Introducing the latest generation of Db2 Warehouse, optimized for always-on analytics workloads anywhere

Take greater control over your analytics operational costs with a cloud-native data warehouse that meets your price and performance objectives for always-on workloads, provides simple, governed access to all of your data, and enables a singular view of your analytics estate. At IBM, we have aligned our product and business model around this need. The latest generation of Db2 Warehouse enables the ability to store and analyze governed data across a variety of sources, formats, and analytics environments, while reducing cost, improving performance, and controlling resource consumption at scale. Seamlessly integrate with watsonx.data so that you can optimize and scale all of your analytics and AI workloads across the enterprise.

A different approach to cloud data warehousing
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Cut storage costs while improving performance

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Db2 Warehouse now runs natively on highly resilient, inexpensive cloud object storage. Coupled with advanced caching techniques, now your analytics workloads run faster than previous generations while reducing your storage costs.

Share data responsibly

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Export, import and directly query open data formats in your data lake, using a single, governed, cloud-native Db2 engine.

Scale analytics and AI across the enterprise

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Db2 Warehouse seamlessly integrates with the watsonx.data data store, built on a data lakehouse architecture, service to provide you with a singular view of your entire analytics estate. Easily shift workloads and run fit-for-purpose engines that best meet your workload and price-performance needs.

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Scale AI workloads, for all your data, anywhere

What’s new with Db2

Use cases

Real-time analytics

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Real-time analytics

Empower users that demand low-latency querying and real-time insights with continual data ingest, in-memory processing and in-database analytics.

Machine learning and AI

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Machine learning and AI

Create and predict with high-performance machine learning models inside your data warehouse. Integrate with IBM Watson® Studio for additional ML capabilities.

Reporting and business intelligence

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Reporting and business intelligence

Build reports and dashboards quickly by seamlessly integrating Db2 with a variety of BI tools including IBM Cognos® Analytics, Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI, Google Looker and more.

Secure data sharing

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Secure data sharing

Grant access and distribute data among users and third parties without data duplication. Integration with watsonx.data’s shared metadata, open table formats, and object storage enables a single copy of data to support multiple analytics and AI requirements.

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Gain flexibility

Your choice of deployment model

Translate queries across vendors, languages, locations and structures

Fully-managed in the cloud

Run a fully managed version of Db2 Warehouse on AWS or IBM Cloud®.

On IBM Cloud Pak® for Data

Deploy Db2 Warehouse as an extension on IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform.

On premises on Linux, Unix, or Windows

Run Db2 Warehouse on these common operating systems.



Continuous availability and disaster recovery

Manage downtime with continuous availability (99.999%) and in-place recovery within a cluster. We provide flexibility not only to replicate a cluster to another region but to choose what gets replicated and deployed anywhere.

Massively parallel query engine

Built for your most data-intensive applications, flexibly scale data up and down, independent of compute and storage. Our scale out shared-nothing and shared-disk architecture provide a massively parallel query engine with fast performance.

Data-driven security

Db2 is built with end-to-end security capabilities to protect data in-motion and at rest, monitor and detect unknown behaviors, and ensure the privacy of your data.

High concurrency and workload management

Billions of high concurrency workloads can be managed automatically with Db2’s adaptive workload manager. Configure workload policies to allocate and prioritize resources across workloads.

Data engineer

Ultrafast ingest and querying

Ingest data continually across diverse sources with support for high-speed bulk, batch, and micro-batch workloads, powering cloud native apps, real-time analytics, and BI.

Control data access and governance

Direct governed access to live data sets, services, and applications. Control data visibility and masking for different levels of authority. Manage HIPAA and GDPR compliance with in-motion and at rest encryption, row-column access, data masking, and more.


Build, test and deploy

Built for programming languages such as Java, .Net, Ruby, Python, R, Perl, C, C++, pureXML, Gremlin, XQuery, Mongo, FLWOR Expression, and JSON, and more for developing robust applications.

Integrate with third party applications

Power dashboards and BI with fast ingest and real time insights. Seamlessly integrate third party reporting applications such as IBM Cognos, Planning Analytics, Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik, Looker, SAP and ETL tools such as DataStage, Informatica and more.

Enterprise architect

Store and query anything

Whether you need to analyze social media performance or geospatial data, ingest, store, and query a mix of models including XML, JSON, text, Graph, spatial data in a single database.

Real-time analytical and operational data

Analyze your analytical and operational data in real-time with Db2’s in-memory hybrid-columnar data architecture. Db2 speeds analytics and reporting with a combination of in-memory and column store data retrieval, maximized CPU processing, and data skipping that allows for faster input/output.

Data scientist

Execute machine learning models

From decision trees to K-means clustering, choose from a variety of in-database algorithms or seamlessly build and deploy open-source Python and R models on the database.

Db2 Warehouse in action

Introduction to Db2 Warehouse

See an overview of Db2 Warehouse features and download tips.

Scale out Db2 Warehouse with MPP

Get an overview of the MPP capabilities and installation of Db2 Warehouse.

Scale out a Db2 Warehouse cluster

See how Db2 Warehouse makes it easy to scale out in to meet workload demands.

Industry accolades


Announcements and reports

Try Db2 Warehouse on Cloud for free

Choose the Flex One tier and receive USD 1000 in free credits when you use code DB2W1K.

Read 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.

IBM is a Gartner Customer Choice Cloud DBMS 2022 recipient

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Db2 is a leader in customer support

Let your data receive the care and deep technical expertise it deserves.


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Seven trends that will impact your data management strategy

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The hidden history of Db2

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Cutting the size of a database

Fred Sobotka discusses the importance and value of the adaptive compression feature of Db2.

The core strengths of Db2

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Data integrity importance

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