IBM Db2 Review

It is a very reliable product. The backups and assistance are good.

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is for media management purposes.

What is most valuable?

Some of the most valuable features are the scaling from a small very cheap installation to a very large enterprise installation. In addition, the backups and assistance are good.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice if it was easily available on all platforms because nowadays, it is not there as a general database.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has been a very scalable solution for us.

How was the initial setup?

The initial set up was complex, but that was a long time ago.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We considered Oracle. But, Oracle kept coming out with new versions and every time you had to change something in your application.

What other advice do I have?

I suggest to anyone considering this solution to get hands-on experience with the solution, and run some tests and pilots. When evaluating a solution like this one, you must consider the product itself, the support available and how common or popular the product is. I find that if it is a popular product, that means there are a lot of people who know the product well, and it's easy to do work with that particular product.

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