Compare IBM Db2 vs. Oracle Database

IBM Db2 is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 6 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 23 reviews. IBM Db2 is rated 8.4, while Oracle Database is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 writes "Has good scalability, availability, and upgrades easily". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Enables us to combine all the sophisticated architectures in the market". IBM Db2 is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with IBM Db2, SQL Server and MySQL. See our IBM Db2 vs. Oracle Database report.
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Pros
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.It has a good, stable performance.​Scales well enough for a relational database.

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The feature I find most valuable about this solution is the reliability.The most valuable features of this solution are the cost optimizer and partition exchanges.It has automatic memory management capability and large file capability.The features that we find most valuable are Data Pump, GoldenGate, and the RMAN (Recovery Manager).We use the relational databases for government contracts.I really appreciate the performance of Oracle. When using AWR records you can really see where a problem is. You can get advice about which queries are the heaviest for the database. You also can see advice for indexes. If an index isn't used, then you can just remove it to improve performance. This is a really good feature. Also, the JDBC connection is quite good. Finally, the object types are really good, the types of tables you can use in PL/SQL are also really helpful.Using the product, we make less mistakes, are more organized and faster than if we did it any another way.Compared to other databases, Oracle Database is very simple to manage in terms of the database itself.

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Cons
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.Do not use support. Freely available documentation is a bit weak.​​Not very solid compared to its competitors' products.​Some of the internal rearrangement in the administration is not as straightforward as it is in competing products.

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The product is very expensive.The cost of this solution needs to be improved.The Oracle Database could improve on integration with other infrastructure systems like Active Directory.This product would be improved with Support Services for more production access.It is expensive.There are a lot of bugs in the Oracle Database, and it would be better if the bugs would be solved more quickly than they are today.In general, the support is not good since most of the time the person whom you are given to is not so professional.Integration with big data would be helpful since we are planning to load a lot of big data.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.They are competitive and honest (compared to how peer firms approach licensing conversations). ​Compared to Oracle, it is so much cheaper.

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It is an excellent product, as long as the organization can afford the price tag.The price is very expensive for the support.The main issue where I feel that Oracle still has a problem is with the licensing. Licensing is still expensive and the reason why today most startups use other, cheaper databases. Those other databases are much less sophisticated than Oracle.​The license cost need to be optimized. The licensing cost is very high compared to other RDBMS.Be prepared to pay for consulting services, and do not underestimate the time required to find and hire good quality database administrators.

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12,392
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5
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8.6
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13,452
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24
Average Words per Review
336
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8.6
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DB2Oracle 12c, RDBMS
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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.

Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

For more information on Oracle RDBMS, visit Oracle.com

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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 TorontoAgncia Nacional de guas, Anbima, Aria Systems, Asiana Airlines, Astelit LLC, Australian Finance Group, Banco Occidental de Descuento, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, BT, Caja de Seguros S.A., Casas GEO S.A.B. de C.V., Comic Relief UK, Corsair Components Inc., CSAM Health AS, CSOB Group, Datacraft Solutions, DenizBank A.S., Department of Treasury and Finance WA, Office of State Revenue, Deutsche B_rse AG, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Deutsche Messe AG, Digicel Haiti, DPR COSEA, Essar Group, Essatto Software Pty Ltd, Farmšcia e Drogaria Nissei Ltda., Fomento Econ‹mico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA), FundaÊo Petrobras de Seguridade Social, Future Group, GFKL Financial Services AG, Grupo Posadas S.A.B. de C.V., Grupo Sinosserra, Guerra S.A. Implementos Rodovišrios, Hanatour International Service, Hays plc, Henan Mobile Co. Ltd, Hochschule Hof, Hong Kong and China Technology (Wuhan) Co. Ltd (Towngas Technology), Industries Corpa_al C.A., Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica, Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, Kcell, LinkShare Corporation, MercadoLibre Inc., MetLife Inc., Nextgen Distribution, €BB-IKT GmbH, Octagon Research Solutions, Pacific Lutheran University, Paragon Data GmbH, Ping ltd., PJSC Trustbank, Prodaub _ Processamento de Dados de Uberl_ndia, Purdue University, Redknee Inc., Robi Axiata Limited, Shanghai Infoservice Technology Co. Ltd, Shanghai Sihua Technologies Co. Ltd, Sistema de Aguas de la Ciudad de M_xico, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Suddenlink Communications, Suprajit Engineering Limited, Tallink Grupp, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., Therap Services LLC, Think Passenger Inc., Trafigura, Transmed S.A.L Lebanon, ValeShop, VelQuest Corporation, Vodafone Group plc, West Virginia Network, WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm40%
Insurance Company20%
University20%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Financial Services Firm16%
Insurance Company13%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Government11%
Software R&D Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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