The AI-ready data warehouse for operational analytics

Elasticity combined with simplicity.

Client-managed containers combined for easy portability across platforms. Fast and flexible deployment combined with automated scaling. Built-in machine learning, SMP and MPP processing, and in-database analytics combined with IBM BLU Acceleration®. All of these features are designed to bring AI to your business faster and easier than ever. 

Read the Aberdeen report: Why top companies use hybrid data warehouses

Product benefits

Save time and resources to meet your SLAs

Deploy a pre-configured data warehouse in minutes on your Docker container-supported infrastructure of choice. Get elastic scaling and ease of updates and upgrades.

Gain fresh insight with in-database analytics

Apply in-database analytics where the data resides. Spark and R open source provide predictive modeling algorithms built directly into the database, allowing enterprise AI faster and more efficiently.

Lightning-fast query processing

Use Spark and BLU Acceleration in-memory SQL columnar processing with an MPP cluster architecture to speed up complex queries and predictive model building, testing and deployment for data scientists.

Automatic schema generation and data loading

With just a few clicks, you can automatically transform unstructured data sources into a structured format for analysis – for Twitter data, Open Data, geospatial data and more.

More easily move workloads to meet SLAs

Move workloads to the right location easily. With IBM Db2® Warehouse, you get a common SQL analytics engine across public and private clouds – one that’s compatible with on-premises data warehouses.

Unique in-memory data processing

IBM Db2 Warehouse uses BLU Acceleration, IBM’s in-memory columnar processing technology. Entire data sets and decompression are not needed in-memory. Expect pre-fetching of data and data skipping.

Load geospatial data into IBM Db2 Warehouse

IBM analytics are built directly into IBM Db2 Warehouse, with multiple algorithms. This provides linear regression, decision tree clustering and more.

Embedded Apache Spark engine

IBM Db2 Warehouse combined with Spark delivers higher performance than stand-alone Spark, providing a better data science experience for data exploration.

Integrated R development and deployment

IBM Db2 Warehouse includes integrated RStudio for development and R in-database functions, operating directly on data in a database. Load data and perform analytics within minutes.

Make data migration easier

IBM Db2 Warehouse works with supported Db2 drivers, and is compatible with Db2, PDA and Oracle. Deploy as a stand-alone cloud data warehouse, or integrate with your on-premises data warehouse.

Integrated Spark analytics

Minimize the latency of access to data and speed up calculations. With IBM Db2 Warehouse, each node contains its own data and is overlaid with a local Apache Spark executor process.

Delivered for SDEs that support Docker container technology

Deploy on any Docker-supporting operating system of choice: x86, Windows, Mac or IBM Power hardware. IBM Db2 Warehouse can auto-provision resources to handle changing workload needs.

Product images

Which option is right for you?

Db2 Warehouse Developer Edition

Install on your laptop, virtual machine or virtual private cloud.

Db2 Warehouse Enterprise Edition

Install on enterprise-grade servers or virtual private cloud for production use.


How customers use it

  • Immediate access to relevant data


    Broad-based demands for self-service data access and analytics


    Watch this video to see how the flexibility of a hybrid data warehouse lets IT gain back control of the data. Enable your users to gain self-service access to all relevant data sources. Real-life customer case studies are also discussed in this overview of data warehousing concepts.

  • Flexible scaling and simplified deployment


    You’re finding it difficult to easily scale your fast growing data marts.


    IBM Db2 Warehouse provides an easier way to “scale out and scale back in” to match your workload demands. Take action to save on licensing costs. You pay for what you use on a monthly basis. Watch this short video to learn more.

Next Steps

Get started with IBM Db2 Warehouse at no cost.

Try the Enterprise edition