A scalable, high-performance database for small and mid-size businesses

IBM® DB2® Direct Standard Edition is a high-performance database for small or mid-size businesses, with licensing options for hybrid cloud deployments. It includes all DB2 Workgroup Server Edition features to provide robust data management, high availability, autonomic functions and security features. The solution helps ensure greater runtime performance, reliability and lower total cost of ownership.

This version introduces a simplified license metric, the Virtual Processor Core (VPC), which is sold as a monthly licensing charge. It provides flexible deployment options for either on-premises or on cloud.

DB2 Direct Standard Edition offers these features and benefits:

Improves application performance and analytics for faster decisions

Delivers high availability and disaster recovery capabilities

Provides a secure, flexible environment

Interfaces with a variety of data more efficiently

Improves productivity and reduces administration efforts


*The support for the DB2 Workgroup Server Edition and DB2 Enterprise Server Edition on pureScale is only for one primary server and one standby server. The standby server can only be used to perform administrative tasks, or be ready to take over from the primary server in the event of a planned or unplanned outages.


DB2 Direct Standard Edition resources

  • Software Trial: DB2 with BLU Acceleration for Linux, UNIX and Windows - Trial

    Try DB2 for free for up to 90 days

  • Brochure: Is your database ready for the era of Big Data?

    The next generation of IBM DB2 helps organizations get more value from their big data to improve their IT economics.

  • Flyer: Does your data security strategy meet these challenges?

    Deploy a comprehensive suite of security technologies with IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

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