DB2 11 also offers improved synergy with the latest mainframe hardware, the zEC12
. For example, FLASH Express and pageable 1MB frames are used for buffer pool control blocks and DB2 executable code.
* The zEC12 is the first IBM mainframe to include internal solid state technology called Flash Express, a new memory technology that can help improve the performance of data intensive applications.
* zEC12 is the first general purpose IBMserverto incorporate transactional memory technology, first used to help make the IBM Blue Gene/Q-based "Sequoia" system at Lawrence Livermore National Lab the fastest supercomputer in the world, IBM said.
* zEC12 advances performance for analytics, increasing performance of analytic workloads by 30% compared to its IBM predecessor, the z196.