DB2 is IBM's flagship relational database. It is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs

DB2 offers industry leading performance, scale, and reliability on your choice of platform from Linux to z/OS.

DB2 for Linux, Unix or Windows

Also known as DB2 for LUW, DB2 for midrange or DB2 for distributed systems.

  • Advanced Access Control
    DB2 includes an optional Advanced Access Control feature that uses Label Based Access Control (LBAC) to let you decide exactly who has write access and who has read access to individual rows and individual columns in any given table
  • Autonomics
    DB2 can automate tasks such as memory allocation, storage management and business policy maintenance and so can free up DBAs to focus on new projects.
  • Data Compression
    Using the 2 Storage Optimisation Feature you can transparently compress data on disk and reduce disk space and storage requirements and therefore reduce high storage costs.
  • Geodetic Data Management
    This feature is ideal for weather, defense, intelligence or natural resource applilcations. Geodetic Data Management enables users to store, access, manage and analyse location-based information.
  • High Availability Disaster Recovery – HADR
    DB2 High Availability consists of the DB2 High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) feature, the DB2 Online Reorganization feature, and IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms. It allows failover to a standby system in the event of a software or hardware failure on the primary system. More Information
  • DB2 pureScale
    IBM DB2 pureScale offers clustering technology that delivers continuous availability, unlimited scalability and application transparency. DB2 pureScale is based on industry leading DB2 for z/OS data sharing technology and is now available as an option on IBM DB2. Click for more info (DB2 pureScale page)
  • Performance Optimisation
    This feature includes several options; DB2 Workload Manager, Optim Performance Manager, DB2 Query Patroller. Each of these options provide insight and ability to optimise workload execution.
  • pureXML
    This feature offers the capability to store, process and manage XML data in it's hierarchical format. XML data is integrated intact into a relational database structure allowing users to take full advantage of DB2's relational data management features.
  • Security
    DB2 is built with security in mind. By utilising authorisation checks, auditing facilities, an encryption mechanisms mission critical data is kept safe and secure.
  • SQL Skin
    The newly released SQL Skin feature for applications compatible with Sybase ASE greatly reduces the risk and cost of moving from legacy applications to DB2.

DB2 Software Editions

Also known as DB2 for LUW, DB2 for midrange or DB2 for distributed systems.


Easy to install and use, this edition of DB2 provides the core capabilities of DB2 at no charge. Download now

Express Edition

Aimed at small to medium sized organisations this is a fully functional edition of DB2 at an entry-level price.

Workgroup Server Edition

A scalable relational database for medium sized organisations looking to benefit from the flexibility and lower ownership costs of DB2.

Enterprise Server Edition

Designed for large enterprise level customers to provide high levels of flexibility and scalability.

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DB2 z/OS

Often referred to as the database software gold standard for reliability, availability, and scalability. DB2 for z/OS is the workhorse behind some of the world's largest organisations.

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DB2 z/OS
DB2 for z/OS is a proven market leader in availability, scalability and reliability and is optimized for SOA, CRM and data warehousing.

DB2 Tools for z/OS
There is a wide range of tools available on DB2 for z/OS including Application Management, Data Replication, Backup & Recovery and many others. These tools optimize data performance and management of DB2, including DB2 databases with XML data.

DB2 for z/OS Value Unit Edition
This is the same DB2 for z/OS data server but delivered at a one-time charge price.

InfoSphere Warehouse on System z
Utilising System z for warehousing simplifies operational complexity by deploying both operational and warehouse data on a single platform thus reducing costs related to data movement and improving data compliance and security.

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DB2 for Linux, Unix or Windows

  • Total cost of ownership
  • Availability & resiliency
  • Scalability
  • Queries and data warehousing
  • Portability, productivity & ease of migration
  • Security & compliance
  • Service Oriented Architecture – SOA
  • DB2 Query Management Facility