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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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"The feature that we find most valuable is its ability to perform Massive Parallel Processing.""The most valuable features are the Shared-nothing architecture and data protection functionality.""It is a stable program."

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Cons
"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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"I would like to see an improved Knowledge Base on the web.""The user interface needs to be improved.""An additional feature I would you like to see included in the next release, is that it needs to be more cloud-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 price needs to be more competitive as Hadoop, Redshift, Snowflake, etc are constantly making way into EDW space."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: It is a stable program.
Top Answer: What really needs to improve, is their general cloud services. That is their biggest downfall at the moment.
Top Answer: We are only consultants, so we don't use the program ourselves.
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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.

Teradata's portfolio of big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and services help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data.

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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 TorontoNetflix
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Financial Services Firm44%
Insurance Company19%
University13%
Transportation Company6%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Logistics Company13%
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 Database vs. Teradata and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,517 professionals have used our research since 2012.
IBM Db2 Database is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 14 reviews while Teradata is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 3 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 7.8, while Teradata 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 Teradata writes "It is stable but it should be more cloud-friendly and scalability is poor". IBM Db2 Database is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server, MySQL, SAP HANA and IBM Netezza Performance Server, whereas Teradata is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. Teradata report.

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