IBM DB2 provides the widest choice of platforms for SAP applications. Now faster, simpler and more dependable.
IBM® DB2® is optimized for your SAP installations, delivering tight integration, accelerated performance, proven reliability and better overall value for your investment. It is the only SAP-supported database available on all SAP supported hardware environments from Linux, Microsoft Windows and UNIX, to IBM System i® and IBM System z®. DB2 provides the widest choice of support for server, storage and virtualization technology for SAP deployments and can be shipped and integrated with SAP applications included.
IBM technology brings real world value
IBM and SAP work closely to ensure that the DB2 and SAP solutions are fully interoperable. IBM technologies not only provide better performance than other databases, but can lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your database infrastructure. DB2 is one third the cost of Oracle Database.1
DB2 is constantly being refined to decrease administration and servicing time, reduce maintenance (patches) effort, and lower the storage space needed by the database. DB2 10.5, the latest release for Linux, UNIX and Windows environments builds on the capabilities of previous versions by delivering additional speed, simplicity and quality of service for mission-critical SAP workloads, including SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and SAP Business Warehouse (BW).
DB2 for SAP ERP solutions provide continuous availability
Many enterprises depend on their SAP landscape to support core business processes such as business planning, customer relationship management, logistics and sales fulfillment. It is critical to run SAP solutions on a database platform that can ensure high availability and performance at a low cost. At the same time, the database should provide the capability to scale transparently to reduce the risk and cost of business growth.
DB2 provides the compelling TCO and performance for SAP ERP applications using a combination of technologies including:
DB2 for SAP BW applications help accelerate planning and reporting cycles
Whether your finance team needs to accelerate period-end close, your sales team wants to identify cross-sell and up-sell opportunities, or your supply chain manager wants to plan more accurately, DB2 is the right database solution for you.
DB2 provides a number of features that can dramatically accelerate cycle times for planning and enable improved reporting performance:
Migration or new database customer
Whether you are considering migrating from your existing database or are a first-time database buyer, IBM has the experience and methods to help you fully leverage your SAP environment.
If you have questions about migration processes, a DB2 specialist can walk you through a highly automated process that is well documented, guided and governed by SAP. Since 2012, IBM has performed over 200 SAP customer migrations from other databases to DB2 using the SAP heterogeneous system copy methodology and tools.
If you are a first-time database buyer, IBM will work with you to understand your needs, and make recommendations to help you to get optimum value out of your SAP environment.
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