Take the easy path to improve performance and lower database costs


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Until recently, costs
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Take the easy path to improve performance and lower database costs

  1. 1. IBM SoftwareTake the easy path toimprove performance andlower database costs
  2. 2. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB21Administration 2 Storage 3 Development 4 Server 5 Move tocosts costs costs costs DB2 easilyIf administration is eating Data compression Use IBM solutions to Optimizing database Database migrationsup your IT spending, technology doesn’t just help boost developer performance can help have been redefined.look at database save disk space—it can productivity and you postpone pricey Moving is easier thanfeatures that increase cut backup times and alleviate bottlenecks. hardware upgrades and you thought.DBA productivity. power costs, too. lower power costs.
  3. 3. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2Bottom line = top priorityYou’ve been directed to do more with developers’ projects, depending on howless—like every IT manager in this business easy—or difficult—it is for them to workclimate—and you’re looking for the smartest with it.way to do it. But reducing costs is onlyhalf the challenge; the other half is doing Given its role as the foundation forit without cutting performance, reliability, your entire software infrastructure, yourscalability or IT’s capacity to support your enterprise database has a significantorganization’s objectives. influence on costs. In this e-book, we’ll examine the ways that your enterpriseIt may not be immediately obvious, but database can help or hinder the bottomyour enterprise database affects all those line. We’ll also show how IBM® DB2®variables. Are database administration can help you uncover cost savings whileexpenses a large part of your IT budget? delivering performance, automation,All databases are not created equally in productivity, green IT benefits and more.this regard. Is your storage infrastructure Finally, if you’re evaluating your IT expensesgrowing by leaps and bounds? The way and looking for changes with the biggestyour database handles data could be possible systemwide impact, we’ll showthe culprit. Your database might even you why moving to DB2 should be at thebe layering additional time onto your top of your list. 31 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  4. 4. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2Evaluate your administration costsUntil recently, costs US$300for management Power and cooling expenseand administration Server management and administration—virtual servers US$250represented the largest Server management and administration—stand-alone servers Server spendingpercentage of total ITspending. However, that US$200 Billions of dollarsis no longer the case.Many companies are US$150taking advantage of newproducts and features tosignificantly reduce the US$100amount of time and effortspent on management US$50and administration. Isyour organization doingthe same? US$0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Year Source: Three Data Centers—One Vision? Datacenter Trends and Strategies, by Michelle Bailey, IDC, March 2010 (Doc.# DR2010_T2_MB) 41 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  5. 5. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2 Your database can help cut administration DB2 can help reduce costs for staffing costs by taking care of itself as much as and maintenance by automating a range possible. A database that automates and of administrative tasks, such as memory intelligently performs tasks that would management, storage allocation and otherwise be performed by database configuration management. In fact, DB2 administrators (DBAs) frees those staff has so many capabilities for automating members to focus on more strategic tasks—automated storage, business policy initiatives, thus delivering a stronger return maintenance, lock visualization, built-in on investment. It can also increase IT monitors, automatic settings for most of bandwidth for other support functions your parameters and more—that you can without increasing headcount, decrease put it on autopilot in many cases. The total cost of ownership, and even help end result is a database environment that reduce the percentage of database requires much less DBA oversight and outages related to human errors. allows a small number of DBAs to manage a large application/database environment. 51 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  6. 6. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2 “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 Take Self Tuning Memory Manager (STMM), STMM helps improve performance and for example. It responds to significant helps dramatically reduce the database’s changes in workload by dynamically total cost of ownership for small and distributing available memory resources large businesses alike. Internal IBM among several memory consumers for testing shows that it is effective at tuning the database. STMM can help you avoid database memory in performance-sensitive resource-overload situations that negatively environments, with complex workloads impact database response times and and in the presence of fluctuating system threaten service-level agreements (SLAs). resource availability. Additional internal tests Its advanced tuning algorithms predict have shown that STMM can make DB2 memory usage to help tune the system perform slightly better than an experienced for maximum performance, making it DB2 DBA—which can translate into huge especially valuable in industries where administration cost savings. workload memory requirements can change dramatically over time. 61 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  7. 7. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2DB2 helps reduce administration costs with The DB2 Health Advisor Service complementsthe following capabilities: DB2’s extensive automation, making a DBA’s job easier still. With this free, on-demand “It is much easier to• Self-configuring: Automatically sets service, IBM will perform an automated maintain DB2 as up the system and manages configuration settings health check on your DB2 system. A single command triggers the health check, which is compared to Oracle• Self-healing: Automatically helps based on insights and best practices gleaned Database. It is the resolve problems as they occur• Self-optimizing: Reacts to changes in from thousands of DB2 configurations. A equivalent of adding report with recommendations is sent to the workloads and adjusts memory and email address you specify. half a DBA to other facets of the software to my team.” continuously improve performance• Self-protecting: Addresses external — Tom DeJuneas, security threats to the system by detecting IT Team Manager, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and preventing unauthorized access 71 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  8. 8. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2Optimize your storageThe volume of data that organizationscreate, store, back up and replicate “Our original migration from Oracle Database to DB2continues to expand, so it’s no surprise thatstorage growth is outpacing server growth brought us a 40 percent storage savings. Upgrading to DB2 9.7and costs for storage hardware are steadily and utilizing index compression saved us another 17 percentincreasing as a percentage of IT budgets. in storage, bringing our average savings to 57 percent. Now,DB2 incorporates Deep Compression using Adaptive Compression, we’ve seen an additional 20 percenttechnology, which can help reduce storage savings, bringing our average compression savings for ourrequirements for database tables, indexes, databases to 77 percent, a dramatic storage savings!”log archives and temporary space. Inaddition, all these savings extend to backup —Andrew Juarez, Lead SAP Basis/DBA, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidatedsystems and disaster recovery systems. 81 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  9. 9. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2Compression and optimization features and cooling, too—freeing up preciouscan help reduce the amount of storage you IT resources that can be allocated toneed, which helps control IT infrastructure other projects.costs in several ways. When data occupiesless space on primary storage systems, Combined with the storage savings onit also occupies less space on other a disaster recovery site, backup storagedevices where it is held for backup or savings, floor space, electrical and otherdisaster recovery. For example, the DB2 infrastructure costs associated withAdaptive Compression feature helped some storage, moving to DB2 can result incompanies achieve more than 7 times overall significant savings to your entire business.space savings, and some tables achieved Some DB2 compression technology usersmore than 10 times space savings.1 also enjoy performance improvementsIn addition, compressed data volumes take thanks to enhanced I/O performance andless time to back up, reducing network more efficient memory utilization. Suchtraffic and decreasing the amount of time performance improvements can helpspent administering backup processes. you save additional money by delayingFewer storage devices require less power hardware upgrades. 91 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  10. 10. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2Assess development costsGiven staffing budget constraints and anincreasing workload, developers have “The introductionless time than ever to meet a growingdemand for applications. IT departments of the Time Travelare understandably focused on large-scale Query featureenterprise projects and system availability, greatly simplifieswhich leaves little time for developing the developmentapplications for small groups of line-of-business (LOB) users. This mismatch and maintenancebetween resources and need has created of time-awarea growing gap—the “quick applications application code,gap”—between the pressing need of LOB resulting in up tostaff for such applications and the abilityof IT departments to develop them. nine times coding cost savings.”What’s required are strategies that boostproductivity for developers so they can —Pradeep Naikgive business users the applications they Wipro Technologiesneed to do their jobs better. 101 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  11. 11. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2IBM offers a portfolio of solutions that foster 2. IBM DB2 pureXML® helps developerscross-role collaboration to help lower costs, reduce the amount of effort typicallyreduce development time and improve involved in managing XML data. Forthe quality of service for new and existing instance, UCLA Health System reportedapplications. They include the following: a 70 percent reduction in the number of staff needed to add new schemas and1. DB2 Time Travel Query is a collection data into their system.2 of management capabilities that allow 3. IBM Data Studio and IBM data querying at current, past or future InfoSphere® Optim™ pureQuery™ times—easily and transparently, without Runtime together provide an integrated application changes. It helps reduce development environment to help speed the need for a complex infrastructure to data access design, development and address compliance and other point- deployment while increasing data access in-time query and reporting needs. efficiency and performance. 111 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  12. 12. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2Server costs: Focus on infrastructureDB2 can help reduce hardware acquisition TPC-H: 10 TB results SAP 3-tier SD Days of benchmark leadership from Jan. 1, 2003 to April 19, 2012 3,200costs by optimizing the performance of 3,189servers and postponing costly hardware 3,000upgrades. It is consistently a top performer 2,800on standard industry benchmarks that 2,600 IBM Teradatameasure database performance on 2,400 Oracle 2,366transactional and warehousing systems. 2,200 MicrosoftIn addition, DB2 has held two industry 2,000benchmarks for more days than all other 1,800vendors combined between January 1, 1,6002003 and April 19, 2012. 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 425 400 200 225 207 0 0 0 0 121 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  13. 13. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2 Those high levels of performance mean Another way to cut server costs is to with few equals on UNIX or x86 systems. you can run DB2 using fewer servers, increase scalability, availability and utilization. It enables your database to continue which can reduce hardware costs, IBM DB2 pureScale® software does processing through most unplanned maintenance costs, support costs and just that. From reliability and virtualization outages and provides extreme capacity even the number of software licenses features inspired by IBM’s success in for any transactional workload. The cluster- you need to purchase and maintain. mainframe systems to unique energy-saving based, shared-disk architecture of DB2 All of those reductions can add up to capabilities, DB2 pureScale delivers levels pureScale also helps reduce costs through significant ongoing cost savings. of database scalability and availability efficient use of system resources.“IBM and Intel have collaborated over a decade to optimize DB2 performance with Intel Parallel Studio 2011, software development suite on Intel Xeon processors. We are excited to see a ~10x improvement in query processing performance using DB2 10 over the previous DB2 version, running on IBM System x3850 using Intel Xeon processor E7. Customers can now realize dramatically greater performance boost at lower cost per query running IBM DB2 10 on servers powered by Intel Xeon processors.” ­—Pauline Nist, GM Software Strategies, Intel 13 1 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  14. 14. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2 Make the move As you examine options for efficiently cutting Making the decision to move to DB2“We switched from Oracle IT costs, consider the fact that changing your becomes easier when you consider its wide database will give you more bang for your range of performance- and efficiency- Database to IBM DB2 and buck than just about anything else you can boosting features and capabilities. Plus, the cut our data management do. Other changes in hardware, software, cost benefits of moving to DB2 have been costs in half, while improving staffing or facilities may affect one or increasing with every release. For example, performance and reliability of another cost factor, but your choice of DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition database affects them all, and can have a provides even more value: it includes the business applications.” cumulative effect that quickly brings you DB2 database, additional storage and closer to your budget goals. performance optimization features, and ­—Sandro Reátegui Systems Architect advanced database management solutions Banco de Crédito del Peru for administrators and developers—all at one low price. 14 1 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  15. 15. Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2 DB2 recently added several features that migration efforts from Oracle Database. make it easy to move from Oracle Database Plus, DB2 can cost as little as one-third the to DB2. For example, DB2 supports many cost of Oracle Database.4 Contact IBM to of the application programming interfaces see for yourself how easy it is to move to (APIs) familiar to Oracle Database users, DB2 and enjoy cost savings. including SQL, procedural languages, scripting languages, packages and more. In To help reduce administration, storage, DB2 10 Early Access Program testing, development and server costs and give users found that on average, 98 percent of your users the best possible database to their Oracle PL/SQL code was compatible support their critical applications, conduct with DB2,3 which greatly simplifies the your own analysis and see for yourself that process of moving from Oracle Database to there’s a compelling case for moving to DB2. As a result, IBM clients and partners IBM DB2—now. are reporting significantly reduced database“The total cost of ownership with DB2 running on IBM Power servers is almost half the cost of Oracle Database on Sun systems.” —Anuprita Daga, Chief Manager, IT, Reliance Life Insurance 15 1 Administration costs 2 Storage costs 3 Development costs 4 Server costs 5 Move to DB2 easily 6 Resources
  16. 16. Resources © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012 IBM Corporation Software Group Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 Produced in the United States of America June 2012For more information about IBM DB2 and uncovering cost savings, IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, DB2, InfoSphere, Optim, Power, Power Systems, pureQuery, pureScale, pureXML and System x are trademarks ofplease explore these resources: International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at• Break free to DB2 “Copyright and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml Intel, Intel logo and Intel Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel• DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.• DB2 pureScale Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both.• DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries or both.• Database Management Solutions for DB2 UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. TPC BenchmarkTM-H is a trademark of the Transaction Performance Processing Council (TPPC). The TPPC web page is located at www.tpc.org SAP and all other SAP product and service names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and several other countries around the world. SAP benchmark information is located at www.sap.com/benchmark This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. The client examples cited are presented for illustrative purposes only. Actual performance results may vary depending on specific configurations and operating conditions. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT.1 Based on client testing in the DB2 10 Early Access Program. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided.2 “UCLA Health System cuts information processing times from weeks to hours using IBM DB2 9 with pureXML. ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/ pm/ab/n/imc14165usen/IMC14165USEN.PDF The client is responsible for ensuring compliance with laws and regulations applicable to it. IBM does not provide legal advice or represent or warrant3 Based on internal tests and reported client experience from September 28, 2011 to March 7, 2012. that its services or products will ensure that the client is in compliance with4 PERFORMANCE: www.tpc.org as of 4/3/2012 [IBM Power 780 (3 x 64 C)(24 Ch/192 C/768 Th); 10,366,254 tpmC; $1.38/tpmC; avail 10/13/10 v. Oracle any law or regulation. Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent SPARC SuperCluster w/T3-4 Servers (27 x 64 C)(108 Ch/1728 C/13824 Th); 30,249,688 tpmC; $1.01/tpmC; avail 6/1/11]. TPC-C is a trademark of are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and Transaction Performance Processing Council. www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/ as of 4/3/2012 [IBM Power 795 (32 P/256 C/1024 Th); 126063 objectives only. users/2-tier SAP ERP 6.0 pack4/AIX 7.1 + DB2 9.7; cert 2010046 v. Oracle SPARC Enterprise Server M9000 (64 P/256 C/512 Th); 39100 users/2-tier SAP ERP 6.0/Solaris 10, Oracle 10g; cert 2008042]. SAP is registered trademark of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Any price comparisons Please Recycle made by IBM are not based on the specific benchmarks listed here. IMM14050-USEN-05