IBM DB2 9.7 on Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series

Are you spending too much on your database?

  • PROGRAMMING: Automated tuning features in DB2 9.7 outperformed expert IBM engineers.
  • PERFORMANCE: Intel Xeon processor 5500 series delivers 9x the performance compared to installed single-core servers.1
  • STORAGE: Compression enhancements to indexes and temporary tables increased available space by 60%.2
  • SETUP: Right out of the box, running DB2 9.7 on Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based servers – delivered 78% better performance than on previous-generation Intel processors

For more than a decade, IBM and Intel have worked together to optimize enterprise solutions. Recent releases by both companies, IBM DB2® 9.7 on Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series, allow organizations and application developers to reach new levels of performance and efficiency within their data environments.


1 Source: Intel estimates as of Nov 2008. Performance comparison using SPECjbb2005 bops (business operations per second). Results have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only.

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