May 22, 2012

A Closer Look at the IDAA

IBM has come out with a draft Redbook on the DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA). Having written about the IDAA last year, I'm really looking forward to reading this new IBM publication.

"Optimizing DB2 Queries with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS" examines the IDAA and details how to manage data warehousing queries on z/OS with Netezza. The publication features a high-level overview of the technology; then the process of installing and integrating the IDAA with your current DB2 10 for z/OS environment is explained in depth.

Here's the table of contents:

Part 1. Business analytics with DB2 for z/OS
Chapter 1. Data warehousing on System z
Chapter 2. The DB2 for z/OS integrated solution

Part 2. Sample DB2 Analytics Accelerator implementation
Chapter 3. The business scenario
Chapter 4. Feasibility study
Chapter 5. Configuration and installation
Chapter 6. WLM settings for DB2 Analytics Accelerator
Chapter 7. Monitoring DB2 Analytics Accelerator environments
Chapter 8. Operational considerations
Chapter 9. Using Studio client to define and load data
Chapter 10. Query acceleration management
Chapter 11. Latency management
Chapter 12. Performance considerations
Chapter 13. Security considerations

Part 3. Additional topics
Chapter 14. Analytics and reporting on System z
Chapter 15. Data sharing and disaster recovery
Appendix A. Recommended maintenance
Appendix B. Additional material

I’ll soon have a chance to work with this technology and plan to write about some of my findings. What do you think? What does it take to manage this environment on a daily basis? If you have experience with the IDAA, please register your thoughts in Comments.