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Announcing the general availability of Db2 11.5.8 delivered cloud-first

By Ashley Bassman posted Wed October 19, 2022 07:15 PM


We're excited to bring the general availability of the latest Db2 version update—11.5.8.

Built to run the world's mission-critical workloads, IBM Db2 empowers the modern enterprise to run a highly performant, always-on database for low-latency transactions and real-time analytics that power your business. Db2 runs anywhere you deploy your apps, services and dashboards, be it in a traditional on-premises deployment or any cloud vendor of your choice. 

Today, we're excited to announce the general availability of the latest Db2 version update—11.5.8—delivered cloud-first. While this marks a minor version release, it nevertheless incorporates over 50 updates, with highlights including improved performance and compression for loading columnar data, extended logical backup and restore to more topologies and AWS IaaS certifications for Db2 pureScale—all powered by the 11.5.8 engine.

Here are the top 3 highlights you can start enjoying with Db2 11.5.8:

1. Continuous availability with Db2 pureScale now on Red Hat 8 and AWS

2. Up to 1.5X improvement in LOAD times and 8X improvement in compression for strings

3. Control costs with logical backup and restore, now extended to more topologies

Get the latest from Db2's 11.5.8 release with our free trials available in the cloud or for download. 

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