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"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.""it is very stable and runs smoothly once it is deployed and it is almost maintenance-free.""IBM Db2 Database has good performance.""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.""Very good for performance and scalability.""The most valuable feature is PowerPC support.""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.""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."

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"The functionality of the solution is excellent.""The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.""The flexibility in design is very good.""Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available.""I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.""It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up."

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"The GUI interface is not particularly friendly for those who do not have experience with the product.""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 application development requires a Java developer and not every company has these resources.""The solution could be more modern and have updated database technology.""The price should be lower.""The licensing fees can be reduced.""We just want a bit more integration with Linux. That said, we are already seeing Linux more readily available on the mainframe environment."

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"The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale.""The solution is stable. However, there are times when we are using large amounts of data and we can see some latency issues.""I'm not sure about the unstructured data management capabilities. It could be improved.""Teradata should focus on functionality for building predictive models because, in that regard, it can definitely improve.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data.""I would like to see more integration with many different types of data."

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"I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others.""There is a license for this solution and we pay every three years.""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.""We don't see what the specific price of the DB2 license is because we pay for the backup license as a package.""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.""It is expensive.""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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"The solution requires a license.""The price of Teradata is on the higher side, and I think that it where they lose out on some of their business.""The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."

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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: Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available.
Top Answer: Teradata could improve by providing better training. For example, Oracle provides good overall training. It is not easy to find information on the internet.
Top Answer: We use Teradata in our data warehouse and we extract data. We have a data department that uses many tools for data extractions.
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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
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Financial Services Firm43%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
Comms Service Provider31%
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise63%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 Database vs. Teradata and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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IBM Db2 Database is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 17 reviews while Teradata is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 6 reviews. IBM Db2 Database is rated 8.0, while Teradata is rated 8.4. 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 Teradata writes "Good performance, flexible, easy to tune queries, and scales well". 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 Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, SQL Server, Amazon Redshift and SAP HANA. See our IBM Db2 Database vs. Teradata report.

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