What is IBM Db2 Event Store?

IBM Db2® Event Store is a memory-optimized database designed to rapidly ingest and analyze streamed data for event-driven applications. IBM Watson® Studio is built into IBM Db2 Event Store for an integrated, collaborative development experience with support for creating machine-learning models. View the Forrester infographic: Fast Data Solutions Can Improve Streaming Analytics Capabilities (PDF, 440 KB)

Get started with IBM Db2 Event Store by taking a product tour or exploring the demos and an interactive hands-on lab. Reuse the code in the code-pattern demos, such as clickstream analysis. Use a step-by-step tutorial with our free developer download edition to stream data with Apache Kafka into the IBM Db2 Event Store.

Introducing IBM Fast Data Platform IBM Fast Data Platform includes IBM Db2 Event Store and provides a complete, fully supported environment to build and run event-driven streaming applications and microservices. Learn more from the webcast: Fast data and the changing analytics landscape — featuring new insights from Forrester (link resides outside IBM)


Get more value from streamed data

Massive data ingests

Million rows per second per node; linear scale of compute and storage

Real-time analytics embedded — hybrid transactional/analytical processing (HTAP)

Optimized for streamed data performance

Built on the Apache Spark platform

Supports Spark API and native Db2 Event Store APIs (Spark: SQL, streaming, analytics and machine learning)

Leverages open data format

Apache Parquet open-source storage data format; no vendor lock-in for your data; separation of storage and compute

Integrated environment

IBM Watson Studio, built in for designing, training and deploying machine learning models

Which option is right for you?

IBM Db2 Event Store Developer Edition

Install this edition on your Mac, Windows or Linux machine to experience the functionality of IBM Db2® Event Store for developers.

IBM Db2 Event Store Enterprise Edition

Install this edition on an Linux cluster (3 nodes). It includes integrated data science and machine learning constructs. Contact us for production use pricing.

IBM Fast Data Platform

The IBM Fast Data Platform includes IBM Db2 Event Store Enterprise Edition, IBM Watson Studio and Lightbend Fast Data Platform

Collaboration with Lightbend

In IBM Fast Data Platform, Lightbend and IBM teamed up to bring together the tools needed to rapidly capture and analyze large volumes of data in real time. The joint offering includes all the essential tools to build, run and monitor event-driven, streamed applications and microservices — infused with AI and machine learning. Event-driven applications enable businesses to detect and act on events, such as anomalies that disrupt manufacturing lines, or changes in the adequacy of bank capital.

“Working with IBM Db2 Event Store and Lightbend's Fast Data Platform give you an opportunity to affectively pull together some core features for enrichment of data, for delivery of data, and for management of data. It allows you to introduce machine learning and deep learning, on both streaming as well as persisted data effectively,”

—Karl Wehden, Director of Product Management, Lightbend

→ Hear more in this 3-minute video

Integration of AI into Db2 Event Store

The Db2 product family is powered by and built for AI to improve data management and speed up AI application development. Db2 Event Store has IBM Watson Studio built in, enabling you to build machine learning into your real-time analytics on high-volume, high-velocity data. This allows you to act faster and smarter on data from IoT sensors, alert monitoring systems, customer click-stream activity and many other streaming sources.

With Db2 Event Store, you can:

  • Build AI-based applications with Python, GO, Java, Jupyter notebooks, Watson Studio, Spark ML and other popular choices
  • End rewrites and gain enterprise-grade resiliency, scalability and security through a common SQL engine
  • Get faster data exploration using natural language query and augmented data exploration (beta)
  • Quit shuffling data around and use a single view of all data through data virtualization — now with IBM Cloud Pak™ for Data

Related products

IBM Watson Studio

Included with Db2 Event Store. Build and train machine learning models.

IBM Streams

Leverage continuously available data from all sources to discover opportunities faster.

IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Use IBM Db2 Event Store for rapidly storing and analyzing streamed data within an open, extensible platform that runs on any cloud.

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