RESEARCH & RESOURCES

The Total Economic Impact of IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration

January 14, 2016

This white paper describes the cost savings and business benefits of DB2 with BLU Acceleration. In a commissioned study, Forrester Consulting evaluated the total economic impact of BLU Acceleration in-memory technology at a financial services client. Based on interviews and subsequent financial analysis and research, they found the following results: 152% ROI; economic benefit of $308,000, adjusted to $478,723 NPV with a 12-month payback; 70–80% query performance improvements; increase of 5x to 12x data compression rates; and minutes-to-seconds performance improvements in query results.

As data volumes and the number of queries have increased for this client, BLU Acceleration eliminated the need to manage indexes and improved query response time. This helped to manage IT staff workload and enabled the organization to respond quickly to regulatory requests.

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