IBM’s Information on Demand Conference – What happens in Vegas can come home with you!

Conference season isn’t over yet, and I’m getting ready to leave for Las Vegas and IBM’s annual Software conference (IOD). I expect at least 10,000 people; it will be the first coming out party for Netezza since its acquisition by IBM about a year ago. Given all the hoopla around analytics and big data, (and all of the competitive announcements at that conference at Moscone earlier this month) I’m sure we will see a lot of energy around IBM’s new offerings across both systems (and appliances?) and software.

Intel does not have a booth on the show floor (after all, this is a software conference), but we’ll be in the IBM System X Series booth showing off systems with the latest Intel Xeon Series processors.  A featured demo will be the IBM Smart Analytics System 5710 (with two Xeon 5600 series processors), along with theater sessions on our Machine Check Architecture. (BTW did you like those great Intel Q3 results?)

We will participate in technical sessions (see below) ranging from IBM pureScale to In-memory performance, and highlight products from Informix and Netezza, along with an intriguing customer session from France Telecom/Orange.  If you stop by and pick up one of our “passports,” and collect two stamps prior to dropping it off at the booth, you’ll be entered to win a 160GB Intel SSD at the daily booth drawing and at the drawings at each participating sessions (see details on the passport)!

I expect to tweet from the show when interesting things happen, so follow me on Twitter: @panist.

Intel Sessions @ IOD:

Monday, Oct 24

8:15am – 9:45am:

Opening General Session with Intel video:  Congratulations on IBM Centennial


Intel Diamond Session – The Mission Critical Offerings of IBM & Intel: The Innovation Spiral (Berni Schiefer, David Baker) - Mariner B

1:00pm- 1:20pm:

Vendor Sponsored Presentation on MCA-R – Want uptime?  Choose Intel Xeon processors with IBM Software (Jantz Tran) – Business Partner theater Expo floor

Tuesday, Oct 25

11:15am – 12:15pm:

Joint System x/Software Group/Intel Session – Under the covers of DB2 pureScale with Intel Xeon processors (B. Schiefer, J. Borkenhagen, M Shults) - S. Pacific G

1:30pm- 1:50pm:

Vendor Sponsored Presentation on MCA-R – Want uptime?  Choose Intel Xeon processors with IBM Software (Jantz Tran) – Business Partner Theater Expo floor

1:45pm – 2:45pm:

Keynote – Brave New World: Appliances, Optimized Systems and Big Data (Intel DB2 pureScale on System x video will be in this keynote)


Intel Diamond Session – France Telecom Orange Open Grid with IBM and Intel Xeon (Soumik Sinharoy, France Telecom) – South Pacific I

Wednesday, Oct 26

2:00pm – 3:00pm:

Technical Session – Maximizing Performance for Data Warehouse and BI with Netezza, Information Server, and Intel Xeon (Sriram Padmananbhan, Mi Wan Shum, Garrett Drysdale) – South Pacific J

Thursday, Oct 27

8:15am – 9:30am:

Technical Session – IBM and Intel Collaborate to Improve In-memory Performance (Dan Behman, K. Doshi, Jantz Tran) – Islander I

11:30pm – 12:30pm:

Technical Session – Performance and Scalability of Informix Ultimate Warehouse Edition on Intel Xeon E7 processors (M. Gupta, J. Tran) – Tradewinds C

3:30pm – 4:30pm:

Technical/Business Session – Build a Cloud Ready BI Solution (Sunil Kamath, Larry Weber, K. Doshi) – Islander F