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Pros
"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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"The performance is most important to me, and it helps our ability to make business decisions quickly."

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Cons
"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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"The scalability is not as expected. The capacity in the black box is not enough."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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: 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: We use IBM IPS and have migrated from Netezza. I am not benchmarking cloud based data warehouses which provide a more open and rapid expandable architecture, my focus is more on organization that has… more »
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out of 30 in Data Warehouse
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Average Words per Review
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8.0
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DB2Netezza Performance Server, Netezza
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Overview
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.IBM Netezza appliances are now part of IBM PureSystems - expert integrated systems with built in expertise, integration by design and a simplified user experience. Part of the PureData family, the Netezza appliance is now known as the PureData System for Analytics. It has the same key design tenets of simplicity, speed, scalability and analytics power that was fundamental to Netezza appliances.
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Sample Customers
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 TorontoSeattle Childrens Hospital, Carphone Warehouse, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Battelle, Start Today Co. Ltd., Kelley Blue Book, Trident Marketing, Elisa Corporation, Catalina Marketing, iBasis, Barnes & Noble, Qualcomm, MediaMath, Acxiom, iBasis, Foxwoods
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm44%
Insurance Company19%
University13%
Transportation Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Financial Services Firm38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company13%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise75%
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IBM Db2 Database is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 14 reviews while IBM Netezza Performance Server is ranked 10th in Data Warehouse with 3 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8, while IBM Netezza Performance Server is rated 8.0. 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 Netezza Performance Server writes "We are now able to analyze products, stores, suppliers and sales as quickly as we need". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and IBM Informix, whereas IBM Netezza Performance Server is most compared with Oracle Exadata, SQL Server, Snowflake, Oracle Database and Teradata.

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