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.

 

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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Cost/Benefit Case for IBM DB2 10.5 for High Performance Analytics and Transaction Processing: Compared to Oracle Platforms

ITG — International Technology Group
Management Report, March 2014

International Technology Group (ITG), established in 1983, is an independent research and management consulting firm specializing in information technology (IT) investment strategy, cost/benefit metrics, infrastructure studies, deployment tactics, business alignment and financial analysis.

IBM and Oracle have implemented new technologies in their mainstream databases, but there are differences with regard to high-performance analytics and transaction processing. Read the ITG management report to see how IBM and Oracle solutions compare in cost and technology.

The Players

The database world is undergoing unprecedented change. Data growth continues to accelerate, and database structures and contents to become more complex. New challenges must be met as Big Data technologies gain traction. Cloud computing defines new deployment and operating models. Demand for increasingly powerful analytics solutions has become pervasive.

These shifts have changed the strategies of the major database vendors. IBM and Oracle, which are the focus of this report, have implemented new technologies in their mainstream databases, introduced database appliances, and moved toward cloud solution delivery. There are, however, significant differences in competitive positioning.

This is particularly the case for two types of application – high-performance analytics and transaction processing – that are the focus of this report.

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

Roman Melnyk, B.
IBM Canada, DB2 Information Development


Are you trying to license your IBM® DB2® Version 10.5 for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® servers correctly in a high availability environment? Do you need help interpreting the announcement letters and licenses?

Customers choose DB2 because of its incredible time to value, its ability to scale and integrate across disparate environments, its robustness, and minimized down time (both planned and unplanned). In this article, we focus on the high availability (HA) aspects of DB2, especially from the licensing point of view.
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