Justifying the Upgrade to IBM DB2 10 for z/OS
March 19th, 2010
In his latest column for Database Journal Julian Stuhler looks at how an upgrade to DB2 10 can be justified.
Under current economic conditions IT professionals are being asked to give short-term business benefit cases before any major infrastructure upgrade is agreed.
DB2 10 has a lot of interesting new functions but the more immediate benefit is the promise of significant CPU reductions for most OLTP, query and batch workloads, with initial testing showing savings of 5-10% out of the box with no application changes, when compared to Version 9. As most DB2 for z/OS csutomers are on usage-based charging, CPU reduction tranlates directly into lower monthly fees for the DB2 licence - an immediate business benefit.
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