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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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"The solution is very stable. It was originally built under MySQL. It has a similar level of stability.""This solution is user-friendly.""The most valuable feature of MariaDB is the replication mode.""I would say that for most use cases it works fine.""The performance is very good.""MariaDB can solve things better than MySQL. Maria DB has better performance than MySQL.""From the user's perspective, the performance of the columnar queries is very good in terms of the database when comparing it to the Oracle, and MySQL.""What I like best about MariaDB is that it is open-source and reliable."

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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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"The interface should be more user-friendly. It should be able to connect directly to the database and Interact with it without having to use commands. It needs better integration.""In the next release, I would like to see improvements in the scalability and redundancy features.""Maria DB has to improve from a management perspective.""It's not very stable. It needs improvement.""It would be helpful if I could specify multiple drives for the database storage.""I would like to see more compatibility going forward. This would help if there is a need to change databases.""The scaling for database online transactions needs improvement.""Master-master replication is something that needs to be simplified."

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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 price of this solution represents a very good compromise between the cost and what it offers.""It's an open-source solution.""The licensing cost is approximately $4000.00 per year and the licensing is based on the software and the number of posts that you make.""I used the open-source version, which is available free of charge.""This is an open-source product, which can be used free of charge."

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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: MariaDB can solve things better than MySQL. Maria DB has better performance than MySQL.
Top Answer: I would like to see more compatibility going forward. This would help if there is a need to change databases. E.g., if I change from MySQL 5.7 to another database, then MySQL could be the master… 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.MariaDB Server is the fastest growing open source database. With its open-source innovation and enterprise-grade reliability, MariaDB Server is a modern database trusted by everyone from highly regulated industries to cutting-edge web-scale companies. MariaDB Server is available through all leading Linux distributions, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, reaching more than 60 million developers worldwide. As one of the most broadly adopted and widely deployed around the world, MariaDB Server receives contributions from companies like Alibaba, Facebook and Google — benefiting the entire community.
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 Database vs. MariaDB 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 MariaDB is ranked 7th in Relational Databases with 10 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8, while MariaDB 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 MariaDB writes "Easy to set up and works well with little configuration". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and CockroachDB, whereas MariaDB is most compared with SQL Server, PostgreSQL, CockroachDB, Percona Server and MySQL. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. MariaDB report.

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