DB2 Client Montage Video

IBM clients, Business Partners and consultants tell why they migrated their critical applications to DB2 and, in the process, saved money and boosted performance and availability.

Published on 06-Dec-2011

Validated on 12 Nov 2013

"One of the great things about DB2 is that it makes it very easy for us to maintain it, to keep it running and have it match every single thing that we needed to do." - Andrew Mackey, Database Administrator, Baldor Electric

Customer:
Deluxe Corporation, Galvin Consulting, Baldor Electric, Florida Hospital, Dave Beulke & Associates

Industry:
Electronics, Financial Markets, Healthcare, Professional Services

Deployment country:
United States

Solution:
Database Management, Data Warehouse

Overview

Deluxe Corporation, Galvin Consulting, Baldor Electric, Florida Hospital, Dave Beulke & Associates leverage DB2

Business need:
Client testimonial as showcased at IOD 2011, featuring quotes from Deluxe Corporation, Galvin Consulting, Baldor Electric, Florida Hospital, Dave Beulke & Associates

Solution:
IBM clients, Business Partners and consultants tell why they migrated their critical applications to DB2 and, in the process, saved money and boosted performance and availability.

Benefits:
Better performance, cost reduction, seamless migration, scalability with high volume, robust, supports 24X7 availability, strategic partner in growth

Video

DB2 Client Montage Video




Video Transcript


John Ashby, Vice President of Applications, Deluxe Corporation

Dan Galvin, Independent DB2 Consultant, Galvin Consulting
Andrew Mackey, Database Administrator, Baldor Electric
Bob Goodman, Senior Database Administrator, Florida Hospital
Dave Beulke, CEO, Dave Beulke & Associates

Bob Goodman: The hospital really depends on DB2 on z for all their core functions, their business functions, and that’s been real critical over the years to keeping things coordinated.

John Ashby: We were looking for better performance and cost reduction from trying to convert to DB2.

Dan Galvin: I can say that throughout all of the migrations I have seen in the last 15 plus years this was without a doubt the most well thought out, the best handled migration process.

Andrew Mackey: DB2 is extremely good with performance. That’s one of the things that we are very happy about because there is a lot of performance characteristics that are unmatched.

Bob Goodman: We have many choices today but we realize there is a big scalability difference. The potential for growth to consolidate the data that we have is just really incredible because we know we can scale.

Dan Galvin: In DB2 10 we can maintain the scalability with high volume applications at large customers, at large sites and ultimately, we will be able to deliver solutions far faster.

John Ashby: When I think of IBM and DB2, I think of high performance and reliability.

Bob Goodman: We have high-speed utilities, we have a robust environment, we have 24x7 availability.

Andrew Mackey: One of the great things about DB2 is that it makes it very easy for us to maintain it, to keep it running and have it match every single thing that we needed to do.

Bob Goodman: Luckily, DB2 stepped up to the plate and kept up with our needs and has been really good in all aspects.


John Ashby: We have always felt like IBM was very strategic partner for Deluxe, not just in products but in services.

Dave Beulke: The reason I work with DB2 is because I demand the best out of my systems that I design and implement. And DB2 and IBM perform the best for me and my clients.

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware:
System z

Software:
DB2 Enterprise 9

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