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Pros
"The initial setup and deployment are simple."

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"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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with other IBM products.""The scalability and availability of this solution are the most valuable features.""The most valuable features of this solution are security and stability.""The solution is very stable, in both hardware and database.""The self-management and optimization features are probably the best on the market""We had a crash of the backup system and the IBM DB2 was always up and consistent. It's robust, and for us, it was always up and running.""When you submit a ticket the response time is quick."

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Cons
"We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning."

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"The initial set up was complex.""I would like to see better support for advanced analytics.""It would be helpful to have more querying tools and more development tools for us to work easily with Microsoft.""End-to-end encryption specifically is something the solution needs to have in the next release.""The ease of use, or ease of management, could be improved.""The licensing fees can be reduced.""The price should be lower.""In terms of improvements, IBM Db2 can improve its interface and its functionality. Also, the embedded functions should be much richer than the current ones - the functions which are embedded in the engine itself."

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"Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""We don't see what the specific price of the DB2 license is because we pay for the backup license as a package.""I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others.""Db2 is less expensive than Oracle."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup and deployment are simple.
Top Answer: We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning.
Top Answer: We are currently evaluating this product to see if it can support distributed transactions with high availability. We are comparing it with Oracle, trying to see it can achieve the same thing.
Top Answer: Per all previous posts "it depends". Platform, type of use and ability to be stable for the work-load are the concerns. Finding Oracle skills vs DB2 skills in the mainframe world is an area where… more »
Top Answer: Very good for performance and scalability.
Top Answer: IBM Db2 was much cheaper as a package than using other products. This is because IBM supplied a package with its product. It's an application. So it was much more efficient and a stronger competitor… more »
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Overview

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.

CockroachDB is inspired by Google’s Spanner and F1 technologies, and it’s completely open source.

DB2 Enterprise for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is the ideal data server for the most demanding workloads. New XML support is designed to help firms minimize the time and effort it takes to persist and use their XML data reducing development costs and improving business agility.
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Baidu, Kindred, Tierion, Heroic Labs, GorgiasKnorr-Bremse, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Australian Government Department of Defence, SCHWENK Zement, Friedhelm Loh Group, YAZAKI Europe Limited, Ekornes ASA, Baldor Electric, VSN Systemen BV, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, PLANSEE Group, TE Connectivity, Hansgrohe SE, Openmatics, University of Toronto
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Computer Software Company30%
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Media Company12%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Financial Services Firm44%
Insurance Company19%
University13%
Transportation Company6%
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Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
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Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about CockroachDB vs. IBM Db2 Database and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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CockroachDB is ranked 14th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews while IBM Db2 Database is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 14 reviews. CockroachDB is rated 6.0, while IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of CockroachDB writes "Simple to deploy and the support is good, but better features for high availability are needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Almost maintenance-free and less expensive, but lacking in the area of development tools and resources". CockroachDB is most compared with MySQL, Citus Data, MariaDB, MemSQL and Amazon Aurora, whereas IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and Vertica. See our CockroachDB vs. IBM Db2 Database report.

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