How we support: IBM DB2

IBM DB2 overview

IBM’s DB2 is a database server product. The latest version 11.5 utilises artificial intelligence features such as machine learning-based (ML) optimizer and Augmented Data Explorer (ADE).and runs on most operating systems and Cloud systems. The latest version is built on data skipping technology which means it’s a lot faster and can manage a large amount of data. The Task Scheduler is a great feature of this database, allowing you to run multiple jobs at once.

The history of IBM DB2

DB2 was IBM’s first relational database released in 1982. It was one of the first relational databases to be produced, offering an update on the hierarchical databases of the time. In fact, in the history of IBM, the software company developed the hierarchical database in 1968 that helped to put the first man on the moon!

Common problems with IBM DB2

As with most databases of this size, DB2 is unaffordable for most small to medium-sized businesses. For larger organisations, the biggest problem is that third-party applications are needed for fairly important functionality. This presents further costs in the licensing and support for these applications.

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A Proven
Track Record

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& SAP support

An Outstanding

For both response
and resolution


Save a minimum
of 50%


Previously An Oracle
& SAP partner

But why leave vendor support?


– You can save at least 50% on your current Oracle support costs with us
– We’ll work with you to identify and decommission any shelfware for additional savings
– You will then save even more by avoiding unnecessary upgrades and patches


– You’ll get 24/7 support, with a dedicated account manager and regular reporting
– We have response and resolution SLAs for all categories of ticket (unlike Oracle and SAP
– And in the rare case where we miss an SLA, we’ll refund you with service credits


– Choose if and when you upgrade as we support all versions and customisations
– Apply patches in hours (not months) and with no downtime through virtual patching
– Take advantage of our 20+ years experience in Oracle/SAP consultancy

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How can Support Revolution change the way you see your support relationship?

A Proven Track Record

During our time in the ERP industry, we have come to understand Oracle and SAP’s products and processes, and we have built up focused teams of technical experts, both knowledgeable and dedicated to their crafts. We have opened offices in the UK, India, Russia, and the Middle East, which has given us global coverage to provide our exceptional service worldwide and 24/7.

Our teams work closely with each customer, so that we can better understand their systems and specific requirements. We work in partnership with our customers, making it our goal to provide a truly bespoke and worthwhile service.

We have designed our internal processes to follow the practices of ITIL and our ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications. Using these measurements of as the ‘base level’ of quality within our organisation, we can far exceed Oracle and SAP’s support guidelines.

Although we can exceed their level of support service, we always ensure that our technology and delivery teams follow Oracle and SAP’s development standards.

We can provide patches or workaround solutions that do not disrupt the core code of your Oracle/SAP software, which means that if your organisation ever wanted to return to the vendor for support, it can do so without disruption.

An Outstanding SLA

If you contact us with an issue report, you will receive a call or an email from a genuine person. We will provide a clear incident plan, establishing timelines on when you can expect a response and a resolution.

We will fix the incident for you, rather than expecting you to find your own answers, and where necessary, we will develop and provide the patches you need to get your systems back to Business as Usual (BAU) status.

In the very unlikely scenario that we miss our targets for response and resolution, we will provide service credits as a means of recompense – something else that the vendors do not offer.

Cost Savings

Our third-party support provides organisations a chance to make substantial savings, without having to compromise on the software and services on which it already relies.

When hearing that we can save customers at least 50% on their Oracle/SAP support bills, some may assume that we do this by providing a reduced service.

Not so. In fact, we maintain that we can provide an enhanced level of service compared to the vendor, and still save your organisation a minimum of 50% (though last year, we saved our customers an average of 64% on their support bills).

The money that we can save organisations can range from hundreds of thousands to millions every year; and all of it can be reinvested back into the business. We’re helping our customers invest in their own futures, while also providing a better service.

Our History

We originally started out in 1998 as an Oracle/SAP consultancy, working alongside the vendors to provide support and maintenance to the customers that needed it.

While this certainly provided invaluable ‘hands-on’ experience with the software itself, the directions the vendors were taking didn’t fit into our own visions of what a support partner should be. Rather than go along with the vendors’ processes, we instead decided to secede from Oracle and SAP, and in 2012, we redefined ourselves as an independent third-party support provider.

The key difference was that we brought with us all the Oracle/SAP knowledge and experience we’d built up since 1998.