DB2 database & Spectral Core

IBM DB2 database has a long history and is available on a myriad of IBM mainframes and operating systems. Its original roots are in 70s, when IBM’s researcher Edgar F. Codd described the theory of relational databases and relational algebra. However, DB2 (or IBM Database 2) name was officially assigned to a product in 1983. IBM, ironically, failed to recognize the potential of Codd’s innovation and Oracle ended up actually beating IBM to market with its SQL language implementation.

We support DB2 directly in our products! You don't need separate drivers and can immediately connect to your database.

Today, IBM DB2 is still going strong and is capable of supporting legacy (read – extremely old) applications, as well as providing latest features. It is very reliable and fast database, used in enterprise market. TPC-C and TPC-H industry benchmarks show excellent performance of DB2.

Competing with Oracle, DB2 is supposedly able to run 98% of Oracle SQL code without changes, allowing even very large codebases to migrate from Oracle to DB2 relatively quickly. DB2 is able to reach great performance levels.

There is a free edition of DB2 called DB2 Express-C. While free editions of Oracle and SQL Server are limited in database size, DB2 Express-C isn’t. It will use just two CPU cores and maximum 16GB of memory, but it may make sense to use it for large databases under light average load.

DB2 support in our products

All our products support DB2 database natively. No drivers are needed, you will be able to work with DB2 as soon as you run our applications.

DB2 is also known as DB2, IBM DB2.

Export your DB2 database

It may make sense to migrate your data away from DB2. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.

We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current DB2 database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.

Import data into your DB2 database

Have a need to import data from various sources into your DB2 database? Luckily we support many popular database formats to make this easy for you. Instead of messing with exporting from source, then working your way to somehow import data into DB2, use our tool to copy all desired tables directly - quickly and easily.

Replicate your DB2 database

If you have already created your target database (by yourself or using our Full Convert product), you can synchronize data in your target database with your original DB2 database. We never pollute your databases with additional tables or triggers for replications. We never even write to your source database.

Replication allows you to update your target database very often, as we always write just a minimum of changes needed to bring databases in sync. For example, if you added three records to a single table in your DB2 database, our replication product will write those three records to target database and nothing else. If you deleted some records, changed some others and inserted some, again – our product will pick that up and replay those changes in the target databases without touching existing data that should stay there. Our products are highly optimized for real-world workloads, so data that's inserted into different areas of table are combined and written using high-speed algorithms, as available in a specific target database.

You can run database replication often, as your target database is never empty while replication runs. You will simply see that your changes are applied on each run.

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Our top of the line database replication software. It efficiently replicates any supported source database to any supported target databases.

Write SQL queries for your DB2 database

When you want a stellar SQL writing experience, our Query allows you to easily and quickly write your queries. It will autocomplete as you type and allow you to instantly view your data.

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Our top of the line database query software. Easily connect to any of our many supported databases and explore it.

Document your DB2 database schema

Database diagrams only get you so far. You may want to keep HTML mini-website for your database documentation so all your developers can be in the loop and quickly locate needed information. You may need it for a client report, or to distribute your database schema as a CHM file to people who need it.

Our products even allow you to upload the documentation to your FTP server, so your website copy is always current.

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Our top of the line database documentation tool. It will document any database we currently support.