DB2 10 Business Benefits
November 9th, 2010

A Smarter Database for a Smarter Planet 

Even in the most favourable economic climate, businesses need to control costs and increase efficiency in order to improve their bottom line. In today's more challenging business environment this has become a key factor for the survival and success of enterprises of all sizes.

DB2 10 delivers significant "out of the box" benefits that many customers will be able to exploit with little or no additional effort. These include the most aggressive performance and CPU improvements of any DB2 release in the last 20 years, scalability enhancements to support ever-increasing workloads and productivity improvements to allow DB2 developers and support staff to do respond more rapidly to the demands of the business.

Collectively, these features deliver real and quantifiable business benefit, and many customers will be considering upgrading to DB2 10 much more quickly than they may have done for previous releases.

DB2 10 delivers a number of significant business benefits, many of which are exploitable "out of the box" with little or no database, application or system changes. These can be summarised as follows:

  •  CPU Reductions. DB2 includes a raft of enhancements aimed at improving application performance and reducing CPU usage. Most customers can expect to see net CPU savings of 5-10% in their traditional DB2 workload when compared to DB2 9, without any application changes being required. Significant additional savings are possible for other specific workloads, and with some application changes.
  •  Scalability Improvements. DB2 10 delivers a spectacular increase in the number of threads that can be supported by a single subsystem - most customers will be able to achieve 5-10 times the number of concurrent connections compared to DB2 9. This will allow many customers to reduce the number of DB2 members needed to support their workloads, resulting in net CPU and memory savings and improving application performance.
  • Productivity Enhancements. New features such as temporal tables, automated statistics and improved dynamic schema change reduce the effort required by developers and support staff to deliver robust DB2 applications.