Important notice for IBM Db2 customers

IBM announces important changes in the Db2 portfolio with Announcement  ZP19-0261 and  ZP19-081 of June 4, 2019

IBM will offer the Db2 database system only over three editions:

  • Db2 Community Edition
  • Db2 Standard Edition
  • Db2 Advanced Edition

The Db2 Standard and Db2 Advanced Edition will be licensed only through the Virtual Processor Core Metric (VPC)
(or for non-productive systems by Authorized Users). For existing licensing, conversions to VPCs will be provided.

The Db2 Workgroup Edition is currently in conversion. No new licenses will be offered for it and from 1.11.2019 no maintenance extensions will be offered. There will be a conversion to the Db2 Standard Edition and VPC licensing.

For a conversion of their licenses to VPCs, Db2 customers are asked to contact their IBM reseller.

 

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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)

 Withdrawals
  • DB2 Version 10.5 and all Business Value Offerings are being withdrawn from marketing on September 30th, 2016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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IBM DB2 Offering - add business value to applications

Businesses are increasingly interested and focused in extracting value out of their IT spending. Funds are not limitless and data management investments must be targeted and provide value to the business and business owners. Product packaging alone may not afford the flexibility required to meet these objectives, therefore, many organizations want to choose and select from the capabilities and features they require. As a result, IBM® DB2® Encryption Offering, IBM DB2 Business Application Continuity Offering, IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration In-Memory Offering, and IBM DB2 Performance Management Offering address these needs. Organizations are able to purchase add-on solutions and capabilities, which add specific IBM DB2 capability and targeted business value to their DB2 environments.

  • IBM DB2 Encryption Offering
    provides data encryption at rest to assist businesses with security and regulatory requirements.

  • IBM DB2 Business Application Continuity Offering
    provides the continuous availability of IBM DB2 pureScale® technology, at a lower cost, for those organizations that do not need the scaling capabilities, yet want to benefit from the reliability and availability provided by DB2 pureScale.

  • IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration In-Memory Offering
    provides columnar and dynamic in-memory acceleration to accelerate business intelligence workloads and also allows for the use of shadow table technology.

  • IBM DB2 Performance Management Offering
    delivers enterprise class performance management capabilities that allow you to manage performance across your DB2 deployments and integrates with your existing DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition and DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition performance management capabilities.

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IBM DB2 OFFERING - ADD BUSINESS VALUE TO APPLICATIONS

Businesses are increasingly interested and focused in extracting value out of their IT spending. Funds are not limitless and data management investments must be targeted and provide value to the business and business owners. Product packaging alone may not afford the flexibility required to meet these objectives, therefore, many organizations want to choose and select from the capabilities and features they require. As a result, IBM® DB2® Encryption Offering, IBM DB2 Business Application Continuity Offering, IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration In-Memory Offering, and IBM DB2 Performance Management Offering address these needs. Organizations are able to purchase add-on solutions and capabilities, which add specific IBM DB2 capability and targeted business value to their DB2 environments.

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