What is database management?

Database management from IBM enables users to leverage a hybrid approach to manage their data. IBM’s database management system equips enterprises to use data across different types of sources, seamlessly integrating on-premises and cloud environments to extract actionable insights. Built to support artificial intelligence (AI), IBM’s database management system supports multiple languages and frameworks used in AI to enable capabilities such as natural language querying and machine learning algorithms to provide superior performance. IBM’s database management is available through IBM Cloud Pak™ for Data, a fully integrated data and AI platform. IBM Cloud Pak for Data runs across any cloud, enabling organizations to speed innovation by more easily integrating their analytics and applications.

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IBM Db2 Database

IBM Db2® Database is a relational database management system (RDBMS) used to collect, store, organize and analyze data. Db2 provides users with the ability to perform transactional, analytical and warehousing functions with the data contained in the database. Db2 is available through IBM Cloud Pak for Data, a multicloud data and AI platform that provides an integrated collection of data and analytics microservices built on a cloud-native architecture. IBM Cloud Pak for Data runs across any cloud, enabling organizations to speed innovation by more easily integrating their analytics and applications.

IBM Db2 on Cloud

This fully managed SQL cloud database offers the advanced features of an on-premises database without the cost, complexity and risk of managing your own infrastructure.

IBM Db2 Hosted

This on-demand cloud service delivers a Db2 multiworkload SQL database in a cloud infrastructure. It offers robust performance and high availability.

IBM Informix

IBM Informix® forges new frontiers with its unique ability to seamlessly integrate SQL, NoSQL/JSON, time-series and spatial data. Embedding Informix at the gateway level enables you to perform database operations and analytics close to the data sources to make local decisions.

IBM Db2 for z/OS

A majority of Fortune 500 companies, including the world's top banks, retailers and insurance providers trust IBM Db2 for z/OS® to stay ahead of the competition with faster analytics, scale and speed for the mobile era. Gain up to 23 percent CPU savings with in-memory database performance.


" We’ve seen seven-figure reductions in our total cost of ownership, 50% storage reductions, and at least 20-30% performance improvements in transactional response time. "

— Rod Masney, CIO, Owens-Illinois


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