Amazon RDS for Db2

Set up, operate, and scale a Db2 database in the cloud with just a few clicks

Benefits of Amazon RDS for Db2

  • Save time and costs by moving to a fully managed relational database service that automates time-consuming database administrative tasks and reduces infrastructure costs.

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  • Achieve business continuity with high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, such as Multi-AZ and cross-Region backups, to support business-critical transactional, operational, and analytical workloads in a single Db2 engine.

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  • Amazon RDS for Db2 is built on AWS infrastructure where security is our top priority. Security features include encryption in transit and at rest, a fully configurable network using Amazon VPC, and more. Amazon RDS supports compliance programs, such as HIPAA and FedRAMP.

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  • Easily migrate using managed services, such as AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), with near-zero downtime and zero data loss, or native migration tools.

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Why Amazon RDS for Db2?

Db2 is an IBM relational database that supports large-scale transactional and analytical workloads. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Db2 makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Db2 deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS automates time-consuming database administration tasks, such as provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and more, to free up time to innovate and drive business value. It also offers high availability with Multi-AZ deployment, disaster recovery solutions with cross-Region backups, and security features to support your business-critical workloads. In addition, you can integrate with other IBM and AWS services to gain new insights and scale your analytics workloads.

Amazon RDS for Db2 is available as a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model or with hourly, on-demand licensing through the AWS Marketplace.

Use cases


“Up until now, our clients looked to leverage AWS to either refactor alternative database engines or to self-manage Db2 instances. With the launch of Amazon RDS for Db2, clients can get the benefits of Db2 in a fully managed service that provides additional security and reliability, potentially resulting in faster time-to-value with lower effort. It’s exciting for us to be working with AWS and IBM to use this new offering in support of clients’ objectives." 

Ravi Sheth, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

“As the leading Db2 managed services provider, Kyndryl is excited to partner with AWS on the launch of Amazon RDS for Db2. Through this service, Kyndryl will help customers with cloud-native modernization while maintaining the data structure developed under Db2. This will simplify the management effort and reduce the cost of ownership, which allows our customers to shift their focus to high value application and data services in support of their business."

Nicolas Sekkaki, General Manager, Global Practice - Applications, Data and AI, Kyndryl