Compare IBM Db2 vs. Netezza

IBM Db2 is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while Netezza is ranked 6th in Data Warehouse with 8 reviews. IBM Db2 is rated 8.0, while Netezza is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 writes "Robust, stable solution with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Netezza writes "The underlying hardware is made for performance on large amounts of data, and for analytics". IBM Db2 is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas Netezza is most compared with Oracle Exadata, SQL Server and IBM Db2.
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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 performance is most important to me, and it helps our ability to make business decisions quickly.We are able to execute very complex queries. Over 90 percent of our query executions are one second or less. We do millions of queries everyday.The underlying hardware that IBM provides with this appliance is made for a specific purpose, to serve performance on a large amount of data, and to do analytics as well. It is faster, when you compare it to any other product.The most valuable feature would be the fact that it has been running for awhile in an appliance format.The benefit is really because of the additional speed that we have and, truth be told, the more updated ETL processes and the revamped scheduler in general.The data governance prospect... from what I've seen, that is a really powerful tool as well, to help with data lineage and keeping track of that.Distribution concurrency control.

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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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The scalability is not as expected. The capacity in the black box is not enough.Our main problem with it is concurrency. When there are too many users running Netezza at the same time, this is when we have the most complaints.We are not able to scale. The only way to scale is to get another appliance, but we have a customers who would need us to hydrate the data between the two appliances, and Netezza does not do that.The only issue is that it's not expandable.In terms of features that I would like to see, one is the ability to actually scale out an architecture. Right now, if you buy one, it's fixed. There is no scale-up availability at all.Concurrency limit needs to be increased somewhat.LIke Teradata, we can’t add a node/SPU to the existing appliance.

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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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The pricing is very expensive. It has a lot CPUs with a lot of components in it. It also has built-in redundancy for resiliency reasons.Netezza is a costly solution. It does serve a specific purpose but it's costlier than what's available in the market, if you go to the cloud.

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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.IBM Netezza appliances are now part of IBM PureSystems - expert integrated systems with built in expertise, integration by design and a simplified user experience. Part of the PureData family, the Netezza appliance is now known as the PureData System for Analytics. It has the same key design tenets of simplicity, speed, scalability and analytics power that was fundamental to Netezza appliances.
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