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IBM Db2

IBM Db2 11.1 with BLU Acceleration

Announced April 12 2016

IBM® Db2® 11.1 for Linux™, UNIX™, and Windows™ delivers the following capabilities:

  • A hybrid database software for the always available, mission-critical transactional, analytical, and mixed workload applications with end-to-end security that protects data at rest or in-flight
  • A simple to deploy, upgrade, and maintain database with continuous availability for transactional workloads of any size
  • Expanded in-memory columnar technology that offers the ultimate scalability and performance for analytics and warehousing workloads

Overview

Db2 11.1 scales to new heights of performance by enabling its BLU Acceleration® capability to be deployed across a massively parallel processing (MPP) network cluster architecture to improve response time. In addition, Db2 11.1 enhances the simplicity of pureScale® deployments for transactional workloads and the administration of pureScale clusters. The native encryption feature is also enhanced to support the industry KMIP 1.1 standard for key management across the organization.

New sources of data. Leveraging all data. With the flexibility and simplicity of Db2, clients can deploy the software on-premises or on the cloud to use data from the next-generation type of applications, born-on-the-cloud applications, sensors, web, and mobile-based applications.

Actionable insight. Capture the time value of data. The dynamic, in-memory, column-organized table technology is designed to yield faster analytics from data warehousing without the costs or limits of in-memory only systems. It speeds analytics and reporting with a combination of in-memory and column store data retrieval, optimized use of CPU resources, and data skipping that enables faster input/output. It results in faster response time and quicker actions for the line of business.

New users, new buyers, and new ways of working. Providing insights everywhere. With Db2 business data is always available to keep your businesses up and running with Db2 pureScale clustering technology. It helps to ensure that your transaction processing is highly available and extremely scalable. Db2 pureScale technology is designed to avoid both planned and unplanned outages and ensure disaster recovery up to thousands of miles. This means virtually no costly downtime.

New economics. Lowering the barriers to new business models. With its different deployment options Db2 offers greater flexibility to extend the reach of the enterprise beyond the walls of the enterprise. Also, unlike other in-memory data store alternatives, Db2 11.1 with BLU Acceleration uses a dynamic, in-memory hybrid column-organized table approach that places only frequently used data in memory to accelerate queries. Thus, unnecessary data does not consume memory resources.

Transformative platform. Making the infrastructure adapt with your business. Businesses need to adapt their business processes to changing consumer behavior. Therefore, they need to eliminate barriers for their developers to innovate quickly and promptly to stay ahead of the competition. Db2, both on-premises and on the cloud, enables the same experience and features to help with transitions between on-premises and cloud business.

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Datasync Consulting and Db2

Datasync has been working with Db2 for 20 years and our experienced consultants know Db2 better than anyone. From simple product installation to complex performance and tuning adjustments, our team is able to help you extract the maximum value from your Db2 software. Datasync can offer:

  • Db2 installations, upgrades and migrations
  • Solution architecture, database design and capacity planning
  • Implementation of High availability solutions including:
    • Db2 HADR – High Availability and Disaster Recovery
    • Log Shipping
    • Table Replication
    • pureScale Continuous Availability
  • Db2 Health Checks and Managed Services for a continuous healthy system
  • Performance and Tuning
  • Software Licensing: new licences and renewals

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Db2 Support

With the announcement of the end of support dates, Datasync can help you in planning and executing a database upgrade.

With the announcement of end of support dates, Datasync can help you in planning and executing a database upgrade.

DB2 v9.7, v10.1 End of Support Date: 30 September 2017

DB2 v9.5 End of Support Date: 30 April 2015

DB2 v9.1 End of Support Date: 30 April 2012

DB2 v8.1 and v8.2 End of Support Date: 30 April 2009

Why should I upgrade?

  • Access to IBM Support for software defects and new releases
  • Recent DB2 versions offer a variety of new features, improving data management, system performance and high availability

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Db2 Editions

Which Db2 edition is appropriate to my business needs?

Db2 offers a comprehensive option of editions to cater for small shops through to large organisations. Some features are not available in all editions, although the Db2 core database, functionalities, standards and interfaces are the same across editions as well as operating systems.

Datasync fully understands each DB2 edition, its features and how to correctly licence the software in order to offer you the most cost-effective solution.

Some editions have enforced hardware limitations (i.e.: maximum hardware processor capacity or maximum number of PVUs – Processor Value Units)

There are the following Db2 editions:

  • Db2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition
  • Db2 Enterprise Server Edition
  • Db2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition
  • Db2 Workgroup Server Edition
  • Db2 Direct Advanced Edition
  • Db2 Direct Standard Edition
  • Db2 for Big Data
  • Db2 Developer Edition
Select the right Db2 edition here