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Db2 on Cloud is a fully-managed SQL database on the IBM Cloud™. For detailed Db2 on Cloud pricing, including information on the Lite version, see below. For additional information about IBM’s broader pricing models and approaches visit the IBM Cloud pricing overview.

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Pricing plan (prices in USD/month) Instance type Base cost/instance High availability instance RAM Storage 1 million IO operations Disaster recovery node instance Get started
Lite Plan

Shared multi-tenant




100 MB included



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Flex Plan (most popular)

Single-tenant virtual server

USD 189.00

+ USD 189.00

4 GB included + USD 13.00/extra GB

2 GB included + USD 1.00/extra GB

+ USD 0.20

+ USD 189.00

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Precise Performance Plans                
500 Plan

Dedicated virtual server

USD 250.00

+ USD 500.00

8 GB included

500 GB included


+ USD 250.00

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1.4 Plan Dedicated bare metal server USD 4000.00 + USD 8,000.00 128 GB included 1.4 TB included   + USD 4,000.00 Get started
1.1 Plan Dedicated bare metal server USD 18,000.00 + USD 36,000.00 1 TB included 11 TB included   + USD 18,000.00 Get started
Hybrid Data Management Platform Flex Plan Dedicated bare metal server USD 9,950.00   USD 13.00/GB 2 GB included + USD 1.00/GB     Get started


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