IBM Db2 Database Review

Relational database, integrates well, but horizontally scalability limited

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a database that connects to some legacy mainframe systems.

What is most valuable?

The solution is a very stable relational database and has integration with legacy systems. It is a great product.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more modern and have updated database technology. This would allow it to work with modern applications a lot more seamlessly. You will find that there are other better-suited databases where you can deal with more modern type applications.

In the future, they can improve by being closely aligned with the next generation of application that are arriving or that will be developed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be scalable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In my experience, the solution is able to be scaled vertically, but not horizontally. Everyone is using the solution in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support we have received has been good. However, the support in South Africa has not been as good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation on our side is automated, we can have a database up and ready within a day. Since we have started using automation, the installation has been very easy.

What about the implementation team?

We did the deployment internally and it was not difficult but it could be for someone that is not familiar with the solution. We have eight technicians doing the deployment and maintenance of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a license for this solution and we pay every three years.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others if they have the proper application, otherwise, it might not fulfil their needs. We plan on using the solution in the future.

I rate IBM Db2 Database a seven out of ten.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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