ employees and customers to incorporate all types of ideas.  Through this collaboration IBM developed five main themes for delivering value at the point of impact from the very detailed and wide ranging ideas.

  • Exploration:  Deliver solutions that help data exploration for delivering better data relationships and insights.
  • 360° View of the Customer: Provide solutions that help me understand all aspect of my customers better and faster
  • Deliver Security and Intelligence: Protect my data assets and enhance fraud detection.
  • Deliver Operational Efficiencies: Achieve the best total cost of ownership infrastructure.
  • Deliver data Augmentation: Help me uncover relationships between any data types anywhere in my enterprise.

With these five themes IBM is focusing on delivering value to companies so they can know their market, know their customer, know what to do and know the best next action to deliver better solutions for their customers.

The IDUG conference provides in-depth technical information and IBM Fellow Curt Cotner has delivered many IDUG technical speeches describing DB2 technology advances over his 35-year DB2-focused career.  This year Curt delivered his  last keynote announcing his retirement in summer later this year.  He is retiring on a high note, as he along with Bill Bireley, detailed the new DB2 data stores within both the DB2 for z/OS and DB2 LUW products by the end of 2013.  These new DB2 Family data stores provide interoperability between all types of new and interesting platforms, products and protocols.

During Curt’s speech he announced that the DB2 Family will be embracing the following data stores by the end of 2013:  

  • Key Value Data Store
  • Document Data Store
  • Columnar Data Store
  • Graph Data Store

Along with embracing and handling these new data stores, the DB2 Family is announcing support for interfacing with these data stores through JSON, SPARQL and OWL languages capabilities.  These fast and flexible new data management data interchange, web ontology, and query languages provide interfaces and some interrogation capabilities into these new data stores.  These advanced technologies  are being leveraged for all types of applications and help DB2 leverage and interface with new mobile phones, machine, medical and mechanical sensors and all types of new schema-less data stores.

Also, check out the updates to my blog post from a few weeks ago.  The beta program for DB2 Version 10.5 Kepler has gone well and the team has been working hard on the new DB2 Version 10.5 Columnar data store.  Development has gone so well that the testing and integration of new features has been completed.  Check out the new features for DB2 Version 10.5 Kepler in my updated blog here.

This was only the start to the many great technical presentations during the week, proving once again that IDUG continues to be the premier DB2 Family technical conference.  Make sure you put money in the budget now for IDUG North America 2014 next year in Phoenix May 12-16th.

I am presenting my Big Data presentation about how a 22 billion row data warehouse was built in only six months in the DB2 Night Show on May 17th.  You can sign up at the DB2 Night Show web page.




17 MAY 2013
10am CT

Agile Big Data Analytics: Implementing a 22 billion row data warehouse
Dave Beulke discusses the design, architecture, meta-data, performance and other experiences building a big data and analytics DW system. If you need to build a big data warehouse, be sure to attend this show!
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David Beulke


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