Modernize your existing capabilities: All data, anywhere with IBM Db2 for IBM Cloud Pak for Data.


Use case

Modernize data management

Db2 for IBM Cloud Pak for Data enhances your data management with a containerized version of Db2, helping you expedite insights from proliferating data while managing costs and resources.

Accelerate data exploration

Data virtualization expands access to and visibility of all enterprise data.

Reduce operational costs

Containerized deployments feature automated administration.

Enhance productivity

Containerized microservices speed development life cycles.

Db2 Database benefits

Feature highlights

IBM Db2 Database details

Industry-leading performance

Potential for 30% improvement in transactional response time⁶ with fast data retrieval and queries plus disk space compression

Advanced protection

Advanced authorization, encryption at rest and in transit, and comprehensive security controls for managing GDPR compliance

Continuous availability

Auto resynchronization and recovery plus clustering with IBM pureScale® to keep business running 24x7

Automated administration and tuning

Automatic setup, optimization, diagnostics and management of the database environment to save DBA time and cut maintenance costs

Multiple data types and languages

Flexible environment, integrates with multiple platforms plus supports NoSQL, pureXML, Graph and JSON; Java, .Net, Ruby, Python, Perl and more for building robust apps


Elastic scaling up to 128 machines in multicloud and hybrid environments to reduce storage costs; data federation eliminates data silos

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Database resource usage

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Database resource usage

Get resource usage information for running or queued queries.

Database throughput

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Database throughput

Check the rate that data changes are retrieved, sent and applied on the target system.


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Monitor on-demand scalability in Db2 on Cloud to manage data needs.

Data load

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Data load

Get quick data transfer to Db2 on Cloud from cloud-based storage or your desktop.

Move SAP workloads from Oracle databases to IBM Db2 and save up to 80%⁷

What’s new with Db2

IBM named a Leader​

Gartner has released the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.

Db2 on IBM Cloud Pak for Data

IBM leaders Daniel Hernandez and Ayal Steinberg explore how the right data management foundation can accelerate AI adoption.

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Try before you buy

Get started with a Db2 Database trial at no cost.


¹, ⁶ Cost/Benefit Case for IBM Db2 11.5 Compared to Oracle Database 19c for OLTP Deployments. Quark + Lepton. 14 April 2020.

² New Technology: The Projected Total Economic Impact™ of IBM Cloud Pak for Data, A Forrester study commissioned by IBM. February 2020.

³ “Neo4j Enterprise Commercial Prices” blog. John Mark. 10 January 2018. (link resides outside IBM)

⁴ Delivering Business Value through Transitioning from Management VMs to Orchestrating Containers. An Ovum report commissioned by IBM. February 2019.

The Business Value of Red Hat Open Shift (PDF, 322 KB) (link resides outside IBM). An IDC white paper sponsored by Red Hat. October 2017.

⁷ Savings estimate is calculated by assuming a 5 percent annual increase and up to 80% savings in support costs. Actual savings may vary.