Compare IBM Db2 vs. IBM Informix

IBM Db2 is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while IBM Informix is ranked 9th in Relational Databases with 4 reviews. IBM Db2 is rated 8.0, while IBM Informix is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 writes "Robust, stable solution with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Informix writes "Its high availability characteristic is very stable and easy to configure and administer". IBM Db2 is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database and IBM Db2. See our IBM Db2 vs. IBM Informix report.
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Pros
When you submit a ticket the response time is quick.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.The self-management and optimization features are probably the best on the marketThe solution is very stable, in both hardware and database.The most valuable features of this solution are security and stability.The scalability and availability of this solution are the most valuable features.The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with other IBM products.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.

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The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.This solution has made financial reporting possible by allowing financial people the opportunity to set Informix to "Auto Pilot" so that they can attend other duties.Every version is faster than the previous.

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Cons
The price should be lower.The licensing fees can be reduced.The ease of use, or ease of management, could be improved.End-to-end encryption specifically is something the solution needs to have in the next release.It would be helpful to have more querying tools and more development tools for us to work easily with Microsoft.I would like to see better support for advanced analytics.The initial set up was complex.

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There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes.This solution is in need of more current tools.I really would love to have a QT plugin.

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I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others.We don't see what the specific price of the DB2 license is because we pay for the backup license as a package.Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

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13,092
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10,726
Reviews
8
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8.0
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2,683
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1,924
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4
Average Words per Review
192
Avg. Rating
9.8
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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.Informix is one of the most widely used database servers offering high levels of performance and availability, distinctive capabilities, & minimal overhead.
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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 TorontoShaspa, Hildebrand, Kaifa, Ranhill Powertron, Federaciā€¹ FarmacĀutica (FedeFarma), Camden Council, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), Myers, Votorantim Group, Doosan Infracore, GreenIvory
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Financial Services Firm45%
University18%
Insurance Company18%
Transportation Company9%
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Software R&D Company33%
Insurance Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
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