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.

 
Background to DB2 10.5 BLU Excelleration
Blink: Not Your Father’s Database!

Guy M. Lohman
Manager, Disruptive Information Management Architectures
IBM Almaden Research Center (BIRTE 2011)

• Why and What is Blink
• Blink Market – Business Intelligence
• Blink Architecture
• It’s All About Performance!
• What’s the Big Deal?
• Behind the Curtain – The Query Engine Technology
• References and Related Work
• Next Steps
• Conclusions;

icon Blink: Not Your Father’s Database!

 

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