Buying DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition

Posted by Frank Fillmore on December 28, 2010 under DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 Migrations, Optim, Q-Replication. Tags: , , , , .

The Fillmore Group had the pleasure of working with the IBM New York Metro team on a DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition upgrade and purchase for an existing DB2 ESE customer and I am working on the IBM “Winwire” document that gets circulated internally at IBM about our successful teaming.  The challenge for me is this:  how do I make it sound difficult?  Buying DB2 AESE made perfect sense for the customer from a strategic/technical perspective, and the IBM pricing was amazing. 

The customer had already been looking into the use of compression because, like everyone these days, they need to control the explosion of data their users want to collect, analyze and save (forever!)  Their DBA was interested in adding some automated tooling and requested pricing for Optim Performance Manager.  Finally, as their database usage ebbs and flows, management was looking for a means to scale the database during peak periods and ensure the database was continuously available.  

With one (relatively inexpensive) upgrade part number they were able to take their existing DB2 ESE and enable Q Replication for high availability, Optim Performance Manager’s tools, and DB2’s deep compression.  Best of all, by setting up Q Replication first, they will be able to migrate to version 9.7 without taking an outage!

Of course they need to GET to v9.7 so they can build out their new servers – because they had to buy more DB2 AESE.  Who could resist? 

I think AESE is the best kept secret at IBM.  Knowledge is power – if you want to know more please get in touch – this is great stuff.

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