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PVU licensing for DR with IBM DB2

Some vendors and products need fully licensed Disaster Recovery. Not so with PVU licensing for IBM’s DB2. I’ll explain, but first let me explain IBM-speak regarding DR servers. The IBM Software Group describes servers as Hot, Warm, and Cold, and those terms have been adopted where DB2 is installed.

Similarities between Oracle and IBM CPU-based licensing

Is it still the same after Oracle has purchased Sun? One of the first things I noticed after the similarity between IBM and Oracle’s CPU-based software licensing – both base the licensing on cores – I noticed Oracle skews their software core factor table to favor Sun hardware. IBM doesn’t reduce the software licensing if a client runs their software on an IBM box.