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IBM Db2 News

IBM DB2 V11.1 Packaging and Pricing Update July 2016

Main changes announced in ZP16-0191 and ENUS916-003 in July 2016 released.
Short overview about the important impacts:

 Main changes
  • New Packaging Enhancements
  • DB2 Enterprise and Advanced Enterprise Edition price increase (about 10%)
  • DB2 Workgroup Edition includes additional features at a much lower price (decrease about 36%)
  • DB2 Workgroup Edition Socket pricing metric is no longer available
  • DB2 Express Edition is no longer available, migration path is DB2 Workgroup Edition
  • DB2 Express-C (Community Edition) will still be provided
  • DB2 Direct license offers an attractive price for deploying DB2 in the cloud or on premise using a Virtual Processor Core Metric
  • Database Encryption is now included in all DB2 V11.1 editions with no additional charge
  • Base Federation is included in all DB2 Editions (DB2 and Informix)

  • DB2 Version 10.5 and all Business Value Offerings are being withdrawn from marketing on September 30th, 2016
  • DB2 V9.7, 10.1 will be end of service on September 30th, 2017
  • DB2 Express Server Edition withdraw from marketing on September 30th, 2016 – Replacement part: DB2 Workgroup Server Edition

 DB2 V11 major features included
  • Improved enterprise encryption support
  • Faster up and running for pureScale installation
  • New Sync and Near-Sync support for HADR in a pureScale environment
  • Additional support for Power Linux Little-endian (LE) and pureScale
  • Virtualization support of RDMA adapters in a VMWare environment
  • Higher throughput in large database systems
  • Easier upgrade process and direct upgrade from 9.7 systems
  • BLU support on MPP clusters
  • Faster query processing for BLU queries and support for generated columns, row and column access control and additional functions pushed down into the columnar engine
  • Additional SQL support in DB2 including some Postgres syntax, new data types and many new functions
  • A new code page for BLU systems (Codepage 819 for European languages)

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Compare the distributed DB2 10.5
database servers

In a side-by-side comparison table, the authors make it easy to understand the basic licensingrules, functions, and feature differences among the members of the distributed DB2 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows server family as of June 14, 2013.

Amyris Rada - IBM Senior Information Developer, DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Roman Melnyk, B. - IBM Canada, DB2 Information Development

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Live webcast:
Introducing the New IBM Data Server Manager
  • Introduction to IBM Data Server Manager
  • How Do I Get IBM Data Server Manager
  • Performance Management Features - real time and historical monitoring
  • Database Administration Features
  • Some of the cool features and tips for using IBM Data Server Manager 

Presenter: Anson Kokkat

Date: March 26, 2015
Time: 17:30 CET

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Live webcast:
An Overview of the New DB2 Native Encryption Capability

Support for encrypting data in storage is now available in IBM® DB2® 10.5 data management Fix Pack 5.

Attend the DB2 Tech Talk, “Overview of the New DB2 Native Encryption Capability,” that takes place February 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM Eastern.
This event reviews foundational cryptographic concepts and discusses key highlights of the DB2 native encryption capability that is now available. The tech talk also includes encrypting online data, encryption backup images, and key management.

Presenter: Greg Stager

Date: Feb 26, 2015
Time: 18:30 CET

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