"If you're a retailer with a high volume online transaction environment then pureScale is going to be absolutely ideal for you"
February 26th, 2010

Based on the industry leading System z data sharing architecture, DB2 pureScale integrates IBM technologies to keep critical systems available 24/7. The technology is currently built on IBM Power Systems with other platforms available in the future. DB2 pureScale allows organisations to have multiple database servers in a system that all share a common set of disks providing both scalability, availability and application transparency.

"If you're a retailer with a high volume online transaction environment then pureScale is going to be absolutely ideal for you. You'll be able to increase capacity when you need to at the really busy times like Christmas and the January sales and scale back at the times when you're experiencing less demand." Clair Ross, DB2 LUW Expert Triton Consulting

Designed for organisations that run online transaction processing applications on distributed systems, IBM DB2 pureScale is ideal for the retail industry to ensure that you keep up with ever growing demands for availability and capacity.

Business hours are never over in a globalized world meaning that even a small gap in availability can cost millions in lost revenue and customer confidence. This is especially true in the retail sector.

  • Continuous availability - DB2 pureScale keeps critical systems available all the time, giving uninterrupted access to data throughout both planned and unplanned outages.
  • Capacity on demand - Easily increase capacity during the busiest times such as Christmas and sales.
  • Cost savings - The ability to increase and reduce capacity means you are never over provisioning your environment.
  • Application transparency - DB2 pureScale is transparent to the application, and can be implemented with no changes to the underlying application code.

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