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What is Db2?

IBM Db2® is a family of hybrid data management products offering a complete suite of AI-empowered capabilities designed to help you manage both structured and unstructured data on premises as well as in private and public cloud environments. Db2 is built on an intelligent common SQL engine designed for scalability and flexibility.  

Originally released by IBM in 1983 as the company’s first commercially available relational database, Db2 continues to deliver innovation as an industry-leading platform for efficient hybrid data management. It drives high-impact data insights, seamless business continuity and real business transformation. The Db2 data management revolution continues today with its availability on IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, a modern data and AI platform built on a cloud-native architecture using Red Hat® OpenShift® (PDF, 380 KB). This platform delivers predictive and proactive actionable insights into customer behavior to help businesses grow market share, reduce costs and deliver successful AI initiatives. 

The Db2 AI database vision

IBM AI-enabled data management reduces complexity by providing a single Db2 family that is powered by and built for AI. It speeds up AI development while enhancing the performance and agility of data management.

With Db2, organizations can take advantage of AI capabilities infused into the database to deliver predictive and proactive insights for data-driven decisions. With Db2 as the data foundation, businesses are able to efficiently leverage AI applications, build the right foundation for their data and gain actionable insights around customer behavior. Open new market opportunities, grow market share, reduce costs and deliver successful AI initiatives with the AI-optimized Db2 database family.

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IBM Db2 Database

An operational database optimized to deliver industry-leading performance while lowering costs. IBM Db2 Database can be deployed on IBM Cloud Pak for Data, a fully-integrated data and AI platform, built on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

When deployed on IBM Cloud Pak for Data, IBM Db2 Database provides operational efficiencies by integrating your data and teams without overhauling existing infrastructure, accelerating AI application development, fully supporting multicloud environments and significantly lowering your total cost of ownership. 

IBM Db2 on Cloud

Fully-managed SQL cloud database that offers the advanced features of an on-premises database without the cost, complexity and risk of managing your own infrastructure.

IBM Db2 Warehouse

Analytical data warehouse solutions, providing organizations with a high-performance and flexible data analytics foundation that delivers predictive insight for more data-driven decision making.

IBM Db2 Warehouse is part of IBM Cloud Pak for Data, an extensible data and AI platform built on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

Fully managed cloud data warehouse that enables you to get faster insights from your data by leveraging in-database analytics and massively parallel processing.


First and only SQL on Hadoop solution that offers low latency support for ad hoc or complex queries, high performance, security, compatibility and federation capabilities.

IBM Db2 Event Store

Store and analyze over 250 billion events per day with a memory-optimized database for real-time analytics, event-driven and AI with machine learning. 

IBM Db2 Event Store is part of IBM Cloud Pak for Data, an extensible data and AI platform built on the Read Hat OpenShift Container Platform. 

IBM Db2 Hosted

Advanced capabilities of IBM Db2 with the agility of a cloud deployment, all under your control.

IBM Db2 Tools

Suite of database management tools that supports integrated design, development, testing, monitoring, migration and administration of database systems.

Not on Linux, Unix or Windows? Db2 also runs on z/OS.


By migrating our core insurance administration system to IBM Db2, we have cut licensing and database administration costs by 80 percent.

Jean-Yves Pignier, CIO, Groupe France Mutuelle


Faster data analytics on Db2

Move from Oracle databases to IBM Db2 and spend up to 80 percent less* in the first year alone.

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*Savings estimate is calculated by assuming a 5 percent annual increase and up to 80 percent savings in support costs. Actual savings may vary.