Frequently asked questions

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Simply purchase IBM FlexPoints and allocate towards any bundled product with a single subscription. FlexPoints can be instantly purchased and transferred to easily add and switch products, all from a convenient single sign-on dashboard.

Of course. We currently offer multiple free trials and editions of our Db2 family products. Try our free Db2 Trials & Downloads.

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To get directly in contact with the experts for the Hybrid Data Management Platform, please schedule a free 30-minutes consultation by clicking the link below.

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A flexible platform that provides you access to all the products and services within the Db2 family portfolio, both on-premises and cloud. With one subscription, you can dynamically allocate data resources where and when you need it. Read our official announcement.

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IBM Hybrid Data Management Platform includes the following products: Db2, Db2 Warehouse, Db2 Big SQL, Db2 Event Store, Db2 on Cloud, Db2 Hosted and Db2 Warehouse on Cloud.

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To subscribe, you must purchase a minimum of 650 FlexPoints towards your subscription. Then, you will gain access to all the bundled products and can deploy any product using your FlexPoints. See the details in our Licensing Guide.

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Once you have an active Hybrid Data Management Platform subscription, you can download any of the bundled software products from Passport Advantage. You will also be able to deploy the Hybrid Flex service plans for each of the three bundled cloud services.

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Db2 is packaged with Advanced Enterprise Server Edition, which is our most advanced version of Db2. This edition has no processor, memory, or database size limits, which makes it ideal for any size workload. Read more about Db2 AESE.

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Each FlexPoint costs $1.00 USD/month and the minimum purchase necessary to begin a subscription is 650 FlexPoints. See the details in our Licensing Guide.

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We keep track of your usage for each of the bundled products on an hourly basis and deduct that usage from your monthly FlexPoint entitlement. Your usage depends on the number of virtual processor cores, instances, memory, and storage you deploy. See the details in our Licensing Guide.

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Even if you exceed your monthly FlexPoint entitlement, IBM will not cut off or throttle the performance of your deployments. We will simply charge a 10% uplift on your excess usage at the end of the month. You are free to add more FlexPoints at any time to avoid overage charges.

No. IBM will only charge you for what you use. We track your usage down to the hour and will only deduct FlexPoints for the duration which an instance was deployed.

The bundled software products are priced per virtual processor core. The bundled cloud services are priced per base instance, virtual processor core, gigabyte of memory, and gigabyte of storage. Please see our licensing guide for the FlexPoint prices per metric.

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