IBM released Db2 for z/OS Remote Capture last year as a new
solution, although it’s really CDC with a new deployment
model – and pricing model.
The deployment model allows you to run the replication engine off
the mainframe, which reduces MIPs and also allows you to do the
replication monitoring and administration off the mainframe (which
may mean it’s easier to get new support folks trained,
The licensing model is based on the volume of data in Db2 for z/OS
– but also supports unlimited targets, at no charge.
So depending on how big your Db2 for z/OS database is, the pricing
may be way better.
And of course, there’s a whole ‘nother wrinkle: with
IBM’s transition to the Cloud Pak 4 Data model, and trying to
begin shifting customers from buying perpetual licenses (and paying
the annual Subscription and Support, which runs about 20% of the
new license cost), they’ve introduced monthly subscriptions
and committed term licenses, where you commit to paying for a
solution for ~ 2 years.
I am not sure if Remote Capture offers a committed term license but
my guess is a 2-year Committed Term would be the least expensive
If you can share some of your system details I would be happy to do
a price comparison for you.
Let me know – thanks,
Kim May, Vice President, Business Development
IBM Champion 2009 - 2020
The Fillmore Group, Inc.
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clients worldwide since 1987. Led by Db2 Gold Consultant Frank
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From: Dennis Longnecker <[login to unmask email]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:54 PM
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Subject: [DB2-L] - Change Data Capture (CDC) Pricing and
We use Change Data Capture to replicate some z/OS IBM DB2 tables to
a Production SQL Server Database (and a test one). It is only one
When we originally purchased it, the yearly maintenance costs
z/os = $9100
Windows = $6500
After IBM bought out Data Mirror, our costs have gone up quite a
On the z/OS side, it is IBM Data Replicator / Change Data Capture
and it is about $24,000
On the Windows Side, it is now passport advantage and is about
So originally the Z side was more expensive, but now the Windows
side is. We haven't changed the number of cores/procs/etc on the
Has anyone else experienced this price dynamic? Does this look
It is making me want to look for alternatives to the product. Any
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