IBM has introduced a fully-integrated and scalable data warehouse solution for Linux that combines software, server, and storage resources for business intelligence and information management performance for enterprises. The IBM Data Warehousing Balanced Configuration Unit for Linux (BCU) combines DB2 Data Warehouse Edition, and eServer 326m running on either SUSE or Red Hat Linux with TotalStorage DS4800.
This solution is targeted at enterprise data warehouses that require an infrastructure solution optimized for scalability, manageability, fault-tolerance, and performance. Additionally, the Balanced Configuration Unit for Linux delivers support for archiving, integrating, and analyzing data. The new Balanced Configuration Unit is designed around best practices of creating a balanced performance through the use of modular nodes, or building blocks. The IBM Data Warehousing Balanced Configuration Unit for Linux is currently available from IBM.