Early results from the IDUG DB2 z/OS Version Migration Survey
August 23rd, 2011

IDUG (International DB2 User Group) have been running a worldwide survey to measure DB2 10 upgrade intentions across the IDUG community. Julian Stuhler of Triton Consulting and former IDUG President, has been managing the survey and has posted the early results in the IDUG Community Form - http://www.idug.org/p/fo/si/topic=169


Some top stats include:

• 25% of DB2 z/OS users describe resource constraints as the biggest single barrier to upgrading the DB2 version - is resource an issue in your organisation? Let us help.

• Half of all respondents planning an upgrade to DB2 10 were at v8 and considering a skip migration.

• We're now in the busiest period for DB2 version migrations with 30% of respondents stating that they would begin their migration between July -December 2011. The first half of next year looks to be a busy time for version migrations as well with 25% stating that they would begin their migrations between January-June 2012.

• By far the most important benefit organisations are hoping to gain from an upgrade to DB2 10 is CPU/Cost Savings. 70% of respondents cited this as their most important. 25% see new functions such as Temporal Data as their top benefit.

Any IDUG members who haven't already completed the survey can do so here:


Triton Consulting are IBM Premier Business Partners who specialise in DB2. Triton provide a range of services around DB2 version migration including planning workshops, implementation support and new version training. Find out more at www.triton.co.uk/migration  

IDUG is an independent, not-for-profit, user-run organization whose mission is to support and strengthen the information services community by providing the highest quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilisation of the DB2 family of products. www.idug.org