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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.


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

BLU Acceleration

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

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

High Availability

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

Minimize 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 Optimization

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


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.


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


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

NoSQL Support

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

Storage Optimization

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

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.