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What is IBM Db2 on Cloud?

Db2® on Cloud is a cloud database that offers AI capabilities, independent scaling of CPU, and rolling security updates.

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Db2 Cloud features

Agility and speed

Access a fully managed cloud database with everything in one place, plus independent scaling.

Data connectivity

Move to cloud with Db2 and Oracle PL/SQL compatibility, and use various data connectivity methods.

Flexible scaling

Scale CPU and pay for what you use day-to-day. You can also scale CPU and storage independently.

Data encryption

Comply with data protection laws and use at-rest database encryption and SSL connections.

Data federation

Access data across any Db2 database or warehouse, on-cloud or on-premises with a single query.

Data protection

Protect your data with daily backups, at-rest database encryption, and SSL connections.

High availability

Mitigate unplanned outages with a 99.99% uptime SLA, offsite failover selection, and disaster recovery.

Get started quickly

Log in to your IBM Cloud™ web console and access import tools, a SQL editor, and user management.

Private networking options

Deploy on an isolated network accessible through a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Db2 Cloud features

Operational lift

Agility and speed

Access a fully managed cloud database with everything in one place, plus independent scaling.


Data connectivity

Move to cloud with Db2 and Oracle PL/SQL compatibility, and use various data connectivity methods.


Flexible scaling

Scale CPU and pay for what you use day-to-day. You can also scale CPU and storage independently.

Security and control

Data encryption

Comply with data protection laws and use at-rest database encryption and SSL connections.


Data federation

Access data across any Db2 database or warehouse, on-cloud or on-premises with a single query.


Data protection

Protect your data with daily backups, at-rest database encryption, and SSL connections.

Access and availability

High availability

Mitigate unplanned outages with a 99.99% uptime SLA, offsite failover selection, and disaster recovery.


Get started quickly

Log in to your IBM Cloud™ web console and access import tools, a SQL editor, and user management.


Private networking options

Deploy on an isolated network accessible through a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Case study

KONE Corp.

Learn why KONE chose IBM Cloud to connect, remotely monitor and optimize more than 1.1 million elevators in buildings worldwide.

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Business needs: cloud-based analytics, digital transformation, asset management, customer service

Solution components: Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, Db2 on Cloud, Global Business Services, Watson IoT™

Case study

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Explore how Cambridgeshire integrated IBM Blueworks Live with IBM Business Process Manager on Cloud to increase efficiency and reduce the costs of its processes.

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Business needs: business process discovery, development, efficiency improvements, cost reduction

Solution components: Blueworks Live, Business Process Manager on Cloud, Db2 on Cloud

Case study

Canon Europe

See how IBM Business Partner Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) aided Canon Europe in migrating to the IBM Cloud and implementing several IBM solutions for accelerating API creation and delivery of new functions to market.

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Business needs: digital transformation, customer experience, go-to-market

Solution components: IBM API Connect®, Db2 on Cloud, IBM DataPower® Gateway, Websphere® App Server Liberty Core

Case study

Delhaize America

Learn how Delhaize America improved customer engagement and loyalty, boosted supply chain efficiency and ushered in a new era of “data-first” thinking.

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Business needs: innovation, customer engagement, customer loyalty, supply chain efficiency

Solution components: BigInsights® on Cloud, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, Db2 on Cloud

Case studies

KONE Corp.

Business needs: cloud-based analytics, digital transformation, asset management, customer service

Solution components: Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, Db2 on Cloud, Global Business Services, Watson IoT™


Learn why KONE chose IBM Cloud to connect, remotely monitor and optimize more than 1.1 million elevators in buildings worldwide.

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Business needs: business process discovery, development, efficiency improvements, cost reduction

Solution components: Blueworks Live, Business Process Manager on Cloud, Db2 on Cloud


Explore how Cambridgeshire integrated IBM Blueworks Live with IBM Business Process Manager on Cloud to increase efficiency and reduce the costs of its processes.

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Canon Europe

Business needs: digital transformation, customer experience, go-to-market

Solution components: IBM API Connect®, Db2 on Cloud, IBM DataPower® Gateway, Websphere® App Server Liberty Core


See how IBM Business Partner Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) aided Canon Europe in migrating to the IBM Cloud and implementing several IBM solutions for accelerating API creation and delivery of new functions to market.

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Delhaize America

Business needs: innovation, customer engagement, customer loyalty, supply chain efficiency

Solution components: BigInsights® on Cloud, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, Db2 on Cloud


Learn how Delhaize America improved customer engagement and loyalty, boosted supply chain efficiency and ushered in a new era of “data-first” thinking.

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The options of flex

Hybrid Flex

Purchase Db2 on Cloud through the Hybrid Data Management Platform and use your monthly spend on the IBM Db2 family of data management products:

IBM Db2 portifolio of data management solutions

Db2 Database Tooltip icon

Explore hybrid options with an on-premises database that delivers high performance and lowers costs. Supported across Linux, Unix, and Windows.

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Db2 Warehouse Tooltip icon

Use a client-managed, private cloud data warehouse for Docker-container-supported infrastructures.

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Db2 Big SQL Tooltip icon

Access the first and only SQL on Hadoop solution with low latency support for ad-hoc and complex queries. Federation capabilities included.

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Db2 on Cloud Tooltip icon

A fully managed SQL cloud database that offers advanced features without the cost, complexity, and risk of your own infrastructure.

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Db2 Event Store Tooltip icon

Access an in-memory database for massive structured data volumes and real-time analytics built on Apache SPARK and Apache Parquet Data Format.

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Db2 Hosted Tooltip icon

An on-demand cloud service that delivers a Db2 multi-workload SQL database.

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Db2 Warehouse on
Cloud Tooltip icon

A fully managed cloud data warehouse built for high-performance analytics.

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Db2 Database

Explore hybrid options with an on-premises database that delivers high performance and lowers costs. Supported across Linux, Unix, and Windows.

View the product

Db2 Warehouse

Use a client-managed, private cloud data warehouse for Docker-container-supported infrastructures.

View the product

Db2 Big SQL

Access the first and only SQL on Hadoop solution with low latency support for ad-hoc and complex queries. Federation capabilities included.

View the product

Db2 on Cloud

A fully managed SQL cloud database that offers advanced features without the cost, complexity, and risk of your own infrastructure.

View the product

Db2 Event Store

Access an in-memory database for massive structured data volumes and real-time analytics built on Apache SPARK and Apache Parquet Data Format.

View the product

Db2 Hosted

An on-demand cloud service that delivers a Db2 multi-workload SQL database.

View the product

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

A fully managed cloud data warehouse built for high-performance analytics.

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Here’s how easy it is to set up and move data into your database

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Scale your cloud database on demand, managing data needs with ease.

Here’s how easy it is to set up and move data into your database

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Rapidly load data to your database on cloud from cloud-based storage or straight from your desktop.

Here’s how easy it is to set up and move data into your database

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Monitor your cloud SQL database connections and storage usage with clear visibility.

Here’s how easy it is to set up and move data into your database

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Get started right away with the easy-to-use SQL editor for your cloud database.

Inside the interface

Scale on demand

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Scale your cloud database on demand, managing data needs with ease.

Move data fast

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Rapidly load data to your database on cloud from cloud-based storage or straight from your desktop.

Monitor storage

Image of Monitor storage

Monitor your cloud SQL database connections and storage usage with clear visibility.

Easy SQL editor

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Get started right away with the easy-to-use SQL editor for your cloud database.