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DB2 features and benefits


Next generation data platform


Get the answers you need in the moment with a next generation data platform for high availability transactions and speed of thought analytics.


Autonomics (US)

Automate tasks such as memory allocation, storage management, health monitoring and business policy maintenance to improve IT productivity

BLU Acceleration (US)

Achieve breakthrough in-memory performance for speed of thought analytics without the constraints of other in-memory solutions and with the simplicity of “load and go” setup.

Data Warehouse Analytics (US)

Provide high performing predictive and pattern analysis without moving your data into proprietary data mining platforms.

High Availability (US)

Help ensure your database remains operational during planned or unplanned outages. Reduce downtime to help meet strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with no loss of data during infrastructure failures.

SQL compatibility (US)

Minimise the cost and risk of moving legacy applications built for the Oracle® Database to DB2. Best of all, your staff can leverage existing skills and hit the ground running.

Performance Optimisation (US)

Save money, lower risks and improve IT productivity by easily optimising performance and increase DBA productivity.

pureScale® (US)

Achieve high availability and dynamic scalability for transaction processing. Adapt to changing business needs by allocating more resources for performance or for growth, at will.

pureXML® (US)

Store, process and manage XML data in its native hierarchical format. Minimise administrative overhead, simplify database design, and reduce the complexity of your XML applications.

Security (US)

Include a comprehensive suite of security features that effectively and decisively minimise threats: authentication, authorisation, trusted context, auditing, encryption, and fine-grain controls.

NoSQL Support (US)

Choose the most appropriate SQL or NoSQL data model for each data management project.

Storage Optimisation (US)

Reduce storage costs and increase performance with industry leading technologies that compress tables, indexes, archive logs, temporary space, LOBs, XML, and back-up data

Time Travel Query (US)

Travel to the past and the future, and query your data as it appears at different points in time without having to build, maintain, and administer a complex temporal infrastructure.