IBM Db2 Review

Secure and stable for our financial and asset management solutions, but it needs a web-based interface


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for financial software and also for asset management.

We have a public cloud deployment using Microsoft Azure.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are security and stability.

What needs improvement?

We would like to see a web-based interface for this solution, as it would help to improve visibility.

It would be helpful to have more querying tools and more development tools for us to work easily with Microsoft. For example, ODBC drivers would make work easier for our development team.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for fifteen years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable. We have had no problems since it was set up.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. We have an infrastructure that is based on virtual machines, so we can add more to grow as we need. I am very happy about that.

We have perhaps sixty or seventy people using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for us in São Tomé is very difficult because we don't have a local representative from IBM. We have to get our support from Portugal, so it can take a long time to solve the problem.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution was very complex.

Our deployment took one or two days.

What about the implementation team?

We needed to contract a specialist from Portugal to assist with the installation and the planning.

What other advice do I have?

I don't think that we will be changing solutions within the next year.

I would rate this solution 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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