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What is IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud?

IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud is an elastic, fully-managed cloud data warehouse service that is powered by IBM BLU Acceleration technology for increased performance and optimization of analytics at a massive scale.

NEW! Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, now part of IBM Hybrid Data Management Platform.


Feature spotlights

Elastic scaling

Easily scale your cloud data warehouse up or down via the console or REST API to meet the needs of your business while adjusting compute and storage resources to meet performance requirements and optimize costs.

Expertly-managed and highly secure

Your cloud data warehouse instance is managed, monitored, encrypted and backed-up by IBM, so you can focus on data analysis instead of administration.

Blazing fast analytics with IBM BLU Acceleration

With IBM BLU Acceleration, you will be able to take advantage of a collection of key technologies developed by IBM Research. These include in-memory processing for faster access to data, actionable compression which allows querying of data without decompression, and data skipping that only pulls from disk the data required to satisfy the query. All of this is to say - faster access to insights from even your largest data sets.

Built on the Db2 Common SQL Engine

Write SQL for your application, or dashboard, and easily deploy to any form factor. For example, reports written to work with the IBM Integrated Analytics System can seamlessly work against data stored in Db2 Warehouse on Cloud or Db2 Warehouse.

Compatible with Netezza and Oracle

Nearly all of your Netezza and Oracle workloads will move seamlessly over to Db2 Warehouse on Cloud. For the select few edge cases, we offer migration services and free tooling to help you make a smooth transition.

Embedded IBM Netezza-like in-database analytics

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud comes packed with a suite of Netezza-like in-database analytics tools so you can run your analytics jobs wherever your data resides. Algorithms include linear regression, decision tree clustering, k-means clustering, and ESRI-compatible geospatial extensions.

Self-service backup and restore

Schedule backups timed around based on your business requirements, and retain up to 7 backups that can be used to quickly restore your cloud data warehouse if the need arises.

Private networking option

For clients who would like to restrict access to their data, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud can be deployed on an isolated network that is accessible through a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Included in Db2 Bring Your Own License (BYOL) program

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IBM offers true hybrid capabilities by providing access to selected Db2 on Cloud and Db2 Warehouse on Cloud services at a reduced cost if the client already holds entitlements for Db2 Developer, Db2 Advanced Edition, and Db2 Workgroup Edition.

IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud benefits

Elastic scaling

Optimize costs for your cloud data warehouse while meeting the performance requirements for your business.

Quickly spin up data marts around the world

Offload your big data projects to a database optimized for the job and localize your data close to the organizations and teams that need it.

Extend your on-premises data warehouse to the cloud

Take advantage of elasticity, performance, and cost savings with cloud warehouse pricing and business agility through the IBM Cloud.

Focus on data delivery, not administration

Reduce the high maintenance costs and lost time consumed by tedious administration. Instead, keep focus on your objectives to deliver the highest quality data analytics to your users.

Analyze dynamic cloud data sets

Aggregate and keep the volumes of data that originate in the cloud like mobile, web and IoT in a cloud data warehouse.

Modernize your data warehouse

Bring higher levels of performance to your data warehouse and simplify technology processes with data virtualization, scalability and workload portability.

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