IKB saves costs by migrating SAP databases

Row and index compression reduces storage requirements and boosts performance

Published on 9-Apr-2012

The return on investment for the database migration project is less than one year. Saving costs in these difficult times is exactly what we were aiming for.

Holger Rosenberg, Director and Head of the SAP Competence Center, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG


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IKB Deutsche Industriebank is a specialist bank for corporate financing in Germany and Europe. Its target groups are small and medium-sized enterprises as well as international enterprises and private-equity funds.

Business need
In the intensely competitive financial services sector, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, a specialist corporate finance bank in Germany, wanted to cut operational costs. With the introduction of new SAP applications, IKB looked at ways to improve system performance, reduce data storage space requirements and cut system administration expenses.

Working with IBM®, IKB Deutsche Industriebank chose to migrate its SAP databases from Oracle to IBM DB2® for Linux, UNIX and Windows running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. After a successful proof of concept with the bank’s advanced SAP Bank Analyzer environment, all SAP systems at IKB Deutsche Industriebank were successfully migrated to IBM DB2.

Reduces operating costs for SAP and databases by 21 percent. Saves a total of 45 percent on storage space through reductions of database sizes by 60 percent with advanced row and index compression features. Improves database administration with system automation. Improves system performance as well as disaster recovery and backup times by about 50 percent.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

DB2 for Linux

IBM-SAP Alliance

Business Resiliency, Enterprise Resource Planning, Information Integration

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