IBM Reconstitutes DB2 as Hybrid Cloud Database

IBM has introduced updates to its DB2 database management system, intended to help lower operating costs while bringing together transactions and analytics in the same database to increase the speed of real-time data analysis.

The new DB2 will incorporate hybrid transactional analytical processing (HTAP) and be available for Linux, Unix, Windows, and z/OS in December.

IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration for Linux, Unix, and Windows will incorporate features of HTAP in December, the company said. IBM DB2 12 for z/OS extends the benefits of HTAP with in-memory capabilities to deliver improvements in real-time analytic processing by up to 100 times over DB2 11 for z/OS.

IBM is also introducing the DB2 Analytics Accelerator for Cloud, providing enterprise customers even more flexibility to accelerate insights gained from their DB2 environments leveraging the IBM Cloud.

DB2 12 for z/OS was built for the growth of cloud and mobile, supporting hundreds of thousands of transactions per second across mobile applications with no impact on operational performance.

More information is available at the IBM website.