Highly Available and Scalable Systems with IBM eX5 and DB2 pureScale

An IBM Redpaper publication


The pressures related to managing transactional databases are increasing rapidly. Business growth, the drive to consolidate databases, and the need to deploy new, data-intensive technologies are fostering the massive expansion of data volumes and application workloads. At the same time, the move toward real-time computing requires faster and more reliable data access, especially when databases are used to drive client-facing applications. Businesses need simpler and more cost-effective strategies for expanding their database environment.

IBM and Intel® provide an answer to this challenge with the IBM DB2® pureScale™ feature and the latest generation of IBM System x eX5 servers based on the Intel Xeon® E7 processor family. The combined solution enables clients to scale mission-critical, performance-sensitive databases simply, using affordable, industry-standard servers.

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes an IBM solution containing high availability and scalability for mission-critical databases on System x®. The audience includes executives and other decision-makers, consultants, and architects.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The need for high-performing clusters
Chapter 2 Dealing with business growth
Chapter 3 A client case study
Chapter 4 Why run IBM DB2 pureScale on eX5
Chapter 5 Technology overview
Chapter 6 The value of IBM DB2 pureScale on IBM eX5 servers


Publish Date
14 April 2011

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19 April 2011

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