We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"This solution has the best performance, bar none."
"Oracle enables us to handle more than a million daily transactions."
"Oracle Database is fast and easy to use."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the cost optimizer and partition exchanges."
"I've never faced any stability issues with the product. I don't recall any bugs, glitches, or crashes. I'd say it's fairly stable and shouldn't cause anyone issues in that regard."
"Overall, from a technical perspective, the solution is very strong."
"We find technical support to be very responsive. They briefly describe everything on phone and we handle the operations. I'd say we've been more than satisfied with their level of service. They're quite helpful and knowledgeable."
"The reliability is the solution's most valuable feature. We've had great success with the solution."
"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."
"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."
"The documentation needs improvement because as it is now, providing support is a headache."
"The price tag is very high and most cannot afford it."
"Cheap and easy solutions for startups need to be made available."
"The cost of this solution needs to be improved."
"It could be slightly more intuitive, but other than that, we really like it as a solution."
"The database environment needs to be cheaper. By making it less expensive, Oracle would be more competitive with other database vendors."
"We don't really find that any features are lacking."
"The main thing we find could use improvement is the licensing costs. It is quite expensive relative to other database vendors. Cost always comes up as an issue for us as we consider upgrade paths. It's not as easy as we would like it to be."
"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."
"Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing."
"The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries."
"It is very expensive. We pay in dollars, so the inflation and conversion cost is also there for us. They charge on a yearly basis for the license."
"Its price is already low. Oracle has a competitive and cheaper price as compared to others. Oracle Cloud is cheaper than other clouds. The pricing is very competitive for Oracle Cloud to be in the market. Their pricing makes customers interested in using this product even though Oracle doesn't have a local data center at this moment."
"They are pricing themselves out of the market."
"It is expensive."
"It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products."
"It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."
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IBM Db2 Database is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 17 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 87 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8, while Oracle Database is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Extremely scalable, extremely stable, and unhackable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA, Teradata and IBM Netezza Performance Server, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB and Teradata. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. Oracle Database report.
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