Db2 on Cloud releases new HADR plans with multizone region support

IBM DB2 on Cloud - an introductory tutorial

What is IBM Db2 on Cloud?

IBM Db2® on Cloud runs containerized Db2 on IBM Cloud® with a dedicated DevOps team managing the maintenance and updates required to run your mission-critical workloads.

With features such as seamless data federation, point-in-time recovery, HADR with multizone region support and independent scaling, businesses can increase application agility and speed with peace of mind.

Whether you are shifting workloads to cloud or augmenting your on-premises business, Db2 on Cloud has never been more ready.

IBM DB2 on Cloud - an introductory tutorial

Db2 Cloud features

Fully managed service

Access a dedicated DevOps team working 24x7x365 to manage OS updates, security patches, engine updates, software and hardware outages, and much more.

High availability

Achieve ultimate redundancy and availability by running applications on a three-HA-node configuration with multizone region support.

Flexible scaling

Independently scale storage and compute; scale up storage as your database grows, and scale compute up or down based on your business needs.

Data encryption

Gain native encryption for data in motion and at rest. SSL connections are standard, including SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, HIPAA, GDPR readiness, ISO and internal IBM privacy frameworks.

Data federation

Access data that lives outside your Db2 system with a single query. Federate queries across PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL server and other Db2 instances on the cloud or on premises.

Data protection

Monitor access to your Db2 instances with built-in auditing, row/column access controls with data masking, IBM Key Protect, IBM Cloud service endpoints, dynamic network controls and much more.

Additional disaster recovery

Benefit from daily automated backups, which are saved to IBM Cloud Object Storage and replicated out to multiple availability zones or regions.

Self-serve backups

Use point-in-time recovery to restore your database to a specific point in time. You can also copy your database for additional recovery purposes.

Get started quickly

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

Db2 Cloud features

Operational lift

Fully managed service

Access a dedicated DevOps team working 24x7x365 to manage OS updates, security patches, engine updates, software and hardware outages, and much more.


High availability

Achieve ultimate redundancy and availability by running applications on a three-HA-node configuration with multizone region support.


Flexible scaling

Independently scale storage and compute; scale up storage as your database grows, and scale compute up or down based on your business needs.

Security and control

Data encryption

Gain native encryption for data in motion and at rest. SSL connections are standard, including SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, HIPAA, GDPR readiness, ISO and internal IBM privacy frameworks.


Data federation

Access data that lives outside your Db2 system with a single query. Federate queries across PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL server and other Db2 instances on the cloud or on premises.


Data protection

Monitor access to your Db2 instances with built-in auditing, row/column access controls with data masking, IBM Key Protect, IBM Cloud service endpoints, dynamic network controls and much more.

Access and availability

Additional disaster recovery

Benefit from daily automated backups, which are saved to IBM Cloud Object Storage and replicated out to multiple availability zones or regions.


Self-serve backups

Use point-in-time recovery to restore your database to a specific point in time. You can also copy your database for additional recovery purposes.


Get started quickly

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

Case study

Ehrhardt + Partner Group

Learn how EPG used Db2 on Cloud with other IBM Cloud solutions to launch a platform to predict order fulfillment demand.

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Business needs: infrastructure, human resources management, customer experience

Solution components: IBM Db2 on Cloud, IBM Watson®, IBM Cloud

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, IBM 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, IBM 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: IBM BigInsights® on Cloud, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, Db2 on Cloud

Case study

Wimbledon 2019

Learn how Db2 on Cloud and other IBM Cloud solutions enabled AI at The Championships, Wimbledon 2019 for the organization, players and media.

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Business needs: public cloud data management, AI, analytics

Solution components: IBM Cloud, Db2 on Cloud, IBM Watson API Catalog

Case studies

Ehrhardt + Partner Group

Business needs: infrastructure, human resources management, customer experience

Solution components: IBM Db2 on Cloud, IBM Watson®, IBM Cloud


Learn how EPG used Db2 on Cloud with other IBM Cloud solutions to launch a platform to predict order fulfillment demand.

Read the case study icons

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, IBM Watson IoT®


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

Read case study icons

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.

Read case study icons

Canon Europe

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

Solution components: IBM API Connect®, Db2 on Cloud, IBM DataPower® Gateway, IBM 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.

Read case study icons

Delhaize America

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

Solution components: IBM 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.

Read case study icons

Wimbledon 2019

Business needs: public cloud data management, AI, analytics

Solution components: IBM Cloud, Db2 on Cloud, IBM Watson API Catalog


Learn how Db2 on Cloud and other IBM Cloud solutions enabled AI at The Championships, Wimbledon 2019 for the organization, players and media.

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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

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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.