IBM unveils Linux-based data warehouse solution

IBM has introduced a fully integrated Linux-based data warehouse solution that combines software, server, and storage resources to help improve business intelligence and information management for enterprises.

IBM has introduced a fully integrated Linux-based data warehouse solution that combines software, server, and storage resources to help improve business intelligence and information management for enterprises.

The IBM Data Warehousing Balanced Configuration Unit for Linux (BCU) combines DB2 Data Warehouse Edition, and the eServer 326m platform running on either SUSE or Red Hat Linux with TotalStorage DS4800.

IBM said the solution would provide firms with a data warehouse solution that was optimised for scalability, manageability, fault-tolerance and performance.

The BCU is designed around best practices of creating a balanced performance through the use of modular nodes, or building blocks, which IT departments can use to reduce design time, shorten deployments, and  to maintain a favourable price/performance ratio as they add nodes to enlarge data warehouses, said IBM.

More information about BCU is at www.ibm.com/bi

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