IBM's DB2 10, which will be available April 30, touts many new features, including adaptive compression, which instantly compresses data to make it easier for business applications to use it, and multi-temperature data management, which assesses how frequently data is needed and moves it to the most cost-effective storage option.
Both DB2 and InfoSphere, which is also sporting a new version number, now allow organizations to exploit some of the newer options for managing data. InfoSphere 10 boasts improved integration with Hadoop-based systems and DB2 10 supports the Resource Description Framework (RDF) data model.
Time travel query, which makes it easier to examine data as it existed in the database during any point in time is another new feature.
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