April 3, 2012 – With enhancements to processing efficiency and capabilities, IBM on Tuesday made the first major revamp of its DB2 relational database management software in four years.

In its announcement, IBM trumpeted data warehouse queries that were five-to-10 times faster in DB2 version 10 than running those same workloads in version 9 of the software, in addition to instant data compression and assessments of data use for storage efficiency. Big data management takes a role in the updated version in the form of integration and real-time analysis of unstructured sources and Hadoop-based systems, according to an IBM news release. Version 10 also features an increase in the number of concurrent users, added security, and enhancements to schema and query performance management.

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