DB2 performance benchmarks

Industry-leading performance across multiple workloads.

Database performance matters

Whether you are running transactional or analytical workloads, database performance is a key driver to overall system performance. IBM® DB2® is designed to deliver industry-leading performance. The results speak for themselves.

Leading benchmark records

Benchmarks are a great way to compare database performance across vendors. However, real world workloads can vary significantly in performance and high availability characteristics. DB2 is the clear leader in performance on production systems.

As of June 2013, DB2 holds the following leading benchmark records for database performance:

Raw performance is critical to our clients and DB2 delivers the best performance numbers. However, the real value of our performance results lies in how they translate into lower operating costs for our clients. For instance, DB2 engineers strive to deliver the best per-core performance, this is important for clients in industries such as energy, mobile communications and financial services, who run database application workloads that use per-core pricing when determining total solution cost. Fewer cores for the same performance can translate into significant direct savings in licensing and ongoing annual software maintenance costs.