We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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 in that regard."
"Very good for performance and scalability."
"The solution is easy to install and simple to maintain. The most valuable aspect of the solution is its general user-friendliness for users of all kinds."
"We are dealing with millions of transactions a month and the performance is very good."
"The most valuable feature is PowerPC support."
"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."
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"So far, we do not have a lot of issues. It's pretty problem-free."
"The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features."
"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."
"There could be better integration with some cloud solutions."
"The GUI interface is not particularly friendly for those who do not have experience with the product."
"It would be ideal if the solution offered backup functionality. Many similar tools already do, which means Db2 is somewhat behind the curve in terms of what a customer might expect from it."
"It would be helpful to have a hybrid data storage facility that includes NoSQL technologies."
"Continue extending the SQL language for compatibility with the competition's language, including Stored Procedure Language."
"The pricing is a bit expensive."
"The solution really doesn't add new features very often."
"There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes."
"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."
"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."
"There is a license for this solution and we pay every three years."
"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 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."
"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."
IBM Db2 Database is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 16 reviews while IBM Informix is ranked 8th in Relational Databases with 5 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 8.0, while IBM Informix is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Extremely scalable, extremely stable, and unhackable". 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 Database In-Memory and Oracle Multitenant. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. IBM Informix report.
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