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Farmers switches to IBM DB2 for SAP applications
Posted on 3-Sep-2010 07:00 | Tags Filed under: News



Iconic retailer Farmers Trading Group is New Zealand’s first user to switch its implementation of SAP applications to IBM DB2 from its current database.

By choosing DB2 for their SAP environment, Farmers benefits from deep compression technology, which has reduced its storage needs by over 40 percent. The company expects to realise significant savings over the next five years because of the value realised with IBM’s DB2.

Farmers Head of IT David Lean said the decision to move to DB2 was a simple one, as DB2 offered a better compression rate than the database they had been using previously. ”Our key driver was to free up space by increasing the compression rate and I knew DB2 could deliver this,” he said. “Post migration we’ve achieved the reduction in storage savings we were looking for and have also experienced the immediate benefits of faster and better data warehouse reporting performance and cleaner, more predictable disaster recovery - including back-up times that have been reduced from 18 hours to six.”

“IBM’s DB2 represents a major opportunity for organisations to meet escalating demand, while reducing IT costs,” said Stephen Elliott, New Zealand manager of IBM software group. “DB2 has helped Farmers lower their storage costs and improve performance of their SAP business applications. Farmers joins more than 100 SAP clients worldwide that have switched their database software to DB2 in the last twelve months.”

Many DB2 features were jointly developed by IBM and SAP specifically for SAP environments and this was an advantage recognized by David Lean. “I wanted to leverage the synergies between DB2 and SAP that result from the closer working relationship between SAP and IBM,” he said.

These synergies have resulted in outstanding performance and lower costs for companies of all sizes, including Australian organisations in the mining, government and manufacturing sectors who have taken the opportunity to upgrade to IBM DB2. These companies have been able to reduce their IT costs by about 35 percent and improve efficiency by about 65 percent, while shifting their focus to delivering the business analytics capabilities needed to make smarter business decisions.



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