IBM Launches Db2 13 for z/OS

IBM has announced Db2 13 for z/OS, which, the company says, enhances the availability, security and resiliency of data and applications. According to IBM, Db2 13 for z/OS provides the ability to develop large-scale AI-insights through an innovative, database-integrated approach, infuse AI within any application to improve operations and reduce costs, and enhance resiliency, efficiency, and application stability for maximum availability.

The new release also takes advantage of new capabilities in IBM z16 and simplifies database management and upgrades to help accelerate feature adoption and time to value.

Providing enhanced scalability, security, and compliance, Db2 13 supports new and growing workloads without having to enact deep changes to the Db2 for z/OS environment. The new release offers improved storage conditions, higher concurrent threads, and increased concurrent datasets or other Db2 activities, improves Db2 installation and the process for customizing the amount of private storage, provides enhanced DDF storage relief, which gives clients room to grow while helping to reduce outages, enhances Real Time Statistics scalability and serviceability, and improves support for log reading from table space at a partition level

In addition, IBM says, with each new release, Db2 for z/OS gets faster and more secure. Db2 for z/OS adds automated compliance evidence data collection that enables the IBM Z Security and Compliance Center solution to provide Db2 for z/OS clients with the compliance posture of application and infrastructure running in a Db2 for z/OS environment and simplifies the regulatory controls validation for audits. The new release also improves productivity by enabling DBAs to create routine packages within the context of Db2 for z/OS

Availability is planned for May 31, 2022. For more product details, go to