Frequently asked questions


Getting started with this product

Where can I find what's new around IBM Db2 Warehouse if I want to upgrade or if I'm new to the product?

The current releases of IBM® Db2® Warehouse on Cloud, IBM Db2 Warehouse, and IBM Db2 on Cloud support the following new features and functions detailed in the link below. Any changed or deprecated functions that require changes on the client side are also noted here.

How do I set up IBM Db2 Warehouse?

We provide instructions on how to deploy IBM Db2 Warehouse.

Can I get a developer edition or free version for IBM Db2 Warehouse?

Yes, we work closely with developers and the open source community. They are a huge part of our ecosystem. We encourage everyone to try out the IBM Db2 Warehouse Developer Edition. Follow this link to download it.

Can I install IBM Db2 Warehouse on a single node or laptop?

Yes. IBM Db2 Warehouse was designed with a variety of personas in mind, including developers, designers, analysts, data scientists and more. The simplicity of the Docker container lets users get started quickly on a Windows or Mac—and as a single node instance. Follow the link for detailed information.

How is IBM Db2 Warehouse licensed and how can it be monitored?

You can easily manage and view the license usage within the Db2 Warehouse console. A VPC is a virtual processor core available to a Virtual Server Operating System or one VPC for each physical core of a non-partitioned physical server.

Does IBM offer stand-alone installation of Db2 Warehouse without having to pull the image from Docker Store?

You can download the Developer Edition here. You can also work with your IBM Client representative or open a support ticket to request access to the stand-alone image that we stage on a Box folder.

What are the key benefits of using Db2 Warehouse?

You get a unique opportunity to leverage use an in-memory and a columnar database with MPP architecture across infrastructure of your choice. Db2 Warehouse is deployed on variety of platforms including virtual private clouds such as AWS, Azure and more.


Where can I get my questions answered by product experts?

We have a forum on our IBM Developer community that you can join and post your questions to get them answered by top product experts of the Db2 Warehouse community.

Have an idea or question you want to share about IBM Db2 Warehouse?

We've got you covered. At our Request for Enhancement Community on IBM Developer, you have an opportunity to collaborate directly with the IBM product development teams and other product users. Help us improve IBM Db2 Warehouse. We want to hear from you.

Where can I go if I have a usage error or support issue with my product?

If you encounter a usage error or other support issue, you can use these troubleshooting and support resources below to help resolve the problem.

What is the support policy and fix pack schedule?

IBM Db2 Warehouse is on a continuous delivery model. We release updates on a monthly basis. Our updates are comprised of new features and bug fixes. We also conduct a "What's New" webinar at the beginning of the month, and all users are welcome to join. You can find more information about the webinars below.

Can I use Db2 Warehouse for production use to support petabyte scale data warehouse?

Yes. IBM Db2 Warehouse is production-grade, robust data warehouse to meet your development and enterprise production needs. It can easily grow from few terabytes to petabytes in size. Read how an IBM client is using Db2 Warehouse in production.

What are the key platforms that support Db2 Warehouse?

IBM Db2 Warehouse is supported on any platform where Docker is supported. Currently, you can deploy it on x86, (Windows, Mac, Linux), Power and Linux on IBM z Systems®, Power Linux platform and Linux on Z.

Other common questions

Where can I find the latest announcements and features for IBM Db2 Warehouse?

You can access our blog community, where our top product experts write about announcements, events, key features, and much more.

Is there a Twitter handle I can follow for recent IBM Db2 news?

You can follow the IBM Analytics Twitter handle to see the latest announcements, events, webcasts and assets.

Is IBM Db2 Warehouse on LinkedIn?

Yes. Please join our IBM Analytics community, where all of our IBM Db2 Warehouse news, updates, and thought leadership topics would reside. You can network with like-minded peers on this site, so take advantage of the opportunity.

How can I migrate certain Netezza appliance workloads to Db2 Warehouse? How much effort is required?

IBM Db2 Warehouse has in-built IBM PureData® System for Analytics (Netezza) compatibility, so the migration should be pretty seamless. We also provide a tool to check the overall compatibility readiness. We offer a best-in-line Migration Center of Excellence that can assist with your needs and time line.

Next Steps

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