DB2 automates certain database administration tasks. As a result, some DB2 users are reporting significant savings on database administration costs.
Self-optimising: automatically optimising performance of the system by reacting to changes in workloads and automatically adjusting memory.
Self-healing: automatically resolving certain problems as they arise. DB2 can even resolve some problems before they arise, by anticipating them and taking the appropriate corrective actions.
Self-configuring: automatically setting up the system and managing configuration settings.
Also, Integrated Data Management solutions for the DBA can help you streamline and simplify daily DBA tasks, including database maintenance, application and performance management, and database availability
What people are saying
"Our customers demand high availability as our SMS/text based solutions are needed 24x7 for critical business communication processes. Underpinning our SMS, MMS and Email "software as a service" solutions for mobile network operators (including Web SMS, Email SMS, SMS Marketing, Staffmatch and Reminder) with DB2 9.7 minimises down time by allowing feature enhancements to be enabled without outages. DB2 9.7 enables us to maintain higher database availability though less scheduled maintenance and downtime than previously required. DB2 9.7 allows Soprano to focus on customer features while knowing that the database is ready to support our enhancements."
-Dr. Richard Favero, CEO, Soprano Design
"In DB2 9.7, XML compression reduces disk space consumption by more than 60%, irrespective of the size of the XML documents. As a result, we expect substantial savings in storage cost and significant performance gains."
-Phil Nelson, Principal IT Consultant, ScotDB Limited
"We are very pleased to support DB2 9.7 which includes enhancements to compression, autonomics and workload management that will provide users with additional cost saving benefits. The availability of DB2 9.7 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 from Novell allows customers to utilise a high performing, low cost database in conjunction with our highly reliable, scalable and secure server operating system."
-Michael Applebaum, Senior product marketing manager for SUSE Linux Enterprise, Novell