DB2 10.5 Editions – New simple packages!
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IBM offers database solutions that run on all platforms, including Microsoft Windows, IBM AIX®, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, IBM AS/400®, IBM OS/390®, and IBM z/OS® operating systems. In addition, DB2 technologies support both 32-bit and 64-bit environments, providing support for 32-bit operating systems on Linux on x86 and Windows systems, and 64-bit operating systems on Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems.
The DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows product family is composed of various editions and features that provide customers with choices based on business need. With DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Version 10.5 (DB2 10.5), to simplify the decision about which edition to buy, the number of available choices has been reduced to seven editions. The figure below shows the new and simple packages of DB2 10.5 Editions.
Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition is the flagship of DB2 editions. It is designed to meet the data server needs of large-size businesses. It can be deployed on Linux, UNIX, or Windows servers of any size, from one processor to hundreds of processors, and from physical to virtual servers.
DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition is an ideal foundation for building on demand enterprise-wide solutions, such as high-performing 24x7 available high-volume transaction processing business solutions or web-based solutions. Additionally, DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition offers connectivity, compatibility, and integration with other enterprise DB2 and Informix data sources. It provides the following additional features.
DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition is available on either a Processor Value Unit or per Authorized User pricing model. You must acquire a separate user license for each Authorized User of this product with a minimum purchase of 25 users per 100 Processor Value Units.
Enterprise Server Edition
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition is designed to meet the data server needs of mid-size to large-size businesses. It can be deployed on Linux, UNIX, or Windows servers of any size, from one processor to hundreds of processors, and from physical to virtual servers.
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition is an ideal foundation for building on demand enterprise-wide solutions, such as high-performing 24x7 available high-volume transaction processing business solutions or web-based solutions. It is the data server back-end system of choice for the following types of industry-leading ISVs building enterprise solutions:
Additionally, DB2 Enterprise Server Edition offers connectivity, compatibility, and integration with other enterprise DB2 and IBM Informix® data sources. DB2 Enterprise Server Edition includes the following additional features:
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition is available on either a Processor Value Unit or per Authorized User pricing model. You must acquire a separate user license for each Authorized User of this product with a minimum purchase of 25 users per 100 Processor Value Units.
Advanced Workgroup Server Edition
DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition includes the capabilities needed for medium-sized business environments, and is ideal for both transactional and data warehouse workloads. The edition includes largely the same functionality and tools as DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition. The main difference is that DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition has processor core, socket, memory, and terabyte restrictions. In addition, DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition supports federation only with DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows and IBM Informix® data sources.
DB2 10.5 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition is available on a PVU, per Authorized User Single Install (AUSI), or per Terabyte charge metric. Under the AUSI charge metric, you must acquire a minimum of 25 AUSI licenses per 100 PVUs. Under the PVU and AUSI charge metrics, you are restricted to 16 processor cores and 128 GB of instance memory when under the per Terabyte charge metric, you are restricted to 4 processor sockets. These restrictions are per physical or, where partitioned, virtual server except in a pureScale or DPF cluster where the restrictions apply to the entire cluster. Under all charge metrics, you are restricted to 15 terabytes of user data per database. Under the Terabyte charge metric, you must also
Workgroup Server Edition
DB2 Workgroup Server Edition is suitable for transactional database workloads in a departmental, workgroup, or medium-sized business environment. The edition shares significant functionality with DB2 Enterprise Server Edition but has processor core and memory restrictions described below. DB2 Workgroup Server Edition can be deployed in Linux, UNIX, and Windows server environments. If using multiple virtual servers on a physical server, there is no limit on the cores or memory available to the physical server providing the processor and memory restrictions are observed by the virtual servers running DB2. This makes DB2 Workgroup Server Edition ideal for consolidating multiple workloads onto a large physical server running DB2 Workgroup Server Edition in multiple virtual servers.
DB2 Express is a full-function DB2 data server, which provides attractive entry-level pricing for the small and medium business (SMB) market. It is offered in per Authorized User, Processor Value Unit, or Limited Use Virtual Server based pricing models to provide choices to match SMB customer needs. It comes with simplified packaging and is easy to transparently install within an application.
DB2 Express can be deployed on pervasive SMB operating systems, such as Linux, Windows, or Solaris systems. If licensed as a yearly subscription (DB2 Express FTL), it also includes a high availability feature if both primary and secondary servers in the high availability cluster are licensed. If licensed under the Limited Use Virtual Server metric, DB2 Express uses up to eight cores on the server. The DB2 data server cannot use more than 64 GB of memory per server. You must acquire a separate user license for each authorized user of this product with a minimum purchase of five users per server.
IBM DB2 Express®-C is available as a no cost, entry-level edition of the DB2 data server for developers and the IBM Business Partner community. It can be up and running in minutes and includes self-management features. It includes the following capabilities of DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
Solutions that are developed using DB2 Express-C can be seamlessly deployed using scalable DB2 editions without modifications to the application code.
DB2 Express-C can be used for development and deployment at no charge and can also be distributed with third-party solutions without any royalties to IBM. It can be installed on physical or virtual systems with any number of processors and memory and is optimized to use up to a maximum of two processor cores and 16 GB of memory.
DB2 Express-C is refreshed at major release milestones and comes with online community-based assistance. Users requiring more formal support, access to fix packs, or additional capabilities, such as high availability clustering and replication features, can purchase an optional yearly subscription for DB2 Express (FTL) or upgrade to other DB2 editions.
This edition offers a package for a single application developer to design, build, and prototype applications for deployment on any of the IBM Information Management client or server platforms. This comprehensive developer offering includes all the DB2 server editions and DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition so you can build solutions that use the latest data server technologies.
The software in this edition cannot be used for production systems. You must acquire a separate user license for each authorized user of this product.