9 Feb 2010

Announcing DB2 10 for z/OS Beta


Out-of-the-box Savings by improving operational efficiencies

IBM continues to invest in new features to support your efforts to make your business more efficient, and DB2 10 delivers great value in this area. Compared to previous DB2 versions, some customers can achieve a 5% to 10% out-of-the-box CPU savings for traditional workloads and up to 20% out-of-the-box CPU savings for non-traditional workloads. Productivity improvements in DB2 10 for database and system administrators can drive additional operational efficiencies and cost savings. Synergy with other IBM System z platform components reduces CPU use by leveraging the latest processor improvements, larger amounts of memory, solid-state disk and z/OS enhancements.

Unsurpassed DB2 for z/OS and System z Resiliency for business critical information

Business resiliency is a key component of the value proposition of DB2 for z/OS and the System z platform, supporting your efforts to keep your business running even when things go wrong or you need to make changes. DB2 10 innovations drive new value in resiliency through scalability improvements and fewer outages - planned or unplanned. Scalability delivers the ability to handle up to 20,000 concurrent active users on a single DB2 subsystem than in previous versions. Schema evolution or data definition on demand as well as query performance manageability enhancements support improved availability.

Rapid Application and Warehouse Deployment for business growth

Staying competitive in today's global economy is tougher than ever, requiring agility, adaptability and responsiveness. SQL and pureXML enhancements in DB2 10 help extend usability, improve performance and ease application portability to DB2 for z/OS, supporting your efforts to create a sustainable competitive advantage.

Enhanced query and reporting facilities

Query Management Facility (QMF) 10 allows you to do more with your existing QMF investment than ever before. Built-in data visualizations and graphical page-based reports extend QMF usage from the traditional technical user to a broader community of business end users. QMF's new metadata layer simplifies the underlying data model, empowering non-technical users with self-service reporting and extends access to DB2 for z/OS across the enterprise, helping to further increase the return on your investment.

Migration to DB2 10 is provided from DB2 9 for z/OS (New Function Mode) and from DB2 for z/OS V8 (New Function Mode) subsystems. Customers not yet running V8 should plan to migrate to DB2 for z/OS V8 as preparation for a migration to DB2 10. Customers who plan to migrate to DB2 9 in year 2010 or 2011 should continue with their migration.

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