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IBM Db2® Database is a relational database that delivers advanced data management and analytics capabilities for your transactional 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®). 

For a cost-effective and faster way of translating queries into insight for better data-driven decisions, consider the IBM Cloud Pak® for Data Db2 Extended Service. Position your enterprise to be more agile with access to 45 analytic services, data virtualization, data governance and a container platform for fast deployment.

What's new with Db2

Now available: Db2 11.5.4

The versatility of the AI database has been expanded to include graph analytics and multimodal data management. Also included is the new Base Edition, a full-featured version with support, and priced to meet the needs of small and medium businesses.

Proctored badges: Advance your Db2 skills​

Build your Db2 expertise by sitting for the newly launched Db2 11.5 foundation badge. This badge is issued following the successful completion of a supervised exam.​

Webinar series shares the latest on Db2​

Select from a wide range of topics on the various roadmaps, strategies and capabilities pertaining to the upcoming versions of Db2.​

Now available on IBM Cloud Pak for Data​

With IBM Cloud Pak for Data Db2 Extended Service, you can take advantage of a fully integrated data and AI platform that modernizes how businesses collect, organize and analyze data and helps infuse AI throughout the organization.​

Move from Oracle databases to IBM Db2 and spend up to 80% less¹

Move from Oracle databases to IBM Db2 and spend up to 80% less¹ See how


Designed for hybrid multicloud deployment

Accelerate your journey to AI to transform how your business operates with an open, extensible data and AI platform that runs on any cloud.

Powered by AI

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

Built for AI

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

Support of multiple data types and languages

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

Fast to deploy

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

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
  • SQL compatibility
  • Storage optimization
  • Simple to administer
  • Faster querying
  • High availability, disaster recovery and workload management
  • Deploy Db2 as a container on IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Related products

IBM Cloud Pak for Data​

A flexible multicloud data platform that integrates all your data, on premises or from any cloud while keeping it secure at its source. Simplify and automate how you collect, organize and analyze data to rapidly innovate your business with AI.

IBM Db2 Warehouse

A client-managed, private-cloud data warehouse for infrastructures that are supported by Docker containers.

IBM Db2 on Cloud

A fully managed SQL cloud database that is designed to easily deploy and scale on demand. Explore the high availability option with a 99.99% uptime SLA.

IBM Db2 Event Store

This in-memory database is designed for massive structured data volumes and real-time analytics.

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Case studies

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Sicoob credit union

Sicoob unleashes new growth and operational efficiency with an infrastructure transformation.

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China Minsheng Banking

When customers wanted 24/7 banking services, China Minsheng Banking leapt ahead of the competition with truly non-stop services.

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YAZAKI Europe Limited

Global automotive supplier YAZAKI Europe Limited ensures rapid order fulfillment and quicker insights into business performance.

Next Steps

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Learning and support resources for all editions of Db2


¹ Savings estimate is calculated by assuming a 5 percent annual increase and up to 80% savings in support costs. Actual savings may vary.