Feature spotlights

Productivity enhancements

Provides new features to make it easier for developers and support staff to deliver robust Db2 applications. Enhancements include an enhanced SQL MERGE statement, significant extensions to the system's temporal capabilities and an expanded set of options for dynamic schema change.

Mobile and IoT support

Supports SQL as a service (SQLaaS) through RESTful connectivity. Offers enhanced support for cloud and mobile workloads. Increases maximum table size from 16 TB to 4 PB and uses RESTful API technology.

Cloud provisioning and management

Quickly provisions environments for workload deployment and release of resources to a shared pool. Enables direct access to z/OS computing resources. Creates customizable service catalogs, and invokes new functions through a web user interface.

Continuous delivery of enhancements

Delivers new capabilities and enhancements in a single service stream, as soon as they are ready. Benefit from new capabilities and enhancements sooner, without waiting for full product releases.