To reduce elapsed time for a query, DB2 can give queries parallel resources, such as several I/O paths or processors. By taking advantage of these resources, queries can run in a shorter period of time, enabling more work to be pushed through the system. Parallelism can help improve the performance of I/O- and CPU-bound read-only queries. It can help queries that are reading large amounts of data, regardless of the filtration.
Dell has acquired Clerity Solutions of Chicago and announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Make Technologies of Vancouver, B.C., both leading global providers of application modernization software and services that the company says reduce the cost, risk and time required to re-engineer applications. "The addition of Make Technologies and Clerity Solutions to Dell Services positions us to lead in the fast-growing applications modernization space," says Steve Schuckenbrock, president, Dell Services.