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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


The DB2 10.5 product family consists of six priced editions, one separately priced feature, and oneno-charge package. The purpose of this article is to help you to understand the differences amongthem.
The article also outlines the new capabilities that are available in DB2 10.5, such as BLUAcceleration, DB2 pureScale enhancements, SQL compatibility enhancements, and simplifiedproduct packaging.

  • DB2 with BLU Acceleration combines advanced, innovative capabilities to accelerate analyticworkloads for databases and data warehouses. DB2 with BLU Acceleration also integrateswith IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence to provide reporting and deeper analysis.
  • High availability disaster recovery (HADR) support for DB2 pureScale environments,increased availability, improved workload balancing, and database restoration from DB2pureScale instances to regular DB2 instances are among the enhancements that areintroduced in DB2 10.5.
  • New enhancements in SQL compatibility, such as support for large row sizes and theexclusion of NULL keys from indexes, reduce the complexity of enabling applications to run ina DB2 environment.
  • Changes to product packaging increase value because more capabilities and features, suchas warehouse functionality, are included in the base DB2 editions.

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