I am a Research Staff Member (RSM) at IBM Research - Almaden in the Advanced Database Solutions group (K55G). My research focuses on efficient, scalable business intelligence and transaction processing and I am actively involved in the BLU project.
DB2 BLU is the column-store (in) DB2 and it has been released as part of IBM DB2 v10.5 with BLU Accelaration.
DB2 Acceleration deeply integrates innovative new techniques for processing column-organized tables that speed read-mostly Business Intelligence queries
by 10 to 100 times and improve compression by 3 to 10
times, compared to traditional row-organized tables, without the complexity of deﬁning indexes or materialized views on those tables.
A thorough technical description of DB2 BLU can be found here.
Prior joining IBM, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where I worked on scalable transaction processing on modern hardware architectures under the supervision of Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki. During the last year of my graduate studies, I was also affiliated with the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.
My personal webpage, which I try to maintain up-to-date, can be found here.