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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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"Every version is faster than the previous.""This solution has made financial reporting possible by allowing financial people the opportunity to set Informix to "Auto Pilot" so that they can attend other duties.""The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.""For IoT business cases, having Informix Enterprise Edition work on edge computers, like Raspberry Pi and using Informix replication, makes complex situations simple to build and maintain."

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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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"I really would love to have a QT plugin.""This solution is in need of more current tools.""There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes.""Continue extending the SQL language for compatibility with the competition's language, including Stored Procedure Language."

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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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"The free edition can be enough to handle moderate-size implementations, but you may want a pay for edition to benefit from more functionality, such as replication."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: For IoT business cases, having Informix Enterprise Edition work on edge computers, like Raspberry Pi and using Informix replication, makes complex situations simple to build and maintain.
Top Answer: The free edition can be enough to handle moderate-size implementations, but you may want a pay for edition to benefit from more functionality, such as replication.
Top Answer: * Continue extending the SQL language for compatibility with the competition's language, including Stored Procedure Language. * Be more active in the open source community. * Regain occupation of VAR… more »
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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.Informix is one of the most widely used database servers offering high levels of performance and availability, distinctive capabilities, & minimal overhead.
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Knorr-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 TorontoShaspa, Hildebrand, Kaifa, Ranhill Powertron, Federaci‹ Farmacutica (FedeFarma), Camden Council, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), Myers, Votorantim Group, Doosan Infracore, GreenIvory
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Financial Services Firm44%
Insurance Company19%
University13%
Transportation Company6%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 Database vs. IBM Informix and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,517 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM Db2 Database is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 14 reviews while IBM Informix is ranked 8th in Relational Databases with 5 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8, while IBM Informix is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Almost maintenance-free and less expensive, but lacking in the area of development tools and resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Informix writes "Many embedded functionalities of the engine allow for significant savings on complex developments and maintenance". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and Oracle Multitenant, whereas IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, Oracle Multitenant and Oracle Database In-Memory. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. IBM Informix report.

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