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IBM releases software to ‘tame the data deluge’

IBM today announced new software it says allows users to ‘tame the data deluge’, speed up business processes and gain insights from data in an easier way.

DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 easily integrate with big data systems, IBM said, and automatically squeeze unwieldy data into tighter spaces to prevent costly storage sprawl. The software also eliminates costly application code by slicing information from the past, present and future, the company added.

Based on innovations from IBM labs, the new software continuously accesses, compresses, and analyses data, freeing up IT staff to work on higher value tasks.

Over 100 clients, 200 business partners, and hundreds of experts from IBM Research and Software Development Labs around the world collaborated over the past four years to develop the new software.

“Today’s growing data volumes make it tougher for clients to access the right data when they need it to stay competitive,” said Arvind Krishna, GM at IBM Information Management.

“IBM has advanced database and data warehouse technology to the point where data management can be automated and insights shared more broadly than ever before, freeing up decision makers and IT staff to focus on business growth,” Krishna added.

The largest independent bottler of Coca Cola products in the U.S., Coca-Cola Bottling Co., has been using DB2 10.

“Coca Cola Bottling Company has saved more than a million dollars over the past four years in licensing, maintenance, and storage costs by migrating from Oracle to IBM database software,” said Tom DeJuneas, IT team manager at Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

“We’ve reinvested these savings into other business projects, while keeping
our operating expenses flat. As a result, we don’t have to pass rising costs on to consumers, which allow us to maintain our sales volumes and market share,” he added.

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