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I'm still catching up on some of my reading.  Here are some interesting statistics that I missed the other week, as reported by the DB2 News and Tips blog:  

As expected, Arvind Krishna's Monday morning keynote provided a detailed state of the union of IBM's holy trinity (DB2, Informix, and IMS). Here are some of the happy numbers I remember:
  • DB2 on System z powers 9 of the world's top 10 insurance companies, 23 of the top 25 retailers in the US, and every single one of the top 59 banks in the world.
  • Just one IMS customer (presumably one of the bigger ones) handles as much as three trillion dollars in transactions in a single day.
  • IMS databases handle transactions for 95% of Fortune 1000 companies
  • The sum total of all live data managed right now in IMS is estimated to be over 15 exabytes, or 15 billion gigabytes, served up on over 3 million MIPS of mainframe hardware.