Highly Available and Scalable Systems with IBM eX5 and DB2 pureScale

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 14 April 2011, updated 19 April 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738450480
ISBN-13: 9780738450483
IBM Form #: REDP-4742-00
(50 pages)

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Authors: Mike Ebbers, Michael Schulz


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

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