Simon Lightstone

December 13, 2017

Db2 on Cloud offsite disaster recovery node is now in closed beta

Today, Db2 on Cloud already has excellent availability characteristics, with a 99.99% SLA and the ability to scale your database without app downtime, unlike other competitors in the market.

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August 24, 2017

Scale databases on-demand with Db2 on Cloud

IBM Db2 on Cloud (formerly dashDB for Transactions) has released a scalable plan that allows customers to scale RAM/CPU and disk independently.

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June 15, 2017

IBM dashDB for Transactions and DB2 on Cloud are being renamed

We're making a few changes to the names of our offerings. As a result, we’re making changes to the Service Descriptions. This will go into effect on June 20th.

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May 3, 2017

DashDB is a HIPAA Ready Database

IBM dashDB for Transactions and IBM dashDB for Analytics now both offer HIPAA ready options. IBM dashDB is an SQL cloud database.

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October 11, 2016

What is a multi-tenant database architecture? How is it done in dashDB and DB2?

When you have an SQL database that deals with multiple users, there's a tough choice to make over how you set up and access your tables to provide security. One model that's growing in adoption is to give each user their own, separate schema, database or set of tables. This is called a multitenant architecture, or multitenancy. This post presents the pros/cons of multitenancy and shared tenancy.

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August 26, 2016

6 ways IBM dashDB moves DB2 customers to the cloud faster

You might have heard of dashDB, IBM's new hybrid database engine. It's 100% DB2-compatible, which means there's tons to love about it.  There's a lot of newly-released enhancements that make using dashDB even easier, like the high availability plans for dashDB for Transactions.  But what does all this mean for DB2 users? Here's a quick rundown.

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