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As applications become more complex and demanding, organisations need transactional database systems that provide not just performance, but the scalability to grow at the speed of their business. IBM has been creating optimised software and systems that are designed to maximise application performance for decades.

IBM DB2 and Power Systems deliver capabilities that can help you lower your transactional database license, support and storage costs, while reducing deployment complexity. DB2® on Power Systems™780 performs up to three times faster per core than Oracle Database on SPARC—based on the TPC-C benchmark1 In fact, IBM DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition is as low as 1/3 the cost of comparable Oracle software products2.

In 2010, over 1000 Oracle Database customers across the globe chose DB2 instead. Some were swayed by up to 50 percent anticipated reduction in IT costs.3. Here are a few reasons more why:

Unlike Oracle RAC and Oracle Exadata, IBM DB2 provides application cluster transparency so your system can scale instantly without code change or database tuning.

Scalability made simple. Unlike Oracle RAC and Oracle Exadata, IBM DB2 provides application cluster transparency so your system can scale seamlessly while avoiding code changes. When combined with daily-based pricing, you can dynamically alter capacity and minimise costly over-provisioning to meet worst-case scenarios.

Cost efficiency with DB2 and Power Systems. DB2 software deployment has shown lower overall expenses over a wide range of organisation size, ranging up to 41.2% better4 than Oracle Database.

Low-risk alternative. With most clients seeing between 95% and 99%5 of their Oracle PL/SQL code compatible with DB2, IBM has made it faster and easier to move from Oracle Database to DB2.

IT Staff productivity. According to a Solitaire Interglobal6 study, an average of 27.1 full-time staff are required to complete a set of database administration tasks for Oracle Database and only an average of 12.1 full-time staff are required for DB2.

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1PERFORMANCE: www.tpc.org (link resides outside of ibm.com) as of 01/26/11 [IBM Power 780 (3 x 64 C)(24 Ch/192 C/768 Th); 10,366,254 tpmC; $1.38/tpmC; avail 10/13/10 v. Oracle SPARC SuperCluster w/T3-4 Servers (27 x 64 C)(108 Ch/1728 C/13824 Th); 30,249,688 tpmC; $1.01/tpmC; avail 6/1/11]. TPC-C is a trademark of Transaction Performance Processing Council. These results are based on a US study.The IBM Business has confidence that this information has not changed and is still valid.

2COST based on publicly available U.S. information and prices applicable in the US as of February 2011 for year one licensing and support for IBM DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition, and Oracle software with comparable capabilities. IBM: 100 Processor Value Units. Oracle: assumes 1.0 processor multiplier. The IBM Business has confidence that this information has not changed and is still valid.

3Based on actual customer case studies in the United States and prices applicable in the United States as at [insert date]. All client examples cited or described are presented as illustrations of the manner in which some clients have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Many factors have contributed to the results and benefits described. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics will vary depending on individual client configurations and conditions. IBM does not guarantee comparable results elsewhere.

4Source: IBM sponsored report by Solitaire Interglobal Whitepaper, "Comparing Real World Database Performance: IBM® DB2® versus Oracle® Database and Microsoft SQL Server®" (PDF, 2.05MB) 2011. This is a study based on information and prices applicable in the United States. The comparisons may not be relevant in Australia.

5Based on internal tests and reported customer experience in the United States from June 30, 2010 to July 20, 2011. The IBM Business has confidence that this information has not changed and is still valid. All client examples cited or described are presented as illustrations of the manner in which some clients have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics will vary depending on individual client configurations and conditions. IBM does not guarantee comparable results elsewhere.

6According to a Solitare Interglobal White Paper sponsored by IBM (see Footnote 4), which includes a comparison on staffing requirements for various database implementations on IBM servers in different countries. The findings reflect that an average of 27.1 full-time staff are required to complete a set of database administration tasks for Oracle Database and only an average of 12.1 full-time staff are required for DB2.

The information regarding IBM products, offers, prices, tests and case studies included in this document is based on information developed for IBM in the United States. IBM does not guarantee that this information applies in Australia. IBM may not make these offers available in countries outside of the United States, and the information is subject to change without notice. Consult your local IBM business contact for information on the IBM offerings available in your area.

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