IBM DB2 on Cloud V1.0 offers the rich features of an on-premises DB2 deployment without the cost and complexity of managing your own infrastructure

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-076
April 12, 2016


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(Corrected on May 25, 2016)

Revised Overview and Description sections.


(Corrected on April 25, 2016)

Removed HIPPA text in Overview and Description sections. Revised part description in Ordering information section.



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At a glance
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IBM® DB2® on Cloud provides the following OLTP capabilities:

  • Accelerated and simplified deployment. Takes advantage of IBM 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 preconfigured sizes.
  • Ability to migrate on-premises Oracle databases to DB2 in the cloud, providing SQL compatibility support for Oracle Database applications.


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Overview
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DB2 on Cloud provides a database as a service on your choice of either IBM SoftLayer® global cloud infrastructure or alternative cloud service provider. 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, DB2 on Cloud can support multiple database instances that can either be configured as analytic warehouses or optimized for online transaction processing applications.

While DB2 on Cloud is configured to support creating and managing databases for online transaction processing applications, it gives you the flexibility to create your own instances for analytic or mixed workloads. Use of this offering can reduce the time required to provision and deploy DB2 so that more resources can be devoted to developing new solutions and innovation.

dashDB™ Entry and Enterprise Transactional plans both provide a dedicated instance of a managed transactional databases for the IBM Bluemix® application development environments. The entry plan provides solid performance on virtual private nodes at an affordable price point. The enterprise plan provides robust performance on bare metal nodes for more demanding application workloads. Both plans offer differentiated capabilities when compared with competitive offerings.

Key features and benefits

As a hosted offering, DB2 on Cloud gives you the same control over your data in the Cloud as the IBM on-premises DB2 system:

  • Accelerates and simplifies deployment. Take advantage of DB2 without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.
  • Provides native encryption with all configurations. You are in control of your data, even when it is not in your building. Use 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.

As a managed offering, dashDB Transactional provides a DB2 OLTP DBaaS for application development environments:

  • Accelerates and simplifies deployment. Take advantage of DB2 without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.
  • Provides an IBM-managed DB2 database with encryption at rest and SSL configured, SSAE SOC2 Type 1, and ISO 27001 security compliances.
  • Data load options including: load from desktop, swift, and S3.
  • Includes a console with user management, DB usage, and system usage monitoring.
  • Allows connection via CLPPlus, ODBC/CLI, JDBC, .NET, and REST.


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Key prerequisites
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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).

A web browser with Internet connectivity is required to access the dashDB Transactional plan offering.



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Planned availability date
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April 12, 2016



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Description
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DB2 on Cloud provides a database as a service on your choice of either IBM SoftLayer global cloud infrastructure or alternative cloud service provider. 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, DB2 on Cloud can support multiple database instances that can either be configured as analytic warehouses or optimized for online transaction processing applications.

dashDB Entry and Enterprise Transactional plans both provide a dedicated instance of a managed transactional databases for the Bluemix application development environments. The entry plan provides solid performance on virtual private nodes at an affordable price point. The enterprise plan provides robust performance on bare metal nodes for more demanding application workloads. Both plans offer differentiated capabilities when compared with competitive offerings.

As a hosted offering, DB2 on Cloud gives you the same control over your data in the Cloud as the IBM on-premises DB2 system:

  • Accelerates and simplifies deployment. Take advantage of DB2 without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.
  • Provides native encryption with all configurations. You are in control of your data, even when it is not in your building. Use 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.

As a managed offering, dashDB Transactional provides a DB2 OLTP DBaaS for application development environments:

  • Accelerates and simplifies deployment. Take advantage of DB2 without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.
  • Provides an IBM-managed DB2 database with encryption at rest and SSL configured, SSAE SOC2 Type 1, and ISO 27001 security compliances.
  • Provides data load options including: load from desktop, swift, and S3.
  • Includes a console with user management, DB usage, and system usage monitoring.
  • Allows connection via CLPPlus, ODBC/CLI, JDBC, .NET, and REST.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Product accessibility information website.



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Program number
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Program number Program name
5725-W92 IBM DB2 on Cloud
5725-U38 IBM dashDB Enterprise
5725-Y51 IBM Analytics for Apache Spark


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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications
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Technical documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services
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Software Services

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.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, go to the IBM Software Services website.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

A terminal with Internet connectivity is required to access the DB2 on Cloud and dashDB Transactional offerings.

Software requirements

Ongoing administration for DB2 on Cloud can be done locally on the hosted system using tools, such as telnet, that allow connection to the database server machine.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the Internet. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information
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This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product: IBM DB2 Cloud (5725-W92)


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM DB2 on Cloud Standard.small for AWS Instance per Month D1L23LL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Standard.medium for AWS Instance per Month D1L24LL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Standard.large for AWS Instance per Month D1L25LL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Standard.xlarge for AWS Instance per Month D1L26LL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Advanced.small for AWS Instance per Month D1L27LL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Advanced.medium for AWS Instance per Month D1L28LL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Advanced.large for AWS Instance per Month D1L29LL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Advanced.xlarge for AWS Instance per Month D1L2ALL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Advanced.2xlarge for AWS Instance per Month D1L2BLL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Jump Start Remotely Delivered Engagement Set Up D1L8MLL
IBM DB2 on Cloud Accelerator Remotely Delivered Engagement Set Up D1L8PLL

IBM dashDB

Program name/Description Part number
IBM dashDB Enterprise Transactional 12.128.1400 Instance per Month D1MPILL
IBM dashDB Enterprise Transactional 2.8.500 Instance per Month D1N4GLL

IBM Analytics for Apache Spark

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Analytics for Apache Spark Reserved Enterprise PA per Instance D1K5SLL

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM DB2 Cloud 5725-W92 Per Instance


Per Instance

Instance is a unit of measure by which the IBM SaaS can be obtained. An instance is access to a specific configuration of the IBM SaaS. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained for each instance of the IBM SaaS made available to access and use during the measurement period specified in Customer's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.



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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, the International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, the Cloud Services Agreement and associated Service Descriptions, or the IBM SaaS Terms of Use.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Subscription

The IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM SaaS Terms of Use or the IBM Cloud Services Agreement (CSA) and the Service Description govern your use of this offering.

Technical support

Technical support is provided for IBM SaaS and enabling software, as applicable, during the subscription period. Any enhancements, updates and other materials provided by IBM as part of any such technical support are considered to be part of IBM SaaS or enabling software, as applicable, and therefore governed by the SaaS Terms of Use or the CSA and associated Service Description. Technical support is included with IBM SaaS and is not available as a separate offering.

Refer to additional technical support information in the IBM Software as a Service Terms of Use document for the program.

Terms of Use

The program's Terms of Use and CSA Service Description document is available on the Software as a Service terms website.

Limited warranty

If warranted, refer to the warranty as stated in the Terms of Use document or the Cloud Services Agreement for this offering.

Money-back guarantee

No

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices
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