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Pros
"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.""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."

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"MemSQL supports the MySQL protocol, and many functions are similar, so the learning curve is very short."

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Cons
"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.""There could be better integration with some cloud solutions."

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"There should be more pipelines available because I think that if MemSQL can connect to other services, that would be great."

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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.""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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"I would advise users to try the free 128GB version."

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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: 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.
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: MemSQL supports the MySQL protocol, and many functions are similar, so the learning curve is very short.
Top Answer: I would advise users to try the free 128GB version. MemSQL also comes with "Cluster-in-a-box", which allows you to run it on a single instance. This is a great way to save money and get your hands… more »
Top Answer: There should be more pipelines available because I think that if MemSQL can connect to other services, that would be great. MySQL to MemSQL replication would be great. If it could replicate from MySQL… 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.

MemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture for maximum ingest and query performance with the highest concurrency. MemSQL envisions a world where every business can make decisions in real time and every experience is optimized through data. Global enterprises use the MemSQL distributed database to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data in order to thrive in today’s insight-driven economy. MemSQL is optimized to run on any public cloud or on-premises with commodity hardware. To learn more, visit our Product page - https://msql.co/2xUDAqL. To use MemSQL, get started with a free trial - https://msql.co/2NZOAy9.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Seattle, WA and Portland OR, MemSQL has raised $110M from top investors including GV, Accel Partners, and Khosla Ventures, among others. MemSQL is trusted by customers including Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg, and more.

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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
Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg
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Financial Services Firm42%
Insurance Company16%
University11%
Manufacturing Company11%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company7%
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Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise59%
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IBM Db2 Database is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 18 reviews while SingleStore DB is ranked 10th in Relational Databases with 1 review. IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8, while SingleStore DB is rated 10.0. 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 SingleStore DB writes "MySQL Big Brother with built-in data pipeline, high concurrency, and blazing fast analytical queries". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, SAP HANA and SAP IQ, whereas SingleStore DB is most compared with CockroachDB, MySQL, SQL Server and Oracle Database In-Memory.

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