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Pros
"The solution has very good data compression of up to 50%. For example, if you have 50 terabytes of data, it can be reduced to 25 terabytes.""The most valuable feature is PowerPC support.""We are dealing with millions of transactions a month and the performance is very good.""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.""Its robustness, scalability, availability, and performance are valuable. All these are the major attributes of a relational database for supporting a very high-volume business, and Db2 is very good in all those areas and in all those attributes.""it is very stable and runs smoothly once it is deployed and it is almost maintenance-free.""It has a good feature called pureScale, which is just for scalability. It is a perfect solution for environments where scalability is going to be an issue.""Reliable, robust with great features."

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"Provides very good integration.""The actual interface is good."

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Cons
"The GUI interface is not particularly friendly for those who do not have experience with the product.""The solution could improve by providing more integration.""The technical support team is not very good when compared to the efficiency of Oracle's support.""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.""Their view of it is they're maintaining it, they're continuing to upgrade it, they're continuing to grow it, however, they don't go out and try and sell that as an architectural solution the way they do Linux and Unix.""They should simplify the management of Db2 as a relational database system. There should be the simplification of management. This is probably one of the most important asks for being successful in the future.""The capabilities of this solution could improve.""GUI needs improvement."

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"User interface could be more user friendly.""Because the solution is customized. we do occasionally face unique bugs. There are always some changes that need to be made here and there."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""It is expensive.""We don't see what the specific price of the DB2 license is because we pay for the backup license as a package.""Db2 is less expensive than Oracle.""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.""I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others.""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."

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Top Answer: DB2 versus Oracle: - Table structure is different - Data structures - there are some differences including the data type, format and length.
Top Answer: IBM Db2 Database has good performance.
Top Answer: The licensing is expensive but it's worth it for our company.
Top Answer: I'd like to see a more friendly user interface. The solution is complicated and some of the field engineers, who are less exposed to the solution, are having problems which could be solved by… more »
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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.

With SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE), you can handle massive volumes of data and thousands of concurrent users to accelerate the growth of new data-driven business applications. Drive value with a faster, more efficient transactional system that is designed to meet the demands of the digital economy.

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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 Toronto
City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International (ARI), Takisada-Osaka Co. Ltd., Coelba (Grupo Neoenergia), RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association - NBA, TALLY
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Financial Services Firm43%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company9%
University9%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider13%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise63%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 Database vs. SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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IBM Db2 Database is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 17 reviews while SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is ranked 14th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 8.0, while SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Very scalable with high availability and excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise writes "A completely customized solution that's stable and offers excellent technical support". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and SingleStore DB, whereas SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is most compared with SQL Server, SAP HANA, SAP IQ, SAP SQL Anywhere and Oracle Database. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise report.

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