IBM DB2 on Cloud delivers robust OLTP capabilities in eight configurations

IBM Canada Ltd. Software Announcement A15-0570
June 23, 2015

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DB2® on Cloud provides robust OLTP capabilities in eight configurations, delivering:

  • Accelerated and simplified deployment. Takes advantage of DB2 without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.
  • Native encryption to ensure control of data. Leverage the benefits of infrastructure as a service with the confidence of knowing your data is encrypted in flight, while in use, and at rest.
  • Optimized performance and enhanced security. Experience speed and reliability with a private virtual machine or dedicated bare-metal.
  • A solution sized to meet your business demands. Keep infrastructure costs in line with the changing needs of the business with four hardware configurations and two database editions.
  • Ability to migrate on-premises Oracle databases to IBM® DB2 in the cloud, providing SQL compatibility support for Oracle Database applications.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers at: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).

Reference: YE001



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DB2 on Cloud provides database as a service on IBM's SoftLayer® global cloud infrastructure. It offers the rich features of an on-premises DB2 deployment without the cost, complexity, and risk of managing your own infrastructure. Based on DB2 software, it comes with a preconfigured instance optimised for on-line transaction processing applications.

While DB2 on Cloud is configured to support the creation and management of databases for on-line transaction processing applications, it gives you the flexibility to create your own instances for analytic or mixed workloads. Use of this offering reduces the time required for provisioning and deploying DB2 so more resources can be devoted to developing new solutions and innovation.

Key features and benefits of IBM DB2 on Cloud are:

  • Accelerates and simplifies deployment. Take advantage of DB2 without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.
  • Native encryption included with all configurations. You're in control of your data, even when it's not in your building. Leverage the benefits of infrastructure as a service with the confidence of knowing your data is encrypted in flight, while in use, and at rest.
  • Optimizes performance and enhances security. Experience speed and reliability with a private virtual machine or dedicated bare-metal.
  • Four hardware configurations and two database editions to meet your business demands. Keep infrastructure costs in line with the changing needs of the business.
  • Provides SQL compatibility support for Oracle Database applications.


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A terminal with Internet connectivity is required to access the DB2 on Cloud offering. Ongoing administration can be done locally on the hosted system using tools, such as telnet, that allow connection to the database server machine. Alternatively, users can download, install, and run utilities like IBM Data Server Runtime Client or the IBM Data Server Client (not included as part of the service).



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Planned availability date
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June 26, 2015



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Description
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IBM DB2 on Cloud is offered based on the configuration that best meets your needs. The available node configurations are:

  • DB2 Workgroup on Cloud Small: Virtual private server with 2 x 2.0 GHz Xeon Cores, 8 GB RAM, First Disk 100 GB (SAN), Second Disk 500 GB (SAN), 1 Gbps Public and Private Network Uplinks, Performance Storage 100 GB at 500 IOPS, Workgroup Server Edition (Native Encryption included).
  • DB2 Workgroup on Cloud Medium: Virtual private server 4 x 2.0 GHz Xeon Cores, 16 GB RAM, First Disk 100 GB (SAN), Second Disk 1 TB (SAN), 1 Gbps Public and Private Network Uplinks, Performance Storage 100 GB at 1,200 IOPS, Workgroup Server Edition (Native Encryption included).
  • DB2 Workgroup on Cloud Large: Large - Virtual private server 8 x 2.0 GHz Xeon Cores, 32 GB RAM, First Disk 100 GB (SAN), Second Disk 2 TB (SAN), 1 Gbps Public and Private Network Uplinks, Performance Storage 100 GB at 1,600 IOPS, Workgroup Server Edition (Native Encryption included).
  • DB2 Workgroup on Cloud X-Large: Bare metal server 16 x 2.0 GHz Xeon Cores, 128 GB RAM, Disk Controller - RAID, 8 x 500 GB SATA II - Configured with RAID 6 (3.5 TB), 2 x 800 GB SSD - Configured with RAID 1 (800 GB), 10 Gbps Redundant Public and Private Network Uplinks, DB2 Workgroup Server Edition (Native Encryption included).
  • DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud Small: Virtual private server with 2 x 2.0 GHz Xeon Cores, 8 GB RAM, First Disk 100 GB (SAN), Second Disk 500 GB (SAN), 1 Gbps Public and Private Network Uplinks, Performance Storage 100 GB at 500 IOPS, Advanced Workgroup Server Edition (Native Encryption included) with BLU, BLU Shadow, and Data Partitioning deployment models available.
  • DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud Medium: Virtual private server 4 x 2.0 GHz Xeon Cores, 16 GB RAM, First Disk 100 GB (SAN), Second Disk 1 TB (SAN), 1 Gbps Public and Private Network Uplinks, Performance Storage 100 GB at 1,200 IOPS, Advanced Workgroup Server Edition (Native Encryption included) with BLU, BLU Shadow, and Data Partitioning deployment models available.
  • DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud Large: Large - Virtual private server 8 x 2.0 GHz Xeon Cores, 32 GB RAM, First Disk 100 GB (SAN), Second Disk 2 TB (SAN), 1 Gbps Public and Private Network Uplinks, Performance Storage 100 GB at 1,600 IOPS, Advanced Workgroup Server Edition (Native Encryption included) with BLU, BLU Shadow, and Data Partitioning deployment models available.
  • DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud X-Large: Bare metal server 16 x 2.0 GHz Xeon Cores, 128 GB RAM, Disk Controller - RAID, 8 x 500 GB SATA II - Configured with RAID 6 (3.5 TB), 2 x 800 GB SSD - Configured with RAID 1 (800 GB), 10 Gbps Redundant Public and Private Network Uplinks, DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition (Native Encryption included) with BLU, BLU Shadow, and Data Partitioning deployment models available.


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According to IDC, cloud-based databases as a service (DBaaS) is a vital, affordable alternative to on-premises database deployment, especially for application workloads in the cloud. This make sense for both small and large customers, according to Carl W. Olofson, in the October 2014, IDC #251648. Within the broader definition of DBaaS in the industry, there are a number of competing models for cloud database service delivery that enable infrastructure functionality as exposed or embedded capabilities.

DB2 on Cloud provides a complementary offering to on-premises databases, providing the opportunity to scale without concern of physical infrastructure. DB2 on Cloud currently blends some of the characteristics of IaaS and PaaS. The customer selects the server configuration based on needs. IBM will then create the VM and install DB2, then address any subsequent VM security patches, management, and restore operations. The customer is responsible for DB2 instance creation, HA setup, OS patches, mandatory and optional DB2 patches (fix packs), upgrades, database backup and restore, and setting up encryption.

Benefits of the current platform include:

  • Reduced maintenance
  • Ability to monitor the platform
  • Faster time to deploy solutions
  • Cost-effective configurations

DB2 on Cloud complements the existing Cloud Data Services product portfolio by offering more control over database resources for OLTP workloads in the cloud.

  • Cloudant®: Managed document-style NoSQL DMBS
  • dashDB™: Relational DBMS built for data warehousing
  • DB2 on Cloud: Relational DBMS for On-line Transaction Processing
  • SQLDB: Managed relational DBMS for On-line Transaction Processing

Consider DB2 on Cloud for a variety of operational and analytic workloads, from rapid development and testing of new applications to deployment of production applications. Choose DB2 on Cloud when the time to deliver is short and resources and funding are scarce. Decisions regarding platforms -- cloud or on-premises -- can often be made after deployment.

IBM's DB2 on Cloud service, unlike some vendors such as Microsoft™ and Amazon, does not charge for data movement to, from, or between cloud data centres.

DB2 on Cloud is available at a fraction of the price of Oracle PaaS database solutions and provides better uptime on IBM's SoftLayer infrastructure, like IBM's base availability is 99.9% versus Oracle's 99.5%, neither including HA.



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5725-W92 1.0.0 IBM DB2 on Cloud
5725-U32 1.0.0 IBM Bluemix™ Dedicated Cloudant


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

A terminal with Internet connectivity is required to access the IBM DB2 on Cloud offering.

Software requirements

Ongoing administration can be done locally on the hosted system using tools, such as telnet, that allow connection to the database server machine.

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Product: IBM DB2 Cloud 5725-W92

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Program number Description
5725-W92 IBM DB2 on Cloud
Part number Description
D1I1LLL IBM DB2 Workgroup on Cloud.small per Instance Per Month
D1I1MLL IBM DB2 Workgroup on Cloud.medium per Instance Per Month
D1I1NLL IBM DB2 Workgroup on Cloud.large per Instance Per Month
D1I1PLL IBM DB2 Workgroup on Cloud.xlarge per Instance Per Month
D1IIWLL IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud.small per Instance Per Month
D1IIXLL IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud.medium per Instance Per Month
D1IIYLL IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud.large per Instance Per Month
D1IIZLL IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud.xlarge per Instance Per Month
Program number Description
5725-U32 IBM Bluemix Dedicated Cloudant
Part number Description
D1I1QLL IBM Bluemix Dedicated DB2 Workgroup on Cloud.small per Instance Per Month
D1I1RLL IBM Bluemix Dedicated DB2 Workgroup on Cloud.medium Instance Per Month
D1I1SLL IBM Bluemix Dedicated DB2 Workgroup on Cloud.large per Instance Per Month
D1I1TLL IBM Bluemix Dedicated DB2 Workgroup on Cloud.xlarge per Instance Per Month
D1IJ0LL IBM Bluemix Dedicated DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud.small per Instance Per Month
D1IJ1LL IBM Bluemix Dedicated DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud.medium per Instance Per Month
D1IJ2LL IBM Bluemix Dedicated DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud.large per Instance Per Month
D1IJ3LL IBM Bluemix Dedicated DB2 Advanced Workgroup on Cloud.xlarge per Instance Per Month

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IBM DB2 Cloud 5725-W92 Per Instance
IBM Bluemix Dedicated Cloudant 5725-U32 Per Instance

 
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