Strengthen database performance and prepare for AI endeavors

To use the volume and variety of data in your enterprise for competitive gain, you need a modern database management system (DBMS).

IBM database management software solutions let you integrate data from different sources across on-premises and cloud environments. They support multiple programming languages and frameworks to buoy AI initiatives and feature natural language querying and machine learning to deliver efficiencies.

Why IBM for database management

Hybrid, multicloud

Add an IBM database to IBM Cloud Pak® for Data for a unified enterprise data platform that runs across any cloud.

Faster querying

Gain optimized performance and well-executed queries with IBM® BLU Acceleration® technology and AI enhancements.

Scalable and available

Access your data through multiple hosts for extreme capacity and continuous availability through IBM pureScale®.

IBM Db2 for IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Modernize your data management

IBM® Db2® Database for IBM Cloud Pak® for Data combines a proven, enterprise-ready data management system with an integrated data and AI platform. Speed insights with machine learning embedded into query processing. Enhance agility by running Db2 on any cloud vendor. Watch the video to learn about running enterprise database workloads on IBM Cloud Pak for Data (03:42).

Database management products

IBM Db2 Database

An on-premises relational database management system (RDBMS) with advanced capabilities, including AI-powered automation and graph database analytics, to support transactional workloads

IBM Db2 on Cloud

A fully managed high-performance SQL cloud database, running the Db2 database engine, featuring robust security, redundancy, high availability, disaster recovery and flexible scalability

IBM Informix®

An embeddable database designed to seamlessly integrate SQL, NoSQL/JSON, time series and spatial data

IBM Db2 for z/OS

An on-premises database that runs on IBM z/OS®, delivering mainframe security, scalability, availability and power

Open source databases

Postgresql and NoSQL database choices from MongoDB and EDB that support scalability, a more flexible data model and more data types

IBM Db2 tools

A suite of tools for database administrators to support database design, development, testing, performance monitoring, migration and administration


Hear how Owens-Illinois switched from Oracle to IBM Db2 and saw seven-figure reductions in total cost of ownership and at least 20% – 30% performance improvements in transactional response time.


Cloud database management leaders

See why IBM is listed as a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.

Deployment model choices

Understand the different database deployment models so you can choose what is best for your business.

IBM Common SQL Engine

Learn about Common SQL Engine, which underpins the Db2 product family for write-once, query-anywhere capabilities.

The power of AI in data management

Explore the symbiotic relationship between data management and AI, and how it can improve your business.

Database buyer’s guide

See what you need to consider as you choose the ideal database for your business.

Database security

Read about the tools and measures that can preserve database integrity, redundancy and availability.

Engage with an expert

Set up a no-cost, one-on-one call with IBM to explore database management.