EDB Enterprise Postgres with IBM 14.4 adds support for Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms, offering database flexibility, improved performance, and potential cost savings

IBM United States Software Announcement 222-173
September 6, 2022

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OverviewOverviewOrdering informationOrdering information
Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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Technical informationTechnical information


(Corrected on September 22, 2022)

Revised Software requirements section.



Overview

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EDB Enterprise Postgres with IBM® consists of EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM and EDB PostgreSQL with IBM.

EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM offers an integrated, open-source-based SQL relational database solution that is built for your enterprise-scale data needs. It provides a rich data environment and a rich set of extended capabilities that support high availability production and cost-effective nonproduction environments. The offering is designed for organizations that are implementing standards that leverage open-source databases and want the assurance of high availability, security-rich features, and manageable deployments with support. It includes the Postgres Advanced Server database with other key capabilities that support security-rich deployment at scale, and development, analyst, and operational management roles.

EDB PostgreSQL with IBM provides tested and certified PostgreSQL with tools for high availability, disaster recovery, monitoring, and professional support.

New in version 14.4

PostgreSQL is a massively scalable, object-relational database that is capable of handling mixed workload types. Your organization can now pair that database flexibility with the performance characteristics of Linux® on IBM Z® and LinuxONE. This combination can help reduce costs without compromising requirements.

The combination of the Oracle compatibility of EDB with the capability of IBM zSystems to consolidate Exadata (and other x86 platforms) cores offers a value proposition to organizations that are struggling to reduce their Oracle costs. With EDB Enterprise Postgres with IBM 14.4, organizations can lift-and-shift their entire Oracle estate to IBM Z, while quickly migrating portions of that Oracle estate to EDB, all on the same IBM zSystems platform.



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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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September 13, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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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 Product Accessibility Reports web page.



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Reference information

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For more information about EDB Enterprise Postgres with IBM, see Software Announcement 220-460, dated December 15, 2020.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-L84 13.7.0; 14.4.0 EDB Enterprise Postgres with IBM


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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® / Passport Advantage Express Overview website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM

Supported versions: 14.4

Supported CPU architectures and OS

Linux x86-64:

  • RHEL 8.x, 7.x
  • CentOS 7.x
  • Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04
  • Debian 10.x , 9.x
  • SLES 15 SP3, 12 SP5
  • AlmaLinux 8.x
  • Rocky Linux 8.x

Linux on IBM POWER10, IBM POWER9™, and IBM POWER8® (LE):

  • RHEL 8.x, 7.x
  • SLES 15 SP3, 12 SP5

Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms:

  • s390x - Z Linux - rhel8
  • s390x - Z Linux - sles12
  • s390x - Z Linux - sles15

Windows™ x86-64:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016

EDB PostgreSQL with IBM

Supported versions: 14.4

Supported CPU architectures and OS

Linux x86-64:

  • RHEL 8.x, 7.x
  • CentOS 7.x
  • Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04
  • Debian 10.x , 9.x
  • SLES 15 SP3, 12 SP5
  • AlmaLinux 8.x
  • Rocky Linux 8.x

Linux on IBM POWER10, IBM POWER9, and IBM POWER8 (LE):

  • RHEL 8.x, 7.x
  • SLES 15 SP3, 12 SP5

Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms:

  • s390x - Z Linux - rhel8
  • s390x - Z Linux - sles12
  • s390x - Z Linux - sles15

Windows x86-64:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
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Passport Advantage

For available part numbers, see Software Announcement 220-460, dated December 15, 2020.


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extension

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension or the Linux operating system on IBM Z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Part number description Part number
EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Subscription License D09EBZX
EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM Non Production for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Subscription License D09EAZX
EDB PostgreSQL with IBM for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Subscription License D0A1QZX
EDB PostgreSQL with IBM Non Production for Linux on IBM Z Virtual Processor Core Subscription License D0A1RZX

Charge metric

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-L84 EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM 13.7 L-JPHR-C2JQYA
EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM 14.4 L-JPHR-CBRM2D
EDB PostgreSQL with IBM 13.7 L-JPHR-CCTMXG
EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM 13.7 L-JPHR-CCTMWK

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 available only through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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

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The following License Information documents apply to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-L84 EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM 13.7 L-JPHR-C2JQYA
EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM 14.4 L-JPHR-CBRM2D
EDB PostgreSQL with IBM 13.7 L-JPHR-CCTMXG
EDB Postgres Advanced Server with IBM 13.7 L-JPHR-CCTMWK

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

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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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).

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage / Passport Advantage Express Overview 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.

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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.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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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