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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.


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Scale AI workloads, for all your data, anywhere.

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Learn about the benefits of Db2 ~400% Highly resilient, scalable applications  

more users supported with IBM Db2 pureScale® to run Puma’s 24/7 mission-critical operations¹.

USD 1M Price-performance at scale  

cost savings of more than USD 1 million for Owens-Illinois when migrating from Oracle to Db2².

90% Real-time decisions       

faster performance for Marriott International's analytics on 140 million Marriott Bonvoy members3.

IBM named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Management for Analytics, Q1 2023.
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.

Deploy machine learning and AI at scale

Leverage governed data in Db2 Warehouse to build, train, tune, and deploy AI workloads. 

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.

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.

Simplify your data landscape

Reduce costs and complexity with a single engine built for transactional (OLTP), analytical (OLAP), operational workloads and tight integration of your data lake.

Built for all your workloads
IBM Db2 Database No matter the volume or complexity of your transactions, Db2 is the database built to perform. Explore Db2 database

IBM Db2 Warehouse Run mission critical analytics workloads cost-effectively and responsibly across all types of data. Integrate with  to scale AI workloads, anywhere.  Explore Db2 Warehouse

IBM Db2 Tools

Database management and developer tools that make it easy to optimize and scale your workloads.

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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 and multicloud capabilities.

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Anywhere deployment You need a database you can deploy in the cloud of your choice, on premises and in a hybrid environment. Deploy a unified enterprise data platform that runs anywhere with Db2. Read more Cloud-managed service

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. 

Cloud-managed container

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 container on cloud-managed Red Hat® OpenShift® or Kubernetes services on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure and integrate Db2 into your cloud solution. 

Our clients Owens-Illinois

Owens-Illinois migrated their worldwide database infrastructure to Db2 to reduce costs, reduce storage footprint and improve transaction speed.

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Audi AG

Audi has worked with IBM for years to improve performance and to lay the foundation for digital transformation and face the rapid changes in the automotive industry.

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Puma deployed IBM Db2 pureScale® to ensure its database environment would have the power and scalability to process rising transaction loads.

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Industry solutions
Financial services

Ingest, transform and analyze billions of transactions a day to power core operations.

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Public sector

Modernize applications with a highly secure, available and resilient hybrid database.

American University of Cairo improves the university experience

Protect health information and improve healthcare outcomes with unified analytical data for patient insights.

Support personalized content and cost-effective media campaigns while protecting consumer data.


Optimize inventory and supply chain operations with predictive analytics, high availability and cloud-native applications.

Retail and eCommerce

Enable real-time insights across billions of omni-channel touchpoints and optimized customer experiences.

IBM Db2 recognized for G2 and TrustRadius awards IBM Db2 is a leader in the Summer 2023 Grid Report for data warehousing and Top Rated on TrustRadius for relational databases, DBaaS, data warehousing and cloud data warehousing.  TrustRadius Top Rated 2023

IBM Db2 is Top Rated on TrustRadius for relational databases, DBaaS, data warehousing and cloud data warehousing.

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IBM Db2 is a G2 Summer 2023 Leader

IBM Db2 is named a leader in G2's 2023 summer report. IBM offerings were featured in more than 820 G2 reports.

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IBM is a Gartner Customer Choice  

IBM is a 2023 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Cloud Database Management Systems.

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Resources 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.

Speed load time

Learn about 1.5x improved load time and other enhancements in Db2 11.5.8 cloud-first.

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 Warehouse tech preview

Reduce costs and improve performance of workloads with the next generation of Db2 Warehouse tech preview.

The new Db2

A look at new cloud database offerings with AWS and IBM Db2.

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¹ Statistic provided by Puma to IBM, externally referenced supporting 300-400% more users by enabling Db2 with Db2 pureScale compared to previously running Db2 without pureScale.

² Statistic provided by Owens-Illinois to IBM, externally referenced cost savings of more than USD 1 million for Owens-Illinois when migrating from Oracle to Db2.

3 Statistic provided by Marriott International to IBM, referenced faster performance for Marriott International's analytics on more than 140 million Marriott Bonvoy members.