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.

 

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  • DB2 Version 10.5 and all Business Value Offerings are being withdrawn from marketing on September 30th, 2016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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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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IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
Analytics at the speed of thought

Einen markigen Text hat sich die IBM für das neue DB2 Release ausgedacht. Wir haben uns gefragt welche Aussage die IBM damit verbindet und vor allem, was sich hinter dem Kürzel BLU verbirgt. Wissen Sie es?

BLINK Ultimate ist die Lösung, ein Forschungsprojekt der IBM um Data Warehouse Abfragen auf die Geschwindigkeit eines Augenzwinkerns zu bringen. Damit wäre anstelle von Kepler „Bezaubernde Jeannie“ der treffendere Arbeitsname für das neue Release gewesen.

Die Botschaft frei übersetzt: Ein ultimatives Zwinkern - und analytische Auswertungen rauschen mit der Geschwindigkeit der Gedanken dahin ..., ... wenn das nicht zauberhaft ist.

Aber zurück auf den Boden der Tatsachen, dass es sich bei BLU Acceleration um grundsolide Technik handelt und nicht um Zauberei, erfahren Sie im nachfolgenden Artikel.

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IBM Pressemitteilung 15.04.2013
IBM stellt neue DB2 Version mit BLU-Technologie
und IBM PureData System for Hadoop vor

Ehningen - 15 Apr 2013: IBM stellt neue Lösungen für Big-Data-Anwendungen vor. Mit der Open Source-Plattform IBM PureData System for Hadoop lassen sich Massen an strukturierten und unstrukturierten Daten wie Posts, Videos, Handy-Ortungen oder Transaktionsdaten schnell und einfach analysieren und organisieren. IBM präsentiert zudem eine neue Version des Datenbankservers DB2 mit innovativer BLU-Technologie, die im deutschen IBM Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum für IBM Power Systeme unter Nutzung spezieller Vektorprozessoreinheiten optimiert wurde. Sie erweitert die Datenbank DB2 um In-Memory-Funktionen und spaltenorientierte Speichermethoden und erhöht die Analyse-Fähigkeit erheblich – Analysen und Reports lassen sich damit um etwa 25 - 40 Mal schneller generieren.

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