IBM Db2 on Cloud offers Disaster Recovery Node on demand
for storing mirrored copy of database in data center of your choice
(IBM Europe Announcement ZP18-0406, dated July 10, 2018)
IBM Db2 on Cloud offers a simplified database solution that is purpose-built for massive amounts of data. This solution is a fully managed service and designed for transactional workloads. No setup is required and IBM handles maintenance and updates, such as backups and security.
New in Db2 on Cloud
The Db2 on Cloud Disaster Recovery Node can now be added on demand. The Disaster Recovery Node provides the capability to keep a mirrored copy of your database in an offsite IBM CloudTM data center of your choice, regardless of distance.
• Uses Db2 High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) technology.
• Enables users to fail over to the Disaster Recovery Node and back with a few clicks.
IBM IoT Building Insights delivers foundational IoT platform to help owners and operators manage connected buildings and drive optimal performance of entire enterprise
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ENUSZP18-0216, dated June 26, 2018)
IBM IoT Building Insights is a solution designed for collecting sensor data, performing robust analytics, and enabling better decision making in connected buildings. Through the collection, analysis, and storage of a building's sensor data, owners and operators gain actionable insights to optimize building performance and management for financial and regulatory requirements.
As a robust, scalable, and flexible IoT platform, IoT Building Insights creates value along the entire building transformation journey for both new construction and retrofits.
IoT Building Insights provides services that can be deployed for the following activities:
• Collect, store, and analyze data across an entire global enterprise.
• View accurate contextual map of an enterprise's vitals.
• Develop brand-differentiating experiences in buildings through augmented intelligence.
• Advance extensive experience in real estate and facility management.
• Perform global and large-scale delivery.
Clients can also purchase non-production environment Instances of IBM IoT Building Insights. The non-production Instance can be used to test and prove value in the solution, test connecting devices of any type, and to run proof of concepts. Each non-production Instance can support up to 10 client devices. If the client wishes to increase the number of devices, they must deploy the production offering.
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How Informix can fit Your Database Needs
IBM Systems Magazine Article - Ken Milberg (March 2018)
When most people hear that an IBM database is being evaluated, they naturally think of Db2. While that may be a natural reflex of sorts, IBM has expanded its database offerings over the years with Informix, Netezza and Cloudant—the first of which will be discussed in this article.
Informix is perhaps best known best for being used in high transaction OLTP application environments. In recent years it has been enhanced to support the largest of data warehouse workloads. In 2017, IBM and HCL technologies agreed to a 15-year partnership to co-develop and support the product.
- Why use Informix and what does it do for you?
- How has it evolved and what is it today?
IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud adds a new plan offering
independent, on-demand scaling of storage and compute,
enhanced backup and restore, and significant improvements in high availability
(IBM Europe Announcement ZP18-0072, dated January 30, 2018)
IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud is a fully managed, enterprise-grade cloud data warehouse service that enables true hybrid data warehousing. To complement the existing SMP and MPP plans, a Flex plan is available that offers the performance of MPP with greater flexibility for consumption and deployment of storage and compute resources. The Flex plan packages three key capabilities: independent scaling of storage and compute, self-service backup and restore, and significant improvements in high availability.
With the Flex plan, clients can fully customize their data warehouse, with the option to increase compute cores during heavy database use. Once the extra demand on the warehouse has subsided, clients can scale back down to reduce their costs. In addition, the Flex plan offers immediate storage expansion, so clients can start with the initial storage they need and increase capacity with a few clicks at a later date to accommodate data growth.
The new Flex plan also gives clients more control over their database backups. With self-service backups, clients can keep up to seven backups of their database. They can choose the time of day their backups are taken, and restore from one of these backups whenever they choose. Significant improvements in service availability have also been made through the IBM Cloud Container Service.
IBM Db2 Enterprise Family Bundle
offers deployment flexibility and a powerful analytics engine to optimize data management within hybrid data environments
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0708, dated December 12, 2017)
IBM(R) Db2(R) Enterprise Family Bundle V1.0 brings a new licensing option to increase flexibility and enable you to deploy a combination of offerings to better manage your hybrid data environment. This flexibility helps to optimize the investment associated with shifting data back and forth within the hybrid data environment. Based upon deployment needs, a combination of the following offerings can now be deployed to the extent covered by the specific entitlement:
• IBM Db2 Enterprise Server Edition
• IBM Db2 Warehouse
• IBM Db2 Event Store
Software withdrawal and support discontinuance:
IBM Cognitive Solutions, IBM Hybrid Cloud & Managed Services, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform, IBM Industry Platforms, and IBM Z select products and part numbers - Some replacements available
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0450, dated September 12, 2017)
Part of this withdrawal:
Informix Workgroup Limited Use Socket License from marketing
IBM Informix WRKGRP Edition
CPU Option Limited Use Socket License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
December 12, 2017
IBM Informix WRKGRP Edition
CPU Option Limited Use Socket SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
December 12, 2017
IBM Db2 on Cloud
enables larger database workloads on Bluemix Dedicated private cloud infrastructure service, bringing public cloud service to private cloud clients
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0470, dated September 5, 2017)
IBM Db2 on Cloud (previously known as dashDBTM for Transactions) now offers larger database workloads on IBM Bluemix(R) Dedicated private cloud infrastructure service. Previously available for Db2 on Cloud on the Bluemix public cloud, this new IBM Cloud Service enables sensitive industries using IBM's private cloud service to leverage a simplified database solution that is fully managed and designed for massive amounts of data. IBM Db2 on Cloud is designed to provide private cloud clients with:
• An easy, problem-free way to run Db2. No setup is required and IBM handles maintenance and updates, such as backups and security.
• Optimized storage capacity of up to 48 cores, 1 TB of RAM, and 11 TB of storage space
• An easy-to-use web console for importing and running SQL and administrating the system.
• High availability plans that can minimize downtime. These plans offer a 99.99% uptime Service Level Agreement and rolling updates for security patches.