IBM DB2 is optimized for your SAP software, delivering tighter integration, optimized performance and better overall value for your investment.
IBM DB2 is THE ONLY database truly optimized for SAP and is the only SAP-supported database available on all SAP supported hardware environments from Linux, Windows, UNIX, to IBM system i and IBM system z. It provides the widest choice of support for server, storage and virtualisation technology for SAP deployments and does this with the ability to be shipped, integrated with SAP applications as one product.
Now, for the people working in IBM and SAP, that means they are dedicated to working extremely closely with each other to ensure that IBM DB2 sets the standard for all other databases in the SAP ecosystem.For SAP and IBM customers, it means real tangible value in terms of dollars, not just technology phrases that look good in a brochure or innovation for the sake of innovation. In the real world, end-users want real tangible dollar impact and that’s what IBM DB2 for SAP is all about.
IBM technology that brings you real world value.
IBM technologies not only provide better performance than other databases, but lower your total cost of ownership. From lowering your - license acquisition costs, to your maintenance (patches), administration and servicing costs as well as reducing storage space that the database consumes.
IBM DB2 is constantly working to give you better performance and a low cost with technologies such as:
Deep Compression - provides up to 60 per cent disk-storage savings for a table, with minimal CPU impact. In fact, most customers using Deep Compression actually see a performance gain, in addition to the storage savings,
IBM DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 software - easily integrates with big data systems, automatically compresses data into tighter spaces to prevent storage sprawl, and slices information from the past, present, and future to eliminate expensive application code
High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) provides an integrated High Availability and/or Disaster Recovery solution and includes an integrated cluster manager (Tivoli System Automation) to automate the fail-over between the primary and secondary servers.
DB2 PureScale offers a cluster-based architecture with shared disk storage to enable the database to continue processing through planned and unplanned outages.
Multi-Dimensional Clustering (MDC) tables provide the capability to cluster data in blocks, based on multiple column dimensions within a table, and guarantees that this data clustering will be maintained. The data clustering and improved index- handling capabilities of MDC Tables combine to provide performance improvements in a SAP BI environment. This feature is unique to DB2 (patented technology) and other Database technologies have no equivalent capability.
DB2 Data Partitioning Feature - uniquely provides a low-cost scale-out architecture for SAP Business Warehouse (BW), allowing customers to deploy high-end SAP BW solutions on commodity hardware without sacrificing performance.
Migration or new database customer
Whether you are considering migrating from your existing database or a first time database buyer, IBM has the experience and methods to assist you.
If you have questions about migration processes, IBM DB2 specialist can walk you through a highly automated process which is well documented, guided and governed by SAP. In the last 18 months, IBM has performed over 200 SAP customer migrations from "other” databases to DB2, by utilizing the SAP heterogeneous system copy methodology and tools.
If you are a first time database buyer, IBM will listen to you to understand what your needs are, and then make recommendations to allow you to get the optimum value out of your SAP environment.
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