High Availability Technologies for DB2
December 2nd, 2009

Availability for a brave new world

With the advent of Software as a Service (SaaS) more businesses are relying on the ability to access their business data through web based applications. In addition to the rise of SaaS and Cloud Computing, our businesses are increasingly operating on a global scale. When once you could schedule your maintenance updates for Sunday night, this now affects users across the other side of the globe.

When downtime is unplanned however, these issues multiply ten-fold. These outages are a lot more visible to users and the public at large with potential ramifications to revenue, brand image and customer satisfaction.

In this paper we will look at the various solutions to the application availability issue for DB2 databases and how they meet the demands of our ever changing global operations including:

  • NEW - DB2 pureScale
  • xkoto GRIDSCALE
  • HADR
  • Peer to Peer Clustering / 2-way replication
  • DB2 for z/OS data sharing

Click here to download the full paper.