IBM Db2 Base Edition V11.5.4 offers advanced hybrid data management capabilities of Db2 for developer and business partner communities, purpose-built for small-to-medium-sized projects

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP20-0214
May 26, 2020

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublicationsAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries


Overview

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IBM® Db2® capabilities are designed to help your organization 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. Db2 delivers innovation for efficient hybrid data management. It drives high-impact data insights, seamless business continuity, and real business transformation.

New in Db2 11.5.4

Db2 11.5.4 extends its offering portfolio with the introduction of IBM Db2 Base Edition V11.5.4 as perpetual and monthly software licenses for production and nonproduction use. Db2 Base Edition is designed for small-to-medium-sized projects and to help developer and business partner communities. While Db2 Base Edition offers the same functionality as the IBM Db2 Advanced and IBM Db2 Standard editions, it is restricted in the size of the deployment. Db2 Base Edition can use a maximum of 8 Virtual Processor Cores and 64 GB of RAM.

Db2 editions for production and nonproduction deployment

Db2 11.5.4 for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows™ brings more flexibility with an improved portfolio that features a simplified set of four editions with one charge metric for production. The four editions are:

  • Db2 Community Edition
  • Db2 Base Edition
  • Db2 Standard Edition
  • Db2 Advanced Edition

All four editions have the full feature capabilities of Db2, making it easier to choose the right edition with the capabilities and tools that are required to meet your organization's data management needs. As your business needs change, switching between editions is easier than in previous versions. Db2 now includes the capability to purchase and exchange the license file without any additional installation.

Db2 Community Edition is free to use. It features a limit of 4 processor cores, 16 GB RAM, and 100 GB storage per database. It is available only with community support. No paid support is available for this edition.

Db2 Base Edition includes perpetual and monthly licenses for production and nonproduction use. It features a limit of 8 processor cores and 64 GB RAM and includes IBM support. Db2 Base Edition can be licensed based on Virtual Processor Core metric.

Db2 Standard Edition includes perpetual and monthly licenses for production and nonproduction use. It features a limit of 16 processor cores and 128 GB RAM and includes IBM support. Db2 Standard Edition can be licensed based on Virtual Processor Core metric for production and Authorized User metric for nonproduction use.

Db2 Advanced Edition includes perpetual and monthly licenses for production and nonproduction use. It has no limitations enforced on core, memory, or storage resources. Db2 Advanced Edition can be licensed based on Virtual Processor Core metric for production and Authorized User metric for nonproduction use.



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Key requirements

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For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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June 30, 2020



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Db2, see Software Announcement ZP19-0640, dated October 29, 2019.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-N20 11.5.4 IBM Db2 Base Edition



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Db2

The operating system support level for various Db2 products is frequently updated. To obtain the current information for supported software levels, including recommended maintenance levels, see the IBM Db2 Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows website.

IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

Part number description Part number
IBM Db2 Base Edition Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscriptn and Support 12 Months D289XLL
IBM Db2 Base Edition Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D289ZLL
IBM Db2 Base Edition Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription and Support Renewal 12 Months E0R1CLL
IBM Db2 Base Edition Virtual Processor Core SW Subscriptn & Supt Reinstatement 12 Months D289YLL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-N20 IBM Db2 Base Edition L-MSAI-BNPRN8

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-N20 IBM Db2 Base Edition L-MSAI-BNPRN8

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information about known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information about the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply. Education software allowance does not apply. Special education prices are available for qualified clients through Passport Advantage.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


Business Partner information

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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

IBM, Db2, Global Technology Services, Passport Advantage, Express and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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