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Toad for IBM DB2

Spend less time managing DB2 and more time innovating with our database solutions for DB2. Complete your daily DB2 administration tasks quickly and accurately with Toad® for IBM DB2. Backed by more than a decade of development expertise and DB2 user input, this robust DB2 tool helps automate database management. Whether your DB2 instances are on premises or in the cloud, Toad for IBM DB2 helps ensure optimal application experiences and peak database system performance. Toad for IBM DB2 provides a complete DBA suite for advanced DB2 administration, performance and change management. And it provides a single, consistent DB2 toolset to manage both DB2 LUW and DB2 z/OS. Choose Toad for IBM DB2 to simplify database management, so you can devote more time to innovation.

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SQL Editor

Simplify querying for DB2. Quickly and easily build SQL queries with minimal keystrokes using the visual query builder. Generate queries and reports and perform SQL development and optimization faster.

Performance bottlenecks detection, diagnosis and resolution

Rapidly find the root cause of system, database or application performance issues and make necessary corrections with our Spotlight on DB2 LUW component. You’ll quickly and easily improve the performance of your entire database management system.

Easy object management

Create and manipulate database objects through intuitive GUIs within DB2.

Comprehensive compare-and-sync

Customize compare and sync of data, objects or entire schemas to easily identify differences in your DB2 database.

SQL Optimizer

Tune application performance with automated SQL scanning, optimization and index impact analysis.

Group execute

Processes scripts and code snippets against multiple servers and instances.

Visual Database Map

Mitigates risks when making changes by allowing you to see which objects will be affected.

Powerful task automation

Automate and schedule frequent/repetitive tasks so you can redirect resources toward IT initiatives.

Predictive space growth

Avoid costly unplanned storage purchases by easily predicting data growth and space requirements for objects.


Query Builder
Database Explorer
Database diagram
Database Map
Code snippets
Object compare
Query Builder

Query Builder

Construct complex SQL statements without SQL programming expertise.


Before installing Toad, ensure that your client system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:


1 GHz minimum


512 MB of RAM minimum, 1 GB recommended

Hard disk space

212 MB to run Toad for IBM DB2

Note: The disk space required may vary based on the edition of Toad selected for installation.

Operating System
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
.NET Framework

.NET 4.5

Database Client

DB2® Client

Toad requires that a DB2 Client version 9.7.6 through installed as default.

Toad for IBM DB2 has been tested with the following versions of the DB2 Client: 9.7.6, 9.7.9 ,10.1.0, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.5.0, 10.5.2, and 10.5.3.

Additional Requirements - Web Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or later

Before installing Toad, ensure that your server meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Database Server
  • IBM DB2 for LUW 9.1, 9.5, 9.7, 10.1, 10.5,
  • IBM DB2 for z/OS 9, 10, 11

Note: Toad may support IBM DB2 Express and SWE in addition to listed above servers, but note that no testing was performed on it.

Review the following information about using Toad for IBM DB2 in virtual environments:

Application Virtualization
  • Limited testing has been performed for Citrix XenApp 5.0 on Windows Server 2003 and Citrix XenApp 6.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Limited testing has been performed for Citrix support on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Server (Service Pack 2) using the MetaFrame Presentation Server 5.0 and Citrix Presentation Server Clients 10.2.
Desktop Virtualization (VDI)

Toad has been tested with Quest vWorkspace 7.6 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit.

Note: Toad may work in virtualization environments other than the ones in which it was tested.

Support & Services

Product Support

Self-service tools will help you to install, configure and troubleshoot your product.

Support Offerings

Find the right level of support to accommodate the unique needs of your organization.