This Chat with the Lab introduces the spatial capabilities of IBM relational databases, focusing on the DB2 Spatial Extender for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
Much of the business data that we work with has a spatial characteristic, such as customer or office locations, sales regions, hazard polygons or facilities such as utility lines and highways. By representing this spatial information in a relational table as spatial datatypes, SQL queries can incorporate spatial functions to perform spatial analysis in the database.
Business value is derived by being able to answer questions like:
- where are customers who may be interested in buying flood insurance?
- what are the patterns of high crime activity?
- where should a new service center be constructed to support new customers?
- where are preferred service providers along a route I plan to take?
DB2 Spatial Extender is being used to answer these questions.
To learn more join experts, Sal Vella and David Adler, from the IBM labs.
Date: Thursday May 27, 2010
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern (GMT-04:00)
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