The what, how and why of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator

Written by Cristian Molaro on . Posted in DB2 z/OS, The Wall

DB2 for z/OS has a new cool feature: the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator or IDAA. The IDAA is a marriage of DB2 for z/OS and Netezza technology to accelerate complex queries in a highly secure and available environment. This 60 minute video will explain what it is exactly, how it works and why you would want such an accelerator. Click on the image below to start the presentation (opens new window). Enjoy!


Cristian Molaro

Cristian Molaro is an independent DB2 specialist and an IBM Gold Consultant. He was recognized by IBM as an Information Champion in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. His main activity is linked to DB2 for z/OS administration and performance. He has presented papers at several international conferences and local user groups in Europe and North America. He is coauthor of 6 IBM Redbooks related to DB2 including the recent "Optimizing DB2 Queries with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS". Cristian is part of the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee, where he works as the Marketing Team Leader, and he is Chairman of the DB2 LUW User Group BeLux. Cristian was recognized by IBM as "TOP" EMEA Consultant at IDUG EMEA DB2 Tech Conference Prague 2011; he can be reached at
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