In his column for Database Journal Julian Stuhler looks at how an upgrade to DB2 10 can be justified.
Under current economic conditions IT professionals are being asked to give short-term business benefit cases before any major infrastructure upgrade is agreed.
DB2 10 has a lot of interesting new functions but the more immediate benefit is the promise of significant CPU reductions for most OLTP, query and batch workloads, with initial testing showing savings of 5-10% out of the box with no application changes, when compared to Version 9. As most DB2 for z/OS csutomers are on usage-based charging, CPU reduction tranlates directly into lower monthly fees for the DB2 licence – an immediate business benefit.
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