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Maximize your Business Potential with GoGrid & IBM DB2 Database & Cloud Solutions – Webinar

July 31st, 2012 by - 4,658 views

A majority of applications running on the web require data and databases. In fact, I’d say 99% of websites are controlled by data-driven applications. And new types of data are being created each and every second from social interaction, transaction, and geolocation data, for example.

With a variety of data management, warehousing, and analysis options available, how do you know which one to choose? Are you working mainly with unstructured data? If so, then a Big Data solution might be what you need. Big Data is relatively new, however, and might not be the best fit for your company. There are plenty of other options, one of these being IBM DB2.

GoGrid and IBM have teamed up to offer a quick and easy way to deploy an IBM DB2 database solution in the cloud. If you’re an IBM Independent Software Vendor (ISV), you can deploy a pre-configured DB2 server and have it up and running on the GoGrid cloud in literally minutes.

So, why would you and other ISVs want to go this route? For starters, you’d get:

  • Faster time-to-market with your DB2 offering
  • Easy and quick proof-of-concepts (POCs) or demoing of your DB2 solution
  • Consolidated cloud infrastructure and DB2 licensing invoices

To help you get started, IBM and GoGrid recently recorded a webinar that explains the benefits of using DB2 as your database solution. If your customers are application developers needing databases to power their application or you, as an ISV, want to provide a solution for your clients to demo—and potentially convert this demo or POC into a full-fledged offering—this webinar is for you.

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The webinar covers:

  • The importance of databases
  • The features and capabilities of IBM DB2
  • How to run DB2 in the cloud
  • How to deploy DB2 in the GoGrid cloud

Some things to consider when deploying a database (DB) solution:

  1. Does your DB have ACID properties (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, & Durability)?
  2. Does the DB you want have low operating costs? Is it reliable? And is it easy to use?
  3. Did you know that according to IBM Corporate Strategy analysis of IDC data, new physical server spending has actually declined in the past few years, with more organizations opting for cloud-based solutions?
  4. According to benchmark tests, DB2’s Self-Tuning Memory Manager (STMM) actually does a better job tuning and managing the resources of your DB2 instance than an expensive Database Administrator (DBA) can do manually.
  5. Deploying a DB2 instance in the GoGrid cloud takes only minutes—and you save on infrastructure costs, capital expenditures, and IT resources in the process.

If you want to learn more about this GoGrid and IBM solution, I encourage you to watch our joint webinar.

If you’re an ISV and would like to deploy IBM DB2 in the GoGrid cloud as a solution for your customers, please contact GoGrid sales and they can expedite the process for you.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

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