We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others."
"It is expensive."
"We normally handle large size businesses and as far as I am aware, the license is negotiable based on the number of users and the quantitative data."
"There is a license for this solution and we pay every three years."
"We did not buy it. It came with our hardware without any complimentary maintenance. If I compare Db2 Database with Oracle Database, its price is lower than Oracle Database."
"Db2 is less expensive than Oracle."
"Among Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and Db2, Microsoft SQL Server is the cheapest one, and Oracle is the most expensive one. Db2 is in the middle. As compared to SQL Server, its price could go down. It will be good for customers."
"We don't see what the specific price of the DB2 license is because we pay for the backup license as a package."
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Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.
Amazon Aurora is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost. Amazon Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which automates time-consuming administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups.
Amazon Aurora features a distributed, fault-tolerant, self-healing storage system that auto-scales up to 64TB per database instance. It delivers high performance and availability with up to 15 low-latency read replicas, point-in-time recovery, continuous backup to Amazon S3, and replication across three Availability Zones (AZs).
Visit the Amazon RDS Management Console to create your first Aurora database instance and start migrating your MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
Amazon Aurora is ranked 22nd in Relational Databases while IBM Db2 Database is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 17 reviews. Amazon Aurora is rated 0.0, while IBM Db2 Database is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Very scalable with high availability and excellent technical support". Amazon Aurora is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database Cloud Service, MariaDB, CockroachDB and SingleStore DB, whereas IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and CockroachDB.
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