DB2's deep compression technology helps reduce the amount of storage needed for your data. While data compression rates vary, depending on the characteristics of the actual data being compressed, some DB2 users have reported data compression rates of up to 83%.
Not only does DB2 help reduce your online database storage needs, it can also help reduce the amount of storage you need for backup and disaster recovery purposes. Also, because the amount of data involved in backup and recovery processes is smaller, backup and recovery operations typically take less time. All of these factors can potentially add up to significant IT cost savings.
Some users of DB2's deep compression technology are also seeing performance improvements thanks to the improved I/O performance and more efficient memory utilisation. Performance improvements like these can help you save even more by delaying hardware upgrades.
Compressing data not only reduces data storage needs, it can also help reduce storage-related energy costs, impacting the environmental footprint of an organisation.
What people are saying
"With DB2 9, we're seeing compression rates up to 83 percent on the data warehouse tables. The projected cost savings are more than US$2 million initially with ongoing savings of US$500,000 a year."
- Michael Henson, SunTrust Bank, Inc.
"DB2 already offers compression rates of up to 83%, translating into a storage savings of up to 50 percent. With the release of DB2 9.7, IBM intends to develop technology that will compress indexes, log files, temporary tables, XML data and large objects. The new capabilities should translate into very significant storage savings for our customers."
-Ellen Hughes, President of Receptor Software, LLC
"IBM and SAP have a long history of working closely together to help our mutual clients reduce the costs of running complex business systems. IBM DB2 9.7 is optimized for our recently announced SAP Business Suite 7, which means our clients can take advantage of both the latest SAP capabilities and DB2 enhancements to further lower operational costs - such as storage and server expenses - using the latest DB2 9.7 data compression and performance management capabilities."
-Mike Ellis, VP, SAP