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Future-proof your data management strategy

Today’s digital enterprise needs fast and actionable insights. This is an increasingly tall order, as data resides in higher volumes, in greater variety and in more locations throughout the enterprise, and as an increasing number of business users demand that data. This, coupled with the complexity of multiple cloud environments, makes management and integration extremely challenging. To succeed, enterprises should adopt a hybrid data approach to all things data and analytics.

Hybrid data management offers you the choice of selecting any type of database or data warehouse, best-in-class and open source software, and leveraging your existing investments. IBM's solution collects, manages and provides business insights to data on-premises, in private and public cloud or integrated across structured and unstructured data types. With the IBM Hybrid Data Management Platform, you have the flexibility to deploy when and where you want, and scale when you want, as your data architecture evolves.

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Digital transformation journey with hybrid data management

Embedded machine learning and data science

Drive more value from your data. Run analytics where the data lives, using tools already preferred by professionals.

Freedom of migration and scalability

Transfer entitlement to any product in the IBM Db2® family, on premises or in the cloud. Deploy and scale data when and where you want.


Common SQL engine with built-in data virtualization

Enable highly scalable data management with portable analytics, powered by a common SQL engine.

Support for on premises and cloud

Deploy flexible data management solutions to run on premises, on private clouds and on multiple public clouds.


Database management

The Db2 operational database provides a foundation for on-premises and cloud deployments options, best-in-class data compression, robust performance for mixed workloads, modern data security and the ability to scale and adjust without redesign.

Data warehouse

IBM’s data warehouse capability includes the Common SQL Engine to support a wide range of data structures and types, while delivering fast and superior performance with the flexibility of on-premises, cloud and integrated appliance deployments.

Data lake

IBM Data Lake solutions enable agile, data-driven decisions by tapping into vast amounts of unstructured data that historically could not be analyzed. In partnership with Hortonworks and Cloudera, IBM combines lower-cost open source enterprise-grade Hadoop technology with real-time analytics.

Fast data

IBM fast-data solutions combine lightning-fast data ingestion and concurrent analysis of real-time and historical data. It utilizes machine learning in an open environment that supports event-driven application development at scale.

In the spotlight

Hybrid data management guide

Discover how hybrid data management enables businesses to leverage data of all types and sources. It seamlessly integrates on-premises and cloud deployments, enables machine learning and empowers increased self-service and more.


IBM and Hortonworks have partnered to offer an enterprise-grade Hadoop distribution, with data integration and advanced querying tools.

ArcGIS Server extends core Db2 support for spatial-data types, providing a performant, scalable, secure spatial-data server for Smarter Planet ranging from business analytics to service management.

IBM-and-Lightbend joint solutions provide a complete toolchain for Java™ and Scala developers to easily build and deploy AI and cognitive applications in on-premises and cloud environments.


The ROI and "why" of hybrid data management

Learn how Aberdeen and IBM explore the challenges and pressures of building and managing modern data infrastructures, and review the key steps for being a leader in hybrid data management.

Why fast data management is essential for your business future

Discover new business opportunities and insights with fast-data management. Learn as Forrester and IBM discuss the business and technology drivers at the core of this next wave of event-driven business applications.

Data migration

Accelerate your journey to hybrid cloud with simplified tools and expert services.

Client success stories

Learn how Db2 helps clients simplify their IT infrastructure, accelerate critical business reporting and gain faster access to data, while reducing investment and operating costs.

Learn how a cable TV networks company captures new viewers, predicts ratings and adds value for advertisers in a multichannel world, using IBM Integrated Analytics System.

Learn how KONE Corporation improved “people flow” in 1.1 million elevators globally with IBM Watson IoT™ and IBM Cloud™.

Discover how Nedbank Group saw demand for analytics surge across all divisions, after implementing a lightning-fast data warehousing platform from IBM.

With IBM Db2 Warehouse we will be able to reduce the cost of data warehouse storage capacity by up to 25-35 percent.

—Paul Morley, Executive, Group Data Services, Nedbank Group

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