IBM has developed a process for re-factoring databases, created and modified over several decades, to a new database created using industry standard Structured Query Language (SQL) Data Definition Language (DDL). The IBM database modernization strategy, through a series of phases, simplifies the re-factoring of the current database to a new database. It is meant to be a highly iterative approach, allowing phases to overlap. This process is currently being taught by IBM via Course OD20. This presentation introduces you to the IBM Database Modernization strategy. Please visit www.ibm.com/training and search on OD20 for more information.