Cost/Benefit Case for IBM DB2 V11.1 Compared to Oracle Database 12c for OLAP Deployments

IBM Db2, Oracle Database, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server continue to be dominant enterprise-ready databases, each supported by various hardware from established vendors. This paper presents a cost/benefit case for two industry-leading database platforms for analytics workloads—IBM Power Systems with AIX running IBM Db2 11.1 with BLU Acceleration, and Oracle Exadata Database Machine configured with Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 12c Release 2

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