This report examines the cost savings that may be realized by upgrading and consolidating IBM DB2
databases. Three-year costs are compared for the following:
• 2005 technologies: DB2 Version 8.2 is deployed on xSeries 335 two-socket servers with singlecore
Intel Xeon processors and the Windows Server 2003 operating system.
• Current technologies: DB2 Version 9.7 is deployed on (1) IBM System x3550 M2 two-socket
servers with quad-core Intel Xeon 5500 processors, and (2) IBM System x3850 M2 four-socket
servers with six-core Intel Xeon 7400 processors. The Windows 2008 operating system is
employed on both System x platforms.