What is Db2?

DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads, while lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs.

IBM Db2® is a family of hybrid data management products offering a complete suite of AI-empowered capabilities designed to help you manage both structured and unstructured data on premises as well as in private and public cloud environments. Db2 is built on an intelligent common SQL engine designed for scalability and flexibility.

Originally released by IBM in 1983 as the company’s first commercially available relational database, Db2 continues to deliver innovation as an industry-leading platform for efficient hybrid data management. It drives high-impact data insights, seamless business continuity and real business transformation. The Db2 data management revolution continues today with its availability on IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, a modern data and AI platform built on a cloud-native architecture using Red Hat® OpenShift® (PDF, 380 KB). This platform delivers predictive and proactive actionable insights into customer behavior to help businesses grow market share, reduce costs and deliver successful AI initiatives.

The Db2 AI database vision

IBM AI-enabled data management reduces complexity by providing a single Db2 family that is powered by and built for AI. It speeds up AI development while enhancing the performance and agility of data management.

With Db2, organizations can take advantage of AI capabilities infused into the database to deliver predictive and proactive insights for data-driven decisions. With Db2 as the data Foundation, businesses are able to efficiently leverage AI applications, build the right Foundation for their data and gain actionable insights around customer behavior. Open new market opportunities, grow market share, reduce costs and deliver successful AI initiatives with the AI-optimized Db2 database family.