Solution Performance

Running IBM DB2* on the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors powers the next generation of business innovation.

DB2* is IBM’s flagship database product which supports in-memory column store tables for analytics workloads. The proprietary IBM Big Data Insights Workload (BDInsights) is a multi-user data warehousing workload based on a retail environment. The workload as configured uses a 300GB scale factor and 12 concurrent users. It is compute-bound in the tested configuration.

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Performance Contributors

  • Greater number of cores/threads and improved memory bandwidth of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® Advanced Vector Instructions 512, available with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, also contributed to the performance gain of 65% compared to older generation processor (see chart). 1


Significantly higher throughput compared to older hardware – with the latest 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 processor, IBM DB2 users can achieve analytics results more rapidly, while supporting more concurrent users.

Product and Performance Information


Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to