DB2 BLU Acceleration certified for SAP Netweaver BW
DB2 Version 10.5 introduces compressed column-organized tables whose data pages contain column data instead of row data. Column-organized tables can provide performance improvements for certain types of analytic queries. You can now use DB2 column-organized tables in SAP NetWeaver BW for systems running on AIX or Linux. For further details refer to SAP Note 1819734 - DB6: Use of BLU Acceleration. 4 December 2013
To use different types of storage systems in a world of “big data”, DB2 for LUW provides “storage groups” as an extension to the automatic storage concept. This paper describes how storage groups can be used in SAP systems. 25 November 2013
DB2 10.5 Fix Pack Information
Fix Pack 2 for IBM DB2 10.5 is not a regular DB2 for LUW server Fix Pack. It contains only client-side enhancements for connections to DB2 for z/OS servers. Therefore, SAP will not certify this Fix Pack for DB2 for LUW. The next regular DB2 10.5 Fix Pack certified by SAP will be Fix Pack 3.
This article over there at IBM developerWorks describes how to use one of the new features in DB2 10.5: the scripted interface for DB2 Advanced Copy Services (DB2 ACS). 16 August 2013
IBM DB2 Version 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is available for SAP applications. Refer to SAP Note 1851853 and 1260217 for supported new features. To upgrade your DB2 database to version 10.5, refer to the database upgrade guide. 13 August 2013