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Pros
"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."

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"The user interface is very good. You can do any kind of reporting analytics from the platform.""The feature that I like the most is that we can transport the data to our web data application. SAP HANA's performance is really perfect. We're working on big data, and SAP HANA is really working on high performance. We are happy working with it.""The performance is very, very good. It's one of the best aspects of the solution.""We've had good experiences with technical support.""Its in-memory capabilities are good, which is why many companies still use it.""The solution is extremely stable. That's the most important aspect of the solution, for our organization. There is no downtime, and the performance is very good.""This is a feature-rich product and I like all of them.""All features are valuable."

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Cons
"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."

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"When you do a report on a non-SAP platform, you face some compatibility problems.""The user experience should be better. Its user interface is not good. I also don't like the transition concept.""There's an issue in the partition. When you record more than two million records, partitioning does not work well. In Oracle it's easy. SAP must resolve this issue in order to be more competitive with Oracle.""The solution is very expensive for us.""SAP HANA is a very proprietary tool and there's not as much support available for it as there is for an SQL Server (which is more popular).""I'd just like to see some more improvements done on the training, both on the functional training and technical training sides as a part of the complete solution.""Technical support should be more customer-friendly.""They can improve their technology for the CRM subsystem. There are other products that are better and more effective for the CRM subsystem. Its price could be better. It is expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"It is expensive, which isn't a problem for us because SAP HANA is processing the data so fast.""SAP HANA is an expensive product.""It is expensive.""Setup and licensing require planning and proper budgeting, as it is not cheap.""The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive.""The price of this product is good.""We pay $200 on a monthly basis.""The price is high and could be a bit cheaper."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: DB2 versus Oracle: - Table structure is different - Data structures - there are some differences including the data type, format and length.
Top Answer: Your iOS, your throughputs, your performance cycles, you cannot touch it with Microsoft or with Oracle scalability-wise. That is far and away the most scalable systems and the highest performing… more »
Top Answer: It's hard to separate out the exact pricing. It's bundled; you can't compare head-to-head against Oracle and SQL server at that point, as the costing is embedded inside of the purchase of the… more »
Top Answer: The in-memory computing and the efficient response time are very good features.
Top Answer: We pay for a maintenance license, and the licensing cost is high. In general, it is a very expensive solution.
Top Answer: Because SAP HANA is completely in-memory, it requires the use of bigger systems which have a higher amount of RAM. If the system does go down then coming back up is difficult and can take 30 to 40… more »
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SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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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.

The SAP HANA® platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.

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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
Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm41%
Insurance Company14%
Computer Software Company9%
University9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company7%
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Energy/Utilities Company22%
Logistics Company9%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 Database vs. SAP HANA and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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IBM Db2 Database is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 17 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 22 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8, while SAP HANA is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Database writes "Extremely scalable, extremely stable, and unhackable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, Teradata and IBM Netezza Performance Server, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, Apache Spark and Oracle Database In-Memory. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. SAP HANA report.

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