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IBM Announcement ENUSZP19-0081IBM Announcement ZP19-0640 with revised information about IBM Db2 11.5. This announcement replaces the previous announcement ZP19-0261, dated 4 June 2019
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP19-0640, dated October 29, 2019)

This announcement offers:

  • Introduction of the new Db2 editions for production and non-production deployment.
  • Correction of the data for the Db2 Community Edition,
    allowed for productive use but no support, replacement of the Db2 Lite Edition.
  • Overview about Db2 11.5 enhancements and improvements.
  • Program charges – Description of Virtual Processor Core Licensing.
  • Migration Entitlements and movement of previous editions to Db2 11.5.
  • Supporting program update (Advance Recovery Feature, Q-Replication Feature …)
    and a list of discontinued features (IBM MQ, IBM Cognos Analytics, …).
  • Db2 and hybrid data management (Hybrid Data Management Platform offering).
  • Charge metric and License Information.

Read the excerpts about the new editions and the replacement of the Db2 Workgroup Edition
(For a complete overview please use the link to the PDF download at the end of this article)

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IBM Db2 Workgroup replaced by Db2 Standard Edition V11.5

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:

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.

Customers using Db2 Workgroup Edition now have to check their current and future licensing.
After a conversion to VPC licensing, they may be significantly underlicensed!

For more details on the conversion, with replacements and conversion factors, please click here ...

IBM Announcement ENUSZP19-0081IBM Db2 V11.5 delivers enhancements to help automate data management, eliminate ETL, and support artificial intelligence data workloads
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP19-0261, dated June 4, 2019)

The IBM Db2 family of hybrid data management solutions is built on an intelligent common SQL engine that is designed for scalability and flexibility and to run on premises, in private, and on any public cloud. Db2 uses open source technology and provides a singular view of data, enabling businesses to automate data management, eliminate ETL, and support artificial intelligence (AI) data workloads.

IBM Db2 V11.5 offers database efficiency, simplicity, and reliability in the form of new features and enhancements that address a wide variety of business requirements. Robust enterprise security, simplified installation and deployment, improved usability and adoption, a streamlined upgrade process, enhancements to large databases, and improvements to BLU Acceleration are the key benefits of this technology:

  • 4K sector support
  • Improved CF recovery time
  • New monitoring metrics
  • Automatic Recompress feature for tables
  • Call level interface (CLI) driver enhancements

Other enhancements to the IBM Hybrid Data Management Platform include:

  • New version of IBM Db2 Event Store 2.0.
  • Application compatibility, standardized API, flexible licensing, and operational compatibility with the Db2 family (now part of the same Common SQL Engine capabilities).

One of the most significant impacts for Db2 customers is the introduction of three new editions that will gradually replace the existing editions from summer 2019. The Db2 portfolio will be based on the Db2 Lite Edition, Db2 Standard Edition and Db2 Advanced Edition. Besides Authorized User Licensing for non-production environments, Virtual Processor Client Licensing will be an unified licensing metric.

Part number description
Part number
Pogram ID
IBM Db2 Advanced Edition
VPC Option Virtual Processor Core
License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D233MLL 5737-K73
IBM Db2 Advanced Edition
VPC Option Virtual Processor Core
Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months
E0Q5ULL 5737-K73
IBM Db2 Standard Edition
VPC Option Virtual Processor Core
License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D233RLL 5737-K74
IBM Db2 Standard Edition
VPC Option Virtual Processor Core
Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months
E0Q5WLL 5737-K74
IBM Db2 Lite Edition
VPC Option Virtual Processor Core
Monthly License
D233XLL 5737-K75
IBM Db2 Developer C
Authorized User
Monthly License
D2340LL 5737-K75
IBM Hybrid Data Management Platform
On-Premise Authorized User
License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
D233VLL 5737-K76
IBM Hybrid Data Management Platform
On-Premise Authorized User
Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months
E0Q5YLL 5737-K76
Examples for some selected DB2 products, please read the full announcement for a complete overview!

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