IBM Db2 resources

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What is a data lake?

Organisations are increasingly exploring the data lake approach to address demands for an agile yet secure and well-governed data environment.


Six reasons to choose IBM DB2 for SAP applications

An e-Book that explores the benefits of DB2 V11.1 for SAP customers, supported by customer case study examples


Anglian Water Services Ltd

Quenches thirst for excellent customer experience in East Anglia and beyond.


Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

We help data and analytics leaders to weigh up the vendors in an increasingly dynamic space.


DB2 and the Hybrid Cloud

This paper is on impact of the new features now available with version 11.1. It covers the use of DB2 within hybrid cloud environments.


451 Research Paper

DB2 is a proven database for handling the most demanding transactional workloads.

The database that will always keep up

IBM Db2 believes in unlocking the potential of your data, not throttling it. We hold our databases to a higher standard, making it easy to deploy your data wherever it’s needed, fluidly adapting to your changing needs and integrating with multiple platforms, languages and workloads.

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Exceptional availability

Highly available data access and easy installation and setup make Db2 an exceptional value.

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Massive scalability

Support massive volumes of data to petabyte levels, while dramatically accelerating complex queries for optimal business efficiency.

Deployment flexibility

Deployment flexibility

Multiple deployment options (hybrid, on-premises, cloud) offer flexibility to support a range of workloads. Plus, a host of advanced tools ease management and deliver consistent performance.

IBM Db2 features

IBM Db2 offers extreme performance, flexibility, scalability and reliability for any size organization.

DB2 BLU Acceleration

IBM BLU Acceleration

This cutting-edge, in-memory technology from IBM provides breakthrough performance by delivering actionable insights. It is certified by SAP and delivers greater performance with fewer resources for your SAP investments. It is seamlessly integrated in DB2.

DB2 storage optimization

Storage optimization

Transparently compress data to decrease disk space and storage infrastructure requirements. Compression can also improve performance, reduce elapsed time and significantly reduce processing power consumption.

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Helps change the economics of continuous data availability. It is designed for business processes that require high availability for online transaction processing (OLTP) to meet stringent market needs.

DB2 SQL compatibility

SQL compatibility

Greatly reduce the cost and risk of moving legacy applications built for the Oracle® Database to DB2. Take advantage of many features such integrated security and encryption, autonomics, deep compression, IBM® pureXML® and much more. It allows you to use existing skills for quick and easy migration from Oracle Database.

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Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Db2 for z/OS

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This solution is the database software gold standard for reliability, availability and scalability. It is optimized for SOA, CRM and data warehousing.

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Db2 on Cloud

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IBM Db2 on Cloud is a fully managed OLTP database configured and optimized for the cloud.

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Db2 Connect

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Connect different applications in your enterprise to your mainframe and other host databases.

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Product versions

 Db2 Connect Application Server Advanced Edition

Db2 Hosted

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IBM Db2 Hosted is an on-demand cloud service that delivers a multi-workload SQL database with world-famous performance and high availability.

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Db2 for i

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Formerly known as DB2 for i5/OS, this advanced, 64-bit relational database management system leverages the high performance, virtualization and energy efficiency features of IBM® Power Systems™.

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