Do you rely on SAP solutions to run your core business processes? Imagine if those processes were supported by a world-class database.

IBM® DB2® for SAP solutions offers tight integration, accelerated performance and reliability—all on a wide choice of platforms.

DB2 and SAP solutions

IBM and SAP collaborate to ensure total interoperability between DB2 and SAP solutions. When you deploy an IBM system or software solution, you gain access to a vast range of powerful yet flexible features, functions and options that not only provide superior performance, but reduce your overall total cost of ownership.

IBM DB2 10.5 is SAP-certified and delivers unparalleled speed, simplicity and quality of service to your SAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse solutions. Built to lower operational costs, simplify development and improve reliability, this release is designed to help you save time and money—and enable outstanding performance.

Why IBM?

From enterprise planning to CRM, logistics, analytics and fulfillment, your SAP solutions need to run on a high-performance, cost-effective database platform. IBM DB2 for SAP solutions is designed to fulfill your service level agreements, streamline operations and promote future growth.

Our processes are tightly integrated, and manufacturing systems around the globe need seamless access to our business data. IBM Power Systems, IBM AIX and IBM DB2 are highly reliable, helping us achieve the extremely high availability we need for our business-critical SAP ERP application.

— Hermann Burtscher, SAP Basis Manager at Hirschmann Automotive

Successful case studies

Daiichi Sankyo: Administering a healthy dose of analytics to accelerate reporting

By administering a strong dose of cutting-edge analytics technology and infrastructure optimization, Daiichi Sankyo Europe dramatically accelerated reporting across its business.

Helvetia: Races to the top of the Swiss insurance market thanks to faster, smarter decision-making

By migrating its SAP Business Warehouse reporting application to the ultra-powerful IBM® DB2® with BLU Acceleration® database, Helvetia unlocked highly valuable insight into every area of operation.

Blanc und Fischer: saving of up to 40 percent licensing costs and getting business insights 20 times faster

Blanc and Fischer consolidated its mission-critical SAP ERP and SAP Business Warehouse applications onto IBM® Power® Systems with IBM AIX® and IBM DB2® with BLU Acceleration.

Educational resources


IBM DB2: A database optimized for SAP systems

With IBM DB2 for SAP environments, enterprises gain proven, scalable database software that supports a broad range of platforms, operating environments and SAP workload types.

Forrester study

The total economic impact of IBM DB2 with BLU acceleration

Customers are moving from a previous instance of IBM DB2 in order to take advantage of the in-memory computing capabilities found in IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration.

IDC report

IBM DB2 on Power Systems for SAP

Understand the fundamentals of a no-compromise transactional and analytic database platform.