IBM Db2 Database V11.5: Designed so you can embrace data science and AI technologies

IBM Db2 Database V11.5: Designed so you can embrace data science and AI technologies Read the blog post

This database can change the way you do business

IBM Db2® Database is a relational database that delivers advanced data management and analytics capabilities for your transactional and warehousing workloads. This operational database is designed to deliver high performance, actionable insights, data availability and reliability, and it is supported across Linux, Unix and Windows operating systems.

The Db2 database software includes advanced features such as in-memory technology (IBM BLU Acceleration®), advanced management and development tools, storage optimization, workload management, actionable compression and continuous data availability (IBM pureScale®).

What’s new with Db2

With version 11.5, Db2 includes added AI functionality so that businesses can embrace forward-looking data science and AI technologies to retain competitive differentiation. Now you can leverage one platform that is both powered by AI and built for AI to optimize performance and availability while empowering your data scientists to find deeper insights. Read the solution brief.(PDF, 173 KB)

Db2 Database can now be purchased as part of the IBM Hybrid Data Management Platform. With a single license, you can change the deployment mix of products at any time, and only get charged for what you use.

News: Read Forbes' coverage of the Db2 V11.5 launch: IBM Injects 'Data Science' AI Into Its Db2 Database (link resides outside IBM)

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Powered by AI

Use machine learning to tune workloads and optimize queries for significantly faster querying.

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Built for AI

Enjoy faster data exploration, model more complex relationships and leverage support for data science tools.

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Fast to deploy

Get Db2 up and running on your laptop within minutes, and start building applications quickly with a full featured database.

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Support of multiple data types and languages

Choose from NoSQL, pureXML, Graph and JSON. Build in Java, .Net, Ruby, Python, Perl and more.

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High performance

Gain enhanced performance with in-memory technology, storage optimization and workload management.

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Advanced protection

Benefit from built-in native encryption with enterprise key management.

Features of IBM Db2 Database

  • Better performance with AI
  • Built for data science and AI
  • IBM BLU Acceleration
  • IBM pureScale
  • FlexPoints Licensing
  • SQL compatibility
  • Storage optimization
  • Simple to administer
  • Faster querying
  • High availability, disaster recovery and workload management

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Next Steps

Try before you buy

Learning and support resources for all editions of Db2