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It’s a multicloud world, so we’re bringing Db2 to your AWS data

Portfolio Marketing Manager, Hybrid Data Management, IBM

If your business hasn’t already embraced a multiple-cloud strategy, it’s likely that one is in your near future. Recent research shows that 85 percent of companies already operate in multicloud environments, and 98 percent of companies plan to be multicloud by 2021.

While cloud-based platforms remain a standard component of enterprise IT infrastructure, most companies realize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. A single cloud provider may not deliver a tailored strategy which meets their business requirements in an optimal way.

To help businesses implement a multicloud environment more easily, IBM is making IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud available for Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this, you now can have your Db2 warehouse deployed next to your data in AWS for optimal performance and availability – without losing any features you’ve come to expect.

A fully-managed offering run by the world-class IBM DevOps team

Because Db2 Warehouse on Cloud is fully managed, your team can focus on more strategic initiatives that more directly impact the revenue stream while our expert team handles day-to-day management tasks, including:

  • Operating system updates and patches
  • Maintenance
  • New feature rollouts
  • Any unexpected software and hardware glitches

Our industry-recognized IBM DevOps experts are on-call around-the-clock, year-round. You can always leverage them to build, test, deploy and monitor applications with speed, quality and control.

Real-time scalability with on-demand storage and compute scaling

The exact storage and compute demands of your business can be hard to predict. Even when you guess correctly, the needs of the business will likely fluctuate due to long-term growth or short-term changes in peak usage. Being locked into a set amount of storage and compute could result in overpaying when demand drops, not having enough for peak usage, or both.

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud includes flex plans that help mitigate this risk with real-time scaling of storage and compute. If you need to readjust your allocation, you can use the in-console slider or REST API. In this way, you’ll be better equipped to meet performance requirements and pay for only the resources you need at the moment.

Blazing fast performance with columnar organization and memory optimization

Fast delivery of insights could be the difference between delighting your customers with tailored messaging or disappointing them with slow processes. In addition, spotting a trend sooner than the competition means you can capitalize on it early, delivering an edge to your business.

Fast insights start with strong analytical processing technology you’ll find within Db2 Warehouse on Cloud. To deliver high-performance, parallel query processing, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud uses IBM BLU Acceleration, a technology pioneered by IBM Research to significantly accelerate the processing of analytics workloads. You can deliver new analytics services and data sets to meet time-sensitive business initiatives by leveraging:

  • Columnar storage - Data is highly compressed and can be queried without the need to decompress, allowing you to query large data sets.
  • In-memory optimization - Only the data required for query execution is pulled into memory, saving time by intelligently processing only what is needed.

With the management, scalability, and performance of Db2 Warehouse on Cloud now available on AWS, businesses have the flexibility to build out their multicloud environment as they see fit without sacrificing warehousing power. Of course, for those who prefer to work in a cloud environment without data transfer fees, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud will also still be available for purchase and trial on the IBM Cloud.

Learn more about all of Db2 Warehouse on Cloud options or speak with one of our cloud database experts about your multi-cloud strategy today.