Reduce the risk and cost of business growth with application cluster transparency and continuous availability.
Designed for organizations that run online transaction processing (OLTP) applications on distributed systems, IBM® DB2® pureScale® offers clustering technology that helps deliver high availability and exceptional scalability transparent to applications. Based on technology from IBM DB2 for z/OS®, DB2 pureScale is available on IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition and Advanced Enterprise Server Edition.
Scaling your system is simply a matter of connecting a new node and issuing two simple commands. In fact, pureScale in the DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition provides transparent scalability beyond 100 nodes. This cluster-based, shared-disk architecture helps reduce costs through efficient use of system resources.
With DB2 pureScale, you don't need to change your application code to efficiently run on multiple nodes. Thanks to a proven, scalable architecture, you can grow your application to meet the most demanding business requirements. You can also run applications written for other database software with little or no changes; DB2 offers native support for commonly used syntax and PL/SQL procedure language, making it easier than ever to move from Oracle Database to DB2.
DB2 pureScale provides continuous availability through the use of highly reliable PowerHA pureScale technology and a redundant architecture. The system recovers nearly instantaneously from node failures, immediately redistributing the workload to surviving nodes. In DB2 10.5, pureScale HADR designed to achieve failover in seconds *, and no planned downtime is required for pureScale maintenance updates **.
DB2 delivers enhanced performance by leveraging IBM Power Systems™, the worldwide leader in UNIX® server revenue share. From reliability and virtualization features inspired by IBM’s success in mainframe systems to unique energy-saving capabilities, Power Systems help you build a cost-effective infrastructure with around-the-clock availability. DB2 on Power Systems incorporates PowerHA® technology to deliver levels of database scalability and availability with few equals.
DB2 pureScale on System x® leverages the outstanding business benefits of IBM xArchitecture® and in addition, running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provides a cost-effective, open, reliable and secure IT environment that can easily scale as workloads demand. IBM first introduced this technology on the System z® platform, the undisputed leader in total system availability, scalability, security and reliability and now is the only technology partner to offer this efficient and highly reliable scaling capability across System z, System x, and Power Systems computing platforms.
DB2 pureScale is supported on the following IBM System x systems: System x3650 M3, System x3690 x5, System x3850 x5, System x3650 M4, IBM BladeCenter HS22,and IBM BladeCenter HS23
As a long standing IBM partner, Novell is pleased to bring the benefits of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to IBM DB2 pureScale on System x®. This expanded platform support will further strengthen the IBM portfolio of Smarter Systems and makes DB2 pureScale technology available to a larger client base. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the only Linux operating system available today for IBM . The combination of IBM System x servers and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provides clients with an additional cost-effective, open, reliable and secure IT environment that can easily scale with workload demands. With this foundation, enterprises can deliver business services, enable secure networks and manage heterogeneous IT resources." - Markus Rex, SVP & General Manager Open Platform Solutions at Novell.
“New clustered database application features, such as performance, scalability and high-availability, have placed increased demands on the network," said John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Combining IBM DB2 pureScale and System x servers with the performance and efficiency of Mellanox’s end-to-end 40Gb/s interconnect solution, eliminates networking bottlenecks to deliver outstanding business benefits to IBM customers."
*Based on IBM design for normal operation under typical workload using HADR and pureScale clusters. Individual results will vary depending on individual workloads, configurations and conditions, network availability and bandwidth.
**Based on IBM design for normal operation with rolling maintenance updates of DB2 server software on a pureScale cluster. Individual results will vary depending on individual workloads, configurations and conditions, network availability and bandwidth.
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