Amplify the ROI from SAP® applications with DB2 and Power Systems.

SAP 2-Tier SD Benchmark. # of benchmark users. 126,063 DB2 on POWER 256 cores. 39,100 Oracle Database on SPARC 256 cores. Results on two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. 1.

Consider the facts. IBM DB2® on Power Systems™ performed 3 times faster than Oracle Database on SPARC, using the same number of cores, based on results from the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark.1

SAP themselves switched their internal application production environment to DB2, and their database performance improved by 40 percent.2 We have seen other organizations reduce their applicable infrastructure costs in support of SAP solutions by as much as 25 to 50 percent3 when moving to DB2.

At the same time, many customers who chose to move workloads from Oracle/Sun to IBM Power Systems have noticed up to a 60 percent drop in IT costs.4

What is the secret? DB2 is uniquely tuned for running SAP application environments. For example, clients have reported reductions in SAP data storage volumes in the range of 40 to 60 percent.4

DB2 is also deeply integrated with SAP’s DBA Cockpit. The design principle is to make DB2 “invisible” during SAP installation and to the SAP Basis Administrator. At no extra cost to you, DB2’s high availability and disaster recovery is fully supported and included in the DB2 installation.



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