Overview

Why migrate from Oracle to IBM?

Bring all of your data together under a hybrid cloud infrastructure with self-service analytics and integrated governance. IBM provides one architecture for your AI initiatives.

Choose from two options. Take advantage of open source flexibility with Enterprise Database (EDB) and IBM. Or for those running SAP on Oracle, IBM Db2® can offer a more cost-effective alternative.

IBM features

Migration option 1

Enterprise Database with IBM

Run applications on a security-rich, enterprise-class database, based on open source PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL offers a multimodel database management system that combines traditional relational capabilities with document and other NoSQL capabilities.

IBM Data Management Platform for EDB Postgres Enterprise is an integrated SQL relational database solution that includes the EDB Postgres Advanced Server database, enterprise security and advanced performance. DBA and developer features enhance productivity.

It is compatible with major commercial databases, including Oracle. Read about 5 key considerations when moving Oracle workloads to cloud (PDF, 193 KB).

EDB with IBM use cases

New application development

DevOps, schema-less rapid development, and support for multiple programming languages

Application modernization

Multimodel flexibility and integration with popular data sources

Legacy migration

Compatible with Oracle so you can leverage existing DBA and developer skills

EDB with IBM features

Migration option 2

IBM Db2 Database

For those using SAP software on Oracle databases, IBM Db2 Database offers a cost-effective option. Db2 Database delivers advanced data management and analytics capabilities for transactional workloads.

Db2 is designed to provide high performance, data availability and reliability. Features include in-memory technology, advanced management and development tools, storage optimization, workload management, actionable compression and continuous data availability.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced operational costs. Enable cloud and hybrid strategies, and use a single platform for all SAP tiers.
  • Simplified development and improved reliability. Db2 is designed for ease of configuration and implementation.
  • Aligned release, maintenance and support cycles. Keep your current Db2 version as long as the SAP version is supported by SAP.

Db2 features

Talk to an IBM specialist to explore the benefits of moving from Oracle to IBM