Why it is a great time to migrate to DB2 11.1?

by Sajan Kuttappa, Content Marketing Manager, IBM DB2

IBM released the latest version of its DB2 software –  DB2 11.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows in 2016.  With DB2 11.1, several improvements were introduced including simplification of the upgrade process. Recognizing that many organizations still have databases on older releases, DB2 11.1 increased the number of back-level releases that can be directly upgraded to include Version 9.7.  This means if you are on DB2 9.7, you would not have to go through another version, such as version 10.1 or version 10.5, to upgrade to DB2 11.1. This allows you to start benefiting from the capabilities in DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows version 11.1, with significantly less time and effort.

For customers who have DB2 version 9.7 or version 10.1, this is a great time to upgrade to the new release as both these releases are due to go out of support on the 30th of September, 2017. For more details visit this link.

Apart from the upgrade process itself, DB2 11.1 introduced several improvements that allow DB2 to handle a wide variety of workloads.  Additional advances were introduced in BLU Acceleration technology including the ability to partition across several hundred servers. This feature extends BLU’s in-memory processing speeds to a massive PetaByte scale and thousands of cores. DB2 11.1 also offers other core benefits like improved security mechanisms, improved availability and better performance of your queries.  Check out DB2 11.1 highlights here.

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