simple as a license key update. The simplified packaging means you have fewer editions to deploy and administer, straightfor-ward entitlement tracking and greater utilization of DB2 functionality.DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Editionoffers the func-tionality and database management solutions needed for large, global enterprise environments. It is ideal for transactional, analytic and operational analytic workloads. It includes BLU Acceleration, data compression, DB2 pureScale, DB2 Workload Management, IBM DB2 Database Partitioning Feature (DPF) and other advanced capabilities such as change queue-based replication, change data capture (CDC) replication along with IBM Data Server Manager and a rich set of tools. It can be deployed on servers of any size, from one processor to hundreds of processors, and on both physical and virtual servers.DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Editionis ideal for medium-sized businesses and departmental deployments. It includes most of the same functionality and database manage-ment solutions as DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition, and can handle transactional, analytic and operational analytic workloads. This edition does have processor core, socket, memory and terabyte restrictions, and only supports federationbetween DB2 and IBM Informix® data sources.DB2 Enterprise Server Editionis designed to meet the needof medium-to-large businesses and is ideal for transactional and operational analytic workloads. It has no memory, terabytesocket or core limits and can be deployed on physical and virtual servers. It does not include BLU Acceleration, DB2 pureScale or DPF deployment modes, but does include some advanced database capabilities such as the connection concen-trator, materialized query tables (MQTs), multidimensional clustering (MDC), multi-temperature data management, query parallelism, scan sharing and table partitioning.DB2 Workgroup Server Editionis for transactional databaseworkloads in a departmental, workgroup or medium-sized busi-ness environment. This edition shares significant functionality with DB2 Enterprise Server Edition, but has processor core and memory restrictions. There is no limit on the cores or memory available to the physical server if the restrictions are observed by the virtual servers running DB2. Therefore, this edition is ideal for consolidating multiple workloads onto a large physical server running DB2 Workgroup Server Edition on multiple virtual servers.Note that DB2 Workgroup Server Edition no longer contains the DB2 pureScale capability. Existing customers can upgrade their entitlements to restricted DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server entitlements so they may continue to use DB2 pureScalefunctionality.
6Data SheetIBM AnalyticsDB2 Direct Advanced Editionprovides the same DB2 func-tionality as DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition for digital delivery and deployment either on premises or on the cloud. It can be deployed on Linux, UNIX or Windows servers of any size, from one processor to hundreds of processors, and on both physical and virtual servers.