Compare IBM Db2 vs. MySQL

IBM Db2 is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while MySQL is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews. IBM Db2 is rated 8.0, while MySQL is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 writes "Robust, stable solution with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MySQL writes "Support for enterprise-grade features like clustering, Sharding, in an open-source solution". IBM Db2 is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas MySQL is most compared with CockroachDB, IBM Db2 and Firebird SQL. See our IBM Db2 vs. MySQL report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
IBM Db2 Logo
12,958 views|10,644 comparisons
MySQL Logo
13,900 views|11,861 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 vs. MySQL and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
391,932 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

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.

Read more »

It creates a unified view of the entire architecture and performance factor, helping to manage the network more easily.It has a remote access feature to manage the database from a remote location. This enables in-work collaboration.I use MySQL for employee service in an OLTP database.Support for enterprise-grade features like clustering, master-slave replication, even Sharding (to some extent) which is an advanced feature.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

The only service which could be improved is its usability. The entire user experience needs to be revamped to meet the 2018 design standards.When working with a cluster wide, I have to use the MySQL cluster version.I feel that some tools which make it easier to create queries or make it easier for other functions would be really interesting to see.Some problems with big table operations, and a struggle to keep the servers responding in peak situations.It would be helpful if there were a graphical user interface to administer, configure, and tune it.If it had something similar to Microsoft’s DTS engine then it would be the best database system out there.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
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.

Read more »

Can range from free to quite expensive, depending on the environments and requirements, so better to really set goals ahead of setting it up.MySQL Enterprise Support is not cheap, though might still be cheaper than Oracle or SQL Server. They may not have local support depending on where you’re based, but there are many smaller agencies out there that will readily provide support. You’ll need to spend some time looking around.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Relational Databases solutions are best for your needs.
391,932 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
6th
Views
12,958
Comparisons
10,644
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
348
Avg. Rating
8.0
5th
Views
13,900
Comparisons
11,861
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
363
Avg. Rating
8.1
Top Comparisons
Compared 40% of the time.
Compared 23% of the time.
Compared 13% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Compared 11% of the time.
Also Known As
DB2
Learn
IBM
Oracle
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.

Until its recent acquisition by Oracle, MySQL was possibly the most renowned open source database enterprise package that could be accessed completely for free. With the merger, the server increased both its features and its price tag, but there is still a free version available to the general community to contribute ideas and suggestions.

MySQL is a fast and relatively inexpensive database management system. It can easily integrate with a wide variety of programming languages, and it is considered to be a very reliable option. One of the most prominent features that customers seem to enjoy is the easy scalability of this system.

Offer
Learn more about IBM Db2
Learn more about MySQL
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 Toronto Facebook, Tumblr, Scholastic, MTV Networks, Wikipedia, Verizon Wireless, Sage Group, Glassfish Open Message Queue, and RightNow Technologies.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm45%
University18%
Insurance Company18%
Transportation Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company11%
Financial Services Firm10%
REVIEWERS
University23%
Software R&D Company9%
Non Tech Company9%
Mining And Metals Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company21%
Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Db2 vs. MySQL and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
391,932 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Relational Databases reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.