IBM Db2 Review

Data Warehouse for large enterprises with good technical support


What is our primary use case?

I used DB2 two years ago. It's a data warehouse project solution for a bank. I use DB2 as a warehouse and the data stacks for the APL.

My role in this project was as a database designer. I would design the database, the warehouse, and get the requirements. 

I am not detailed in the technicality of creating the table in DB2.

I am now selling this product.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is data analytics.

What needs improvement?

The price should be lower.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this solution for six months.

I use the DB2 BLU version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. It's good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I don't' have any knowledge about scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. They have presales and technical support. When you submit a ticket the response time is quick.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we were using SQL Server.

The main difference is the pricing and implementation.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

It took four months to deploy this solution.

What about the implementation team?

I only use one server to implement the solution.

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

I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others.

What other advice do I have?

There is a lot of documentation available. I was, however, able to find what I needed through Google.

For our clients who have a large scale enterprise, we suggest DB2 and mid-scale enterprise customers we suggest SQL Server or others.

It's a better solution, it's better on the application. The purpose of DB2 is for a data warehouse or with data analytics.

I would rate this product an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:

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