The combination of enterprise companies going through digital transformation and the rapid growth in IoT, mobile, and tablet devices means there is a huge amount of data that needs to be managed and analyzed. For many organizations, rapid order fulfillment and real-time insights are critical to the success of their organization and IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows (LUW) has become their database of choice because it is designed to store, analyze, and retrieve the data efficiently. DB2 LUW databases are frequently used in industries such as manufacturing, business services, finance, insurance, and retail.
While DB2 LUW does provide a few native backup and recovery options, these native tools often lack robust functionality and have some limitations. They:
In Cohesity’s ever-expanding database portfolio, we are excited to announce the addition of DB2 LUW into our database data protection portfolio. This new DB2 LUW support delivers to our customer’s simplicity through automation, exceptional performance, ransomware protection, and unified management across on-premises and cloud-based systems. With the 6.6.0d release, we have extended our existing support for IBM DB2 LUW by providing a turn-key, fully automated protection solution.
Cohesity customers can now discover, register, and keep their DB2 databases protected with policies that configure backup frequency, retention, archival, and replication. In addition, Cohesity enhanced optimization that allows organizations to leverage the Cohesity scale out architecture to improve write and read performance of backups and restore.
Through Cohesity Helios, a multi-cloud data management platform, both IT, database, and backup admin teams can view the status of their data, log backups, and restore jobs, all from a centralized user interface. They can also view a summary of backup and recovery activity, identify the latest recovery points, and quickly identify which backups need attention. In addition, IT, database, and backup admins can now generate reports and receive alerts on the status of all backups and restores.
Cohesity allows you to do all this without affecting the ability of DB2 admins to perform on-demand backup and restore operations, if needed, using native tools such as IBM Data Studio.
Cohesity delivers its powerful policy automation by directly integrating with a DB2 agent. All you have to do is deploy the Cohesity OS agent, followed by the DB2 LUW agent. Then register your DB2 LUW hosts with Cohesity DataProtect where all the DB2 instances in the environment are discovered, and then you can assign a Cohesity policy of your choice.
There are many factors that go into selecting the right data protection solution for your database applications. It is important to ensure that the solution meets your needs not just today, but well into the future. You will want a solution that can address several key considerations, including:
In addition to the above benefits listed above, here are some key features of the Cohesity DB2 LUW agent:.
Cohesity is committed to providing simplified backup and rapid recovery solutions for your DB2 databases. Whether your DB2 systems are on-prem, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment, Cohesity delivers a robust, plug-and-play approach for your mission-critical DB2 environments today and into the future.
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