Amazon RDS for Db2 - Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon RDS for Db2

Amazon RDS supports DB instances that run the following editions of IBM Db2:

  • Db2 Standard Edition

  • Db2 Advanced Edition

Amazon RDS supports DB instances that run the following versions of Db2:

  • Db2 11.5

For more information about minor version support, see Db2 on Amazon RDS versions.

Before creating a DB instance, complete the steps in the Setting up for Amazon RDS section of this user guide. When you create a DB instance using your master user, the user gets DBADM authority, with some limitations. Use this user for administrative tasks such as creating additional database accounts. You can't use SYSADM, SYSCTRL, SYSMAINT instance-level authority, or SECADM database-level authority.

You can create the following:

  • DB instances

  • DB snapshots

  • Point-in-time restores

  • Automated storage backups

  • Manual storage backups

You can use DB instances running Db2 inside a virtual private cloud (VPC). You can also add features to your Amazon RDS for Db2 DB instance by enabling various options. Amazon RDS supports Multi-AZ deployments for RDS for Db2 as a high availability, failover solution.


To deliver a managed service experience, Amazon RDS doesn't provide shell access to DB instances. It also restricts access to certain system procedures and tables that need elevated privileges. You can access your database using standard SQL clients such as IBM Db2 CLP. However, you can't access the host directly by using Telnet or Secure Shell (SSH).