What is IBM Db2?
IBM Db2 is the cloud-native database built to power low latency transactions and real-time analytics at scale. It provides a single engine for DBAs, enterprise architects, and developers to keep critical applications running, store and query anything, and power faster decision making and innovation across your organization. Built on decades of innovation in data security, scalability, and availability, keep your applications and analytics protected, highly performant, and resilient, anywhere.
Learn about the benefits of Db2
Highly resilient, scalable applications
more users supported with IBM Db2 pureScale® to run Puma’s 24/7 mission-critical operations¹.
Price-performance at scale
cost reduction and 20-30% performance improvements for Owens-Illinois when migrating from Oracle to Db2².
reduction in reporting time on sales data for all stores nationwide for Valor Holdings³.
Reduce costs and improve performance of workloads with the next generation of Db2 Warehouse tech preview
Built for all your workloads
IBM Db2 Database
No matter the volume or complexity of your transactions, Db2 is built to perform. Start powering your applications with the database built for growing workloads.
IBM Db2 Warehouse
IBM Db2 Warehouse is the cloud-native data warehouse built for analytics in real-time and insights at the right time.
IBM Db2 Big SQL
IBM Db2 Big SQL allows you to query data across cloud data lakes and Hadoop with a high-performance, massively parallel SQL engine built with advanced multimodal, multicloud capabilities.
IBM Db2 Tools
IBM Db2 Tools is a suite of developer and DBA tools that improves your database management and optimizes query performance.
What's new in Db2? A look at new cloud database offerings with AWS and IBM Db2.
What can Db2 do for you?
Modernize mission-critical apps
Run mission critical applications with continuous availability, built-in refined security, and effortless scalability, anywhere.
Power real-time analytics
Empower real-time decision-making and perform heavy computational analysis with fast ingest, in-database analytics, and in-memory data processing.
Build cloud-native apps
Start powering your data-intensive apps and services with a cloud-native database built for high concurrency, flexible scaling and fast insights.
Secure and govern your data
Use Db2’s built in encryption, access controls, data masking and more to protect your most sensitive data located in the cloud, hybrid or on-premises.
Deploy machine learning and AI
Create, evaluate and predict with high-performance machine learning models directly inside Db2.
Simplify your data landscape
Reduce costs and complexity with a single engine built for transactional (OLTP), analytical (OLAP), and operational workloads and tight integration of your data lake.
Learn about 1.5x improved load time and other enhancements in Db2 11.5.8 cloud-first
Deploy Db2 as a fully managed, SLA-backed service on IBM Cloud® and Amazon Web Services. Take advantage of on-demand scaling, continuous updates and consumption-based billing in the cloud.
Deploy Db2 as a container on cloud-managed Red Hat® OpenShift® or Kubernetes services on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and integrate Db2 into your cloud solution.
Self-managed infrastructure or IaaS
Deploy Db2 as a traditional installation atop on-premises infrastructure or cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service and gain better control over your Db2 deployment.
Ingest, transform, and analyze billions of transactions a day to power core operations.
Modernize applications with a highly secure, available, and resilient hybrid database.
Protect health information and improve healthcare outcomes with unified analytical data for patient insights.
Retail and eCommerce
Retail and eCommerce
Enable real-time insights across billions of omni-channel touchpoints and optimized customer experiences.
Optimize inventory and supply chain operations with predictive analytics, high availability, and cloud-native applications.
Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment
Support personalized content and cost-effective media campaigns while protecting consumer data.
IBM Db2 recognized for G2 and TrustRadius awards
IBM Db2 is a leader in the Summer 2022 Grid Report for data warehousing and Top Rated on TrustRadius for relational databases, DBaaS, data warehousing and cloud data warehousing.
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TrustRadius (link resides outside ibm.com)
IBM is a Gartner Customer Choice
IBM Is a 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Cloud Database Management Systems.
Forrester Total Economic Impact for IBM Data Management
See how Db2 is helping IBM drive a 241% ROI in Forrester’s 2022 Total Economic Impact Report for Data Management.
The hidden history of Db2
Learn how a database theory turned into the Db2 database running billions of transactions a day.
Data management strategy trends
See how Db2 plays an essential role in the seven trends that will impact your data management strategy.
Db2 customer support
Access the dedicated support page for your IBM Db2 product or connect with support staff.
IBM Db2 Community
Get the latest Db2 announcements and share knowledge with other Db2 users, experts, and champions.
Db2 for developers
Check out our drivers, code repository, tutorials and more to start building mission critical apps.
Talk to a Db2 expert
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