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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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"Unbeatable speed and compression with a colummn-structured relational database."

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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 organization who owns the product does not support it well and appears not to be doing significant development for the future."

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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 only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades."

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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 »
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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.

SAP® IQ software delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and analytics. Its column-oriented, grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture and patented data compression and indexing technologies enable companies to exploit the value of huge amounts of data at the speed of business.

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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 TorontoASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.
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Financial Services Firm44%
Insurance Company19%
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Transportation Company6%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Financial Services Firm67%
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Healthcare Company11%
Insurance Company11%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider15%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise69%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and others in Relational Databases. Updated: October 2020.
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IBM Db2 Database is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 14 reviews while SAP IQ is ranked 11th in Relational Databases with 1 review. IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8, while SAP IQ 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 SAP IQ writes "An excellent column-based, enterprise relational database solution with good speed and compression". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and Apache Derby, whereas SAP IQ is most compared with Apache Hadoop, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP HANA and Oracle Database.

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