Solution Performance

Discover the Benefits

  • Accelerates response time for analytics queries

  • Higher throughput to support more concurrent users



DB2* is IBM’s flagship database product which supports in-memory column store tables for analytics workloads. The proprietary IBM Big Data Insights Workload (BDInsights) is a multi-user data warehousing workload based on a retail environment. The workload as configured uses a 300GB scale factor and 12 concurrent users. It is compute-bound in the tested configuration.

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Performance Contributors

  • Greater number of cores/threads and improved memory bandwidth of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX), available with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, also contributed to the performance gain of 65% compared to older generation processor (see chart).1 2 3


Significantly higher throughput compared to older hardware – with the latest 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 processor, IBM DB2 users can achieve analytics results more rapidly, while supporting more concurrent users.