Successful case studies

Finanz Informatik Technologie Service (FI-TS): Delivering on client demands with IBM DB2 for SAP applications

FI-TS and IBM Business Partner Empirius migrated SAP solutions to IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows, taking advantage of advanced automation, ease of management and cost-effective licensing.

Hirschmann Automotive: enabling capacity and materials planning to be completed up to three times faster

Hirschmann Automotive deployed an on-premise cloud environment built on cutting-edge IBM® POWER8® servers, IBM DB2® databases and virtualized IBM storage to drive its central SAP ERP application.

Blanc und Fischer: saving of up to 40 percent licensing costs and getting business insights 20 times faster

Blanc and Fischer consolidated its mission-critical SAP ERP and SAP Business Warehouse applications onto IBM® Power® System E870 servers with IBM AIX® and IBM DB2® with BLU Acceleration.

The risk-free and smooth deployment of BLU Acceleration has already improved our financial reporting and business analytics substantially… IBM has shown us once again that it can deliver innovative technologies that are enterprise-ready, without increasing licensing costs.

Jürgen Laudien
Manager Infrastructure Europe, YAZAKI Europe

Solution overview

IBM and SAP collaborate to ensure total interoperability between DB2 and SAP solutions. When you deploy an IBM server or software solution, you gain access to a vast range of powerful yet flexible features, functions and options that not only provide superior performance, but reduce your overall total cost of ownership.

How it works

IBM DB2 10.5 is SAP-certified and delivers unparalleled speed, simplicity and quality of service to your SAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse solutions. Built to lower operational costs, simplify development and improve reliability, this release is designed to help you save time and money—and enable outstanding performance.

Competitive advantage

From enterprise planning to CRM, logistics, analytics and fulfillment, your SAP solutions need to run on a high-performance, cost-effective database platform. IBM DB2 for SAP solutions is designed to fulfill your service level agreements, streamline operations and promote future growth.

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IBM DB2: A database optimized for SAP systems

With IBM DB2 for SAP environments, enterprises gain proven, scalable database software that supports a broad range of platforms, operating environments and SAP workload types.

Forrester study

The total economic impact Of IBM DB2 with BLU acceleration

Customers are moving from a previous instance of IBM DB2 in order to take advantage of the in-memory computing capabilities found in IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration.

IDC report

IBM DB2 on Power Systems for SAP

Understand the fundamentals of a no-compromise transactional and analytic database platform.

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