EMC ProtectPoint provides native integration with IBM DB2 to give database administrators direct control of backup and recovery from their native utilities.

Nonintrusive Data Protection
By sending data directly from the primary to the protection storage, ProtectPoint eliminates the backup impact on IBM DB2 servers by taking the host out of the backup path. In addition, unlike a traditional backup, ProtectPoint only pauses the database to mark the point-in-time of the backup, then it can immediately resume operations while data is sent to Data Domain.

Faster Backup and Instant Access
ProtectPoint provides up to 20x faster backup and 10x faster recovery to meet stringent mission critical application protection SLAs. By leveraging primary storage change block tracking technology, only unique blocks are sent to Data Domain. These blocks are stored as full backups, which makes database recovery faster and more efficient. In addition, with ProtectPoint, DBAs can instantly access their backups for simplified, granular recovery.

Database Administrator Control
ProtectPoint gives DB2 DBAs direct control of backup and recovery via integration with DB2 Advanced Copy Services. This eliminates traditional backup application and empowers DBAs to meet SLAs for their mission-critical data without relying on the backup team.