New technology to redefine system performance

IBM DB2 PureScale shows significant improvements during testing

October 13, 2009

IBM DB2 PureScale shows significant improvements during testing

IBM today announced a new software technology called DB2 pureScale, running on IBM Power Systems; that helps clients increase their database transaction capacity while reducing the risk and cost of growing their IT systems.

Jointly developed by the IBM Toronto Software Lab and Power Systems Lab in Austin, TX, the new DB2 feature delivers the continuous availability and virtually unlimited computing power required to meet growing business demands.

In a system performance test with more than 100 Power servers, DB2 pureScale achieved a total system productivity of more than 80%. In comparison, competitive offerings have only demonstrated 60% system productivity with less than half the number of servers.

By incorporating new PowerHA pureScale technology, DB2 pureScale dramatically reduces the amount of communications required within the system – resulting in significantly less computing power wasted on overhead.

“Clients are constantly fighting a battle of IT economics and increasingly choosing DB2 and Power to help reduce the costs of managing their growing business data,” said Arvind Krishna, general manager, IBM Information Management. “DB2 pureScale on Power Systems helps clients grow their IT infrastructure more reliably and economically than ever before to meet today’s business needs. This addition to the IBM portfolio complements DB2 on System z, the only platform that provides greater scalability and availability and which remains the undisputed leader in database systems.”

DB2 pureScale will initially be available on Power 550 Express and Power 595 systems in December.