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- Nine ways hybrid cloud delivers real IT and business benefit - April 13, 2016
- IBM dashDB is here!Keeping data warehouse infrastructure out of your way - November 10, 2014
- Please join me at IBM Insight 2014 for more on #IBMBLU and #BLUEMIX - October 24, 2014
BLU for Cloud is here! Cloud computing… cost-effective, easy, and now a great platform for accessing the power and simplicity of BLU Acceleration, The IBM in-memory database for reporting and business intelligence. Now with IBM’s BLU for Cloud offering everyone can leverage BLU Acceleration’s super-fast analytics with the enabling simplicity of cloud computing. An experience that will move you. A game changer for R&D teams and IT organizations alike.
- In under an hour anyone can access awesome data warehousing and BI for less than a cup of coffee.
- No infrastructure or IT resources to install, configure and manage.
Cloud is real, and it’s the biggest paradigm shift for IT in over a decade. Let’s get some numbers around that thought. In my experience with customers, ISVs and consultants BLU Acceleration shows a remarkable typical performance benefit of over 37x for suitable workloads, with many examples of query speedups in excess of 1000x. There are powerful engineering innovations that make it possible from parallel vector processing, and leveraging the power of modern memory hierarchies. Yes, BLU Acceleration rocks, but at the same time 80% of software being developed right now is for the cloud. 75% of companies already planning or using some form of software as a service and by just 2016 IBM estimates 25% of apps in the world will be on cloud. By 2017 50% of companies will use hybrid cloud architectures that join public and private clouds. This is a paradigm shift for high tech over the next 3 years – maybe the biggest since the introduction of mini-servers. That’s why IBM has already invested USD 7B in cloud to remake enterprise IT, including core offerings like BLU for Cloud. IBM has made it available through the Cloud provider of your choice (Softlayer or AWS) or your can have IBM handle it for you through their managed services (check out BlueMix, an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types like web, mobile, big data, new smart devices).
This may appear as a technology choice but the movement to cloud is really a business model choice and can be a liberating competitive advantage freeing engineering teams from infrastructure complexity. The biggest questions everyone is going to ask: “What about my data?”. BLU for Cloud let’s you manage and secure your data as if it’s on premises. Visibility, auditability, control, security.