Autonomics-The cost of database administration can greatly exceed the cost of the database software and hardware so it's critical that IT staff time be used effectively and efficiently. DB2 includes numerous autonomic features, such as the Self-Tuning Memory Manager, that free IT staff from many administration tasks. As a result, IT staff can spend less time administering the system and more time focusing on other activities that benefit the business.

Performance-DB2 has dominated key performance benchmarks over the years, including both On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) benchmarks. This world class performance means that businesses can do more work with their existing hardware, thereby avoiding or delaying costly server upgrades.

Storage optimization-Businesses with large volumes of data know how expensive data storage can be. DB2 can dramatically reduce that cost with industry leading data compression technologies that compress tables, indexes, archive logs, temporary space, LOBs, XML, and back-up data. Adaptive data compression applies multiple compression techniques, including both table-wide and page-level compression, for maximum impact.

Moreover, because compression allows DB2 to keep more and data in memory, thereby avoiding performance-robbing disk I/O, database performance can increase. When you combine this Deep Compression with the Multi-Temperature Data Management, DB2 provides you with the ideal combination of features for optimizing and allocating your data storage environment.

Performance-DB2 has dominated key performance benchmarks over the years, including both On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) benchmarks. This world class performance means that businesses can do more work with their existing hardware, thereby avoiding or delaying costly server upgrades.

Scalability-DB2 pureScale uses a cluster-based, shared-disk architecture to offer easy scalability and high availability. DB2 pureScale avoids many of the drawbacks of cluster solutions from other vendors, including the “cluster overhead” that limits their ability to scale beyond a few nodes. In addition, other solutions take minutes to resume processing after node failure, while DB2 pureScale continues to operate without performance degradation. Adding servers to other solutions can require complex tuning and updates to application code, while DB2 pureScale scales without needing to tune the system and requires minimal changes to application code.